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No Offer – Interviewed in Mar 2013 – Reviewed Apr 12, 2013
Interview Details – The interviews of Yahoo! are not regular. They may ask various kinds of questions. What I encountered is: How to design a survey website? After answering, he was not satisfactory and rejected me in 2 hours...
Interview Question – How to design a survey website? Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Jun 2012 – Reviewed Mar 12, 2013
Interview Details – Got contacted by a recruiter. Very informative and nice chat. Next was an interview over the phone, it wasn't that difficult. After that they invited me on site. Got interviewed by 4 Engineers. The questions were quite challenging so be sure to review all your CS course.
Interview Question – Question about circular linked list, how to detect it and where to find the origin of the loop. View Answer
No Offer – Interviewed in Menlo Park, CA Feb 2010 – Reviewed Mar 12, 2010
Interview Details – The worst interview I ever had was for a web developer position with Yahoo! I was interviewed by a team of arrogant web developers. None of the people who interviewed me had any people skills. They basically interviewed me one-on-one, one right after the other. They bombarded me with questions that you could tell they were working on solving at the moment, and when I couldn't answer them on-the-fly without researching the problem and searching the Internet for solutions, they showed me out the door as if I had wasted their time.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Mexico City (Mexico) Oct 2010 – Reviewed Jul 6, 2012
Interview Details – Highly organized and structured. Excellent and effective process.
Interview Question – Please provide an example on how to cope with difficult people. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Sunnyvale, CA Jun 2010 – Reviewed Jun 23, 2012
Interview Details – Initially contacted for a telephonic interview, had a call with recruiting manager for about an hour and then had a second telephonic with one of the engineers and it was a technical round. Didn't hear back for a while and got a call after 3 weeks and was told that the position went on hold for a while and scheduled a second telephonic technical round for another one hour. I had couple of other offers at the time but was inclined towards yahoo since I'm going to get to work on hadoop at Yahoo. Hiring manager expedited the process after that, called in for an in person interview one day before a long weekend, it was 5 hour long interview around algorithms, data structures, C++ coding and misc perl and unix questions and some random db questions. Time just flew by and immediately after the long weekend was given an offer.
Interview Question –
algorithm to give an optimal packaging (np hard packaging) rectangles into rectangles
algorithm to solve sudoku (just looking for thought process) Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was able to get a good offer in that down market, and was able to negotiate a signing bonus. But, it is tough to get a raise once settled in to the job, would suggest to negotiate for about 20% of what you are making and you may endup with at least 15% higher.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Jan 2010 – Reviewed Apr 20, 2012
Interview Details – manager is not good but the rest of the team asked proper questions
Interview Question – How would you know the highest value using binary? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Sunnyvale, CA Jan 2010 – Reviewed Apr 25, 2012
Interview Details – pretty nice people, asked me related questions to my research and background.
Interview Question – gave a talk, asked about probability and machine learning techniques Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Taipei (Taiwan) Sep 2011 – Reviewed Apr 26, 2012
Interview Details – Was initially contacted by HR and was followed up with subsequent 1:1, and group/panel interview. The real kicker is the final HR interview that was nearly like police interrogation and lasted nearly 2 hours. Aside from that, the previous interviewers were quite likable and personable and were actual coworkers.
Interview Question – What was the most difficult situation you've had and how did you manage or resolve it? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in San Francisco, CA Jun 2011 – Reviewed Feb 14, 2012
Interview Details –
It was very simple,
I was asked to crack one skill test on skillexam.com, And that was the main phase of the interview. After that they called me for interview as my marks were very good and 'skillexam' is not an easy skill test. And that round was only negotiation round they didn't asked technical questions to me! simply I got oppointment letter after 10 working days and still I am working in Yahoo, CA.
Interview Question – all questions were descriptive now I don't remember but you may find it on skillexam.com. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Santa Clara, CA Mar 2012 – Reviewed Mar 27, 2012
Interview Details –
There were three phone interviews. Process was pretty fast.
Stress was on OOPs concept and problem solving.
Interviewers were sweet.
First interview consisted of personal intro, some questions about my previous employment, JAVA questions
Second and Third was on OOPs concept and problem solving.
They would call and let you know about their decision or further rounds, process didn't take much time.
Interview Question – How would optimize a SQL select query? Answer Question
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