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Yahoo Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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Software Developer Intern Interview

Software Developer Intern

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Yahoo.

Interview Details – One sentence summary: nice pay, terrible experience

I met Yahoo at campus career fair and applied through Yahoo career on November, 2013 and the whole process took 3 months. The first phone interview came in two weeks from application. The feedback was positive and the second interview was arranged quickly. So far, so nice -- but the interviewer didn't call me at the appointed time, TWICE!

A month later, I took the second phone interview and again the feedback was positive. Then I started to wait. After winter break, I received a phone call from the HR, saying my application is submitted to the hiring committee for final review. The HR said that I would get a response in a week, which actually took 3 weeks, during which the HR didn't respond to my email.

The official offer finally came a week ago but I have only one week to decide. Although it's against our school's job policy, I can understand. However, I have other ongoing interviews so I tried to contact the HR for an response deadline extension. Sent 2 mails, made 2 calls, and nobody responded. At least they can tell me they can't.

To be frank, the salary is nice - probably among the top tier I've ever heard of. But the HR is never responsive and turns the whole process a terrible memory.

Interview Question – Implement getElementsByClassName in plain JavaScript. Must support old browsers (so you cannot use latest API like .classList).   View Answer

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

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Senior Program Manager Interview

Senior Program Manager

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Yahoo.

Interview Details – "Standard" program management questions and situations were given during the interview. Some examples include:

- How do you track progress?
- How do you know when you are "done"?
- What's the toughest issue you had to deal with?
- What did you do about it?
- If the project you are initially assigned is in trouble how do you get it back on track?

Interview Question – Didn't get a question that I never saw before.   Answer Question

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Software Development Intern Interview

Software Development Intern

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Yahoo.

Interview Details – Talked to a really nice database backend engineering during a college career fair. He immediately gave me an interview slot for the next day. For the interview, I came in and the interviewer talked about himself a little bit. And then he gave me a question about full/complete binary trees and a brain teaser. They were easy questions but I was extremely tired at the time. He told me later to be less nervous!

Interview Question – You have 10 jars, each filled with many marbles. Each marble weighs exactly 1.0 grams. One of the jars is a bad batch meaning each marble inside weighs 1.1 grams instead of 1.0 grams. You have a scale that will give you back a number of how much things weigh on it. Using only one measurement, determine how would you be able to find the bad batch   View Answer

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Neutral Experience

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Intern Interview

Intern
New York, NY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Yahoo in January 2014.

Interview Details – Contacted by University recruiter. Got phone interview within a week

Interview Question – There's only one coding question, which is about implementing peek() method in ArrayList iterator (get the value of next without moving iterator to next element). You can only use the next() method in the implementation.   Answer Question

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Neutral Experience

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Intern Interview

Intern

I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at Yahoo.

Interview Details – Yahoo came to campus for a career fair where I talked to them. We then set up a 30 minute phone interview

Interview Question – It honestly wasn't that difficult. They asked a question about object oriented programming and a simple reverse a string in place.   View Answer

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer

Interviewed at Yahoo

Interview Details – Two phone interviews. It is not that hard. The questions are about something on my resume and some basic programming techniques.

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1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Yahoo.

Interview Details – ask me a question -- clone graph and how to implement hash map

Interview Question – implement the hash map and using linked list to solve the conflict   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Associate Account Manager Interview

Associate Account Manager

I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Yahoo.

Interview Details – - Very typical interview questions.
-The process was extremely drawn out and took way too long. I never had any contact with anyone from HR or Recruiting.
-The roles and responsibilities of the job were not properly explained during any of the interviews.

Interview Question – I barely remember any of the questions because they were so generic and uninspiring.   Answer Question

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer

Interviewed at Yahoo

Interview Details – Two phone interviews and didn't have much relevance to the position I wanted.

Interview Question – Hardest project you've been working on?   Answer Question

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Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer

Interviewed at Yahoo

Interview Details – I was reached out to by a recruiter, and after a few phone calls and a phone screen, I headed down to Sunnyvale for an in person interview. It was all pretty reasonable, three guys came in and interviewed for about an hour each. Nothing was too out of the ordinary or random given what they knew about me.

Interview Question – I'd say the most difficult question was about graph theory, knowing not much about a graph, needing to make a traversal from A to B.   Answer Question

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