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Updated Oct 21, 2014
Updated Oct 21, 2014
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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Yahoo.

    Interview Details

    1 phone interview with a recruiter, followed by 3 in person interviews (same day) with hiring manager and team members

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Yahoo in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by a hiring manager about an interview. The next week I had a technical phone interview.
    Questions:
    1. List all permutations of a string. E.g.; If you're given abc, the output should be abc, acb, bca, bac, cab, cba.
    2. Fibonacci series - both recursively and iteratively. Tell me which one is better in terms of memory and speed of execution.
    Did not hear back from them even after a month.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Software Developer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed 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 Questions
    • Implement getElementsByClassName in plain JavaScript. Must support old browsers (so you cannot use latest API like .classList).   View Answer
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – 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 Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – 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 Questions
    • It honestly wasn't that difficult. They asked a question about object oriented programming and a simple reverse a string in place.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Yahoo.

    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    • implement the hash map and using linked list to solve the conflict   View Answer
    No Offer
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Yahoo in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online after talking to recruiter at career fair; got contacted within a few days. Had phone interviews with two groups (2 rounds each). The interviews mainly consisted of coding on Collabedit. After each interview I was contacted within a few days for the next steps. My first-round interviews went pretty smoothly, but for my second round interviews I got an interviewer who asked me a few questions I couldn't answer, and we never made it to the coding round and he basically just cut the interview short at 10 minutes without really giving me a chance, which I found kind of off-putting. The other group's second-round wen't smoothly, and I got contacted with an offer about a week later.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing really that unexpected, just some questions on data structures and algorithms   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

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

    Accepted Offer
  11.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Yahoo in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process started with a recruiter and then a simple 1:1 phone interview. It was an easy question to solve a BST. Any comp sci student should know all Algos when you are applying to Yahoo!

    Interview Questions
    • Prove number of nodes in a BST is 2^h - 1, h is height using Mathematical Induction! Huh! I learnt it in school but was fortunate enough to recall   View Answers (2)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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