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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
Declined Offer – Reviewed Mar 27, 2013
Interview Details –
I submitted my resume through the job fair of my university. I got the email of the first interview after more than one month.
For the first interview, I was asked some general questions about how to design a problem using different kinds of distributed and parallel tools, like Hadoop, Hadoop PIG, and MPI. I think the reason is that I have previous related projects. No online coding.
After the first interview, I got the email of next step within only 2 hours.
For the second interview, the interviewer is a system architect. And we only discussed several question of Hadoop and HDFS. Also some general questions about OOP. No online coding.
Then the next day, I got the offer.
Interview Question – How to find the k largest number in a distributed environment through a frontend tool. I am quite unfamiliar with frontend tool, so I just proposed a method which is more like a joke, and the interviewer also laughed about it. View Answer
Reason for Declining – Got another offer from a better company
Declined Offer – Reviewed Mar 30, 2013
Interview Details – I submitted my resume at a career fair at my school and received a tech assessment on the spot. A recruiter emailed me about a week later to schedule a phone interview. The interview consisted of both discussion about my previous projects as well as a couple technical questions. Nothing too unexpected and the interviewer seemed genuinely interested in my previous work and my possible contributions to Yahoo. Received a call a couple days later about an offer. The recruiter and interviewer were both courteous and intelligent. It was a very difficult decision to decline the offer (excellent project assignment and compensation). Overall a very smooth interview process.
Interview Question – A variation of a BST question and a graph question involving strongly connected components that needed to be coded up in collabedit. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Mar 13, 2013
Interview Question – What do you think about web standards and standard compliant code? View Answer
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Feb 2013 – Reviewed Mar 6, 2013
Interview Details – The first interview was mainly talking about projects worked on. The second got more technical with me writing some code in Java. No language specific questions but some very basic algorithmic questions. Other questions included questions about exceptions. Both interviewers didn't seem too interested or critical. No difficult behavioral questions.
No Offer – Interviewed in New York, NY Feb 2013 – Reviewed Feb 25, 2013
Interview Details – A front-end female recruiter gave me the interview. She asked me some questions about hash map and OOD and I was asked to design a parking lot. Then she asked me some front-end questions and I tried really hard to remember. Finally she said she will turn me to some backend guy to see how we can proceed.
No Offer – Reviewed Feb 9, 2013
Interview Details – Gave resume at career fair, set up a phone interview
Interview Question – All about Unix systems Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Portland, OR Nov 2011 – Reviewed Aug 21, 2012
Interview Details – Drop resume on a job fair, two 1:1 interview, and on the offer
Interview Question – Something related to associated hash, I don't remember the details Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Santa Clara, CA May 2008 – Reviewed Jun 14, 2012
Interview Details – Had one quick phone interview. They went over a lot of basic technical concepts, but the interviewer seemed most interested in personal projects. I specifically recall emphasis on sorting functions.
Interview Question – They asked about what sorting function would be best to solve a particular problem. I was able to get close but unable to give them what they were looking for. View Answers (2)
No Offer – Interviewed in Sunnyvale, CA Feb 2012 – Reviewed Mar 18, 2012
Interview Details – I had applied through college career site. The software engineer from Yahoo contacted me in about two weeks after my application. She was friendly and was discussing about her team and her work. Then she asked me about my projects and my experience with the technologies mentioned on my resume. Then, she asked me basic technical questions from Linux, Java, DBMS, and Software Engineering.
Interview Question – What is agile development? Answer Question
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