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Software Engineer Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Yahoo in August 2013.
Interview Details – applied through career website, had phone interview one month after.
Asked about resume related questions, on that day invited to onsite interview.
Onsite interview was 4round technical interview.
After 2 month from onsite interview, I hear nothing from my recruiter, don't answer the email .
Don't know what happened.
Interview Question – many OOP, system design questions Answer Question
Graphic Designer Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Yahoo in January 2012.
Interview Details – Was referred by manager at Yahoo! and avoided the formal interview process.
Interview Question – What methods do you use to help better manage your time? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – None
Web Developer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Yahoo in January 2013.
Interview Details – I was called on the phone and asked about an hour worth of questions. They were not too specific. Then the following week I answered some technical questions online with the interviewer. Two weeks following I was asked to come onsite to interview with the engineering staff.
Interview Question – Write a program that prints the numbers 1-100, but for numbers that are multiples of 3 print "Fizz" and for numbers that are multiples of 5 print "Buzz". For numbers that are multiples of 3 and 5 print "FizzBuzz". View Answer
Backend Software Developer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Yahoo.
Interview Details – spent an afternoon with 4 people. they are pretty nice though. most of the question are about algorithm and data structure. some of the questions are about operating system. One cons is that they only offer one night free hotel, which means you probably need to prepare for a over night plane either on the way to come to CA or leave CA.
Interview Question – questions in operating systems. Answer Question
Human Resources Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Yahoo.
Interview Details – I was interviewed for multiple positions. The process was fairly lengthy-just about 90 days from contact with the in-house recruiting team until finally being told that I was not selected. During that time I had multiple interviews with a wide variety of people, and four things became very clear:
1) They are working hard to reinvent themselves, and Marissa Mayer's name is on everybody's lips. To the point where I kept trying to think where I had met this person everybody kept referring to so casually but earnestly by first name, as if they had just been talking out in the hallway or I had met her in an early conversation and should have remembered what she said.
2) They are very middle-management heavy. I met multiple Directors and VPs without having a good clear sense of how they all roll up.
3) If you don't already have a Silicon Valley pedigree, you're probably not going to be seen as a good "culture" fit. Which is both understandable (any hire that raises eyebrows right now is high-risk) and very frustrating.
4) There is a pretty high chaos/newbee factor. Many of the people I spoke with were themselves very new to Yahoo, and there seemed to be a lot of job-switching and task handoffs along the way for those who had only been there for a few years.
Interview Question – "Describe how you've had to get consensus with a group" View Answer
Project Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Yahoo.
Interview Details – Interview process was good. It was back to back meeting for 5 hour stretch with multiple managers. The interviewers were good and were open to answer direct questions on where Yahoo is heading. It was more of open discussions where the discussion helps to understand how you are a good fit and whether Yahoo looks like a place where you would like to world.
Interview Question – Situation based question on how to deal with different characters who do not give buy-in on projects View Answer
Software Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through other source and the process took 6 months - interviewed at Yahoo.
Interview Details – Approached me through linkedin. Hiring takes almost 5-6 months and there are 8-9 interview rounds. 2 on call interviews with programming on shared application and 6 onsite rounds.
It took almost a month or so for evaluation and all. Seems they evaluate too many candidates for the same position. The allocation of the position/title might varies based on the position and budget available in the project. Recruiter comeback with feedback from Hiring manager and other folks who has interviewed and contact us for a salary number. If we are not satisfied, then we can ask him to change/compete based on the market rate.
Interview Question – I dont find any unexpected questions. Lots of companies waste their time in interview process and hires a bad candidates. All algorithms and they are straight forward. View Answer
Negotiation Details – It is ok. Not bad not good.
Technical Intern Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university - interviewed at Yahoo in March 2013.
Interview Details – I met an employee at a career fair and I was asked some technical questions on the spot. I did horribly but a week or so later I was contacted by a recruiter. There were two really easy phone interviews. Mostly basic coding stuff, linux environment, etc... The process was a little bit disorganized, I wasn't asked to schedule my second interview, my interviewer called me in the middle of a class.
Interview Question – Binary search question (no coding) Answer Question
Senior Service Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Yahoo in December 2011.
Interview Details – Know Unix.
Marketing Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Yahoo in June 2013.
Interview Details – Longer process than I would have hoped but very friendly and exceptionally transparent. Got a first screening phone call with the recruiter because I was referred internally by a school alumn. Then phone interview with the hiring manager, then 4-5 in person interviews, then another couple of follow up phone calls. All interviews were very pleasant conversations about my experience, skills and thoughts about the role/team.
Anytime I asked interviewers or the recruiter for feedback/update, I received very candid and timely responses, which I must is very rare especially from big tech companies, they usually say the bare minimum, but Yahoo! far exceeded my expectations in terms of transparency.
Only negative is the very long wait times between each steps, 2-3 weeks between each step. But again they very openly told me that I was the first person going through each step of the process and that they needed to interview other candidates before deciding on who will go to the next step.
Interview Question – No trick question really, it really is a two way conversation Answer Question
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