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No Offer – Reviewed May 16, 2013 New
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The first one is a phone interview screen from HR for about 20min, asked a few basic questions: what does SSL stand for, what port is used for internet protocol, what transfer protocol does HTTP use, and some other question regarding time complexity and sql. Most questions are posted in previous posts.
The second one is a skype interview from an engineer for 45min, asked why choose yelp, what can you bring to yelp and a coding question.
Interview Question – coding question: find the longest palindrome substring Answer Question
No Offer – Reviewed May 13, 2013 New
Interview Details – I was contacted by a recruiter after visiting a Yelp booth at a school career fair. He scheduled a phone screen interview.
Interview Question – Most of questions were so basic questions including what is octet, the range of unsigned integer, unix commands ( the use of grep and kill). Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Champaign, IL May 2013 – Reviewed May 9, 2013
Interview Details – Three interviews. The first one was a simple phone interview where an hr rep asked you basic questions like what does ash stand for and what is the runtime of adding something to a linked list. The second was a Skype interview with an engineer who asked questions like why you want to work at yelp and made me write code for detecting palindromes. Still have to give the third one.
Interview Question – What is the Linux Jill signal number? View Answer
No Offer – Reviewed Apr 21, 2013
Interview Details – 1 phone and 1 hr interview
Interview Question – tell me about the ssl implementation and how it's different from tls Answer Question
No Offer – Reviewed Apr 7, 2013
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HR Interview -- Some Technical Questions.
Skype Call -- Technical Questions + One Coding problem.
Interview Question – Permutation of a string.(Common question) Answer Question
No Offer – Reviewed Mar 29, 2013
Interview Details – Hr called and asked some general problems on a large scale of computer science, including linux commend, network, database, os, programming language and so on. So many little questions that I could not remember.
Interview Question – Very very detailed questions on linux commands. Answer Question
No Offer – Reviewed Mar 21, 2013
Interview Details – About 10 short quetions which are quite simple.
Interview Question – The last question I cannot hear clearly.However, it is about database sql. Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Feb 2013 – Reviewed Mar 19, 2013
Interview Details – all questions can be found from previous posts
Interview Question – ask a lot of linux commands, you need prepare them well Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Feb 2013 – Reviewed Mar 18, 2013
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Applied during career fair. Got a call within a week.
First round was phone interview and the questions were same as what others have posted.
After that, I had a Skype interview for 45 minutes. First 30 minutes, interviewer asked about my previous work experience and projects. Why you want to work in yelp? What courses you took? How do u see yourself after graduation? Some questions on Sql (outer join, inner join, normalization)
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Last 15 mins- coding question:
Given 6 integers and 1 target value, write a function to get the target value using 6 integers with any on these operations +,*,-,/ View Answers (2)
No Offer – Interviewed in Sep 2012 – Reviewed Mar 16, 2013
Interview Details – I submit my resume when they came to give a tech talk in my school. First a recruiter contacted me and asked me some easy technical questions.(those questions that can be answered in one sentence) Then i got a phone interview from one of their engineers. He asked me some concurrency questions(deadlock, dinning philosopher)
Interview Question – dinning philosopher Answer Question
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