Glassdoor is your free inside look at YouTube interview questions and advice. All 24 interview reviews posted anonymously by YouTube employees and interview candidates.
No Offer – Reviewed May 16, 2013 New
Interview Details – Applied on LinkedIn, received a email asking for some questions about GPA, preferred location...Then scheduled a phone interview. The interviewer is a lady, we spent 5 mins on talking about most challenging project then coding questions. It's about a list of parent/child pairs, then print out the family tree.
Interview Question –
It's about a list of parent/child pairs, then print out the family tree.
e Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in San Bruno, CA May 2013 – Reviewed May 12, 2013 New
Interview Details – Contacted via email by the recruiter who found my resume from a previous application and upon request of the hiring manager who was interested in my experiences and skills. First interview in the form of a Google + hangout with the hiring manager. Very positive experience, conversational interview, a lot of questions about the company/brand to see how I would do on the job. They then invited for a round of interviews in San Bruno (paid for flights and accommodations), where I met with three people and the hiring manager again. Out of the three people, one was a peer from the same team, one from the creative team and one from cross-functional. Typical interviews following Google's style with a lot of emphasis on how/what I would do on the job, very friendly conversations. After this I was called back for a final round as a Google + hangout and heard back about three days later. Unfortunately I didn't receive an offer but the process was enjoyable and professionally handled by the recruiter.
No Offer – Interviewed in Feb 2013 – Reviewed Apr 14, 2013
Interview Details –
Probably the worst interview process I have ever had. It started out with a quick response from a recruiter to setup the tech screen. Now I'm not a huge fan of being asked or asking technical questions that have real life implications, but that was the only question I was asked. The question was "Given a telephone write a program that generates all possible permutations of letter strings." Sounds easy... it's not. It also has nothing to do with the job that I would be preforming. I worked on the problem for 35 minutes then talked about some technical topics for another 10 minutes or so. It was extremely difficult understand the person performing the interview (thick accent and he had me on speaker phone).
I never received a call after that. A month latter I got a survey to take about the experience. I let them know how I felt about the process. It was not a positive one.
No Offer – Interviewed in Mountain View, CA Mar 2012 – Reviewed Jan 7, 2013
Interview Details – I got two interviews, first is phone interview with HR, it was easy. 2nd interview was with a DBA, he is very knowledable, his questions are very detailed, kinda remind me about the ACT test which test bookworms.
Interview Question – what does "length" field of explain plan tell you. Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in San Bruno, CA – Reviewed Oct 3, 2012
Interview Details – Was contacted by a recruiter and then gave a phone interview
Interview Question – Something on A/B testing Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in San Bruno, CA May 2008 – Reviewed Aug 29, 2012
Interview Details – This was a contract job. I was contacted by a 3rd party contracting company that found my resume on Craigslist. After an initial phone screening where I was basically presented with a brief but vague summary of the job and its perks, I was set up with an in-person interview. I interviewed with three employees at YouTube and started the job two weeks later. The contract started as a 3-month agreement and was extended to a full year. At the end of the year, Google requires contractors to take off three months before being eligible to start a new contract. At the end of the three months, I was asked to return for another year-long contract.
Interview Question – Because of the nature of the job, the questions mainly revolved around how you would react to extreme content such as beheadings, bombings, and child exploitation content. If you say that you can't take it, you'll obviously not be offered the job. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was not able to negotiate for my first contract. The contract was already set. Before excepting the contract for my second year, I asked for at least three dollars more per hour, but they only raised the rate by one dollar per hour.
No Offer – Interviewed in Los Angeles, CA Jun 2012 – Reviewed Jul 5, 2012
Interview Details –
First contacted by a company recruiter and did the initial phone interview with HR which covered current resume, work objectives, interests in future career, etc. Went really well. Scheduled a technical screen call.
Interview took place on a Google doc. Interviewer went through some basic background questions and then asked for implementation of a Fibonacci function. I did a recursive version. Interviewer asked me to walk through the code, which I did. Then asked to create a non-recursive version. After several false starts, completed a working version of non-recursive. Asked how I would optimize the routine.
At that point, I clearly did something wrong, because interviewer said that was all the questions he had. He asked me if I had any questions about the company. Answers to all my questions were evasive or non-answers. A week later I received an email that they weren't interested in continuing the interview process.
Interview Question – Create a Fibonacci function and explain it. View Answer
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in San Bruno, CA Aug 2011 – Reviewed Jun 25, 2012
Interview Details – Communicate through a recruiter. Difficult to prepare for the interview because the questions were not typical and tested thought process more than actual answers.
Interview Question – Describe yourself in a group setting. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Los Angeles, CA Mar 2011 – Reviewed Jun 23, 2012
Interview Details – Always my interview took through online.
Interview Question – Describe about your home town? View Answer
Negotiation Details – i think nothing special.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Mountain View, CA Apr 2012 – Reviewed May 18, 2012
Interview Details –
I got one phone interview. Then, I was informed to go directly to the MTV headquarter for onsite interview in a week.
The onsite interview consists of four 1:1 interviews. The topics include algorithms, infrastructures, system designs, and basic machine learning knowledges. Also, there are many open-ended questions (related to YouTube) that require the interviewee to think about creative ways to solve the problems.
The interviewers are very friendly. If you are not clear about what they are asking, you can directly ask them. They usually can give you some hints.
I think the interview process is itself inspiring. I learned a lot from the process.
Interview Question – Explain the benefits of the Map-Reduce framework. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. I got pretty standard Google level-3 compensation.
Your feedback has been sent to the team and we'll look into it.
The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.
The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.
Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.
Simply post an anonymous review for a recent interview experience or current/former employer. Your post is anonymous – and if you're worried someone will be able to identify your review, you can even post without telling us your job title and location. Learn More.
No thanks –