I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at YouTube in December 2013.
Interview Details – The onsite interview includes 4 rounds: including general coding, architect, complexity analysis and a discussion on your current project. A lunch will be included during the interview, but the host won't contribute to your feedback.
My interview were performed during a busy season, thus I need to drive from Pier 39 to San Bruno, and it was hard to park near the Youtube office
Interview Question – Finding the local minimal with sublinear time. View Answer
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at YouTube.
Interview Details – I had a phone interview with them. They asked me a bunch of different questions about C++, C#, Java, and SQL. The Interview lady was talking in a monotone voice and seemed uninterested. And as I answered the questions wrong, I was only getting more and more nervous. That was the end.
Interview Question – Name the most difficult project you've worked on. Answer Question
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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at YouTube in December 2011.
Interview Details – The interview consists of three steps. Initial phone interview, a take home Quiz (easy), and an onsite.
Interviewed at YouTube
Interview Details – I got two interviews, all through phone. Write code on Google docs.
Interview Question – The first interview asks about the change combination problem. First it was able to be solved by greedy alg but then the condition changed and turn into a DP problem. The second interview asks to substitute *s in a string by binary numbers. For example, input aa*bbb*c, the output should be four strings: aa0bbb0c, aa0bbb1c, aa1bbb0c, aa1bbb1c Answer Question
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at YouTube.
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.
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I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at YouTube in May 2013.
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.
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at YouTube in February 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.
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at YouTube in March 2012.
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
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