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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in San Francisco, CA – Reviewed Nov 23, 2012
Interview Details – 2 Phone interviews, then an on-site with 10 people
Interview Question – The types of questions asked were dumb. Instead of asking general software engineering knowledge and problem-solving abilities, I was asked about some specific differences between Flash Player 8 and 9. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Seattle, WA Apr 2012 – Reviewed Nov 16, 2012
Interview Details – Interviewed in late Apr 2012. Initial contact made by email, then had a brief phone interview with the on-site recruiter, then an in-person interview with three team members (the VP, the Director of Engineering and the aforementioned on-site recruiter). Followed up with thank you emails and calls, job offer came in mid to late May. Was offered position as a "temp" or contract worker with a "promise" for FTE status in the future. Started job first week of June, 2012.
Interview Question – N/A Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Followed up with thank you emails and calls, job offer came in mid to late May. Was offered position as a "temp" or contract worker with a "promise" for FTE status in the future. Started job first week of June 2012. Converted to FTE in Sept 2012.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Austin, TX – Reviewed Nov 14, 2012
Interview Details –
The hiring process was extremely slow on the paperwork. The conversion from a contract position to full time was completed only after the full year allowed by company policy (due to California laws; this policy is in full effect where such laws do not exist).
The interviews were simple because I'd been working with all the interviewers for a year or longer (some were also with the previous company which was acquired into Zynga
Interview Question – What do you want to focus on and do in the next 3-5 years? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in San Francisco, CA Apr 2012 – Reviewed Oct 29, 2012
Interview Details – I applied online through Indeed.com and within a week, I received a phone call from the recruiter. She set up an interview with the hiring manager and several people in the legal department. Everyone was incredibly friendly - they mostly asked questions about my experience and skills. The recruiter called me 2 weeks later with an offer.
Interview Question – How would you handle a conflict with a co-worker? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Seattle, WA – Reviewed Sep 25, 2012
Interview Details – Since I had a friend inside, they fast-tracked my application and I got a brief skype interview with a recruiter. A week after I got a on-site interview (had to wait since I was out of the country). I interviewed with a lot of the leads, but unfortunately a couple couldn't make it, so I had to come in again for a 2nd round of interviews. A week after I received an offer.
Interview Question – There were a bit of technical questions, including bit manipulation, string manipulation, and class design. The best resource IMHO is Programming Interviews Exposed. Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in San Francisco, CA May 2012 – Reviewed Sep 27, 2012
Interview Details – Talk about mixed messages. I was contacted out of the blue by a recruiter about the position. After some email exchange we set up a time to chat and had a really interesting conversation about the position. I was told I was being sent to the next round and we set up a time to talk with a team member on the phone. That time came and went. I emailed the recruiter asking to reschedule. That time came and went. I emailed a third time and got no response from the recruiter. I emailed a fourth time and still no response.
Interview Question – Will you be available for a phone interview? Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Philadelphia, PA Sep 2012 – Reviewed Sep 20, 2012
Interview Details – On campus recruiting in Upenn
Interview Question –
1. How to reverse the string like "you are a cat." to "uoy era a tac."? Using four pointers and a temp variable
2. search in a Binary search Tree Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in San Francisco, CA Jul 2012 – Reviewed Sep 22, 2012
Interview Details –
Received an initial HR sceening call, two technical phone interviews, and one onsite interview with multiple individuals.
The onsite interview was impressive in breadth and depth, and allowed me to talk to a wide range of employees, including recent hires, people around from the start, engineers embedded in teams, and group leaders.
Be very familiar with your fundamentals, and be able to talk at length about any previous work experience, decisions made on those projects, and technical discussion about languages, engines, and tools you have worked with.
Honestly, one of the best, if not the best, interview processes I have been through in a long time.
Interview Question – Questions vary heavily based on your background and the particular roles you are being talked to for. Be well versed in every topic you claim to be proficient in, and be honest if you don't know a solution. Talk through your approach to a solution regardles Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Negotiated an excellent salary and location, with lots of support from my recruiter
No Offer – Interviewed in San Francisco, CA Aug 2012 – Reviewed Aug 27, 2012
Interview Question – There's no really difficult question. Just be prepared with basic web develop knowledge. Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in San Francisco, CA – Reviewed Aug 12, 2012
Interview Details – got the first round interview via applying jobs in LinkedIn and the overall process is good. HR is very efficient and friendly. The interview questions are very data-driven and company expects to see your experience with games and passion for game industry.
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