eBay Inc. Interview Questions

Updated Jun 30, 2015
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    Software Engineer Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at eBay Inc. in June 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online and after a month I received call from a recruiter who then scheduled my phone interview. Interviewer was nice and was helping me break the problem into pieces. Towards the end he also discussed some practices that are followed at the company.

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    • I was asked to determine if two rectangles overlap. Question was actually easy but I wasn't in right frame of mind and couldn't solve it in given time. Discuss Java collections.   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Easy Interview

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    I applied online – interviewed at eBay Inc..

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    Standard out of the text book questions in most of the rounds. Some of the interviewers asked about probability and really some tricky questions - but that was just one or two guys. But most of the questions were very easy and even if you had brushed up your algo skills once, you can answer them very easily.

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    • Longest Common Subsequence, DFS and print paths from the root node to all the nodes in the tree etc.   Answer Question
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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at eBay Inc. in April 2015.

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    The process take about 1 month, basic questions about algorithms and test, 1 phone interview, and 5 skype interviews, the feedbacks should not be negative and some of them are positive

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at eBay Inc..

    Interview

    I apply on line and get a phone interview. The interviewer was 30 minutes late and only interview me about 5 minutes, just asking some simple question about my resume. And then I get rejected next day.

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    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at eBay Inc..

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    Phone interview with HR, longer phone interview with hiring manager, on-site interview with hiring manager and team members, brief skills test, long tour. I was introduced to the team and had the opportunity to ask as many questions as I wanted to.

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    Technical PhD Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at eBay Inc. in March 2015.

    Interview

    Applied the position in late February and got back in one week. Went through three rounds of interview. First spoke with the hiring manager, followed by two more group members. All these interviews involved general machine learning and algorithm questions. Preparation for all the contents listed on resume and algorithm questions are indispensable.

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    • What are the existing ensemble methods? Pros and cons.   Answer Question
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    Analytics Manager Interview

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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at eBay Inc. in March 2015.

    Interview

    45 minutes phone interview with hiring manager. Went through background, had two cases, one analytical discussion and one SQL question. The first case question was how to define success for a recommendation system. The business case was how to decide a) whether should the company launch certain function in the APP in certain country and b) how to define success.

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    • How to implement ranking function in SQL   1 Answer
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    Software Engineer Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at eBay Inc. in March 2015.

    Interview

    Process took 3 weeks. I applied online and got an email from one of the recruiters. She set me up for a technical phone interview.

    It started off with few basic java questions for 10 minutes followed by a Tree question that I had to code in collabedit.

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    • How are values passed in Java? By value or by reference?   1 Answer
    • What is the difference between a set and a map? Can you place a set inside a map?   Answer Question
    • Find the Least common ancestor for two given nodes in a tree.
      I solved this question using double recursion but the interviewer was expecting me to solve it in a better way.
       
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    • How do you check if a string is palindrome or not?   Answer Question
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    Analytics Interview

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    Accepted Offer
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at eBay Inc..

    Interview

    Consisted of 2 rounds. Round 1 was a case study round, along with an extended discussion about my work experience. I had relevant work experience so spoke about that. The interviewer did spend a significant amount of time clarifying things about the position. Round 2 was an SQL interview, and a discussion about my work experience again.

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    • If you were to forecast the sales of one of the products for the Q1 of FY 2015 what would your approach be?
      SQL interview was very basic. They gave me 2 sample tables. Asked me to perform some basic roll ups, and calculate ranks of entries, by using ordered analytical functions.
       
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at eBay Inc. (San Jose, CA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I got a phone call from the recruiter who mentioned that eBay is their direct client. The recruiter herself asked some basic Core Java questions. Then they send me a email to solve a technical question and write up about my experience in cloud computing.

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    • Write a program in Java to assess a given string whether it complies with following patterns. Return true if a given string complies with these patterns else false.

      N = N1 + N2
      N>= N1 >= N2
      where N is the Nth element in the string or element at Nth position;
      N1 is the (N-1) element in the string & N2 is the (N-2) element in the string.

      Example 1: 224610
      Elements in this string are 2, 2, 4, 6, 10.
      First Set: 2+2=4 (N2=2; N1=2 & N= 4);
      Second Set: 2+4=6 (N2=2; N1=4 & N=6);
      Third Set: 4+6=10 (N2=4; N1=6 & N= 10)

      Example 2: 1112233558
      Elements in this string are 1, 11, 12, 23, 35, 58

      Example 3: 1101102203
      Elements in this string are 1, 101, 102, 203
       
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