eBay Inc. Interview Questions

Updated Mar 27, 2015
Updated Mar 27, 2015
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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
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    I applied online – interviewed at eBay Inc..

    Interview Details

    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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    No Offer
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    Easy Interview
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    Database Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at eBay Inc..

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    Long and very testy - filled with verbal test after written after online whiteboarding. The interview itself was hard to schedule since it was constantly being rescheduled.

    Many of the questions on the tests were wrong; not the answers, the questions. You had to interpret to figure out what they really meant. Like they often used the term "design principle" in place of "design pattern".

    Interview Questions
    • The best question was actually a problem to solve with a query.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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

    Interview Details

    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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    Declined Offer
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    Difficult Interview
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    Analytics Manager Interview

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

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    • How to implement ranking function in SQL   View Answer
    No Offer
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    Analytics Interview

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

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    • 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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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    After applying online got an email from recruiter to schedule a phone Interview.

    Got a call to schedule onsite after one week of phone interview. Onsite interview had 4 rounds.

    After 1 week of the onsite interview got an email about the result. Pretty standard algorithm questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Given two binary trees check if one is subtree of other.
      Verify if given series is a Fibonacci series or not.
      Reverse a doubly linked list.
      Given a BST with integer values and a key, find the closest node to the key. eg. for BST 1 4 7 15 and key 8 node 7 is to be returned.
      Some design based questions.
       
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
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    I applied through college or university – interviewed at eBay Inc..

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    First round on campus interview, one technical question. The interviewer asked me to design two functions that implement auto prediction feature when user input a few letters in search box.

    Interview Questions
    • Really focus on what data structure you use and the time/space complexity.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at eBay Inc. in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    • 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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  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at eBay Inc. in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and contacted by a recruiter. Just passed the first round phone interview with team manager, and received second interview invitation one week later. The second round is scheduled next week.

    Interview Questions
    • A few questions about resume, coding question: find the lowest common ancestor of two nodes in a binary tree   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at eBay Inc. in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Got an email with a coding doc that I had to match the output with within a certain amount of time. Completed 2/3 of them but didn't finish the last question which was adding 2 fractions. No phone interview about how I am, just a coding challenge I guess to filter the applicants further after seeing their resume.

    Interview Questions
    • To remove every multiple i, j, k ..... elements from a list.
      To add 2 fractions and reduce it to the simplest form
      Another question I couldnt remember but it was easy
       
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    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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