eBay Inc. Interview Questions

Updated Apr 16, 2015
Updated Apr 16, 2015
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    Software Engineer Interview

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    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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    Database Administrator Interview

    Accepted Offer
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    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
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    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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".

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    • The best question was actually a problem to solve with a query.   Answer Question
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Declined Offer
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    Declined Offer
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    Application

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

    Interview

    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

    Accepted Offer
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    Accepted Offer
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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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    Application

    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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    No Offer
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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

    Accepted Offer
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    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.

    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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    Software Engineer II Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at eBay Inc. (San Jose, CA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    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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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a 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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    Software Engineer Interview

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    No Offer
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    Application

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

    Interview

    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.

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    • Really focus on what data structure you use and the time/space complexity.   Answer Question

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