eBay Inc. Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Jul 1, 2015
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Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
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Positive Experience
Average Interview

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.

Interview Questions

  • 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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  1. Helpful (6)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    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.

    Interview Questions

  2. Helpful (3)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • 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.
       
      Answer Question
    • How do you check if a string is palindrome or not?   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at eBay Inc. in February 2015.

    Interview

    First got HR call then after around one week my interview got scheduled. The Interview was for about 1 hour. He asked me projects which were listed on resume. Then he asked me some technical questions regarding OOPS concepts etc. He also asked behavioral questions regarding my work experience etc. He was very friendly. Asked me about MVC architecture breifly.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about MVC architecture?   1 Answer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • Really focus on what data structure you use and the time/space complexity.   Answer Question
  6. Helpful (3)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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   1 Answer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at eBay Inc. (Los Angeles, CA) in January 2015.

    Interview

    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
       
      1 Answer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at eBay Inc. in January 2015.

    Interview

    Connected with recruiter. Was supposed to have a 30 minute phone interview, but ended up in a 45 minute interview with a senior engineer who started rapidly firing off questions in an online doc sharing website. Heard back 3 weeks later saying I got it. Rate was initially low, but I was able to negotiate it to a number I was happy with.

    Interview Questions

    • Convert a string to an integer, and some jQuery commands. Not bad.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Was given a low-end rate, but was able to negotiate 30% raise since I had some leverage.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at eBay Inc..

    Interview

    It was very ad-hoc due to some informal timing. It started with a career fair at my university. I had a screening interview, and then applied online. A few weeks later I was contacted to come on campus for interviews. I met with a couple of teams in platforms and services, and had some excellent conversations with the managers.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Still evaluating, but I have a better one waiting.

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    Software Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at eBay Inc. in October 2014.

    Interview

    Got the request after a career fair at my university

    First there were a few questions about my resume and qualifications and projects that I did. This part was pretty straight forward.

    After that they asked me a programming question. The task was to write a function that, given a particular filename ending, returns a list of all files with this extension with a language of choice.

    Interview Questions

    • There was no really unexpected question, but I didn't know the exact syntax how to open files in any language and thought they would ask more general data structure/programming questions.   Answer Question

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