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Blucora Interviews

Updated Mar 7, 2015
Updated Mar 7, 2015

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Blucora in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Started out with a behavioral interview with the HR, really basic questions like tell me about yourself. Followed up with a technical phone screening, which mainly consisted of objected oriented programming concepts such as:
    -Value Type vs Reference Type
    -Interface vs Abstract Class
    -Polymorphism
    -Class vs Object
    -Explain Try-catch-finally
    After that I was followed up with an onsite interview which was a conversation style interview. There were three Interviews which consisted of various programming concepts and programming questions.
    First interview:
    -Abstract vs Interface, and when you would use one over the other
    -Inheritance
    -Reference vs Value vs Pointer
    -Write method definitions of a binary tree, then implement the find function
    Second Interview
    -How would you test an Elevator, was going off what was listed in my resume
    -Explain a challenging project...something of that sort don't quite remember the exact wording
    -Reverse a linked list
    -Polymorphism programming question
    Third Interview
    -What kind of job are you looking for?
    -Two parachutist are dropped in a dense forest. A railroad is in the middle of the forest. What instructions would you give to the parachutists so that they may meet each other?
    -Don't quite remember what else was asked
    So the interview went well as also stated by the HR person, but the only thing they were waiting on was the Director of the team to make the final decision and I would wait the beginning of the following week. The following week comes, I don't hear anything so I contact the HR person and they tell me the Director of the team is now assessing the needs for an intern and I would hear something at the end of the following week. This is completely outrageous on their part, so the job posting on their website doesn't mean squat, and also what purpose what the interview for if the Director of the team is assessing the needs for an intern, why put a job posting if you don't need it in the first place, and to this day the Software Engineer Intern job posting is still there on their careers page.

    Interview Questions
    • Two parachutist are dropped in a dense forest. A railroad is in the middle of the forest. What instructions would you give to the parachutists so that they may meet each other?   View Answers (3)
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100 Fastest Growing Companies, Fortune Magazine, 2014
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Website www.blucora.com
Headquarters Bellevue, WA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1996
Type Company - Public (BCOR)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Competitors IAC

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