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Factual Founder & CEO Gil Elbaz
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    Great company, smart employees, growing every day

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    I have been working at Factual full-time for less than a year


    Great engineers, driven sales and marketing team, continuously growing the business and the team, exciting environment with a lot of upside. Great work-life balance.


    Independent work environment and very high expectations, but thats what it takes to make a successful work environment.

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Factual Interviews

Updated Sep 11, 2014
Updated Sep 11, 2014

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Interview Difficulty



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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Factual.

    Interview Details

    Submitted resume. Asked to choose between these three questions:

    1. Given a randomly selected city C, and two randomly selected moving vehicles within that city, you’re told the names of the streets those vehicles are driving on, and what time of day they were observed. What sort of information could you use to accurately guess the city C?

    2. Sketch out, at a high level, a design for a URL shortening service. How do requests flow from the internet through load balancers, caches, servers, and storage systems? How do you generate and store the mappings for short URLs? How can you scale to very high request volumes? To a large space of URLs? How can you make the system more reliable?

    3. Suppose you have a hashtable of N elements, and you're running a loop that repeatedly removes K and then adds K new ones. How does the amortized, average-case time complexity per insertion differ between a generational and non-generational garbage collector? (Assume a single thread for everything, including garbage collection.)

    Answered the first one and got an phone interview. Failed the phone interview because I never completed the problem. It was the most ridiculous interview problem I have ever seen though. Good luck on getting it right, especially under an hour. The problem was made up by the interviewer... No other technical questions, experience, or "tell me about yourself" questions were asked. Apparently none of it mattered.

    Interview Questions
    • Imagine a large city like Los Angeles. Suppose someone shows up at location A, then N minutes later at location B. Design a function that approximates the probability they passed a Starbucks. (The ideal solution should be unbiased, and should allow trading accuracy for performance.)

      You are given classes regarding location and edge but I chose not to reveal them here.
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Website www.factual.com
Headquarters Los Angeles, CA
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 2007
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable
Competitors Unknown

Factual is a location platform that enables personalized and contextually relevant mobile experiences by enriching mobile location signals with definitive global data. Factual’s real-time data stack builds and maintains data on a global scale, with Factual's core Global Places data covering over 65 million local businesses and points of interest in 50 countries. Factual’s... More

Mission: We live and breathe data -- some of us even think it is sexy. We believe the world would be a better place if more good data was made available, unencumbered and... More

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