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  • Fast Pace in the right direction

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
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    many opportunities to take on new projects
    fast pace
    growing rapidly
    high energy


    since everyone is very work focused, culture lacks a bit in the office

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Hortonworks Interviews

Updated Mar 9, 2015
Updated Mar 9, 2015

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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Hortonworks in March 2015.

    Interview Details

    I emailed a HR from Hortonworks about possible internship and got an interview. It was the standard 45 min call where the first 25mins were spent on talking about my previous work (in detail). Next, I was asked to code online for tracing a word in a given character matrix. I thought I did OK but ended up getting a REJECT!

    Interview Questions
    • Given a word and a char matrix, find if word can be traced. Can move up/down/left/right but only one step at a time. Can start anywhere. The trace should be contiguous i.e. cannot jump more than 1 spot in matrix to find the next char in the word.   Answer Question
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Hortonworks Awards & Accolades

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Big Data All Stars, Fortune Magazine, 2014

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Website www.hortonworks.com
Headquarters Palo Alto, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2011
Type Company - Public (HDP)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year

Hortonworks is the leading contributor to Apache Hadoop, the world’s most popular platform for storing, processing, managing and analyzing big data. The company also assists enterprises and technology vendors in developing and deploying Apache Hadoop-based solutions via support subscriptions, training and certification programs. Primary investors include Benchmark Capital and Yahoo!

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