I have been working at RapleafPros
situated in san francisco downtownCons
small company but would get more exposure than working in a large firmRecommendsApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied through college or university. The process took a day – interviewed at Rapleaf in January 2012.Interview Details
Absolutely the most impersonal interviewing process I've ever been through. I added one of their infosessions at UCLA and dropped off a resume. The presentation was so so and the recruiter was boring. If it wasn't for the free food, I would have left after the first 5 mins.
A few days later, I got an email with a link to an online quiz that they do instead of an initial phone interview. Given that I was a first year computer science major, the quiz was somewhat difficult. They asked questions about database, algorithms, probability etc. and the most bizzarre one, why you would want to work at a company like Rapleaf?
I'm sorry, Rapleaf is not Google or Apple, asking that question seems a little overconfident.
Basically, all the questions were irrelevant and probably irrelevant on the job as well. The disappointing part is that I actually expected them to be hiring someone with a personality since their job description wanted "fun, outgoing, team worker", etc.Interview Questions
No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
- Your best friend Betty thinks IMDB (www.imdb.com) is too complicated and challenges you to create a simple movie web site. One page will display movies (with movie name, date it was released, and list of actors). Click on an actor and you’re taken to the actor page (with actor name, birthday, bio, and list of movies actor has been in). Please outline the relational table structure of the database for this. Answer Question
- Bubble sort is O(n) at best, O(n^2) at worst, and its memory usage is O(1) . Merge sort is always O(n log n), but its memory usage is O(n). Explain which algorithm you would use to implement a function that takes an array of integers and returns the max integer in the collection, assuming that the length of the array is less than 1000. What if the array length is greater than 1000? Answer Question
- If you roll 5 standard six-sided dice, what’s the probability that you get at least two 4s?
Also: you were offered the following bet: we pay you $1000 if you roll at least two 4s but you have to pay Rapleaf $1000 if you don't. Would you take the bet? Why or why not? View Answer
- We’re excited that you’re interested in a position here at Rapleaf. Why are you interested in working at Rapleaf in particular? What about Rapleaf excites you? Please limit yourself to 1-2 paragraphs. Answer Question
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