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    Wonderful Experience but lots need to improve

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New Delhi (India)

    I have been working at Snapdeal full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Work Environment is really good. You are solely judged only on your performance and not on other factors.

    Learning Experience (personal and professional) has been wonderful. People are really cooperative and good-natured.

    Engineers have direct interaction with the PM team and are very much part of the decision making process. Engineers here are a part of the process where they are free to provide inputs to the PM Team.

    Get to see Russian/Ukrainian Models (who come for photo-shoot) everyday :P :D

    Cons

    No proper canteen/cafeteria. No sports facilities.

    Noise level is damn too high. Sometimes it becomes intolerable to hear the chattering/gossiping of Business/Sales/HR Team. Software Engineers need some silence to do coding. Provide them seperate bays if possible and enforce some discipline.

    Very few meeting rooms. It's like a challenge to book a meeting room.

    No proper processes/procedures are enforced. Nothing is properly documented including the requirements of a release, timelines etc. Most of the things are decided verbally. This leads to a lot of chaos, misunderstandings and some-times blame-game starts to happen.

    Company is more focussed on expanding its business rather than improving its technology platform

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please move to a proper campus with all basic facilities like cafeteria, lounge, many meeting rooms etc.

    Software Engineers need some silence to do coding. Provide them separate bays if possible and enforce some discipline to maintain decorum and silence.

    Try to bring in more and more quality automation engineers or SDETs. If Snapdeal has to resolve its production issues, it must move from Maunal to Automation Testing.

    Bring some monumental changes in HR policies while hiring for Technology Team. There is absolutely no automated process. Hiring process is also very flawed and lenient which leaves the scope of cheating. There must be a proper process managed through a software/doc through which feedbacks of the interviewer are recorded. This will help Snapdeal in filtering only good candidates.

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Snapdeal Interviews

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Updated Feb 23, 2015

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Snapdeal in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    I got a call from HR and I must say she did her job perfectly. Right from explaining the job description in detail, scheduling an interview, updating me with the result of each tech round to final HR discussion.

    Initially, there was an online test in Java, SQL and UNIX which I cleared. After that HR scheduled my in person interview as per my convenience.

    Most importantly, during interview, I didn't have to wait much for my turn. Overall it was 3 technical round and then final HR discussion.

    First technical round started with light note on access modifier (though it was tricky). Then slowly discussion moved to tree, algorithms, data structure, collections and design pattern. Needless to say the Interviewer was highly technical and he knew what to ask and how. I must say it was a difficult round.

    After that, second round was more on implementation rather than just theoretical. So if you are appearing for an interview in Snapdeal, you must have solid hands on in writing precise and clear code.

    The interviewer covered almost everything an interviewee can ever imagine. It started with collections, different classes in JDK 5, 6 and slowly progressed to design pattern, back tracking, algorithms, data structure, comparator, comparable, scenario based question and many more. It was again tough to crack.

    Third round of technical discussion was more on analytic, problem solving. It started with SQL then puzzles. Puzzles puzzled me a lot. Please make sure you go through puzzles as well. I didn't know but now you know. Isn't it. :)

    All rounds significantly lead to 2 points.

    1: They hire the best among us and they know how to select right candidate for an opportunity.

    2: They know in and out of technology stack you have worked on, so be careful what you are writing in your CV. They ask questions from your CV as well.

    All technical rounds were so detailed and thorough that it's almost impossible to cover everything here. Focus more on data structure, algorithms, and solid hands on in any programming language.

    After that, HR updated me with the Panel's result. During HR discussion, I was asked questions like why Snapdeal, are you fine with Delhi location, about my previous employment history and an approximate date for joining.

    In a nut shell, A DAY WORTH SPENT WITH TECH EXPERTS.

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Snapdeal Awards & Accolades

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Best eRetailer of the Year, afaqs, 2012
Red Herring Asia Awards, exchange4media, 2011
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Additional Info

Website www.snapdeal.com
Headquarters New Delhi, India
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2010
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

Snapdeal was founded in February, 2010 and in a short span of four years, has become India’s largest online marketplace for businesses to reach sell their products to consumers nationwide, a model that the company pioneered in the Indian market. We feature the largest selection of 5 million+ products across various categories like Apparel, Mobiles & accessories, Watches... More

Mission: Snapdeal’s mission is to create life changing experiences for small businesses in India that account for 93% of India’s retail industry

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