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    Fun youthful place to work.

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    Former Employee - QA Analyst  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Yammer as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    People are really nice and positive. There are many learning opportunities, great perks and a beautiful environment.

    Cons

    Lacks some structure and organization. Process is a little sloppy. Most people come from small companies and startup environments so lacking enterprise experience. The food and beer and parties can be distracting and not the best fit for quieter more work oriented folks.

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Yammer Interviews

Updated Jul 16, 2014
Updated Jul 16, 2014

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    Data Scientist (Product Intelligence Manager) Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Yammer in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    1) 30 min HR screening phone interview: What do you know about Yammer? Why do you want to work at Yammer? Tell me about your background.
    2) Two technical phone interview with data scientists, 30min each. Each one had a probability / statistics brain teaser and an open-ended business case.
    3) On-site interview: 6 interviews, 1 HR and 5 technical with data scientists. Each technical interview has a probability / statistics brain teaser and an open-ended business case, very similar to the phone interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Example probability brain teasers: probabilities when rolling two dice twice with the second roll depending on the outcome of the first, the German tank problem, breaking a 4-digit code with different prior information etc. In total: know your combinatorics and Bayes rule in-and-out!

      Example business cases:
      - You own a museum and consider putting up an exhibition by a new artist. How would you go about the decision? What kind of information / data would you look for, how would you use it?
      - You want to buy a TV on amazon.com. How do you make a decision?
      - You performed A/B testing on a change in a search engine algorithm. Although in B, the coders made a mistake which led to really poor search results, user clicked on more results as well as on more ads. How do you interpret the results, what do you do next? etc.
      In total, they look for how you think and approach a problem. They often want to know how you deal with incomplete information, short timelines, trade-offs.

      Overall, all interviewers were very friendly and professional. My HR contact was very responsive throughout the whole process. My interview process was unusually long because of visa questions - normally they are faster than 3 months;-)
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Website www.yammer.com
Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Operated By Microsoft
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Yammer is a secure, private social network built specifically for companies. Yammer empowers employees to be more productive and successful by enabling them to collaborate easily, make smarter decisions faster, and self-organize into teams to take on business challenges. It offers a new way of working that naturally streamlines business alignment and agility, reduces cycle times, engages employees and improves relationships with customers and partners.

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