Yandex

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Yandex Reviews

86 Reviews
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86 Reviews
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Yandex CEO Arkady Volozh
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64 Ratings
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    Great company, leader of the field, great place to work at.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Moscow (Russia)

    I have been working at Yandex full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -- very interesting projects
    -- great team
    -- great office / compensation / benefits
    -- a good deal of personal and professional freedom

    Cons

    -- overtime happens a bit too often
    -- sometimes, legacy code / sytemsa are a mess
    -- russian government's actions can sometimes cause pain

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

Yandex Interviews

Updated Dec 3, 2014
Updated Dec 3, 2014

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Yandex in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied through the Yandex web site, and sent the solutions to a few tasks which took overall three full days to complete. The questions were fairly difficult and required good problem solving, knowledge about complexity, data structures and algorithms, and good C++ skills. After that, a recruiter contacted me and set up a Skype interview with two developers. I thought at this point they would just verify my level of knowledge about the skills I had proven to have by solving the tasks. Instead, they asked me questions that were more difficult than those posted on the web site. Really kind of tricky. Why don't they interview people for half an hour like all decent companies as a first step instead of making you develop for days and then rejecting you because you cannot answer a couple of tricky questions? At Yandex they probably think that half an hour of theirs is worth three days of yours. I think they should select people first, and make sure they fit their needs, and then ask them to develop for hours. And finally the funny thing is the email they send you telling you you are not going to get offered a job in which they suggest they might contact you for future opportunities. All to avoid THESE kind of reviews, which I think everyone should write.

    Interview Questions
    • Some coding involving constructors in C++ containing within themselves dynamically allocated objects and how to handle exceptions that might be risen   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

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Website www.yandex.ru
Headquarters Moscow, Russia
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1997
Type Company - Public (YNDX)
Industry Media
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year
Competitors Google, Microsoft, Apple

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