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Alibaba.com Interview Questions

Updated May 9, 2017
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    Software Engineer - Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Alibaba.com (Dallas, TX) in May 2017.

    Interview

    The whole process lasted about 30 min, mainly ask you according to your resume and your previous experience. Like the course you took and the project you did. And asked some insightful java question

    Interview Questions

    • Talk about the java GC(garbage collector)?   Answer Question
    • Talk about the B+ tree? What's there difference between B+tree and other tree data structures? What is the application of b+tree?   Answer Question
    • Ask about red-black tree. Similar questions to B+Tree   Answer Question

  2. Helpful (3)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Alibaba.com (New York, NY) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Brief phone screen interview followed by 3 onsite interviews. The phone-screen interview is mainly to ensure you are not wasting their time; we used an online collaboration app to share code interactively. The on-site interview is more in depth and average difficulty. The questions ranged from simple query/java questions to problem solving techniques for real issues (mostly scale related).

    Interview Questions

    • You have 4 Gig Ram available n 20 gig file to be processed . Explain how do you do that   1 Answer
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    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    There are two rounds. All questions are normal. The first round is behavior questions while the second round is a little professional questions.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your biggest success?   1 Answer

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hangzhou, Zhejiang (China)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Alibaba.com (Hangzhou, Zhejiang (China)).

    Interview

    1. Phone interview with easy question of sales and operation experience
    2. Onsite interview with group interview then choose the best candidate except yourself
    3. Only selected candidates are moving to next round
    4. One on one interview with hiring manager and HRG

    Interview Questions

    • What's the most difficult things you have been dealing with in sales?   Answer Question

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    PR Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Alibaba.com (Hong Kong (Hong Kong)) in January 2016.

    Interview

    It consists of 3 parts. First, the general staff would interview your, second, the PR manager(probably yes but not sure). And the final one is HR manager. The question were quite simple as usual interview, you can prepare from some online information. The first and third part were conducted in Mandarin and the second part is Cantonese

    Interview Questions

    • 1 min self-introduction, do you know the PR history of the company and some marketing question.   Answer Question

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hangzhou, Zhejiang (China)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Alibaba.com (Hangzhou, Zhejiang (China)) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Phone Background check (40 mins)
    English test+logical test for the first round (50 mins)
    Group (5 people) interview for second round (2 hours)
    one on one interview with MD and HRG (45mins)

    Interview Questions


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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hangzhou, Zhejiang (China)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Alibaba.com (Hangzhou, Zhejiang (China)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    three phone interview and a onsite interview with 4 rounds. And most important, there will be a HR interview, who has the right to kick you out..... The phone interview will mostly organized by the P7, so you should be honest about what you know and what you do not know.... Also, after the phone interview, you could try to ask whether you would pass the interview....

    Interview Questions

    • Java basic question and the deep java question like java gc, java vm. Besides, the multi-thread problem is always asked during the interview...   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hangzhou, Zhejiang (China)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Alibaba.com (Hangzhou, Zhejiang (China)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    This position is for the internship in Hangzhou. I was referred, so I got a interview before the normal interview. The interview was aimed to discuss my background, especially projects. The questions in the interview are basic knowledges of database, Java, etc. I was asked the difference of relational databases such as MySQL and other databases such as NoSQL, and how you learn new technologies in the daily life.

    Interview Questions

    • the difference of relational databases such as MySQL and other databases such as NoSQL   Answer Question
    • Do you have interests in technologies? How do you learn new technologies?   1 Answer

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Alibaba.com.

    Interview

    I'm MS New Grad, I took 3 rounds of onsite interviews. The duration of each interview is less than 1 hour. Two rounds of technical interview and one talk to recruiter.
    For technical interviews, I was asked some questions about c++, algorithms, data structures.
    The interviews are not too difficult.

    Interview Questions


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    Algorithm Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Alibaba.com.

    Interview

    After passing the resume selection, first to take a open quiz about basic CS curriculum knowledge with other applicants, then 2 onsite interviews, one on the morning, about background check, basic coding skill and machine learning algorithms; the other afternoon, technical problems combined with HR interview.

    Interview Questions

    • details of implementing a recommender system for online shopping website.   Answer Question

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