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GoPro Interview Questions

Updated Sep 19, 2017
101 Interview Reviews

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    Embedded Firmware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Mateo, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at GoPro (San Mateo, CA) in June 2017.

    Interview

    First had a phone interview with the team manager. Later got the invite for an onsite interview. The onsite interview was a 4 hour interview split between 5 different people. The interview was purely technical.

    Interview Questions

    • Count the number of 1's in a 32 bit number.   1 Answer

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    Software Development Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Mateo, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at GoPro (San Mateo, CA).

    Interview

    There were 1 or 2 preliminary interviews (there must have been a second, but I don't recall many details about it). After that I got invited for an onsite. This review is about that. There were four interviewers:

    The first, with a dev. This was pleasant, conversational, and not too challenging

    The second, with a manager. He drew out an application architecture on the whiteboard and asked me how I would go about testing it. I felt like the question was too broad and I had a hard time answering it.

    The third, with a test dev. She gave me typical whiteboard problems, which were fine although I was feeling a little discouraged after the previous interviewer.

    The fourth, with another manager. We started making small talk / typical generic interview questions and then she asked me a question I found pretty bizarre. It was basically a series of hypothetical situations in which I gradually got more work piled on me, and the prompt "what would you do then?".

    To paraphrase:

    interviewer: "you have a 10 day project, how do you manage your time?"
    me: "I consult with peers, work iteratively, etc"
    interviewer: "halfway through you get another project, what now?"
    me: "i balance time between projects, etc"
    interviewer: "it's friday, you're behind, and everything's due monday. what now?"

    at which point I broke out of character in this little role play. I don't remember exactly what I said,
    but it was something along the lines of "you seem to be implying that it's expected to work on the
    weekends. Is this true? How long do people work here?"

    To which she responded: "it depends, but it's silicon valley, so most everyone works more than 40 hours"
    To which I respond: "not true, many companies work 40 hour weeks."

    Yeah, so you get the idea, that last interviewer really didn't go well at all. She probably thinks I'm some
    communist agitator.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if it was Friday, you were behind, and your work was due Monday?   1 Answer
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    Quality Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at GoPro (Cincinnati, OH) in February 2016.

    Interview

    Applied online. First interview was with a recruiter. Quite easy, mostly about my resume and a general questions. Second one was with the hiring manager. Asks me to tell me the approach for designing test fixtures used for testing the USB port on a GoPro, number of cycles that you would test reliability for etc. Get an e-mail from the interviewer in a couple of days saying I was not selected.

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    Vice President of IT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Mateo, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at GoPro (San Mateo, CA) in September 2016.

    Interview

    Very professionally managed process from the application process all the way through closure. The HR / Talent Recruiting team, to the interviewers themselves maintained schedule, asked probing and genuine questions. At the beginning of the 5 person, 3 hour interview HR mentioned they'd gather feedback and get back within in a week. --They kept their promise, and while I didn't get the job, I was impressed by their professionalism.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you handle a situation where it makes business sense to select one technology path, but a large engineering user community prefer a different technology?   Answer Question

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    Senior Electronics Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Mateo, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at GoPro (San Mateo, CA) in July 2016.

    Interview

    Brief phone interview with HR, then onsite.
    I think the hiring manager reviewed my resume and was confident in his choice. The interview was 4.5hours encompassing manufacturing processes, electronic theory, advanced circuit integration including SMT technique and RF interference- straight through to solving existing discrepancies. I wasn't a good fit. GoPro however has an amazing campus and is worth a look. I appreciate the time they spent with me.

    Interview Questions

    • Problem Solving, interpretation of electronic diagrams, instability issues and approach to problem solving.   1 Answer

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    Imaging Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at GoPro in January 2016.

    Interview

    strong accent and lag in the conversation . asked to repeat a lot of quest and ans. hr related quest, salary position role etc all about current job.was hard to answer tech quests, 2nd round was after one week

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    Senior Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at GoPro in February 2015.

    Interview

    Had a couple phone screenings with recruiters before a call with the creative director. The conversation went well and we seemed to bond but in the end they said it wasn't the right fit. Then again the job ad had been up for the past year so I figured they were looking for something very specific. The following week I got a message from the recruiters again telling me about the same position, forgetting we had already gone through the process :)

    Interview Questions

    • Give me an example of a couple of difficult project challenges and how you solved them.   Answer Question
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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at GoPro.

    Interview

    Took a pretty long time - applied online and received an initial HR phone screen (3rd party) maybe 2-3 weeks later. Then another 2-3 weeks went by before I received a call to go in for an onsite interview. At the onsite, they had about 5-6 people in a room that included Developers, QA testers, project manager, business development, and product manager. They all seemed like nice people. It wasn't what I expected and I got nervous.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for GoPro? How was it working at xxxx company? Why are you looking for a change?   Answer Question

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    Music Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at GoPro (Los Angeles, CA).

    Interview

    Emailed to set up a skype pre-interview. Once skype opened ...first thing was that they laughed. Phone interview lasted less than 2 minute and they didn't seem to know what to ask or say other than do you own a GoPro. That made the process difficult.
    No information about the job, what skills or experience I have, etc. I don't think they knew much about the position or had experience interviewing applicants. There was no further follow up (from them).

    Interview Questions

    • Somewhat silly question along the lines... 'so, you know, like, all these famous film makers and you can call them ..."   1 Answer

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    Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at GoPro in July 2017.

    Interview

    Recruiter call, then half an hour phone interview on background, 1 hours code pair session, onsite interview.
    Code pair was a easy question. Practicing leetcode should help. I have cleared both the rounds but the recruiter informed the team is going ahead with other candidates. Both the interviewers I spoke with are candid, friendly and were really pumped up working for GoPro

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