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Groupon Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Apr 11, 2017
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Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Interview

I had very smooth communication with interviewers, they have average difficulties, I think it's a little bit random depends on teams. It's a typical technical interview process. there was one phone screen and 5 rounds of onsite interviews.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Groupon (Atlanta, GA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    I applied through my school career fair and receive response one week later. It takes two 45 mins round on campus. Two manager interviewed me and ask some questions about resume and some technical questions.

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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Groupon (New York, NY) in October 2016.

    Interview

    I was given a link by the recruiter to apply and was asked to answer to two question as application. I have to use my phone to type out the answer.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    They came to my school and I had two interviews, 45min each. They first asked me to introduced the project I did. Then is about a technical question. The questions were not hard. Bit manipution & an algorithm question about string. Do through preparation for them and you will pass these two rounds eaily

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Groupon.

    Interview

    Phone interview by someone, who was basically doing something else, e.g. texting and emailing since I could hear the sound. The background was very noisy, and the whole process was disappointing. The coding question was complicated and due to the interrupting noise I couldn't even focus.
    The whole process was very upset.


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Groupon.

    Interview

    I applied for a Ruby developer position. I had a phone screen and technical interview. The interview consisted of a simple online whiteboard challenge using CoderPad and a long discussion about my interests and the role I'd be working in.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Groupon (Palo Alto, CA) in March 2016.

    Interview

    talked to a recruiter at a groupon tech talk. heard back they wanted me for a on-campus interview with two engineers. then did an onsite where i ate lunch and had 2 in person interviews and 2 remote call interviews. it seemed some of the engineers couldn't choose their own questions. i heard back after 3 weeks of that.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Groupon (Palo Alto, CA).

    Interview

    I was contacted by a recruiter for the Software Engineer position. Initial round was a phone screen where the interviewer asked me questions based on my skills mentioned on my resume and then had a coding question. It was pretty straightforward. Later I was invited for an On-site interview and had 5 rounds. Each round consisted of discussing experience on a project mentioned on the resume and a whiteboard coding question. The questions were based on knowledge of Data Structures and Algorithms. The focus was more on solving the problems rather than solving it in optimum time.

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    • One round they asked me to implement a HashMap. The interviewer was not too clear about what was actually required.   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Groupon (Palo Alto, CA) in January 2016.

    Interview

    I had 1 on campus interview through the university and 1 onsite. The interview process was really fast and it took only 2 weeks from on campus interview to offer letter. The onsite interview had 3 technical interviews and 1 lunch interview. There were a surprising amount of behavioral questions. Other than that the interview process was really easy.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Groupon (Chicago, IL) in December 2015.

    Interview

    The interview itself was 5 hours long! They didn't want to phone screen me first.

    Now leading up to the interview was another story entirely. I think they really drive their recruiters hard, to the point where it's unattractive to an interviewee. Here's what I mean.

    First recruiter gives me an unsolicited call. I say I might be interested, set me up with a phone screen with groupon. He sets me up, and only afterward lets me know that this phone screen isn't something I can just do on my cell phone, it's a one hour interview with a screen share required. I say I need to pass now, let's keep in touch.

    Two days later a second recruiter calls. Says he's taking over the first ones accounts and he's my new point of contact. He's out of California, the job is out of Chicago and he doesn't seem to know much about the location of the place or any details like that which I am actually interested in. I say I'm not interested in interviewing in the next month and that I'm driving so I can't look at my calendar now. He continues to pressure me for 20 minutes until I finally relent and say I might be able to do an interview in a week. He signs me up as a solid yes. I try to call back the next few days to tell him I have a conflict and he doesn't respond. Eventually I get a call from Groupon the day before that interview to iron out the details and I tell them I still don't want to do the interview and (diplomatically) that there is something wrong with their interview chain of command. They are finally able to process that information.

    A couple days later I actually do set up an interview with a groupon recruiter who actually works with Groupon. Again, they're interested in getting me in there asap, basically first thing in the morning after I finish my current job. Then it's an all day affair, 5 hours with various people.

    They come on really hard with the recruiting process. It made me wonder why they have to do that, are they losing developers left and right? My skills aren't super amazing but they really wouldn't let me pause for a minute with this process.

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