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HomeAway Software Engineering Interview Questions

Updated Sep 17, 2017
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Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Negative Experience

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at HomeAway.

Interview

I applied online at 4:52pm and received a rejection notice at 4:53pm. How could you possible review my application within a minute?! Very disappointing to see that nobody actually takes the time to review an application properly these days.

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  1. Helpful (5)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellevue, WA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at HomeAway (Bellevue, WA) in August 2017.

    Interview

    Was flown to Bellevue for onsite interviews. HomeAway was recently acquired by Expedia and the Bellevue office is brand new (originally a part of Expedia). So, the actual onsite interview process there is a bit awkward as you'll be interviewed by some employees face-to-face, including Expedia veterans, and, for some reason half of my interviews onsite were over Skype.

    Interview Questions

    • Accept an integer as input and output the corresponding column the number is represented in in Excel. So, 1 is A, 27 is AA, etc.   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at HomeAway.

    Interview

    the recruiter just called me and scheduled a technical interview first, the technical interview asked a few simple questions , and then scheduled a onsite interview. the onsite interview took about 4 hours and the process was very friendly.

    Interview Questions

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at HomeAway (Austin, TX) in August 2017.

    Interview

    Received an email from the technical recruiter asking to schedule an initial phone screen. A week later a technical interview was scheduled with a Sr. Software Developer, and then I was invited to their Domain office for the next interviews. There were 4 interviews onsite, 45 minutes each. Got the offer a week later.

    Interview Questions

    • Data structures, OOPS design questions, problem solving, react.js exercises, vanilla javascript exercises. No behavioral questions asked.   Answer Question

  4. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at HomeAway (Austin, TX).

    Interview

    30 Mins on-campus interview. Then a one day on-site interview at Austin. They were very friendly. Lunch was provided. Each on site interview lasted approx 40 mins. It was a one-on-one interview. The interviewees helped while solving questions and also asked a lot of questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Lots of Behavioral questions. Convert String addition to sum.   Answer Question

  5. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at HomeAway.

    Interview

    HomeAway was offering 30 minute on campus interviews. I walked in, chatted with the interviewer for around half the time and discussed my side projects and passions. For the rest of the time, I worked on an OOP question. The interviewer was very nice and helpful, and the process went fairly smoothly.

    Interview Questions

    • Use OOP to implement a deck of cards with methods add and shuffle   Answer Question

  6.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at HomeAway (Austin, TX) in October 2016.

    Interview

    I talked with them at a career fair at my school, they scheduled an on campus interview the next day. I did well so they flew me out on-site to Austin for the final round of interviews. The day before, there was a mixer so you could meet engineers and other people applying. The day of the interview was 4 technical interviews with 4 different engineers. I thought I did well on the interview, but unfortunately did not end up with an offer. It is a really cool company though.

    Interview Questions


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at HomeAway (Austin, TX) in October 2016.

    Interview

    4 interviewers * each 45min, interview starts at 9am. Each gives a little bit of behavior questions as well as a technical question(maybe I am not good enough for them to give me two).

    Interview Questions

    • String compression and decompression.
      "aaabbb222" to "a3b323" (compress), then decompress back to original string.
      The trick would be when a character has more than 10 digits, better format your output compressed string in order to easily decompress it.   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at HomeAway (Austin, TX) in September 2016.

    Interview

    Received an email from a recruiter asking to set up a time for a phone conversation. After the phone talk, I received an email to set up a technical phone screening with a Sr. Software Developer. A day later I got an email inviting me to their HQ in Austin for an onsite. Two days later I received my offer.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Did not negotiable


  9. Helpful (6)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at HomeAway.

    Interview

    Was contacted by a recruiter and was set up for a Skype interview that was extremely technical in Java. Compared to other people at my university who had on-campus interviews, my interview was way more difficult. There was no coding involved in my interview, it was just question after question about very Java specific details.

    Interview Questions


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