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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

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  1. 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

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    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


  5. 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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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at HomeAway.

    Interview

    It's a three hour interview and I talked to a few engineers in the team and they are nice. Since it's long time, at the end, I was so tired.

    Interview Questions


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    I applied in a career fair, then get an interview next day,. It is a on-campus interview, but I didn't do it well. There is no phone interview or other interview. Then after some basic questions of OOP concept, the algorithm question is about 3sum. I did not get further interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Difference between class and object. What's the feature of a Set? 3Sum.   2 Answers
  8. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    Met them at the university recruiting fair. I was asked a bunch of C questions on the spot and got called for a technical interview the next day. There were more of JAVA questions asked during the one on one interview. Got the rejection a week later.

    Interview Questions


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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at HomeAway (Austin, TX) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Scheduled an on campus interview (technical + behavioral, around 30 minutes) during a campus career fair. Heard back from them about 3 weeks after the interview for an on site interview. The on site interview was half a day, including lunch followed by four 45-minute technical interviews. Got their final decision a week later.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked about the Convex hull problem- a pretty famous Math/Computational problem that you can google it and find interesting solutions on it. But I had not heard of it before the interview and had a little struggle working through it.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate.


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