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Software Engineering Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Intuit (Mountain View, CA) in April 2012.

Interview

Consisted of two 45 min phone interviews. First one was with HR, second one was technical. HR Interview was more of a fit interview. I was asked about my skill sets and background. It's important that you show to HR that you have a passion for computer science & software. I actually interviewed with three different teams because the HR Rep really liked me and wanted to find me a position that suited my background. The technical interview consisted of a lot of java questions and objected oriented design questions. Questions include interfaces, abstract classes, inheritance, polymorphism. Coding question was to write a method that tells whether a string is a palindrome or not.

Interview Questions

  • What is the difference between an abstract class and an interface?   Answer Question
  • When would it be appropriate to use an abstract class, and when would you want to implement an interface rather than extending a class?   Answer Question

Negotiation

No, since it is an internship position, there is no negotiation.

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    Software Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Intuit (Mountain View, CA) in March 2012.

    Interview

    I first spoke with Intuit at a campus career fair. The recruiter mentioned that I go to a school that is one of a handful of "Target Schools" for them. We spoke for a good chunk of time and he said he would pass my resume on to HR. It took a while before they got back to me, but I set up a time to talk with them.

    The first interview was an hour long and I spent 30 min talking to one recruiter and 30 min talking to another (the second was the same gentleman from the career fair). They said one would be behavioral and the other would be more technical, but both were a little of each. Both were exceedingly nice. They weren't out to trick me, but rather to asses my knowledge.

    They just asked general programming questions and then gave a hypothetical situation and asked how I would approach it.

    They later got back to me saying that some of the hiring managers were interested in talking with me. We set up a time to speak with 2 separate managers and this was just a pretty straightforward resume review / get to you phone call.

    I got a call back about a week later saying they were interested and got a formal offer a few weeks after that.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked to describe Abstract classes vs Interfaces in Java.   1 Answer
    • The second was an abstract problem and I was to describe how / what I would implement.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Non-negotiable salary as an intern


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    Software Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Intuit (Los Angeles, CA) in March 2012.

    Interview

    It was a very short interview. I think it wasn't any more than thirty minutes. Started out with a few behavioral questions - asked about experience at school and what my biggest mistakes were. Ended with two simple technical questions. Interviewer was very friendly and the process was a ton of fun.

    Interview Questions


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    Software Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Intuit (San Diego, CA) in March 2011.

    Interview

    I went to a job fair at my college and spoke to a rep for Intuit. The rep actually told me head on that based on my resume, I would make a good candidate for an intern and that I should expect to schedule an interview soon. A few days/weeks later, I get an email to schedule an interview.

    At first, the position was for a User Interaction Design internship. However, I asked the recruiter a few times (twice to be exact) if I could interview for the software engineering position instead. The first request went without a reply because she either didn't read it or just ignored it. On the second time I made the request, it was granted, happily even. So I got to interview for the software engineering position.

    The day before interview day, I studied up my Java concepts and was more ready than I had ever been for an interview. The first phone call came, and I followed the instructions on the email to log in to an online conference room. The interviewer was very nice and asked pretty much every kind of question related to Java, my language of choice. I answered all of the questions 105% correct - I'm exaggerating, but not really exaggerating.

    Then came the online part... In the online conference room, there was an interactive display that allowed writing on certain pages. The purpose of this was to allow me to write some code on the board to respond to some prompts they gave. The problem was that when and where I could write was determined by my interviewer. Well, my interviewer claimed to have had no experience using the interactive display, and because of this, we lost a huge amount of time. Presumably, to write new code related to the prompt's code, the programmer would rely on the prompt's code itself. The code was fairly long, consisting of one or two classes and a function or two, as well as a good number of other things to keep in mind (property names, parameters, etc.). However, writing the code was to be done on a white board page, that could be made available by switching away from the prompt's code. I had to ask my interviewer to change back to the code once or twice, which led to a lot of lost time (also because he had to figure out how to switch back and forth). We ended up skipping the coding questions because it was taking up too much time.

    After the first online/phone technical interview, I was to receive a second behavioral phone interview. I thought that this went ok. Nothing special, really. Something memorable was that I made the interviewer laugh (in a good way). My interviewer here was also very nice, I would even go so far as to say he was chill. Before the end of the call, I mentioned that my prior technical interview got messed up because of technical difficulties. He and his colleague (my first interviewer) agreed, but said that it would be up to the staffers/recruiters/whoever handles judging interviews to determine if I would get to redo it or whatever else they could do.

    A week or two later, I received an email saying I didn't qualify. Painful...

    Interview Questions

    • Java concepts, such as polymorphism, abstract classes vs interfaces, etc..   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Intuit (Boston, MA) in February 2011.

    Interview

    I got a call from a university career fair. There were 2 interviews. questions asked were technical as well as hr.I opted Java as my primary language, so asked questions about Java. General questions about OOP concepts. gave a code to optimize.

    Interview Questions

    • How will you make this code readable (given a piece of code)   2 Answers

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    Software Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Intuit (Boston, MA) in January 2011.

    Interview

    Its was a very good interview.
    Consisting of two rounds.
    Technical (1hour)
    HR( 1 Hour)

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us something about your projects ?   1 Answer
    • Discuss how will you react under XYZ circustances ?   1 Answer

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    Software Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Intuit (San Diego, CA) in October 2008.

    Interview

    Phone interview with webex, which showed slides online. There were a bunch of programming questions on the slide. Questions range from simple algorithm question like finding anagrams to more complicated design questions and debugging questions.

    1:1 interview was more of personality test. The interviewer asked mostly about how I resolved a bunch of different issues, which can be technical or non-technical. Talked about my experience in previous internships and jobs. The interviewer and I got into very interesting talk about compilers and agile development process..then we ran out of time. The interviewer liked me and hired me into his team.

    Interview Questions

    • Given a string, how do you find a list of anagrams from a english dictionary (or just the dict file in unix)?   1 Answer

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    Intern Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Two HRs called to setup an interview , interview was simple and straight forward, was asked to code transpose of a matrix and fibonacci, and a couple of questions that tested CS fundamentals

    Interview Questions

    • How would you decide to add extra servers to a data center.   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    - After career fair contacted by HR
    - On-Campus Interview, asking Java Basics, Inheritance, Interface etc..
    - Basic coding question including array, linked-list
    - Since I had some SQL knowledge, explained joins

    -Then phone interview with 2 managers, explaining projects and coding etc...

    Interview Questions

    • given node a and b, find the lowest common ancestor (lowest in terms of ancestor that is most close to a and b)   Answer Question

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    Software Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Intuit in February 2012.

    Interview

    On campus interview with two 1:1. One asked programming questions and the other one asked behavioral and design questions.

    The programming questions included looking at code and fixing it and coding a few specific functions.
    The design questions included questions like encapsulation and project design.

    Interview Questions

    • Code a function to see if two circles are overlapping on a coordinate plane.   Answer Question

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