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NGP VAN Interview Questions

Updated Feb 16, 2017
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  1.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at NGP VAN (Washington, DC) in February 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process was really straight forward, first a behavior interview followed by a technical interview. Both interviewers were very friendly and seemed interested in my answers to the questions.

    Interview Questions


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    UI Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Somerville, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at NGP VAN (Somerville, MA) in June 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online and had to do two phone screens with different people.

    The first one was a technical call and it was straight to the point, no bs. The second one was less technical.

    There was a bit of miscommunication setting up the interview time, at no fault of the employer.

    I did an in-person interview as well which lasted less than 30 minutes. I actually still don't understand why it ended so quickly or why they bothered to bring me in at all, and I was not given an explanation or response after the interview. I'm certain I was more than capable of doing the work. Maybe they just didn't like my personality.

    I'm sure there are good people who work there, but I think they could work on their interview skills, because overall they did not seem very friendly or understanding during the interview process.

    Interview Questions

    • Phone screen - many short but relevant Javascript, HTML, CSS questions, such as:
      - What is the difference between == and ===
      - String + number type coercion (e.g. what is the result of var x = 9 + '14', the answer being the string '914')
      - What is a javascript closure
      - What does box-sizing do in CSS
      - What is HTML5
      - What are some things that are commonly found in the <head> section of an HTML document  
      Answer Question
    • In-person interview - I was only asked to make 3 stacked <div> tags collapse into the same place so that only the second one was visible on top.   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at NGP VAN (Washington, DC) in April 2016.

    Interview

    I met the recruiter at a job fair 3 weeks ago, emailed my resume a week ago, and was technical phone screened by her a few days ago. The phone screen was through GoToMeeting (you don't need to install it) and consisted of the famous FizzBuzz challenge in a collaborative text editor.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked to solve the FizzBuzz challenge in the text editor. The gist of it was, Write a function that prints the integers from 1 to n inclusive, except where n is divisible by 3, by 5, by 15, print these particular characters instead of n.   1 Answer

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at NGP VAN (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    Got a call on the phone from the head of their development department, we talked about my resume and the company. Then he shared his screen to allow me to code on it, and I completed 2 coding questions. I then came in for a longer interview where I met with about 10 people in the company and completed 3 more (much more rigorous) coding questions.

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  6.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at NGP VAN (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    Had two interviews, both on the phone. First was with a director of their "digital" department. Asked me about my resume then some technical questions (Javascript, OOP). Second interview involved solving two technical problems over the computer while on the phone with the interviewer. They were standard programming exercises. It was a little awkward over the phone but the interviewer was helpful.

    Interview Questions

    • What are the four defining characteristics of OOP?   1 Answer

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at NGP VAN (Washington, DC) in January 2016.

    Interview

    Did two screen tests and other three tests at an in-person interview. The tests are algorithm problems in which they will analyse the correctness as well as efficiency. Those were good tests overall, except the two last ones, where the problems were more complex and I had one hour to finish. The guys were very impatient and did not wait for me to think through by myself, and they kept giving me hints of the solution algorithm they had. Probably that's why they decided I wasn't good enough. This was actually the only downside of the process.

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    Sales Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at NGP VAN (Washington, DC) in September 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online after meeting a current employee through a friend. Received a callback for a brief phone interview after a few days. In-person interview took place within two weeks where I spoke with 5-6 more individuals including managers and VP of Sales. Received an offer shortly thereafter.

    Interview Questions

    • Did I have any CRM experience?   1 Answer

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    Client Services Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at NGP VAN.

    Interview

    It took about two weeks from the time I handed them my resume at a job fair in DC until the initial contact. The first interview went great, so I was very hopeful. This company has lots of great reviews so I wasn't surprised that it went so well. Then I went in for another interview in the office... I was very disappointed when one of the higher-ups that was interviewing me chose to watch TV over my shoulder during the interview. The interview questions felt more prying and less professional and the communication between my first interview and this were definitely off - this guy had no idea who I was and didn't really seem to care about anything I said. I'm pretty sure he asked me "Why are you here again? But really, why do you even want this job?" and when I would give an answer he was more than eager to tell me to "just say 'I don't know' next time." I've never been treated this way in an interview, so I can tell you it was shock to me and unnecessarily blunt for someone watching a soccer game while holding an interview.

    I then met with the group of people I would be working with. I didn't think it could get worse, I was trying to stay positive- and then this team began to gosip about former coworkers (using their names) in front of me. "We just want to make sure we all get along. Not like ______ - I just forwarded her emails straight to the trash after two weeks." I can at least admire the fact they were honest about the way the company runs in that they mentioned several times that it's frustrating to have to contact so many people who work out of the office and around the country... they also admitted that their boss (the person who I first interviewed with) was habitually late, hard to contact, and often moved meeting at the last minute most times.

    I went in hopeful and I left glad that it went so poorly. At least no one tried to impress me or hide the fact that this company has some internal communications to deal with. I expected a more professional atmosphere but I walked away glad that they made things so clear. They also wanted a two year commitment, so think long and hard and take the huge glaring hints they throw at you.

    (See example below)

    Interview Questions

    • How do you handle a stressful situation or a situation you get angry in?   1 Answer

  10. Helpful (1)  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Claremont, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at NGP VAN (Claremont, CA) in January 2014.

    Interview

    It was a while ago but I had two interviews I believe. The first was with on person, a man, and he asked me some pretty basic computer science questions. I answered in Python. The second round was a video interview with several people. I don't think any technical questions were asked but it was more to see if they thought they would get along with me.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me to solve a yoda problem so they&#039;d give you a phrase and a number and you had to take the number of words from the phrase and move them to the back (i.e. Yoda(&#034;you are here now&#034;, 2) would output as &#034;here now, you are&#034;   1 Answer

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at NGP VAN (Washington, DC) in May 2012.

    Interview

    Found posting on internship.com sent in my resume with a cover letter, and a supplemental questionnaire with two applications that I love and two that I hate. I was then contacted via email within a week or two to schedule a phone interview. The HR woman asked me availability and interest and double checked the resume and such was correct. She scheduled me to speak with the woman who would be my boss. She did a primary interview on the phone- going over my experience with databases, education, and the questionnaire on the applications I love and hate. She asked questions like why I would be good for the company, and what I wanted to do career wise. She then said she'd call me to schedule me to come in. I went in the next day or day after (some very short time period). I felt a little ridiculous because I was in formal business wear and they were all in jeans or cargos. I met with my soon to be supervisor. She asked me a few more standard interview questions. I was passed along to her boss (VP Lou) and he asked me more questions about career goals, experience, what applications I've worked with in the past, questions about general knowledge of the political world, and some friendly getting to know you questions. He asked me a silly question about if I could have a super power what would it be? Then I was taken on a tour of the office. I met everyone from Sales to Client Services and Product. Everyone was very friendly and I felt like I was being introduced because I would be hired. A few days later- a full work week max- I was sent my offer letter.

    Interview Questions

    • If you were a super hero what would your super power be?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. I was just happy for a paid internship.


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