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New York Times Software Engineer Interview Questions

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Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at New York Times (New York, NY).

Interview

Referred by a friend. I had several phone interviews with different managers and groups. After that, I did a take home coding test that took about 4-6 hours. Was flown in for a series of about five short interviews on-site. I was offered a position a few days later.

Interview Questions

  • Shown some example code, asked what it does. Asked about my working style, what types of ticket tracking systems I've used, if I knew Agile.   1 Answer

Negotiation

They called me with an acceptable offer a few days after my interview. It included a small signing bonus to cover moving expenses. I didn't negotiate because the offer was acceptable.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at New York Times in May 2015.

    Interview

    Applied via email to HR. I got contacted about a week later to schedule a phone interview with one of the managers. The person I was emailing back and forth with had terrible grammar. I mean it was laughable at how bad it was. And that is saying a lot because the NY Times is a newspaper company so you would think the people in HR who have to communicate a lot would speak decent English.

    The phone interview didn't have any technical questions but the interviewer did ask if I have worked with certain languages/technologies. He honestly seemed very uninterested in the interview and it seemed like he didn't care about it. I waited for a response for about a week and got none so I decided to email HR and ask about my status. No response. So I wait another few days and send another email to HR. They reply telling me I didn't get the job. The interview process left a sour taste in my mouth and I'm not sure if I would consider to work there again...

    Interview Questions

    • What experiences do you have with databases? Have you worked on mobile apps before? Have you lived in or visited NY before?   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at New York Times (New York, NY) in June 2012.

    Interview

    Initial contact was a cold email from the Times' HR Department. After a phone screen with the tech lead on the Mobile Web team, I was invited a couple days later to interview in NYC. I was in DC at the time, and never was reimbursed for the travel costs. The in-person interview was a series of 5 people - a tech lead, asking to refactor some code that was written in an in-house language, an interview with a software engineer, talking about technology and development in general, an interview with a fantastic dev that turned into him convincing me to come to the Times, an interview with the project lead, and an interview with the project director. I was given an offer Friday that week, and given until Monday to accept. I accepted on that Monday.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work at the Times?   2 Answers

    Negotiation

    While negotiation was not offered, putting an aggressively high Expected Salary seemed to anchor the offer at higher than I would have gotten with a straight raise + cola.

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