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PayPal Interview Questions

Updated Aug 22, 2017
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  1. Helpful (5)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at PayPal in April 2017.

    Interview

    Phone interview for RCG position. Interview went well but still got a reject after a couple of days. Interviewer did not bother to introduce properly. Dived into shared editor after just 2-3 minutes of conversation.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic questions on strings such as longest contiguous character, first duplicate character.   Answer Question

  2. Helpful (5)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at PayPal.

    Interview

    I applied online and received an email to schedule a phone interview 3 weeks later. The phone interview consisted of only technical questions and lasted about 40 minutes. It involved multiple questions regarding distributed systems and using threads to increase the speed of program execution.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you go through a document and tell me how many times a particular word occurs throughout the document?   1 Answer
    • If I gave you a large number of documents, how would you tell me the number of times a word shows up in all of the documents combined using multiple computers?   Answer Question
  3.  

    Assistant Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Company background demo, Q&A. Then talk with 2 senior employee individually about your recent experience. Ask specific questions during this process. Have a lot of interaction. Then HR ask some questions about salary estimation and response period.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at PayPal in April 2017.

    Interview

    Interviewer was arrogant and stubborn. He didn't try to understand my solution. Instead, try to make me use his solution (signs of a bad developer/interviewer) Bad experience! Culture is also bad. You need to be on-call all the time. I would not want to work here.

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    Information Security Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Scottsdale, AZ
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at PayPal (Scottsdale, AZ) in April 2017.

    Interview

    All the interviews (phone screen and on site) were very sorted and systematic. Overall Good learning experience.
    Should be thorough with Linus , Unix, Vulnerability management and risk analysis techniques and tools.

    Interview Questions


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    Software Delivery Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at PayPal.

    Interview

    It was great, Basedon basics of JAVA and testing concepts. Mostly on resume and work experience. Asked few questions on datastructures. Behaviour round was why paypal why this role, challenges you had to face.

    Interview Questions

    • About my java projects and questions on spring MVC architecture   Answer Question

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    Fraud Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at PayPal (Chandler, AZ).

    Interview

    It was a while ago. I think I had a phone interview, then in person after a typing test. In person wasn't too bad. Generic questions, mostly based on how i can handle stressful situations.

    Interview Questions

    • What was a time you had to control a situation by yourself, and how did you do it?   1 Answer
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    Customer Service Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at PayPal.

    Interview

    Very quick interview no a good interview for me I did not feel confident that I would get the job I felt rushed I will re apply in a few months hopefully it be be a more positive experience

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  9. Helpful (3)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at PayPal.

    Interview

    Interviewed for Front-End Developer Software Engineer Intern position. Had two rounds of interview. Both the interviews were on Skype. Do be prepared with leetcode coding. They asked me to share the screen and ensured that I pass all the test cases for the code I wrote on Leetcode.

    Interview Questions

    • First round: Asked about my resume. Was asked to solve coding on leetcode
      Second round: Drilled deep into projects that were mentioned in resume   4 Answers

  10. Helpful (2)  

    Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at PayPal (San Jose, CA) in March 2017.

    Interview

    I had the first round of interview with the Manager for about 45 to 50 mins. After 3 weeks, I had the second round of interview with one of the developers. It was an online coding test mostly concentrating on Javascript and one question involving algorithms and data structures. The next business day I got a mail from the Talent Acquisition team asking me to come onsite for an interview. The onsite interview went on for about 4 and a half hours with about 5 mins of break. It was mostly white board coding and tested my skills in HTML, CSS and Javascript. It also involved some problem solving and puzzle kind of questions. The last round of onsite interview was with the manager which went on for about an hour and 15 mins.

    The only negative thing about the whole process was, after spending so much effort and time travelling and preparing for the interview, PayPal doesn't even bother to give the feedback. 2 Days after the onsite interview I got a mail saying they are considering other applicants for this position, but they don't bother telling you what was the feedback from the interview panel despite my repeated emails.

    Interview Questions

    • Create a payment application to send and receive money   Answer Question
    • create javascript custom library for specific functionalities.   Answer Question
    • Javascript code to consume Rest API   Answer Question
    • If you have 7 identical tiles and a common balance, 6 of which are of equal weight. How do you find the odd one out with minimum number of iterations.   1 Answer
    • For the given array, find the continuous sub array with maximum sum   Answer Question
    • Questions on javascript closure, inheritance, prototype, scope.   Answer Question

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StarStarStarStarStar   Current Fraud Agent in Omaha, NE

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