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MTS1 Software Engineer Interview

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

Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at PayPal (Austin, TX) in February 2014.

Interview

My hiring process was fast with lots of interviews. There's a take home that the interview is based on. So, rather than whiteboarding a ton of tricky algorithms and such, they quiz you about your own code.

Interview Questions

  • Didn't really have any questions that I felt were difficult.   1 Answer

Negotiation

Tough: "what do you want" … silence. I shot high, and got what I wanted.

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    MTS1 Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at PayPal in September 2014.

    Interview

    Interview process took 2 months, went positively till end and final process got delayed and finally got automated mail saying that position got closed. This happened couple of times, they will post for a requirement , they will take the interview and after some time they use to close that position , saying some reasons .

    Interview Questions


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    MTS1 Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lutherville Timonium, MD
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at PayPal (Lutherville Timonium, MD) in September 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online for position of MTS-1 in PayPal credit (Greater Baltimore Area). I got a hacker-rank challenge and a telephonic call, later, I was invited for the onsite interview. On-site interview was for 4 hours where first, they gave me a tour of their office and gave an insight about the position and the company. Later, there was a behavioral round for 45 minutes, followed by a technical round for 1.5 hours where I was interviewed by 3 interviewers. I was expecting data-structure and algorithm questions for the technical round but none were asked. I enjoyed the technical round because whenever I wasn't able to answer any question, they told me the correct answer. They kept joking all the time which helped me to relieve stress. It was followed by casual/technical Lunch where they asked me to give detailed overview of my current project. Overall, the entire interview process wasn't as I expected, neither was close to any other interview I faced but was a great experience to interact with them.

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly, they asked to describe my current responsibilities in detail.   4 Answers
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    MTS1 Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at PayPal (Singapore (Singapore)) in May 2014.

    Interview

    - High caliber technical interviewers
    - Down to earth and straight forward managers
    - A few hiccups with the HR process, but these were sorted out satisfactorily
    - Smooth on boarding
    - Programming assignment
    - HR based outside Singapore
    - All forms submitted electronically
    - Long background check process which overran intended start date

    Interview Questions

    • I was deliberately asked to complete an assignment in a technical language which I was not familiar with, within 48 hours. The interviewer made it clear that it was to test my ability pick up new technologies.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    HR was located outside Singapore, complicating matters slightly, but the management team was very down to earth and straight-forward.


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    MTS1 Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bengaluru (India)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at PayPal (Bengaluru (India)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Weekend interview, people just want to show themselves smarter and not concerned about your approach and eligibility. When I answered all 4 questions as listed below, interviewer truly looking devastated and then onwards he started reacting as if I was dumb, like after listening to an answer to another question (which he completely misunderstood) he asked me to write program for the same which again he didn't understood and replied he was looking for class design and modular approach !!
    Anyways after that he started asking questions to design and implement google maps and other api.
    He was completely irrelevant guy and looked like never knew what interview process means. Its to get valuable resource or to show off !!

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Mirror a given binary tree
      2. Check if a given binary tree is BST
      3. Right view of binary tree
      4. Lowest common ancestor of 2 children in binary tree
      -- after all these answers he got mischievous and started acting like a moron -- :-)
      5. reverse link list k nodes from beginning and end ie. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 if k=3 => 3 2 1 4 5 6 9 8 7
      when I answered this he got completely frustrated ( get 2 linsts as 1 2 3 and 7 8 9 and reverse them and point there ends to respective nodes ... like point 1 list end to 4 and 6 next to head of 2nd list)
      Of-course this requires some amount of code to look around for edge cases which makes it complex, and this part he never understood even when I proved by dry-running all cases.

      6. Design and implement google maps api.   Answer Question

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    MTS1 Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at PayPal (Bengaluru (India)).

    Interview

    There were 5 rounds of technical interviews with each round about 1 hr or so. Questions were mostly focused on design, coding, and algorithms etc. Very few questions related to technologies and previous projects.

    Interview Questions

    • Round 1 - Hands-on coding. Asked to write a meeting room booking application from scratch. UI not needed and few requirements/constraints were given. A laptop was provided with eclipse but no internet.   Answer Question
    • Round 2 - DS/Algorithm problem related to the tree (I don't really recall the exact problem)   Answer Question
    • Round 3 - Design an approval workflow system (some requirements/constraints were given). Also asked to write code snippets for some cases.   Answer Question
    • Round 4 - Asked to design a document collaboration system like google docs. Some more design related questions. Few NoSQL related questions.   Answer Question
    • Round 5 - Discussion with the hiring manager. Hiring manager also asked some design related questions along to fitment, expectation etc.   Answer Question

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