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Pocket Gems Interview Questions

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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Pocket Gems.

    Interview

    Just pass the first round interview and waiting for the second.
    Two techinical questions:
    1. implement Strstr()
    2. K most occurence integer in an array, and some improvement of the algorithm I wrote
    Spend more of the time discussing the time complexcity

    Interview Questions

    • The algorithms are not too difficult, but I was asked about the time complexity and some implementation details. Be aware of Big-O notation   1 Answer

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Pocket Gems in January 2015.

    Interview

    Apply here if you want to be treated like a robot instead of a human being,

    The phone interview when right into the coding challenge with no attempt to talk about my experience, my skill set, my resume, or who I am as an individual. Furthermore, the interviewee’s english was so broken that I had to continually ask him to repeat himself after every sentence.

    Overall, I am disappointed. The interview was my first real glimpse of the company, and nothing positive come from it.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Pocket Gems.

    Interview

    First round,two coding questions.
    Very easy ones, the first is strstr(). Yeah, they love strstr(). And the second is find most popular numbers in an array. The interviewer is very friendly. There was bug in my code, but still get second round.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Pocket Gems in January 2015.

    Interview

    2 phone interviews followed by onsite. Process is smooth and well planned out. One of the great mobile game companies to work for. All interviews are hardcore tech testing your general understanding of data structures and applying them to solve problems

    Interview Questions

    • General data structure and algorithm questions. Coding interview complete helps to solve some problems but questions are not directly from that book   1 Answer

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Pocket Gems in February 2015.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a recruiter in Pocket Gems via linkedin. I sent the resume and they replied to ask me schedule a phone interview. I sent the dates and time for interview. I did not hear anything back until two weeks after. At the scheduled date and time, they did not call me. Later I sent an email to ask them why. After 3 days, one person replied saying there is a change in their hiring plan and they will contact me in the following week.

    However, they never contact me ever again and stop responding to me


  6. Helpful (2)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Pocket Gems in December 2014.

    Interview

    The Recruiting staff was very efficient, setting the interview up within a week. Quite a standard coding interview, used a StyPi document. The interviewer came off as a bit rude, he answered phone calls while interviewing. Seemed unprofessional.

    Overall easy interview, but it depends on the interviewer. Questions are standard.

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  7. Helpful (3)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Pocket Gems in January 2014.

    Interview

    I applied online. They responded in just one or two days. The recruiting team was nice and helpful. Two technical phone interviews followed by an onsite interview. The team is open minded and passionate about their products. People (especially those who do not have prior experience in this field) who are interested in game industry should definitely consider them.

    Interview Questions

    • No unexpected question. The questions were not super hard. Make sure you think aloud. They gave good hints and led you through the problems.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. What they offered already exceeded my expectation. I mentioned my expected salary during a talk with hr people, but they still presented me with a much better offer.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Pocket Gems (Brooklyn, NY) in May 2015.

    Interview

    At first I gave a brief introduction then also asked some questions about the company, about the job ,then began to do the coding test problem,it it not too hard,but I was little nervous and wanted to ask some hints,but get nothing.Finally,I got failed this interview

    Interview Questions

    • given an array of numbers a, find two numbers at index i and j, such that, j - i <= k1, |a - a[j]| <= k2 O(nlgk1) solution if we sort first k1 element and form a tree structure and remove and insert numbers one by one   Answer Question

  9. Helpful (3)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Pocket Gems in October 2015.

    Interview

    Applied through employee referral, got an interview in about a week. We had a phone interview plus coding. The question is pretty simple and you can find most of it online. but you may want think clearly and be prepared. Keep communicating with the interviewer. Do it bug free.

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  10. Helpful (3)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Pocket Gems.

    Interview

    This was a phone interview and I was not asked any questions about my resume. We directly started coding two questions. One question is easy just implement strStr(),find the first occurrence of String a in String b. It is enough to just provide the brute-force way. No need to use KMP. Another is traverse an ternary expression to a binary tree.

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