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Roblox Interview Questions

Updated Nov 4, 2018
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  1. Featured Interview

    Helpful (9)  

    Engineering Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Roblox (San Mateo, CA) in April 2018.

    Interview

    Overall, a very positive experience! Roblox subscribes to the philosophy that "everyone is their own CEO", meaning that managers have wide latitude to define how their teams operate, including the interview processes for each team. That seems to be responsible for the widely varying experiences people have reported.

    The process I went through was a series of phone interviews followed by a final round panel interview, discussing my management style, experience managing teams, thoughts on process and strategy, aspects of my personality, and a bit of coding and technical design. Unlike applicants for some other teams at the company, I didn't need to complete an online coding challenge, though I certainly wouldn't have balked at one.

    What struck me most about Roblox was the passion everyone brought to their work - everyone from Karen, the office assistant, to the recruiting leads and the managers, directors, VPs, and CEO were super enthusiastic about working there and creating such a great content creation platform, and they expect the same of applicants! I was glad to see it, as that means they have a good handle on company culture and look for more than just passing a technical bar.

    The process moved very quickly, as it should when hiring senior people in this area, and they turned around the offer in record time. My one complaint about the process was that it became a high pressure sell once the offer was in my hand. The offer expired within only one day of issuance, and they kept pushing me for a very immediate start date, which would have left me little time to wrap up my current work and move. Most companies I've worked at in the past hired for overall talent and allocated them where there was need shortly before the start date; the need to fill candidates on a predefined roadmap definitely seems like a downside of hiring for specific openings.

    Timing issues and exploding offers aside, I'm really psyched by the passion everyone is displaying for their work and I'm excited to join them in it!


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    Other Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Mateo, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Roblox (San Mateo, CA).

    Interview

    Phone interview with HR and then hiring manager. Then in person interviews with HR, hiring manager and several team members.

    It was very disappointing that they never sent me an email to let me know that I didn't get the job. Especially considering how much time and effort I put into my time with them.

    Advice to Roblox, is to treat your candidates with respect and close the loop to let them know if they did or did not get the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing unusual. Standard "tell me about a time when..." type of questions.   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (2)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Application

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

    Interview

    Two phone interviews before getting into the final on-site interview. I passed the first one. I failed on the second one.

    Interview Questions

    • The first phone interview is basically asking some general technique questions and used the share site to write a function that returns the first repeated character from a string. The second phone interview used the share site to write a function to determine palindrome of an integer; no extra space are allowed to use.   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Roblox (Redwood City, CA) in November 2011.

    Interview

    The recruiter somehow got my resume and approached me. The company is on the edge of spanning so it is looking for a bunch of new positions. I showed the interest on doing backend server side programming. As a result, I was arranged for a first on-site interview with the technical director. However, this interview is just a chat about my background, some general issues on the backend design. Then after two weeks, I was arranged another round of on-site interview with 4 people. The interviews did not contain too many algorithm or programming puzzles, but really some advance questions that fit their needs.

    Interview Questions


  5.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Mateo, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Roblox (San Mateo, CA) in November 2011.

    Interview

    They first had a normal interview followed by a technical interview.

    Interview Questions


  6. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Mateo, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Roblox (San Mateo, CA) in January 2012.

    Interview

    I received a call from a Russian chap with a heavy accent. I am a native English speaker and typically have no problems understanding accents. I've been in the Silicon Valley for years to no big deal. In this case -- it was a big deal. I could barely understand the chap interviewing me. It made me very slow to reply and I had no idea if I was answering what he was asking.

    Now I am a C++ guru. I have knocked it out of the part in interview after interview in this area. This guy asked one question. I did not fully understand it. The answer ultimately required you to know to use an STL hashed-map. I was just rolling my eyes wondering "how doe these people hire anyone"?

    One of the oddest interviews ever. One question and a guy I could not understand. 15 minutes tops. I already had other offers so I was already pretty turned off by Roblox.

    I put Very Difficult b/c I could not understand the guy.

    Interview Questions

    • Some question about storage (could not understand due to think accent)...   1 Answer

  7. Helpful (3)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Roblox (San Francisco, CA) in March 2018.

    Interview

    1 phone screen
    1 outsourced tech screen using Karat
    1 on site
    Recruiter was disorganized, confused, and did not know how to use his own hiring/applicant tracking software. I received multiple confusing, conflicting emails with instructions regarding next steps . Karat can be great but they can also be really bad depending on which interviewer you get assigned and what his experience level is. Unfortunately for the Roblox interview, it was the latter. I had a positive opinion of Roblox until this awful candidate experience.

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  8.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hudson, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Roblox (Hudson, FL) in August 2018.

    Interview

    Interview would have to be done on email its going to be hard though because i only had one other job i pray to god that i can get this job for roblox

    Interview Questions


  9. Helpful (2)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Roblox in April 2018.

    Interview

    An initial phone screen followed by an online coding challenge with two problems. I ended up not solving one of the problems, so I did not make it to the on-site interview. While the coding challenges were great, my recruiter asked me if I was the only person relocating for the job. It is illegal in many states to ask questions about marital status. This left me with a bitter taste, but I did the online challenge anyway.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you the only person relocating or is there anyone else relocating. (It's illegal to ask this before the offer letter is written!)   Answer Question

  10. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Roblox (San Francisco, CA) in February 2018.

    Interview

    The interview process began with a call with the engineering manager who was rather late to the call . After the get to know you portion of the interview I was moved on the the technical screening which is performed by and outsourced company. This interview consisted of a "recorded" video call and a codepen session with said interviewer. This style of interview is less than ideal for assessing the skills of a technical individual as it is a pressured situation (coding with someone watching your keystrokes) while remembering that your face and voice are being recorded at all times. This recording is sent off to Roblox along with any code written giving them a completely impersonal experience. White boarding during an interview with the team you might work with is great because everything has context on both side of the spectrum, this format throws that all out the window. During the technical portion while i had the correct logic solution I made a small syntax error that is rather hard to pick out. The interviewer told me they offer a one time try again with no questions asked but I had lost my interest after this experience. This process may work well for junior developers but will drastically skew the results of intermediate and or senior developers.

    TLDR; give me a project and free time to build something interesting I am proud of, explain what I did and why i did it rather than this factory interview process.

    Interview Questions


  11. Helpful (3)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Entire process was great, had a few phone screenings, and onsite as well. People were very friendly, knowledgeable, and cool. Great company overall, and smooth process. Took a couple of weeks total. Interview questions were standard, nothing surprising, I wish it was not my first interview, for I would have aced it otherwise.

    Interview Questions

    • Remove a node in a singly linked list, which is pointed to, in O(1). If you know the trick, its easy, otherwise, you can only do O(N).   3 Answers

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