I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Thumbtack (Salt Lake City, UT) in April 2016.
Extensive process that included assessment and video interview. Based on first step it was obvious I would need to answer questions precisely and that they had high expectations in terms of accuracy and expertise. I was told I did very well in first step and video interview and would be contacted right away for group interview. I was never contacted and had to reach out several times before being told I would not be moving forward with the process. I was misled about my chances and they had very high expectations around their employees professionalism but the whole experience was very discouraging. They were are also misleading about how low salaries were for my position. I would not suggest anyone apply for a job at this company. The recruiter I dealt with kept apologizing for having a short attention span and not being to respond to messages in a timely matter.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Thumbtack (San Francisco, CA) in November 2018.
The best interview experience I had. The interviews were organized/structured well. People were very nice + helpful and wanted you to succeed. Questions asked in the onsite were fair and well thought of, although I’d say they were harder than the questions I got during a google interview. Here’s the whole experience from beginning to end:
A sourcer reached out to me in August and I initially declined. But in October, I reached out to the sourcer then got on a phone call with a recruiter. After that phone call, I was scheduled to have a 30 min phone call with an engineer. In this phone call there were no programming or CS questions but it was a time for the engineer to get to know me and for me to get to know thumbtack's tech stack and additional info about the company from an engineer's point of view. After that call, scheduled an hour technical phone interview. This interview involved me answering some coding questions on hackerrank's code pair. Can't remember the specifics but it was one or two pretty standard coding questions. After this came the onsite interview. The interview started at 11:45pm and ended at 5:45 pm and included a one hour lunch with an engineer. The process in order:
1. Lunch with engineer:
Food was so good. Didn’t talk much about tech stuff but more about what life is like at thumbtack. Was told this lunch interview wasn’t being graded or anything.
2. 1on1 Coding interview:
The coding interviews at thumbtack are done on a laptop, also in hackerrank’s code pair, so no writing code on a whiteboard which I was pretty happy about (but there are whiteboards in the room incase you need to draw out something). This interviewer in particular was very enthusiastic and made me feel comfortable. But the question I got was pretty hard. I asked for hints and the interviewer was very nice and helpful. I couldn’t finish in time but I explained my thought process and my proposed solution and the interviewer seemed satisfied. My interviewer told me this was a question not many people finished so I felt a little bit relieved even though I didn't finish.
3. 1on1 Coding interview
standard coding problem, not too hard
4. 1on1 Coding interview
standard coding problem, not too hard
5. Pairing session w/two other engineers:
In this interview, I was given a laptop with thumbtack’s actual ios code base. I was given a small task as if it were something I would actually do at work. I got to use google and I asked the interviewers a good amount of questions in the process.
After about a week, I got the results and was given the offer! The whole process from me reaching out to the sourcer up to getting the offer took about a month. A tip for the technical interviews: think out loud. explain your thought process even if you’re not sure or are stuck that way the interviewer knows how to help you.
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