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Thumbtack Senior Software Engineer Interview Questions

Interviews at Thumbtack

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Senior Software Engineer Interview

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

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at Thumbtack (San Francisco, CA).

Interview

The recruiter was very nice and to the point. They set up the phone interview quickly.

After asking typical questions about my background, they gave me a question that was rated as hard in Leetcode(I looked it up after the interview). There was no way I could solve that over the phone in 45 minutes. To be honest I don't think many people would be able to do that, unless they have come across the question before. Also, the question didn't require any special data structures. So I don't think it had any values.

Interviewer didn't provide any hints either. He just provided the edge case where my algorithm didn't work.

Interview Questions

  • Some tricky question with numbers. Didn't require any data structure.   Answer Question

Thumbtack Response

Dec 4, 2017 – Social Media Support Manager

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Other Interview Reviews for Thumbtack

  1.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Thumbtack (San Francisco, CA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    First call with recruiter to figure out the usual details and interest in the company/candidate profile. Seemed like they do not look for specialization and prefer to hire full stack engineers

    Interview Questions

    • Find the mean and median in a streaming list of integers if you already knew upfront that the integers are in the range of 0 to 1000.   Answer Question

  2.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Thumbtack (San Francisco, CA) in April 2016.

    Interview

    The standard technical phone screen + onsite interview. Pretty solid recruiting process the entire time, I had other offers and everything was done super quickly.

    Their engineering office is across the street from the office that has all the conference rooms for interviews so I had my first interview start kind of late and people might have trouble showing up on time.

    Interview Questions

    • Standard algorithm questions and some practical coding.   Answer Question
  3.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Thumbtack (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    Recruiter contacted me and discussed the available positions.
    Scheduled a 1 hour technical phone screen.

    This was followed by a full day of onsite interviews at SF head quarters.
    4 rounds of interviews + 1 lunch interview

    Interview Questions

    • 1 System Design Interview
      3 Coding Interviews (Graphs, Arrays, Iterator of Iterator)   Answer Question

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