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TripAdvisor Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Mar 28, 2017
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Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

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

Interview

Applied at college career fair, and got an on-campus interview the next day. The interview was 45min long. The interviewer begun with some quick icebreakers, then straight to 2 intermediate difficulty coding questions.

Interview Questions

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Needham, MA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at TripAdvisor (Needham, MA) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Applied through university. Was contacted by recruiter within a week, asking me about my background, and set up a telephonic interview with one of their engineers. This was followed by a take-home coding assignment which was supposed to handed in within 48 hours. The next day, they called to set up an on-site interview, which consisted of two technical rounds, and lunch with one of their new hires. I did well in the first technical on site, so the second one just kept grilling me until they deemed me not good enough.

    Interview Questions

    • HR screen: Tell me about a project; why TripAdvisor;
      Telephonic: Basic String/Tree/Array related questions
      Take home: Want to see how well you design the solution of a problem
      On site: Again, revise your fundamentals. medium-hard level problems  
      Answer Question

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at TripAdvisor.

    Interview

    I sent them my resume, and they happily replied asking for a coding sample. I spent a couple of hours on the coding test, and tested my answer to make sure it was correct. Then in two days they replied saying that they had chosen other candidates to move forward with. I didn't appreciate them asking me for a coding sample if they didn't have time to interview despite performing well on their coding test.

    So, I've posted their coding test below. They give you 48 hours from when you receive the email.


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at TripAdvisor (New York, NY).

    Interview

    1 home assignment; 1 interview; 3 on-site interviews and a resume-drop before. Overall takes around 20 days to complete. Is a good procedure to rank and find candidates. Applied for Summer Internship Position.

    Interview Questions

    • Various DS questions and various TripAdvisor related questions   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at TripAdvisor (Boston, MA) in December 2016.

    Interview

    I had a technical phone interview, followed by a coding challenge. For take home interview the question was pretty straight forward. Basic CS fundamental program on collab-edit. The phone screen also included some questions about OO and algorithms. The interviewer was very friendly and he explained the position to me in detail.

    The coding challenge was very interesting. I got 48 hours to work on it. I made sure that I wrote a very clean code, created README.md, wrote more than 14 test cases, Junit tests, noted my assumptions and provided them with the zip of all of these along with the source code. I did not receive any feedback on this up to 14 days. After that I got a reject. I was extremely disappointed that after so much of effort on writing a clean code, and submitting a solution professionally, I got a reject.

    Interview Questions

    TripAdvisor Response

    Jan 23, 2017

    Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback about your interview. The coding challenge is a crucial part of our interview process and we certainly appreciate you taking the time to complete it ... More


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    Software Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at TripAdvisor (New York, NY) in December 2016.

    Interview

    There was a telephonic interview, followed by a coding assignment and then an on-site interview. The interviewers were very helpful and friendly. There were some very practical questions on algorithm complexities.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. (Telephonic) Given a sorted array, find a number.
      2. (Telephonic) Write a program to tell if the right subtree and right subtree of the root are mirror images.
      3. (Telephonic) Making the program in 2 scalable and run on multiple machines
      4. (Coding assignment) Write a plagiarism checker  
      Answer Question

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Needham, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at TripAdvisor (Needham, MA).

    Interview

    Pretty straight-forward process. Applied online in late-August and heard back from them after almost a month. Sent me a take-home coding assignment to be completed in 3 business days. Once submitted, I got an email saying that they wanted to conduct a Skype Interview. After that, I received an email saying they were interested in having me for an on-site interview. 4 rounds of interview (1-hour each: two were coding, one was somewhat system design), lunch with recent hires and an office tour. Nothing too difficult and very friendly interviewers.

    Interview Questions

    • Implement LRU cache with add and fetch with O(1) Time Complexity   1 Answer
    • Check if a string is a palindrome ignoring spaces.   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at TripAdvisor in November 2016.

    Interview

    Process: online application, pre-interview, project, technical interview, on-site interview. I got rejected after the project. They give you 48 hours to complete. I asked if they could send it on the Thursday afternoon of that week, hoping to get it done before the weekend. Their response: we'll send it to you Friday afternoon "so you can complete over the weekend!"

    3 weeks pass, and I finally get my rejection. Same old "at this time, we have decided to pursue other candidates." I politely asked if they could give me any useful feedback on my project, and they ignored my email. They're not located in Silicon Valley, but it's the same BS, and the same lack of respect for your time and effort. You include descriptions of projects you've done on your resume, and a link to your github. That should be enough. I don't understand why all these companies feel the need to make you do these silly projects just to earn a phone call.

    The rejection email did mention they were hoping for me to reapply next year for full-time. So I can waste another weekend doing another project and not get any feedback from a real person? No thanks.

    Interview Questions

    • Before we interview you, we want you to complete a take-home project. We'll send it to you Friday afternoon "so you can complete over the weekend!"   Answer Question

    TripAdvisor Response

    Dec 16, 2016 – Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for your review although I’m sorry that you were disappointed with your experience . We’ve previously found our coding test to be an important part of the interview process as it reflects the ... More


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Needham, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at TripAdvisor (Needham, MA) in November 2016.

    Interview

    Had an on-campus interview, after which came a at-home coding assignment. The final step is then a day of on-site interviews, I had two technical interviews and a behavioural one.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were not too difficult, and not too easy. Some examples were binary search, input parsing and correct use of data structures (HashMaps and Priority Queues). Knowledge of Trees also came in helpful. One design questions about large scale software management.   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at TripAdvisor (Boston, MA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    5 Rounds.
    Got the call from career fair when they came to my college.
    1st round was the very next day of the career fair
    2nd Round - take home assignment
    3,4,5 - onsite.

    A very friendly set of warm and awesome people.
    Questions are based on data structure and algorithms - not too difficult.
    Signed NDA.

    Interview Questions


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