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Yahoo Interview Questions

Updated Oct 19, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Android Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Yahoo (Sunnyvale, CA) in May 2017.

    Interview

    Recruiter contacted me to set up a phone interview. Phone interview consisted of android questions and 1 leet code medium question. I was then invited for onsite interview. There were 3 technical rounds, 1 lunch round and 1 coding challenge where you have to develop an app in 3 hours. Technical rounds consisted of system design and coding questions. I did well in those rounds. I was rejected because I could not complete the app. It is a simple app to fetch data from server and display in the app. I completed the implementation but the app was not working due to some issues. They were expecting a proper working app. Overall It was a good experience. The recruiter was nice and she told me the feedback after the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Develop an android app in 3 hours   2 Answers

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    Senior Production Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Yahoo (San Francisco, CA) in May 2017.

    Interview

    First telephonic with hiring manager then another video call pure technical. Overall the process was ok but it took two week for just first interview. Job description was not what is asked in interview. But being Yahoo it was expected that they require strong data structure knowledge.

    Interview Questions

    • write a code for binary tree with serialize and deserialize function (python or java). Bash script question   1 Answer
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    Site Reliability Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Yahoo in May 2017.

    Interview

    Applied online. Was contacted by a HR, a phone screen interview was scheduled a week later. The interviewer was kind. He told me about the role and asked me some questions on my previous experience and then a few linux commands, on stuff I am familiar with and 2 coding questions. He also gave me a feedback, he said he was satisfied with the answers and he liked one of my solutions alot. Unfortunately, 2 days later I got a reject and the HR said that they hired someone else.

    Interview Questions

    • If I have to find all files which are similar in a directory, which command should I use and later he asked how that command would internally work.
      Given an array with each element repeated once except one, find that one and optimize the solution - both space and time.   2 Answers

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Yahoo in May 2017.

    Interview

    I applied by university recruiting program. It is a 30-minute phone interview. The question is not difficult. But the phone signal is not very good. So I didn't pass it.

    Interview Questions

    • level-order traversal of a binary tree.   1 Answer

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    A phone interview made after campus career fair. Interviewed by a senior software developer. First, he introduced his team and then asked me some technical questions. Last for about an hour.

    Interview Questions

    • Design an algorithm to serialize and deserialize a binary tree.   1 Answer

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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Yahoo (Sunnyvale, CA).

    Interview

    I had 2 phone interviews and then they made arrangements to fly me to Yahoo Headquarters for in-person interviews. I had 4 in-person interviews on campus. I met with hiring manager and also people on the team that I may work with. Everyone was very professional.

    Interview Questions


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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Yahoo.

    Interview

    It consisted of a 2 round process. The first was over the phone. The second was over google hangouts where I got to interact with a great team. It was mostly behavioral based.

    Interview Questions

    • Understanding why you want to work with yahoo, and why that work would matter to you   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I interviewed at Yahoo in April 2017.

    Interview

    Interviewer had some borderline rude comments towards the end.

    Told the interviewer my java was rusty and my first language is Python
    He asked me to write code in java and in the end complained about my bad java - d-uh

    As far as my performance goes, I was thinking in the right direction, but the final solution - although complete (pseduo-code complete w/o edge case handling) was not the optimal one. It was still linear though.
    So I accept that my performance may not have been that good , but I gave my best and my solution was not that
    bad! I am telling you this because it was NOT as a bad an attempt as the interviewer made it sound like with his "borderline" rude comments towards the end!

    I liked the question but I felt the interviewer could have been a bit more polite by stopping me in the middle and ending the interview if he wasn't happy with my code at all. Would have saved us both some time. I postponed an important task because of this interview.

    Just a day before this interview I had an interview with a "leading" tech company that primarily works with java, but they were okay with me writing my code in python and they just wanted to make me feel comfortable while I developed my logic. I actually ended up going to the next round with them.
    Its literally in my resume that i have been working with only Python for about 1.5 years now.. all you have to do is read!
    What really pissed me off were the borderline rude comments by the interviewer about how bad my java is. All other interviewers I have had , even the bad ones, weren't this rude.
    But to stay professional, i apologized to him in a follow up mail about my "bad" java and pointed him to a paper I had published because he asked for it. In hindsight, I feel the extra bit of professionalism from my side was a waste of time because he did not even bother replying.

    So thats my Yahoo interviewing experience for you
    My friends told me Yahoo wasn't worth interviewing for, and I confirmed it. Never again!

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    Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Yahoo.

    Interview

    It was very conversational. Very friendly and nice people made me feel comfortable. Questions were ordinary and they asked about excel. Overall the interview was good and it was not very difficult.

    Interview Questions


  10. Helpful (2)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Champaign, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Yahoo (Champaign, IL) in April 2017.

    Interview

    I managed a referral from one of the employee at Yahoo, Champaign. Recruiter contacted with me for phone interview and then we had to attend onsite interview at Champaign, IL. The onsite interview had three techincal sessions and one session with hiring manager

    Interview Questions

    • We have a reservoir of numbers or range of numbers in [a,b]. Write a Program that will return the minimum of the numbers out of the reservoir and remove that very number from the reservoir. At any point of time, values that were queried and taken off from the reservoir might be put back to the reservoir.   Answer Question

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