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Yahoo Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Mar 23, 2017
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Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Interview

Two rounds of phone interview then I got rejected. The interview process is fast and fluent. Each interviewer gave a brief explain for their group then starts asking technical question. Coding in collabedit

Interview Questions

  • Basic OOP knowledge, design a class for card game, how constructor is inherited. Read content from file and parse into int and double based on position   Answer Question

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    Software Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Interviewed in summer 2014. Their process was straightforward - two phone rounds. Was asked background question related to my resume and coding questions. The communication was slow from HR end but both the interviewers were easy to talk to.

    Interview Questions

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Yahoo.

    Interview

    Apply on Campus career fair, got a phone interview two weeks later. Then, move on to onsite. The onsite interview is 3 hours long. One behavioral and two technical interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Design a game with deck of cards.   1 Answer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Champaign, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Yahoo (Champaign, IL) in March 2017.

    Interview

    First, OOP. The employer asked me to write some variables and methods. Tried to override and inheritance the method. Then, I have a coding problem and it lasts around one hour.

    Then,

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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Yahoo (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    First of all, explain one of my projects to the interviewer. After that I was asked about some computer Science basic knowledge. And it ends with two sections of coding

    Interview Questions

    • knowledge: difference between Thread and Process, between ArrayList and LinkedList; Web attacks;
      code: an array with only 0s and 1s, put 0s on the left, 1s on the right;
                an array with 0s, 1s, and 2s, put 0s on left, 1s on middle, and 2s on right  
      1 Answer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Yahoo.

    Interview

    Applied through email and just did one round of phone interview, it is easy, asking many basic and some open end questions about SQL, C/C++/Java and focusing on basic usage and OOP concept with some hard bonus questions. Coding questions are also easy, just string manipulations. Got on-site invite several days later.

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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Yahoo (San Jose, CA) in February 2017.

    Interview

    The interviewer asked me to solve a mini project consisted of 3 sub-problems in about 50 min. I was allowed to google or check language reference online (I used Java), as long as I don't resort to another person for help. The project is about String processing.

    Interview Questions

    • Generate a random String which can be separated into several "words" by spaces. Split the string to a list of words and print out the longest word with unique characters.   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Buffalo, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Yahoo (Buffalo, NY) in February 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online on yahoo website. A few days later got a call from one of the recruiters saying some managers are looking at my resume and they will tell in a day or two. Two days later I got a call from the same recruiter saying one of the managers has selected my resume for further screening. Then scheduled a phone screen interview a few days later.

    Interview Questions

    • First asked about my college projects. Then asked me if we have a lot of data and want to sort it what would you do. Then gave me a list of sorted list, I had to merge it into one sorted list.   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Yahoo (Sunnyvale, CA) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Got 2 phone screen interviews after submitting my resume. Interviewing with two managers from different teams. Each phone screen was 60 minutes. Managers talked about the their teams and Yahoo products, cultures. I think my phone interviews went well but I didn't get an onsite interview after two phone screen interviews for no reason.

    Interview Questions

    • One coding challenge consists of three parts. String processing. Find the longest string contains common substring in a string array.   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in La Jolla, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Yahoo (La Jolla, CA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    I talked to a software engineer at a career fair. The recruiter liked me and scheduled a technical interview 3 days later. The interview was technical phone one, where he asked me questions about basic data structure/algorithms (problem solving). The interviewer was very helpful in giving me hints. It took a while for them to get back to me though.

    Interview Questions

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