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Yammer Interview Questions

Updated May 13, 2017
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  1.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    After 1 month of being passed around to different unresponsive recruiters and hiring managers, I was finally given the take home challenge. The challenge contained three generic "write a function that does X" type questions. I finished the challenge in time and double checked that it met all the requirements. Shortly afterwards I received an email saying I was rejected and would not be able to receive feedback on my challenge.

    Overall the entire process was uncoordinated, unprofessional, and (in my biased opinion) led to the wrong conclusion.

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  2.  

    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Yammer in December 2016.

    Interview

    The overvalue the time of their product manager and undervalue time of candidates.

    I was contacted by recruiter and given a home work after phone screen. I hate companies when they do not even bother to do one phone screen with PM before giving home work. What if either one of the two parties realized it was not a good mutual fit after spending countless hours on home work.

    Anyways I went ahead and spend considerable time on home work and sent it back to recruiter after a week. The recruiter did not get back to me for 2 weeks after that ( greet job showing some follow up to candidate who spend so much time on your home wok)

    After 2 weeks I was set up for a phone screen with a PM. Asked me about my favorite app and then asked some random questions on why the app was built the way it was built.

    Got a rejection after a week. Overall I felt I was not kept updated about next steps and process was too slow.

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    Data Scientist Interview

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

    Application

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

    Interview

    I went for a phone screen with the Director of Analytics.
    The questions he asked me didn't make much sense. It was all based on probability theory.
    After the phone interview, I didn't hear back. Nobody sent me an email.

    Interview Questions

    • What’s the probability that in a room full of k people, at least 2 people will have the same birthday?   2 Answers

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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redmond, WA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Yammer (Redmond, WA) in April 2016.

    Interview

    First I talked to a recruiter on the phone, after a simple personal screening phone call I received a homework, as they call it, to take home and submit when completed.

    The whole process was pleasant and professionally handled. After submitting the homework I was never contacted again.

    Interview Questions

    • Homework Question:

      You must choose between Medium or Twitter.

      -Medium:

      1. What do you think Medium’s hypothesis was for the feature and how do you think they measured results? How do you think they defined success before they shipped the feature?

      2. Design an additional change to Medium that builds on the successful outcome of the feature you chose (include rough mocks if possible). Why build this change?

      3. Based on your hypothesis and metrics from the first question, let’s assume the feature had failed. What would that tell you? What would you do next?

      -Twitter:

      1. What do you think Twitter’s hypothesis was for the group chat feature and how do you think they measured results? How do you think they defined success before they shipped the feature?

      2. Design an additional change to Twitter that builds on the successful outcome of the group chat feature (include rough mocks if possible). Why build this change?

      3. Based on your hypothesis and metrics from the first question, let’s assume the group chat feature had failed. What would that tell you? What would you do next?  
      Answer Question

  6.  

    Data Scientist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Yammer (San Francisco, CA) in February 2016.

    Interview

    Applied online and was contacted through email. The phone interview was explicitly set up for 4:00 pm PST (I'm on CST); however, the interviewer called at 2:15 PST. He apologized for calling 15 minutes late when he was calling almost 2 hours early! I was very disappointed that Yammer couldn't keep track of time zone differences especially when they asked for my availability based on Pacific time.

    I thought interview went well but was never contacted afterwards (not even with a rejection). Yammer was extremely unprofessional by calling almost two hours early for the interview as well as not communicating with me afterwards. One would expect a company like Yammer could at least email a standard rejection letter to candidates.

    Interview Questions

    • Standard background questions as well as probability questions based on dice rolls.   Answer Question

  7.  

    Product Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Yammer (San Francisco, CA) in November 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process starts with a Homework to be completed at your convenience. The homework takes 3-5 hours depending on your familiarity with the product and feature in the homework. If the team is happy with the work, they will ask you for a call interview with two PMs. Finally, if you have done well, you will be invited to a round of interview on-site.

    I found the process was pleasant and professionally handled by the recruiter. The turn-around is quick and communication is professional.

    With that said, the phone call for my case was postponed since the interviewers were a no-show to the scheduled time. I was able to get in touch with the recruiter and manage to squeeze the interview between two appointments that made the interview a bit rushed for me.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you interested in working for Yammer?   Answer Question
    • Pick an app you like and use. Why did the company build this product and how would you improve it?   Answer Question
    • Homework question
      Pick Twitter or Medium. Based on the choice you will also pick one recent feature and answer the following questions. I picked Medium and Inline Editor feature.
      1. What do you think Medium’s hypothesis was for the Inline Editor and how do you think they measured results? How do you think they defined success before they shipped the Inline Editor?  
      Answer Question
    • Homework question
      Pick Twitter or Medium. Based on the choice you will also pick one recent feature and answer the following questions. I picked Medium and Inline Editor feature.
      2. Design an additional change to Medium that builds on the successful outcome of the Inline Editor (include rough mocks if possible). Why build this change?  
      Answer Question
    • Homework question
      Pick Twitter or Medium. Based on the choice you will also pick one recent feature and answer the following questions. I picked Medium and Inline Editor feature.
      3. Based on your hypothesis and metrics from the first question, let’s assume the Inline Editor feature had failed. What would that tell you? What would you do next?  
      Answer Question

  8.  

    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Yammer (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    Recruiter call, Phone Screen, 5 on-site interviews. All of the interviews took a similar format of asking some math and probability questions and then discussing various scenarios where data and measurements are applied to a situation.

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    Product Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Yammer (San Francisco, CA) in October 2015.

    Interview

    After the phone interview, which pretty much follows the structure you can find online on Medium, I was invited onsite. I spent the whole day, had about 9 or 10 interviews with groups of 1-6 people. However, the process was very friendly and positive.
    I was interviewed by product managers, UX designers, developers, statisticians, and finally VP of product. The questions were regular product management questions, like ones you can find in any book about the preparation.
    What is important, they try to understand how you think. I was asked many questions about modern trends in mobile development and understanding why developers made the product this way but no other. We evaluated different mobile apps, like LinkedIn and others. Be prepared, install and understand several.

    Interview Questions

    • Why app developers try to separate functionality and create different apps? Why LinkedIn created separate LinkedIn Job Search? What are the pros and cons of such approach?   1 Answer

  10. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Lots of interviews one after the other. Interview contacted by microsoft then location chosen as SF, then hired at Yammer as SF employee. Good experience thus far. Interview process was actually really smooth.

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    Customer Success Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Yammer.

    Interview

    6 round interview process, they make you do a presentation in front of a dozen people on their laptops all messaging each other about you as the final round. It requires research on their product, ample prep and putting together a PPT. Very timely interview process involving ego-driven condescending pseudo intellectual 27 year old techies impressed with a stocked fridge and oblivious to the golden handcuffs. It was just an overhyped stale social app though. Also, after investing that much time into the process, was unimpressed they couldn't pick up the phone like an adult to say they weren't moving forward. They sent a generic email - not too classy

    Interview Questions

    • being questioned by several employees acting as skeptic customers in a role play scenario - to be expected, but they may just steal your ideas and presentation for future use. Not professional.   Answer Question

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