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Yelp Software Engineering Interview Questions

Updated Aug 30, 2017
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Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at Yelp.

Interview

15 minute coding challenge which was really easy followed by a 1 hour long Skype call. The question he asked was actually a fairly easy to average sorting question, I eventually got the answer after getting confused in the beginning. Interviewer was very clear and friendly and gave me hints when I hit road blocks.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Yelp.

    Interview

    Applied online and after 1 month of application date, got a mail from an employee if I was interested in proceeding with the interview process. After that, there was a HackeRank coding challenge.

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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Interview

    The interview experience was very positive for me. The recruiters were prompt, and very accommodating of my timeline. There were 4 stages:

    1. Tech challenge on hackerrank (1hr), fairly easy
    2. Phone screen (1hr), ask about resume + coding question on coderpad
    3. Onsite (4 x 45 min), a mix of questions about the resume and coding questions

    The onsite interviewers were great about making sure your interest as a developer is heard, and Yelp does a team matching in the end. The questions were a good mix of data structure, algorithm, and your understanding of web services, data base optimization, etc.

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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Yelp (San Francisco, CA) in August 2017.

    Interview

    4 round non-stop tech interview, each round last for 45 mins, without any break or rest time. Content includes project questions, coding problems and open questions about design features on yelp.

    Interview Questions

    • See a feature on yelp, tell them how to design this feature. Could be from front end to backend.   1 Answer

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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Yelp (San Francisco, CA) in August 2017.

    Interview

    First of all, introduce yourself. Why do you choose yelp and then go through the resume. finally a coding challenge. the coding challenge is about dfs and it is not very hard.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Hackerrank interview.

    Yelp by far is one of the most garage interviews I experienced. It's mind boggling to me that a timed quiz is your entry point to a conversation with an actual person.

    Any company that uses hacker rank to evaluate you is broken. No one in any environment works in a timed box. I'm still flummoxed that this is how they actually do screening.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Yelp.

    Interview

    First was an online coding test on Hacker rank. The question was an "easy" level on Leetcode. After a week was the Skype interview. The interviewer was friendly. First 20 mins or so was talking about experience, why applying for the position, etc. He asked me a question on numerical analysis. Then a coding question, which surprisingly was pretty easy. Then a puzzle question which I couldn't solve. A few days later received an email rejection.

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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Yelp (San Francisco, CA) in May 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online. The proccess took 2 weeks. First was a 15 min online coding challenge that was easy. Then I had a skype interview a week later. It was straight forward. Behavioral questions, then a 1 coding question that wasnt hard. It seems they like using questions about: duplicates, overlaps, things of that nature

    Interview Questions

    • Remove duplicates from a string.   1 Answer
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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Yelp (San Francisco, CA) in May 2017.

    Interview

    Yelp reached out to me after being referred. First talked to a recruiter for about 30 minutes, then got a short coding exercise of about 30 minutes. The recruiter was not super fast in responding, but also not super slow.

    Interview Questions

    • Reduce a 2D array where you need to sum the same elements and return them sorted by amount   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Yelp in May 2017.

    Interview

    Applied to new grad position online. Got invitation to complete online assessment which was surprisingly just 15 mins long. Completed brute force implementation, 2/4 test cases successful. Couldn't find error(s) as to shortage of time.

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