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Software Development Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
No Offer
Negative Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at a2z Development Center (Irvine, CA) in March 2014.

Interview

5 interviews, lasting all day. Ridiculous academic-type algorithm questions... nothing that would be useful in the real world as a software engineer. It seemed more geared toward a new college graduate than someone with real world experience. Complete waste of time, for me at least. This position was supposed to be for a level 2 or 3 software engineer but there wasn't a single question related to anything I've worked on in 8 years as a SWE.

Interview Questions

  • Algorithms, algorithms, algorithms... all functional type stuff, no OO stuff that people use everyday in the software engineering world. Seemed like all academic type questions and not real-world uses.   Answer Question

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    Software Development Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at a2z Development Center (Irvine, CA) in February 2013.

    Interview

    1 phone interview followed by on site call. Phone call question was a basic coding problem on arrays and some knowledge based questions. The onsite was with 5 interviewers- 3 of them asked coding, object oriented questions followed by a behavioral/lunch interview and finally, a resume-based/behavioral interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Print a 2d-character matrix in spiral order, design a chess game, Identify patterns in a 2d-boolean matrix.   2 Answers

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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at a2z Development Center in May 2012.

    Interview

    Applied through their website, they also came to our college for a info session and collected resumes. Later I received a mail from them to schedule two back to back phone interviews each 30 mins long. One of it was a programming exercise and other was a technical interview with lot of ques on datastructures.

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    Software Development Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at a2z Development Center (Irvine, CA) in October 2011.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a recruiter and invited to an initial phone screen. The first phone screen took approximately 45 minutes and covered basic data structures and algorithms questions with a bit of discussion about my background. I was contacted first thing the next morning to set up a 2nd phone screen which also lasted about 45 minutes and delved into more complex questions. I was contacted the next morning and told that I was invited to an in-person interview and a mixer the night before. The mixer was a lot of fun and introduced myself and the other candidates to the culture, people and environment.

    The in-person interview took approximately 5 hours. I had a series of 5 1:1 interviews with a mix of junior developers, senior developers and managers ranging in topic from algorithms to career achievements and everything in between. The technical questions were challenging without being painful and all of the interviewers were friendly and encouraging. They served lunch before the last interview and my recruiter walked me to the reception area to ask how it went when we were finished.

    I was called just a few hours after the interview was finished with an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Write a method to reverse the order of words in a string. e.g.: "This is a string" -> "string a is This"   2 Answers

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    Software Development Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at a2z Development Center (Irvine, CA) in October 2011.

    Interview

    3 phone interviews & 1 on-site session of about 4 interviewers + a 1:1 lunch meeting
    Everyone were extremely nice and helpful. Always had time for questions at the end of every inter view to ask general questions about the work environment and processes and everyone were highly cooperative and verbose about their answers. The on-site interview was a good experience, great accommodation and all.

    Interview Questions

    • (OOP Question) Describe in detail a system that manages a parking lot.   1 Answer
    • Given a list of numbers and a numeric value, return all couples from the list whose sum equals the given numeric value.   2 Answers

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