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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellevue, WA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at eBay (Bellevue, WA) in September 2016.

    Interview

    This was for Bellevue based position. HR call and then 1st telephonic round with engineer in Bellevue (took days to set this up).

    The interviewer was very arrogant. Kept interrupting me several times and break my thought process. I mean common - don't you want to know the thinking process? Else I'd just memorize and write code.

    His attitude kept getting worse. At a point I thought I should hang up (since I already had other 2 offers). During the conversation some sentences were not clear (due to his accent and since he was on speaker), so I asked him to please repeat. At which he blurted "I ... SAID... THAT ... blah blah". Who would want to work with you dude! Get a break.

    I asked questions at the end about team and bellevue office size. He said he does not know. The call ended.. I emailed HR that I don't want to go further with the process.

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    Member of Technical Staff I Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellevue, WA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at eBay (Bellevue, WA) in March 2016.

    Interview

    The recruiters are awful! Yikes.

    Applied online. After a month a recruiter from SFO eBay office called me and said someone from Bellevue will reach out to me 'shortly'. After 1 month, the Bellevue recruiter called me and said he will schedule an interview right away. After 2-3 weeks another recruiter sent a mail on Friday evening saying my interview is on Monday!!!

    I hope only the recruiters department sucks this much and the engineering department is much better.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Find the least common ancestor (LCA) in a binary tree. Pointer from node to parent is NOT present. Design the tree node and write the method that returns the LCA
      2. Given a circularly rotated array [3 5 6 7 8 -3 -1 -1 1 2] design an algorithm to find an element in an efficient way.  
      Answer Question
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    Senior Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at eBay (Bellevue, WA).

    Interview

    Had a friend submit my resume internally. Heard back within a week from a recruiter. What followed for the next 6-7 weeks was 1 HR interview, 1 in-person informational with the hiring manager, 5 more in-person interviews with the team over the next few weeks before a final round each with the hiring manager and VP. Was made an offer the next day after the final VP meeting.

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    Negotiation

    Yes, negotiation was mainly in terms of increasing the 'equity make good'. No room for base pay or level bump negotiations

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at eBay (Seattle, WA) in September 2014.

    Interview

    referred by my friend and firstly talked with recruiter about my skills and projects in school. two days later had two screen technical interviews (1 hour for each) with software engineers. some days later, arranged to have a Skype Loop Interview with engineers and manager.
    phone interviews were good, interviewers were pretty nice, patient and friendly. however, two interviews in loop interviews were really really arrogant.
    no matter what I said (during the coding, I was trying to express my idea about the question), he just said nothing and no response at all. and for the last 5 or 10 minutes, we talked about culture and position at eBay and also got some uncomfortable answers.
    3 days later, got a rejection email although I believed that I solved all the technical problems correctly. I have no idea why.

    Interview Questions

    • nothing unexpected, basic concepts about RESTful web service, data structure (hashtable and collision), algorithm and some coding challenges (tree, searching, array...)   1 Answer
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    Software Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at eBay (Seattle, WA) in April 2014.

    Interview

    I was referred by an employee and contacted by their recruiter. My recruiter was one of the nicest people I have had the opportunity to work with. The entire process was so smooth and handled exceptionally well.

    I was first contacted via email to setup an phone interview to discuss my likes and interests so the recruiter could decide which teams to forward my resume to. After this, I had 2 phone screens. There was an NDA about the questions but they are very straight forward and there were no ultra-difficult questions. All questions were simple discussions of algorithms and data structures. Make sure you know your basics extremely well. I mean extremely ! other than that, you're fine.

    After these 2 interviews, I was asked to schedule a 5 hour back to back skype interview session. All the interviewers were extremely nice and the interviewing was great fun. Then ensured you were comfortable and allowed you to be creative and efficient. I was asked several questions about algorithms, data-structures and design. Make sure you know the basics of OOP design and you're comfortable deconstructing a problem to design a good solution.

    After 4 interviews, my brain refused to work in the last one and I was unable to answer a very simple data structure question. Even my interviewer recognized I was probably tired after all the interviews and very patiently tried to help me out. In the end I was able to barely come up with the solution. After this, I was asked to take up one more skype interview and this one went very well.

    I was contacted after about a week by the recruiter and they made an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing unexpected. Questions are very straight forward   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    The team was very happy and I was able to negotiate both my salary as well as my joining bonus. They are flexible and its always worth trying to get a raise.

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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at eBay (Seattle, WA) in April 2014.

    Interview

    After the prescreen interview with hr to check my background to see if match,I got an phone interview which has 3 rounds and with different engineer.The question is about data structure and algorithm,not too many programming language specifics.The problems are like this

    1. Fibonacci numbers
    1 1 2 3 5 8 13 ...

    2. two sum, do not need to deal with duplicate pairs

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Fibonacci numbers
      1 1 2 3 5 8 13 ...

      2. two sum, do not need to deal with duplicate pairs  
      Answer Question
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    Software Engineer II Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at eBay (Seattle, WA) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Initially the recruited contacted me and scheduled a 30 minute phone screen. He asked me about my background and resume and noted down everything I said, and told me he would pass on these details to all hiring managers.

    After a few days, I was scheduled for two technical phone screens on the same day - one hour each.

    I was asked basic algorithm questions in both the interviews.

    I solved the algorithm asked in the first interview within 20 minutes. But, he kept asking for other possible solutions. He accepted my initial solution to be the best approach, but still wanted me to identify other approaches. I would have suggested 5 or 6 approaches. He then asked the question #2 when there was just 5 minutes left.

    The interviewer in the second call was in a high position, but hardly knew how to talk in an interview. She could not answer me a simple question I asked to her (about development methodologies the team used).

    I received a rejection email within 3 days after the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Implement a function that would accept two strings and check if one string is an anagram of the other.
      2. Given an array(list) of integers, write a function that would determine if the elements in the array can be divided into two parts each giving the same sum.
      3. Email address drop-down application. For example, when we type email address while composing an email, we get a drop down of suggested email address options starting with same letter(s). Write code to do this. (This was basically the implementation of trie data structure).  
      Answer Question
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at eBay (Seattle, WA) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Recruiter phone screening followed by 3 rounds of phone interviews. It was a satisfying experience end to end. I have added some of the questions below. I was really impressed with ebay and ebay was really impressed with me. It is a great company to work for and hence I took up the offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Design decision on a problem that eBay was trying to solve   Answer Question
    • Write a program to print a matrix forward diagonally?
      Ex:

      Input Matrix:
      1 2 3
      4 5 6
      7 8 9

      Outpu:
      1
      2 4
      3 5 7
      6 8
      9  
      2 Answers

    Negotiation

    No negotiation for interns. Pretty good initial offer.

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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at eBay (Seattle, WA) in January 2014.

    Interview

    few technical questions and pretty much like developer and coding questions. asked to design and algorithms and write code. there were couple of technical interviews. asked to write code on white boards

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at eBay (Seattle, WA).

    Interview

    The interview was for two hours. They asked about my resume. While I was telling them, they cut me short and went directly to technical questions. I am not a very good coder. So I was taking too long to answer. Hence got rejected. But prepare Cracking the coding interview completely before giving an eBay Interview.

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