I worked at Delphix part-time
Great team, office space, awesome amenities and great HR
A little bit silo-ed in terms of the team
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Delphix (San Francisco, CA) in October 2017.
I interviewed for a full time New Grad position on Delphix's frontend team. The first two phone interviews were easy, but the onsite was the most difficult one that I had ever done.
A recruiter reached out to me in late September following up on my online application in the spring and scheduled a 30 minute conversation with me. I couldn’t understand what the company does from their website, and the recruiter was very understanding and explained it to me in a very clear way. She explained that the interview would involve 2 phone interviews and an onsite. Since the first interview was a 24-hour take home coding challenge, I asked if this deadline could be extended to accommodate my busy schedule. She was happy to do so to ensure that I didn’t feel pressured by time.
The first phone interview was quickly scheduled for the next week. I spoke on the phone with an engineer and I got to ask him questions. He was very honest and sincere in his answers and after about 20 minutes, he sent me a coderpad link to the coding assessment. He told me to indicate “candidate” as my name so that the grader would know nothing about my background/gender and give me an unbiased evaluation. My interviewer gave me a bit to read over the prompt and answered my clarifying questions. We then hung up, and I easily finished the assessment within the 24 hour time limit despite my initial worries. Like the other Glassdoor reviewers, I was asked to use an API to write a function in the language of my choice. If you know how to use API’s/JSON’s and have solid coding fundamentals, this problem won’t be difficult.
My next phone interview was scheduled within the next 2 business days. The interviewer was friendly and genuine in his answers to my questions about Delphix, and this phone interview tested my understanding of data structures. I was not required to code anything, but I had to clearly explain what my proposed code design would do in general and edge case scenarios. For this interview, you’ll do well if you understand Arrays, Linked Lists, Hash Maps, etc. and their big O runtimes for operations like insertion, deletion, search, etc..
Within the next 2 business days, my recruiter reached out to me letting me know that I had moved forward to the onsite and scheduled a call to touch base with me and to explain the onsite day in more detail. I bought my own plane tickets for them to reimburse later, and they booked me a hotel that was a 10 minute walk from their SF office. The recruiter scheduled a call with me a couple days before my onsite to make sure I was all set.
I started my onsite day at their SF office around 10AM. My day was laid out as follows:
2. I met the hiring manager who told me more about Delphix’s technology stack and what the frontend team specifically does, what they’re presently working on, and what they will be working on soon. After his whirlwind tour, he asked me what aspects of what he just described excited me the most.
3. I had lunch with the team and chatted with them casually. Since it took a while for the food to come out and to walk back to the office, my afternoon interviews were pushed half an hour back so that I had enough time to have a proper lunch break.
5. The interviewer, a guy from the backend team, gave me a string manipulation coding problem. I first whiteboarded my idea, then coded a working solution once I felt ready. I believe the solution used recursion, and it didn’t need to have an optimal runtime.
6. Troubleshooting/QA challenge: I was asked a problem that was more of a brain teaser after a certain point than a technical coding question. Understand how multithreading works, how things can go wrong, and be able to think critically about edge cases.
I mostly interviewed with frontend team that I would be working with with the exception of the last 2 interviews. Additionally, I got the chance to ask each interviewer questions after I finished the challenge. I had the option to ask for a 10 minute break between interviews, and the entire day was about 6-7 hours.
On the Wednesday after my onsite, my recruiter reached out to me to schedule a phone call to discuss next steps. She told me Delphix was extending me an offer and patiently answered my questions about it.
We are excited to announce that Delphix ranked 64th fastest growing company in North America on Deloitte’s 2016 Technology Fast 500™ http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQaeH
Customer JPMorgan Chase inducted Delphix into its Hall of Innovation for data delivery. The honor speaks to the platform's strength for the finance industry. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQaXh