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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer New Grad Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Champaign, IL (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Yahoo (Champaign, IL (US)) in July 2019.

    Interview

    Applied online. Phone Interview. Reverse linked list, fibonacci series, linux command line arguments, Regex. moved onto onsite. Onsite had 4 rounds, OO design round - design a tic tac toe game. Data structure round - 2-3 tree insertion and deletion. 3rd round : some regex, was shown a 2 page code in perl for 5 minutes on timer and asked to explain what it does. more linux commands. 4th round : behavioral and open ended technical questions. Learnt from the hiring manager that I was rejected 7 days later. smooth process. testing obscure data structures wasnt expected.

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    • Design a database to store all data of a restaurant chain business   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Yahoo (Santa Clara, CA (US)).

    Interview

    Process was disorganized and chaotic. Their own schedule was not adhered to. A few interviewers were garbled and inarticulate, and could not formulate questions properly. A few simply did not show up. Then some spent most of their time texting while trying to ask questions during the interview.

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    Front End Developer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Yahoo (San Francisco, CA (US)) in May 2019.

    Interview

    I had an initial screening with a recruiter. He was nice enough. He said the technical interview was next, and remote. I was glad it was only one hour. The technical test was an unrealistic ask, but I submitted my work anyway. I was rejected from the job promptly.

    Interview Questions

    • Build a full and complete app in an hour, timed. No frameworks allowed.   2 Answers

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Yahoo (Sunnyvale, CA (US)).

    Interview

    I applied online, took 2 weeks to hear from a recruiter, and scheduled a phone interview, the interviewer asked mostly some generic questions about items on my resume, there were a few technical questions, but pretty easy.

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    Editor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Yahoo.

    Interview

    Recruited at my university, then I was scheduled for a Skype interview with a manager, then another conference call. After that a week later I got an offer. Overall a stress-free process. This was before Yahoo was sold to Verizon; after that, the company went downhill.

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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Yahoo (Los Angeles, CA (US)) in April 2019.

    Interview

    It was okay. i did not prepare well for the interview. I felt dumb while answering the question. i was having difficulty in answering a moderate level question. i didn't prepare graphs well

    Interview Questions

    • /*
      <entity> <relationship_type> <entity>
      A < B
      B < C
      E < B
      C < A --> Violation

      /*   1 Answer

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    User Experience Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Yahoo (Sunnyvale, CA (US)) in April 2019.

    Interview

    There was a phone screening, a video interview, a design challenge, and an on-site interview. The entire process took about 4 months, with about a month in between each interview. Eventually, I had to call them to figure out that I was rejected. The experience was very frustrating.

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    Frontend Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Yahoo (Sunnyvale, CA (US)).

    Interview

    basic tech interview process, with 4 1:1 interviews and a lunch interview. most of it focused on assuring them that i knew how my company's current stack worked from end to end. mostly managers.

    Interview Questions

    • really basic JS question about tracking the reference of a variable throughout a for loop   Answer Question

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    Associate Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Yahoo.

    Interview

    I applied online and the hr contacted me one week later for a phone interview with a current APM. The interviewer was nice and gave me hints throughout the process.. but that probably wasn't a good sign. Straightforward interview and no behavioral questions were asked.

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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Yahoo (Sunnyvale, CA (US)) in March 2019.

    Interview

    I got referred to a position by a friend who was working at Yahoo. I had an initial call with the hiring manager (typical Product interview--what's your favorite product and how can you improve it, and with some more questions on prior experimentation experience), and then moved to the next round where they asked me to prepare a presentation recommending new features for Yahoo. There were 5+ people, which I found to be unusual for such an interview (usually I have presented to one PM when I have done similar feature brainstorming exercises to other companies), they were engaged and initial feedback was positive, however, next day the recruiter emailed and told me that I got rejected, with a generic reply that doesn't really give much specifics.

    Overall, I didn't have a great experience with the recruiter(A.), she was not very professional given the size of the company, it's a common practice (at companies with good recruiters who respect the interviewee's time and at least understand they are interviewing humans) that you call the interviewee and let them know of some more details of the interview decision because they spend 8+ hours (thinking about the problem, researching competitors, brainstorming solutions, prioritizing, I even prepared mock screens!) on a genuine problem the company is experiencing because they care about the interview.

    I understand that, as recruiters, you don't have to give feedback, even if I am referred by your own employee; but you should know that you're the gatekeeper there, and we, as the interviewees, form opinions of that company you're representing, based on the experience we have during the interview process. And it's also a small industry, and our ways might cross somewhere else in future and I will definitely keep in mind to steer away from a company where these unprofessional recruiters I have had experience with before. Also, good luck saving Yahoo (or Verizon Media)!

    Interview Questions

    • How would you improve Yahoo.com?   2 Answers

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