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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.

Interview Questions

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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Yahoo (Sunnyvale, CA (US)) in May 2018.

    Interview

    I was referred to this an opening and the hiring recruiter reached out to me. I had 2 phone screens and then invited for the onsite interview. Onsite interview lasted for 5 hours (5 rounds). Few days after the interview hiring recruiter contacted me and was told that i did well and the team liked me and they would like to offer me the position. I was asked not to accept any other offers. I was told that they would submit it for an hiring committee review. I was told that there should be no issue with the hiring committee as the team liked me and it was just a nominal process. I did not hear back from them for few weeks. I followed up with them and was told that it is still in the review. Few weeks later i again reached out to them and was told that the position is filled and they are trying to open a new position for me so that they could submit to the hiring committee. I did not hear back from them and it has been 3 weeks. I tried reaching out to the hiring recruiter but they are not responding to my emails. It was really a bad experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Algorithms, Data structures and design questiong   1 Answer

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Yahoo (Santa Clara, CA (US)).

    Interview

    All day interview with a recruiter and about 5-6 engineers. Had lunch with the team and discussed Hadoop, which I had not heard of at that point. Interviewers seemed to ask questions that would reveal whether I could do that job: They didn't ask brain teaser puzzles.

    Interview Questions

    • This was 9 years ago, but I remember sorting questions and questions about algorithmic complexity; questions about how I would design a system (the details of which I no longer remember, but I do remember it involved a distributed key/value store); questions about TCP/IP; A request to craft an single SQL query that solved a fairly data merge and aggregate problem.   2 Answers
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Yahoo.

    Interview

    Recruiter contacted over LinkedIn. Scheduled initial phone screen tech interview. But, they did not call me on the scheduled time, rescheduled again, didn't call again, rescheduled again and finally called on the 3rd time. The person who interviewed me was rude, seemed like he was in hurry to get the interview done just for the sake of it. If you don't have the time to take the interview in a professional manner, why waste the time of candidate?
    I believe I gave the answer to the question they asked including edge-cases, still got a rejection email saying they wanted to hire someone with more coding experience. Not writing this review because I didn't get selected for next round of interview, but purely because of the bad experience I had with the interview process.
    Totally a negative experience, just like using their app and website.

    Interview Questions

    • Find all original files in a given directory   1 Answer

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Interview

    many interviews, all same day, with many other engineers
    then had lunch with one engineer and after that with the hiring manager
    it was easy and smooth
    questions was good and full of knowledge

    Interview Questions


  5. Helpful (1)  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Yahoo in February 2017.

    Interview

    first interview was a phone interview; it wasn't terribly hard in concept but it was challenging given the number of problems that were asked to me over phone in 30 mins or so. one of the questions was a data structure question, another 2 were design pattern questions; of which one of them focussed on multi threaded implementation and another on general object oriented design.

    They were prompt in responding and was invited onsite; Onsite interviews were moderately hard technically but were extremely challenging given the number of questions that are asked in a single interview session; had total of 5 1:1, which included a lunch interview. there was never a moment during my onsite where I was at ease, I was constantly writing code on white board, one after another. Lot of focus is given to your thought process, ability to improvise, identify issues with scenarios that are described to you and so on. I would recommend preparing well for onsites, it is not just your knowledge that will be tested but also your speed and ability to switch context from one topic to another.

    Interview Questions

    • various questions on design patterns, various questions on multi threading concepts, various questions on web service development, etc   Answer Question

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Yahoo (Sunnyvale, CA (US)) in September 2016.

    Interview

    Intense 4 hour coding interview with 4 different teams. The test questions were quite good while the overall process was questionable. However, the recruiter (or hiring agency) and Yahoo refused to provide for travel experiences. I would not agree to interview with them again unless I was local and did not have to fly or drive for the onsite interview. I would highly recommend out of state candidates and others to avoid interviewing with this company.

    Interview Questions

    • Write a jQuery based game to move pieces on a web site "board."   Answer Question

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Yahoo in August 2016.

    Interview

    One phone round of technical questions for 30 min. Followed by in-person interview for 4 hrs.
    3 Technical rounds of 1 hr and then followed by lunch and then 1 behavioral /HR round. It was very professional and followed back on interview feedback quickly.

    Interview Questions

    • what are three difficult problems that you faced earlier at work place and how did you tackle them?   1 Answer
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Yahoo (Sunnyvale, CA (US)) in February 2016.

    Interview

    0. Call from HR/Recruiter/Hiring Manager (not technical)
    1. Technical Phone Interview
    2. On-Site Interview
      a) 6 rounds

    Technical phone screens are easy coding on shared doc
    On Site is fun.
    I met 6 interviewers, tour the campus, had free food. :)
    The response is pretty slow. They have panels reviewing each candidate and usually takes 2 weeks for initial feedback and then more before you get the offer.
    I got another offer before they extended one, 3 weeks after the interview, hence I declined.

    Interview Questions

    • - Matrix path finding problem
      - Binary search in a Matrix
      - System design - Pub-Sub
      - String manipulation
      - Implement a hash map

      There's always a twist at the end of the question. Be prepared for it   1 Answer

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Yahoo (Sunnyvale, CA (US)) in January 2016.

    Interview

    You will be greeted by the First interviewer and will have series for interviews on that day. Some will be to the point and others will be more friendly. The interview process will be for an entire day. This is assuming you have gone through the phone screen. Recruiter will be quite helpful with any questions you have and will also help in preparing you for the interview.
    Experience can be different depending on the team you are interviewing with. If you are applying for a specific position then It's mostly people from that team who will interview you. For new college grad, interviews are conducted from a common pool and placed in different teams.
    Since in my case I was interviewed by the people in the team it helped me to understand how each of them are and how they behave and ask questions and if we are compatible and can work with each other. Point being you don't want to work with morons.

    Interview Questions

    • Data Structures and coding
      Databases
      Design and architecture
      Algorithms   1 Answer

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