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Yahoo Software Engineering Interview Questions

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Software Engineering Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Interview

Interviewed in summer 2014. Their process was straightforward - two phone rounds. Was asked background question related to my resume and coding questions. The communication was slow from HR end but both the interviewers were easy to talk to.

Interview Questions

Other Interview Reviews for Yahoo

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    Software Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Yahoo in October 2015.

    Interview

    A frustrating interview experience because the questions were nonstandard (didn't get a single data structure / algorithm question). Would be fair if I was several years in industry and acquainted with this stuff, but I'm still in college and don't necessarily possess the domain knowledge yet. The person was nice enough though, but it was just a bad fit for the time being. The rejection email was an automated message. This was the part that left me with a bad impression. It's should be a courtesy to thank the candidate for interviewing with them.

    Interview Questions

    • What happens after you put in www.yahoo.com into your browser?   Answer Question

  2. Helpful (10)  

    Software Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Yahoo.

    Interview

    I had 2 interviews on campus after meeting a recruiter in a job fair. My gpa was actually lower than their standards but they gave me an interview anyways. They asked me resume questions as well as give me an opportunity to explain why my gpa was low (3.4). Afterwords they asked me simple questions like reversing a linked list, and then asked me questions like what other offers do you have? I was then given the 2nd interview immediately afterwards, to which they asked 3 programming questions, like parsing a regular expression given a string, and designing monopoly and how to determine if a list has no duplicates.

    Interview Questions

    • Design Monopoly.
      Given 2 strings, figure out if one is a reg expression of the other.

      examples:
      Y-hoo, Yahoo -True
      Y*o, Yahoo -> True
      **hoo ->Yahoo True
      ya-* -> yahoo True   Answer Question
  3.  

    Software Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Yahoo in February 2015.

    Interview

    I submitted my resume on career fair last month. After a week, the recruiter scheduled two phone interviews with two senior software engineers. Basic questions in algorithm, data structure, object-oriented programming and operating system are covered. A coding process on Collaedit. Finally, they asked me if I had any questions.

    Interview Questions


  4.  

    Software Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Yahoo.

    Interview

    On compus career fair, talked to recruiter about the courses and projects
    Two months later got phone interview notification, then after a long time got scheduled exact phone interview to data&ads team.
    In the phone interview, it's just some simple questions. In the 45 minutes talk, first talked about resume projects, then several basic java questions and data structure programming problems.

    Interview Questions

    • Something about how to optimize the programming solution if the memory is limited   Answer Question

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    Software Engineering Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Yahoo (Sunnyvale, CA (US)) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Applied through on campus recruiting, got an email requesting phone interviews a couple of weeks later. Interviews were with two different teams with 2 interviews each. Got the offer about a week after the interviews.

    Interview Questions


  6.  

    Software Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Yahoo in February 2014.

    Interview

    I dropped my resume at the career fair and got an in-person/on-campus interview the next day. After that I did not hear from them for two months. I was advanced in the process and then was asked to interview with particular teams. I interviewed with one team and received my other letter within a couple of weeks.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    I had an offer at another company that was more appealing, although not as well-known of a company.


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    Software Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Yahoo (Waterloo, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    Applied from the University job portal, the interview was set up a week after my application was submitted. The interview consisted of two 30 minute interviews back-to-back with different Software Engineers. First interview was behavioural and basic questions on front end development, and the interview ended with a quick coding question. The second interview was more focused on technical experience, a couple quick questions about projects and past experience and then the majority of the interview was on a coding problem. Overall, good experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Q1: Given an amount of money m, determine the amount of quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies are needed to get m.

      Q2: Design a class for an arbitrary tree, and then given nodes s and t in the tree, find a path from s to t.   Answer Question
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    Software Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Yahoo (Waterloo, ON (Canada)) in June 2016.

    Interview

    There were two back to back in person interviews with 2 different people. One was a rapid fire style technical interview (ie. what is polymorphism?), and the second was an algorithm question.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the difference between a hash table and a hash set in C?   Answer Question

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