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Updated 2 Mar 2015
Updated 2 Mar 2015
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    Software Engineer In Test - II Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Expedia in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    01. HR informed me 2 days in advance that a series of 4 telephonic interviews are scheduled over spanning across 2 days.
    02. HRs were friendly through out the process and kept me updated.
    03. After two levels of interview, they informed that they won't be able to proceed with my candidature further.
    04. They shared the feedback of the interview on request. That was helpful.

    Interview Questions
    • Contrary to my assumptions, i found the interview pattern simple. Each interview lasted for 1 hour and it consisted 3 questions precisely.
      a. Quick Question about OOPS.
      b. Question related to functional - preparing a exhaustive test case list for a typical Web service architecture.
      c. Coding Question - A typical challenge was thrown associated with arrays, matrix and they expect to arrive with design and coding with in the stimulated time.

      Trust me, they expect the fine tuned code with in the first attempt itself. No excuses.
      Interviewers might give some focus points if they think if you are missing something or lacking - try to seek that point and explain about that area. You can't skip that point.
      Preparation around coding challenges around arrays, strings, matrix and linked lists would be helpful.
       
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    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Software Development Engineer In Test - II Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Expedia in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    4 interviews were scheduled over phone across 5 days, which was taken by different developers and test engineers. Initial plan was to appear for all 4 in 4 days, which was later on rescheduled due to non-availability of interviewers.

    Interview Questions
    • Following is the list of questions which I can recall -
      1. Find All Palindromes in a String, considering all cases. If possible using Collections
      2. Sort a stack (implemented using an array) in an optimal way
      3. Find number of (0)s and 1(s) in an array having only 0(s) and 1(s)
      4. Sort an array having 0(s), 1(s) and 2(s)
      5. Explain architecture of the Selenium based automation framework
      6. How to test multiple WSDLs? What all test cases or testing methods can be applied
      7. How to use multi-threading concept in your automation framework
      8. What are immutable classes
      9. How to implement a queue with synchronized collections(which collection can be used and why)
      10. Page Object Model vs Page Factory Model
      11. Singleton Class and concept of private constructor
      12. How to handle same object with different properties across different browsers in Selenium based Automation Framework?
       
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    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a weekinterviewed at Expedia in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Got call from consultant for Expedia Hiring event on November. After shortlisting of resume I had direct face to face interview with Expedia. It was a whole day process with multiple technical face to face interviews.
    Expedia people look specifically for people who are good in Data Structures and Algorithm for SDET position. Interview is no less than Developer. Problem solving skills are also important to crack the interview

    Interview Questions
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    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bangalore
    Anonymous Employee in Bangalore
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Expedia in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was invited to the drive. Had 1 round F2F.

    Interview Process

    Questions were :

    1) Find if a string is rotation of another string ex. abcd , dabc is rotation of abcd
    2) Find min distance between two character in a string ex. a x c a e r r a d e min dis between a and e is 1

    Interviewer was good . He asked me to describe first approach and then write neat code for both problems. He was not in hurry and gave me sufficient time to think the approach and write code.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Expedia in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    the first round was an online written test having verbal+quant+LR+tech objective ques+2 coding questions.the test was not very tough.after this they shortlisted some 30 students who then had 2 tech interviews followed by 1 and 2 for some HR rounds

    Interview Questions
    • nothing as such but try to convince them with your answers   Answer Question
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  7.  

    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Expedia in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied through the college and it took 2 days. The first round was the written test which consists of the aptitude,technical(C,Data Structures,Os), Logical Reasoning and Coding section also(2 questions were there).From around 150+ students 30 got selected for the interview process. 3 rounds of interview followed by HR. Mainly focus on data structures like right view of BST, one question on array ,semaphores,Heap etc.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Expedia in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Received a call from HR of Expedia, who has seen my profile in LinkedIn. He asked me couple of simple questions like what is Hashmap and a question about finding combination of numbers in an array that add up to a certain value. I got three rounds of telephonic interviews scheduled after a week or two. Then I was asked to fly to Expedia in Gurgaon. I had three rounds of interview. The questions are not tough, I could write code for all the questions, however, based on the feedback, the code wasn't optimized enough.

    Interview Questions
    • Remove all characters of a string from another string. The algorithm should be less than O(m*n) where m & n are lengths of strings and the space used should be less than O(m+n).   View Answers (2)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Expedia.

    Interview Details

    I know Expedia is a great brand in US but in India I feel recruiters are making it worst. I applied through job site and got a call directly from the recruiter. It was a for Gurgaon, India location. Faced 2 telephonic technical interview. After my 2nd interview I got an email from recruiter that next will be F2F interview and he will inform me when I have to come. Then it almost like 3 weeks and I haven't received any reply from him. So I sent and email for the update. No reply again. Then finally I called him and he told me they have hired someone from local. He don't have any etiquette to at least reply on the email. Expedia is a great brand and every candidate prepare a lot for the interview. Please at least give respect for those preparation.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were mostly on data structure (binary search tree, linkedlist etc)   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Expedia in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    I had a very bad experience with Expedia. I submitted my resume through a friend who got hired in expedia..Got a call from them...first telephonic interview went well...i messed up my second round..so was said 'No'..ok accepted till now...

    But then again HR calls up after 15 days for other rounds of interviews...this time i had 4 back to back telephonic interviews in a week (each about 45-60 min)...out of these 4, 2 were taken by product manger in Seattle on skype.. I was in NCR region...after these 4 rounds I was called for F2F...

    F2F was really bad/horrible/awful experience..
    I had initial one round of technical interview by 2 team members which went WELL and then they send in the Director to interview me.

    After series of technical interviews for about 3 weeks I thought this will be kind of the relaxed round..I didnt expect director to grill me technically after 7 rounds already done.
    To my utter dismay this turned out to be other technical round.

    My mind was fully exhausted by now, I didnt even feel like answering ..it was like how much are you going to evaluate me..after series of about 7 int, u still are grilling me...Director even went to records and said that your skill are still not that sharp..

    In my mind I thought what were you evaluating me for till these rounds that now you are now realising my skills are not that sharp..

    Anyways i will still like to mention all those repetitive ques i was asked over the several int -
    .net, sql, coded ui tool related -
    1) What are interfaces?
    2) What is operator overloading, method overloading
    3) Abstract classes, virtual classes, difference b/w them
    4) ques related to .net libraries like how will will you open a file (System.IO namespace and all)
    5) Exception Handling
    6) Wcf servies/proxy concepts
    7) Codedui tool concepts - object repository, recognizing an object
    8) string reversal program
    9) Simple insert/select/join queries

    Interviews that I had with prod managers were process related mainly or were analytical
    1) what is agile, scrum concepts
    2) how will you test a travel website ..what all scenarios

    Director went to ask me ques that were too complex for me - Singleton classes, finding a card from deck of cards

    This is all I can remember from series of interviews that happened.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Market Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Expedia.

    Interview Details

    It was a telephone interview. Started with personal questions, then asked a lot about my previous work experience and especially about my last job, and then I was asked a lot of senario questions (i.e. communication and negotiation with hoteliers/ revenue management). The interview lasted about 20-25 minutes. They also aksed me what salary would be satisfactory for me, and they said that they would get back to me with the result of the interview in 1-2 weeks.

    Interview Questions
    • They first asked me about my past work experience, job achievements, skills and then they concentrated on "hypothetical senario" questions (e.g. What would you do if....). They insisted a lot on this kind of questions even though I didn't have previous experience on this position - very stressful - not friendly behaviour.
      Furthermore, I was asked why I am interested to work for the company, what do I know about the company, which are their products - they wanted details.
      They also aksed me what salary would be satisfactory for me, and they said that they would get back to me with the result of the interview in 1-2 weeks.
       
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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

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