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Updated Apr 12, 2014
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Senior Software Engineer - QE Interview

Anonymous Employee
Bangalore

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Yahoo.

Interview Details 1 Telephonic round. 4 Face to Face rounds. 1 Telecon with SNV counterpart.
Telephonic was around 1 hour, asked a lot of questions on testing and what I have been working on. Face to face interview: 1st round with a lead, 2nd round - manager, 3rd round with the director, 4th round HR, 5th round with SNV counterpart.

Interview Question – Most of the questions were related to my contributions.   Answer Question

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Technical Yahoo Interview

Technical Yahoo
Bangalore

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Yahoo in August 2009.

Interview Details 2 rounds of telephonic interview, followed by 5 rounds of face to face and one last HR round.

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  • Questions were fundamental in nature. During phone interview, I was asked for pattern matching / regex, awk, sed etc and ended up telling char by char, over phone. Questions were around regex/scripting/load balancer, caching, etc.   Answer Question
  • Design of an office network like Yahoo office - describe topology, devices, addressing, explain! (open ended)

    Type a 'date' command and see the output. Explain what happens inside way down up to processor.
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Technical Lead Interview

Technical Lead
Bangalore

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Yahoo in June 2010.

Interview Details It was pretty long process. It started with the recruiter talking to me about the role and my expectations and then followed by telephonic and in person interviews. The entire process took about 5 weeks but I was kept updated all through. The telephonic round was more about fundamentals of front end engineering - HTTP, web page performance tuning and also about why I wanted to join Yahoo. The in person interviews were more elaborate and I was asked to write some code and explain few page load optimization techniques besides a few questions on design, algorithms and some math.

Interview Question – Given a web server log file that runs into millions of lines write a script to pull up the top 100 users by visits and the last time-stamp of their access.   Answer Question

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Coimbatore

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Yahoo in October 2011.

Interview Details Attended in college.
1. Written round of mcq based on computer science knowledge
2. Coding round
3. Technical interviews based on DS and Algo
4. Technical interviews based on other computer science subjects
5. Hired for internship.
6. Converted internship to full time job for a different team with a small interview.

Interview Question – Some website designing questions which I was not prepared for.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Joined as fresher, so no negotiation was done.

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Project Manager Interview

Project Manager
Bangalore

I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at Yahoo.

Interview Details resume for shared by the recruiter with Yahoo! HR. Recruiter confirmed the date and time for the interview. Had one interview and got through. HR shared salary details a few days later and the offer was made.

Negotiation Details – The annual increments are negligible. Negotiate as much as possible while taking the job.

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Senior QA Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Bangalore

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Yahoo.

Interview Details Interview process was there for a month
I underwent 3 telephonic rounds and 2 technical rounds followed by a HR Round
Interview process was smooth

Interview Question – Finding the second highest employee salary using SQL   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Compensation was good enough ..

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Technical Lead Interview

Technical Lead
Bangalore

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Yahoo in September 2011.

Interview Details Got a call from recruiter for event, got invite mail late ,skipped it
he followed up after 45 days , when i was already in notice period.
i took one tele round which i cleared, had some 4 round f2f , then with manager.

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Negotiation Details – Was able to negotiate a bit, but since i had accepted similar offer else where i did'nt had much room

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Program Manager Interview

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I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Yahoo in February 2013.

Interview Details Initial communication - mail communication - asked to send resume and answeres of few questions.
Planned - Interview was rescheduled as the person who was supposed to take interview was working from home. I was waiting for call. When contacted - rescheduled for next day

Interview Question – - It was intial screen interview- No difficult / unespected question.
- Given a senerio and asked how you will set up a team?
- Asked if worked in Agile or not - which was clearly mentioned in Resume
- Asked about hands on experience
- No questions on profile. Interview lasted for 10-12 mins only .
- At end I asked question about required job details -got brief answer. Asked related 2nd question - no answer and interview was closed.
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Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer
Bangalore

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Yahoo in December 2012.

Interview Details 2 - written Rounds(1objective+one programming round)
4 Round interview(3 technical+1 hr)

Interview Question – 2 written test is deciding factor   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no such phase

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Senior QA Engineer Interview

Senior QA Engineer
Bangalore

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Yahoo in September 2009.

Interview Details I had 5 rounds of f2f interview on a single - all technical. All the questions asked were relevant. As I was being interview for a automation framework development role, the questions asked were all technical, questions that you can expect in interviews for development positions.

Later on I had 2 telephonic discussions on 2 separate occasions. One of them was a technical discussions with one of my teammates. The other one was a general discussion with my to-be manager.

Interview Question – The good thing about Yahoo interviews is that they take care to understand your profile ans ask relevant questions. Nothing unexpected or awkward.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Yahoo! offered me more than what I had asked for. I came to know after I joined the company that it was very low for my designation or experience.
So when you negotiate with Yahoo make sure that you know what is the standard salary for the role you are joining. If you ask for a low salary, Yahoo (or any company) would not bother to give you salary according to their standards

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