Yahoo Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 18, 2014
Updated Aug 18, 2014
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    Senior Engineering Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Discussed many technical questions. Past projects, architecture, detailed design pattern discussions An hour long session to build a system from scratch.
    Many rounds of interview covering soft skills, presentation skills, leadership attributes, team management, talent acquisition, handling outsourced work were asked

    Interview Questions
    • Walk me through a employee let-go scenario in your team   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Campaign Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Yahoo in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was actually quite good. Everybody from the telephonic round to the final interview with the senior manager were courteous, amicable, transparent & friendly. I was at ease through out the whole process. It began we me applying on an online job portal, then I received a telephone call from the HR & scheduled an interview after the preliminary questioning. The first round in the interview was an online aptitude test, after that an interview with one of the experienced members on the Ad Ops team & post that an interview with the Senior Manager. I felt welcomed & comfortable with the whole process.

    Interview Questions
    • I did expect the interview to be tough as this was my first job but since I was transparent from the beginning about my inexperience, I was able to handle the questions with a bit of common sense & logic. They provided case studies & asked how I would handle the situation & what kind of decisions I would make under certain model situations. This didn't require any knowledge in the filed of advertising just needed to employ quick thinking & creativity.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Senior Software Engineer - QE Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. 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 Questions
    • Most of the questions were related to my contributions.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Technical Yahoo Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. 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.

    Interview Questions
    • 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.
        Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Technical Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Coimbatore
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Coimbatore
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. 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 Questions
    • Some website designing questions which I was not prepared for.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Joined as fresher, so no negotiation was done.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter - 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Senior QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Compensation was good enough ..
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Technical Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. 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.

    Interview Questions
    • Designing a Lock, what are the things to be considered?
      how can i incorporate enhancements down the line
        Answer Question
    • implement auto ptr.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Was able to negotiate a bit, but since i had accepted similar offer else where i did'nt had much room
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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 Questions
    • - 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.
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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