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Senior Engineering Manager Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Yahoo
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 Question – Walk me through a employee let-go scenario in your team Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
Campaign Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and 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 Question – 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
Senior Software Engineer - QE Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
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
Technical Yahoo Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
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.
- 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
Technical Lead Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
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
Software Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
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.
Project Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
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.
Senior QA Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
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 ..
Technical Lead Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
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.
- 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
Program Manager Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
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. Answer Question
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