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Updated 28 Jan 2019
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    PHP Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indira Nagar
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at HolidayIQ (Indira Nagar) in July 2017.

    Interview

    Well, the interview was scheduled through a consultancy and after a number of follow ups and continuous calls from them, I thought of attending the interview for PHP developer. The consultancy girl has scheduled the interview at 10.00 AM, given me a POC and I reached their office at around 9.30 AM. Only securities were there at that time and they asked me to wait in a very small conference room. I waited till 10.20 AM and one guy came and asked me whether I am for QA interview or back end interview. I told that it’s a PHP developer interview and POC is the guy ‘X’. He called the POC and seemed like he is not coming to the office / late.

    This new guy came to the room and asked for my Resume. I understood the they didn’t even go through my resume and not at all prepared to evaluate me. I sent him it in the email and he has given me 2 DS problems and started looking at my resume while I am doing that. He went through it and started asking some college viva kind of questions. The questions where like what is REST API, what the functions like usort() and ksort() do etc. He was expecting some definitions from me. He never asked me a case study/how to architecture a real world system/OOP concepts/anything from my actual work experience. He never explained me about what they do and what are their expectation from the candidate. I had already done couple or more interviews by that time and others were quite professional and punctual. They never asked me for my resume when I was in their premise and they all were well prepared.

    At least be prepared when you interview a candidate. No comments on the questions were asked, it’s upto them. The hospitality was also bad and I was not offered a bottle of water or cup of coffee. Overall it was a very bad experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Revert a linked list using recursion.   Answer Question
    • Difference between ksort() and usort() functions.   Answer Question
    • What is REST API (never entertained a discussion on it or asked me how do I design a set of endpoints).   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at HolidayIQ (Bengaluru) in December 2017.

    Interview

    There were 5 rounds.

    1st and 2nd Round:
    -Common DS and Algo questions like reverse a linked list, find palindromic substring, standard sorting algorithm
    - Joins in MYSQL
    -The interviewer asked me to write complete working code on paper for some of the problems.

    3rd Round: Taken By EM
    - Design HolidayIQ Vendor system (APIs and DB schema)
    -MySQL queries to extract data from the given schema
    -Web apps optimization techniques

    4th Round: Taken by CTO
    -It was more kind of a discussion about the products what they are working on and technologies they are using.He is a very friendly person.
    -Also a simple design problem, How to design a feature like "Notify Me" which is available in Flipkart for sold out products(DB Schema)?

    5th Round: HR Round
    - General HR Discussion like Do you like traveling?Why do you want to join the HolidayIQ?How do you see your life?

    Overall it was a good experience, Got offer letter on the next day.But didn't join since got a good offer from other company.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the most common range in a set of ranges?
      For eg. Input - [(5,10),(8,15),(12,17),(14,18),(1,4)]
      So Answer is (14,15)   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at HolidayIQ.

    Interview

    Interview is based on only the problem solving abilities. The problems will be based on how you write code with minimum complexity and lesser memory utilization . Know well about complexities and how to solve problems

    Interview Questions

    • find pair of elements which sums up to 9 in one array pass   Answer Question

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    Strategy Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bengaluru
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at HolidayIQ (Bengaluru).

    Interview

    Long, over delayed, no clear understanding of their own requirements and keep the candidate waiting for no reason.
    Many different heads took the rounds and in the end they were not sure if they had any openings.

    Interview Questions

    HolidayIQ Response

    10 Sep 2016 – Chief People Officer

    Hi, we are sorry to have kept you waiting on strategy positions. Honestly, we wanted to explore the talent and evaluate basis our existing business needs at that point in time however due to... More


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    SEO Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bengaluru
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at HolidayIQ (Bengaluru) in August 2016.

    Interview

    The Initial round of interview took by a manager and he shortlisted me for next round. The CTO of the company took next round of interview. Called and just asked about my introduction and the work. Then asked me to prepare a strategy and audit for the website in 2 days and send it to them. I directly asked him why you need a audit and strategy when you called me for interview. When you call for interview just interview and see if the candidate is having knowledge or not. He told its mandatory for their company to ask for audit. I prepared audit and strategy and sent to them. I got a mail from the consultancy saying I was not shortlisted. I raised almost 20 bugs in the website and sent them a detailed report. What they do is rectify them without spending a single penny in recruiting. This is the same thing happening to all people who are attending for interview in Holiday IQ. They are just wasting the job seekers time by calling and asking them the strategies. Instead of recruiting they are stealing the strategies from the job seekers and utilising them. This is happening from the past 2 years. My senior manager attended the interview with the founders and they invited him 2 or 3 times for interview and started asking the strategies and ideas. he spared for 2 times and the 3rd time he asked them not to call him again and ask for strategies. So job seekers on a serious not be aware of this company before attending for an interview with this company

    Interview Questions

    • Worst I can say.They ask introduction about you and the work done in the past   Answer Question

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at HolidayIQ.

    Interview

    Interview panel was great. one machine coding round, one design round. covered more on problem solving and design problems. total two rounds followed with HR round. overall good experience. the waiting time between each rounds is bit high. so need to have some patience.

    Interview Questions


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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at HolidayIQ in July 2014.

    Interview

    The first round was a telephonic interview in which I was asked some basic questions about PHP. Then i had series of 7 interviews, 5 of them being technical. The first interviews were about basics about programming, data structures etc. The later interviews were more about architecture and design. The interviews involve questions about almost all web technologies

    Interview Questions

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Delhi
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at HolidayIQ (New Delhi) in February 2018.

    Interview

    Campus interview held on February 2018.
    Hiring process is over in one day. They have selected 4 students from our college.

    Process:
    1. Written test: 60 mins
    Questions about some simple programs to write, questions about SQL queries, datastructure.

    That day only they have shortlisted the students and further process started.

    2. F2F technical round interview, they have taken one more technical for who is not done well in first technical round.

    3. HR round

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself?   Answer Question
    • Can you tell me about your projects?   Answer Question
    • They have asked questions based on kind type of project, my project was related to Web and Database so they asked many questions on database.   Answer Question
    • Some datastructure questions?   Answer Question
    • One problem analyzing and providing suitable solution   Answer Question

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    Software Development Engineer In Test Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bengaluru
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at HolidayIQ (Bengaluru) in November 2017.

    Interview

    One of worst experience at interview. If they wanted to do same in that way then why they are calling back to back.
    Please if you don't like any person's profile please reject same not after calling him for F2F and then taking his first round and then reject.
    Very Very disappointed with interview process.

    Interview Questions

    • He asked me write an automation of login page and then came to API automation
      Find two strings are anagram or not   1 Answer

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    Senior PHP Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bengaluru
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at HolidayIQ (Bengaluru) in June 2017.

    Interview

    They called in office premise to take the process. Interviewer expectation is different and job requirement is different. They should have a match. Person will give you just question or problem and not ready to listen scenarios. Want to get only answer he is expecting.

    Interview Questions

    • DS questions and algo, no question related to your exper. or knowledge.   Answer Question

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