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Updated 12 Jan 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Hotstar in January 2018.

    Interview

    First round will be pair programming your screen will be shared through Skype call and second round will be hackerearth round which contains around 10 MCQs and 2 mandatory programming tests and 3rd round will be another Skype call here they will test your basics and system design knowledge.

    Interview Questions


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    Head - Digital Marketing (International) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mumbai
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Hotstar (Mumbai) in December 2017.

    Interview

    I had applied on LinkedIn, but received no response for two weeks. Being connected to the CEO on LinkedIn, had spoken to him earlier on potential opportunities, and sent in my CV via email to the POC mentioned by him. HR shuffled my email back and forth between internal teams, and I had to resupply my CV on at least 2 more applications. I had already sent in my CV on the LinkedIn applications. After numerous follow ups via phone and email, they scheduled my first interview after 3 weeks. A calendar invite was not sent to me (and possibly the Hiring Manager) and he missed the agreed committed date. Another slot was agreed on with much difficulty, during which the Hiring Manager expected me to spell out the strategy at an executable level. Despite giving him general guidelines (I am in a restrictive non-compete which will soon cease to apply, hence my application for this role), he was condescending and said that he had many other candidates from other top Dotcom companies also interviewing. This is despite the fact that I am already alum of such a top rung company, in addition to much more relevant and significant work experience. It took me another two weeks of follow up with the recruiters, and after repeated phone calls, I received a generic rejection letter. I consider using interviews to glean competitor information and an executable action plan as borderline unethical, especially if the interviewee is bound by terms of an NDA and non-compete.

    Interview Questions

    • What are the digital channels you would use to promote Hotstar in the US and Canada?   Answer Question
    • How would you decide the mix?   Answer Question
    • You have to get 100,000 subscribers on the basis of the IPL property. Given that cricket is not as popular, how would you target the audience to get this goal?   Answer Question
    • What is the approach to scaling app the campaigns at scale? What ad networks would you use and why?   Answer Question
    • What are the metrics you would track?   Answer Question

  3. Helpful (2)  

    Senior Software Engineer In Test Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bengaluru
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Hotstar (Bengaluru) in November 2017.

    Interview

    Firstly, on-site HackerEarth coding round containing one programming question.
    Then two technical rounds, and
    Hiring manager round, and
    VP round.

    Then it seems they have a debrief and finally HR round.

    Technical rounds were over Skype and with reasonable difficulty level. The VP round was really interesting in terms of level of discussion I had and this actually convinced me to think positively despite so many negative reviews and low Glassdoor (currently 2.9 ) rating.

    Hiring manager round was completely bogus. It was over call and I got the feeling that he is the one who wants to micro manage things, and can't think outside box. He asked questions related to how I would apply machine learning to automatically fix test failures. I tried answering with generic knowledge I had (un/supervised learning technique, neural network, weighted averages, feedback loop, etc) and he was unaware about these. (lol, asking questions when you don't even understand the subject).

    I waited for 4 days for feedback then I reached out to the HR. I did not get offer as I won't be a good fit for the team. I politely requested to please give feedback to candidates (irrespective of decision ) to showcase professionalism.

    Interview Questions

    • Data Structures, Algorithms, Different framework's implementation, Java concepts etc   Answer Question

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bengaluru
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Hotstar (Bengaluru).

    Interview

    Worst interview experience I ever had in my 5+ years of experience. It was a skype call, the interviewer showed up 20 mins late, asked a couple of stupid theoretical questions and ended the interview just like that. Hardly took 15 mins when the allotted time was 1 hour.
    Even I take interviews. Atleast spend 10 mins to get to know the person and discuss their past work. They might not know answers to your very specific theory questions but they might have shipped apps far better than what you guys are working on. I feel sorry for the company who depends on such arrogant people to find talent.
    Advice to HR: please do mock interviews.

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    Senior Software Development Engineer In Test Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bengaluru
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Hotstar (Bengaluru) in June 2017.

    Interview

    Was contacted by recruitment agency. The whole process took around 1 week to complete. Interviewers were nice and friendly but HR involvement was nowhere in the entire process. Interviews were rescheduled twice and even at the venue, during and after the interviews, there was no HR participation. Hotstar is a relatively new team and they are planning to expand.

    Interview Questions

    • One coding round : 1 hr, 2 subjective, 2 coding and 5 objective questions: Inorder > Preorder, expected output, inheritance, number of comparisons in sequential search. Subjective questions to write test cases for hotstar video player and search functionality. Coding questions 1. to read all movie names from the hotstar website and sort them, 2. Count matching times within a given range : like there are 4 in range 10:25:00 - 10:27:00 : they are 10:25:10, 10:25:25, 10:26:10, 10:26:26.
      Other questions included all combinations of characters in a string, puzzle : wrongly labelled boxes, basic unix commands, deep dive into selenium and DOM, jmeter, large scale performance testing, maven, ui testing without selenium etc.   Answer Question

  7. Helpful (2)  

    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Hotstar (Bengaluru) in March 2017.

    Interview

    My interviewer happened in Apr'17 and I recollect that the process was very thorough. They tested me on my ios understanding, data structures and algorithms - which is unique for a start up. They are not hiring just bodies like many other start ups but hiring people who can seriously add value and take ownership of big projects

    Interview Questions

    • What are different design pattern to create objects and how you going to design them   Answer Question
    • What is an "Id" in Objective-c, and how it able to support in message driven application (This was series of question starting from what is an ID and how it work and how it recognize and answer different method call)   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    The HR understands your POV and is aware of industry standards. They don't have equity.


  8. Helpful (1)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Hotstar in October 2016.

    Interview

    Interview consisted of multiple Rounds. The process is fairly long and needs to be well prepared before attending.

    Following rounds were conducted -
    1. Skype Screening
    2. Coding and HackerEarth Test - consists of Objective, Subjective and Programming questions to be solved in an hour
    3. 2 Technical F2F rounds
    4. Bar Raiser
    5. HR Negotiations

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Design a framework to test few features over hotstar Web and Mobile App. This needs to be scalable and use proper design principles   Answer Question
    • 2. Generate Load to test spikes and thunders like from 5K to 5000K in 30Sec Ramp up? Lots of performance test principles were while solving the problem   Answer Question
    • 3. Basic Android, Xcode and UNIX commands to install build, deployment and handling cloud applications like AWS/ Azure?   Answer Question

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    Senior Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mumbai
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Hotstar (Mumbai) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Two to three rounds of interview with general questions about yourself. Previous job role and judging is mostly on your communication skills. Testing is based on your skills, intellectual ability, work pressure and flexible work timings.

    Interview Questions


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