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Yahoo Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 27, 2014
All Interviews Received Offers

Getting an Interview  

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Interview Experience  

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Interview Difficulty  

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No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
London, England

I applied online - interviewed at Yahoo in March 2014.

Interview Details There are three parts. 1. Write code based on a design (actually more like complete the code) 2. Take a test with SQL, Math and Programming questions 3. Discuss your code written at 1 with a Senior Programmer and the Hiring Manager.

Even though I had to travel by bus for two hours, there was no reimbursement.

They seemed utterly confused and disorganised as I was trying to reach the recruiter for 10 days. They certainly do not justify their name and I won't apply there again.

Interview Question – No difficult questions, just a difficulty to stay on the same track with the interviewers as they were asking for something different than what was written at the coding description. They probably need to rewrite that description.   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Systems Engineer Interview

Systems Engineer

I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Yahoo.

Interview Details Very charismatic and welcoming people. No difficult questions.

Interview Question – no difficult questions   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Direct Response Analyst Interview

Direct Response Analyst

Interviewed at Yahoo

Interview Details 3 interview steps:
Over the phone where you will go over your CV
Interview with two yahoo's employees, basic interviews
Interview with 2 yahoo's managers, basic interviews

The process is quit long (between 2 and 4 weeks to get an answer after every steps)

Interview Question – None, basic questions   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Senior Program Manager Interview

Senior Program Manager
London, England

I applied online - interviewed at Yahoo in September 2013.

Interview Details Just got an email from an HR representative to schedule a phone interview. The phone call took 40 mins and I was asked general questions about my current role and experience, as well as math and questions related to the advertising industry. Some of the questions are a bit naive...

Interview Question – Why this role?   View Answer


2 people found this helpful

No Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Account Manager Interview

Account Manager
London, England

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Yahoo.

Interview Details Had a brief phone interview with recruiter, scheduled face-to-face interview with hiring manager and one director.
Asked standard interview questions and discussed the industry a bit, interview went really well and invited for second stage interviews with a director and another manager. Again went really well.
Got positive feedback from all, and was told they will be preparing an offer.
I was then, to my astonishment, told that the position has been cancelled due to headcount review.

Interview Question – Nothing.   Answer Question


2 people found this helpful

No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Advertising Operations (Junior) Interview

Advertising Operations (Junior)
London, England

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Yahoo in December 2011.

Interview Details Phone interview, interview with associates and final interview with senior team members.
Very nice ad team in London, however the HR department is just badly organised.

Interview Question – Many situation based questions i.e. tell me a situation where you made a wrong decision, the right decision.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Program Manager Interview

Program Manager
London, England

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Yahoo in September 2010.

Interview Details First stage was HR interview over the phone going over your CV and soft skills.
Second stage was Phone interview with the hiring manager talking about past experiance and relevant skills for thefuture position.
Third stage was 1:1 interview with hiring manager, 2 team members and operations director. each interview was face to face and lasted 45 minutes. all on the same day so total of about 2-3 hours.

People were very nice and friendly. it was more of a conversation about past experiance and project management skills. some technical questions but not very difficult.

Interview Question – How do you deal with difficult team member?   View Answer


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Custom Brand Experiences Project Manager Interview

Custom Brand Experiences Project Manager
London, England

The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Yahoo in March 2011.

Interview Details I got a fast response from Yahoo after I applied for this position. They called me on Friday to arrange a telephone interview on Monday. I checked the interviewer's LinkIn profile and found out she was an inter HR that made me a bit concerned. The interview took place and the interviewer was nice, the questions were simple and standard. However I found it difficult to catch her English because she was clearly not British. I became a bit nervous after asking her to repeat her questions a few times. Also I can feel that she was getting frustrated. The interview did not go very smooth towards the end.

Interview Questions


1 person found this helpful

Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Head of Content Interview

Head of Content
London, England

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Yahoo in January 2009.

Interview Details I was interviewed by teams in different areas but the process was much longer than in other companies so by the time I was invited to a second interview I already had two other offers from other companies.

Interview Question – Can you give us an example of a time when you have had to deal with conflict?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Speed of process


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Technical Yahoo - Software Engineer Interview

Technical Yahoo - Software Engineer
Burbank, CA (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Yahoo in May 2014.

Interview Details I applied through my school's careers website. I received an email within a week to set up a phone interview. The phone interview questions covered my resume and interests. About a week later I had onsite interviews with 4 different people. Each interview lasted about 45 minutes. Questions were not overly difficult and focused on scripting and databases. Everyone was extremely nice and made me feel very comfortable throughout the interview process.

Interview Question – You have a 10x10x10 rubix cube. You paint the outside. How many cubes have paint on them?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No need to negotiate, was offered a very competitive offer.

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