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  1. Helpful (2)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at eBay in March 2013.

    Interview

    A on-campus interview. I was told some basic information about the group: a QA group mainly using Java. Asked a easy binary search question and asked me to write a sorting method. I wrote the quick sort. I was told the result will come out the next week. However, after 4 weeks, I received nothing. I sent an email to the recruiting person, she did not respond me.


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at eBay.

    Interview

    The phone interview started by explaining the job description, duties etc.,
    I was asked to write code for the "number of ways to make change when a $1 bill is given and the product cost is less than $1" Later on, i was given time for questions

    Interview Questions

    • number of ways to make change when a $1 bill is given and the product cost is less than $1   1 Answer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
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    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at eBay (Pittsburgh, PA (US)) in February 2013.

    Interview

    - Give out a résumé at the Spring EOC job fair at CMU
    - Wait two days and get contacted back by email to schedule an interview on campus
    - Have the interview with a senior engineer from eBay

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX (US)
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at eBay (Austin, TX (US)) in June 2012.

    Interview

    Telephone interview:
    Questions were based on SQL, Linux and Java.

    He asked some of the basic commands from linux, SQL and OOPS concept.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
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    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at eBay (Pittsburgh, PA (US)) in October 2012.

    Interview

    Attended a job fair and had dropped my resume. They called me in a week for an interview session.

    Asked me to implement Sudoku.
    Asked me several data structure questions.
    Asked me the difference between abstract class and interface.
    A brain teaser: I have 25 horses and I want to find the fastest amongst them. The contraint is that I do not have any time measuring device. I am given a circular racecourse wherein a max of 5 horses can run in parallel at a given instance of time. How will you find the fastest one.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at eBay (San Jose, CA (US)) in July 2012.

    Interview

    Applied online through LinkedIn, received a call from recruiter regarding next steps. Soon I was scheduled to talk to a Sr. Software Engineer for a 45 min technical interview.
    Questions-
    basic resume drilling, OOP theory questions, mutli-threading, synchronization, deadlock
    why String is immutable?
    Config files in Hibernate
    next I got call for onsite interview in a week- met with 3 s/w engineers (seniors) and 1 product manager (she took me to lunch as well, but while we were eating she made me do a coding exercise on board which I think was odd and impolite and rushing through it plus she wasn't really helpful during the interview) and finally with HR.
    some Questions-
    static/non static, variables/methods, final
    how would you sort a very very large file
    basic data structures
    design a basic inventory system

    Interview Questions

    • write code to do the reverse mapping from phone number to its all possible combination of letters. Ex- if dialed 12 then all possible combinations will be ad, ae, af, bd, be, bf, cd, ce, cf and so on...   2 Answers

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at eBay (Pittsburgh, PA (US)) in September 2012.

    Interview

    At first, the interviewer ask my background according to my resume. I'm apply for data mining software engineering, so the first question the interviewer ask me the difference about classification and clustering. And he asked me to convert string of random number into float number, then he further ask me to modified the code to apply in hex number. The whole process take me about 30 min, the question is not tough, and chat is very friendly. Personally, I very enjoy the process

    Interview Questions

    • transfer the string hexadecimal number "f3a6.123f" into decimal number.   1 Answer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redmond, WA (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at eBay (Redmond, WA (US)) in July 2012.

    Interview

    These are the interview questions.

    Find the first zero based index of number > = given number in a sorted array
    example:
    1,2,5,5,5,6,7

    4 => index 2
    5 => index 2
    2 => 1
    ---------------------

    Tree in order traversal, return the next node.ie, if the search node is found, return the next preorder traversal node.
    --------------------------------------

    Using the characters on a telephone dial, give all the permutation of strings for given digits.

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    • Using the characters on a telephone dial, give all the permutation of strings for given digits.   2 Answers

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at eBay in June 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online and after a month I received call from a recruiter who then scheduled my phone interview. Interviewer was nice and was helping me break the problem into pieces. Towards the end he also discussed some practices that are followed at the company.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked to determine if two rectangles overlap. Question was actually easy but I wasn't in right frame of mind and couldn't solve it in given time. Discuss Java collections.   3 Answers

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at eBay (San Jose, CA (US)) in May 2014.

    Interview

    2 phone interviews then 1 onsite interview. The two phone interviews were very short and they were about my former experience and current background in Machine Learning. I also had very basic questions about programming and data structure. Everything went so smooth and the guys from the different teams are excellent and make you very comfortable and confident.

    Interview Questions

    • Onsite interview: very easy questions in mathematics and data structure. Few of the questions that I still remember what is the best data structure to find the min and the max in a numerical sequence. Another question was about how k-mean algorithm work and how to compute the mean.. I have also been asked to compute eigenvalues and eigenvectors of a matrix.   Answer Question

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