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Fragen in Vorstellungsgesprächen bei Elastic

Vorstellungsgespräche bei Elastic

186 Bewertungen von Vorstellungsgesprächen

Erfahrung

Erfahrung
47%
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Einladung zum Vorstellungsgespräch

Einladung zum Vorstellungsgespräch
71%
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10%
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Schwierigkeit

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Schwierigkeit

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  1. Hilfreich (4)  

    Solutions Architect-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in München, Bayern
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    Positive Erfahrung
    Schweres Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich auf Empfehlung eines Mitarbeiters beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte mehr als 4 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im Dezember 2018 bei Elastic (München, Bayern).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    The first call was with an internal recruiter from Elastic checking my fit to the role. The next call was with the hiring manager, which was great and very detailed about Elastic, the team, the position, the products and future. The technical peer call was canceled due to sickness of some people. But I was invite to meet the team in person and have the technical peer discussion in the Elastic office. The technical part was tough, but also gave an impression on what is necessary to do the job. I have not done the planed business and technical presentation as I have accepted another offer before that date.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch


  2. Hilfreich (39)  

    Java Engineer-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in Remote, OR (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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    Negative Erfahrung
    Schweres Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich auf Empfehlung eines Mitarbeiters beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 4 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im Juli 2017 bei Elastic (Remote, OR (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    First interview
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    1-hour talk at 9:30 AM CEST, talent acquisition lady in Amsterdam. Nice informative talk without ceremony.

    Second interview
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    ~1-hour talk at 10:00 AM CEST, software engineer in France. The interview was carried out very nicely.

    After a short introduction, he asked me for ~15 minutes about Java concurrency, data structures and a sorting algorithm of my liking.

    The topic for the next ~15 minutes was to implement a method "public int[] merge(int [] a, int [] b)" in a Google Docs document.

    Afterwards there was some discussion about how I would unit test a method like this.

    The last 10 minutes were dedicated to questions I had in mind. He seemed to be very passionate about what he is doing. I enjoyed the interview.

    Third interview
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    ~1-hour talk at 10:00 AM CEST, software engineer in Luxembourg. The interview was carried out very nicely.

    The interview began with questions about volatile. We discussed AtomicIntegers, lock stripping, contention and solutions for weakly consistent aggregations.

    In the next ~20 minutes I had to implement a solution to find the number of occurrences of a given digit in a sorted array. For example 5 in [ 1, 2, 5, 5, 5, 7] would return 3. The solution should run in logarithmic time.

    Finally, 15 minutes for questions. His beloved topic was replication and he told me about the ins and outs, different approaches etc., I was again absolutely astonished (in a positive way).

    Email from the acquisition lady (gist)
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    The interview went really well (..). Spoke with the team (..). You have great chances on a role as a 'java generalist' and to specialise later on (..). Your next interview will be with xxx, specialising on the topic of distributed systems.

    My reply (gist)
    ---------------
    Very happy to hear, a bit concerned about distributed system topic as I am no expert on this topic (..), looking forward to speaking with xxx.

    Email from the acquisition lady (gist)
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    Don't worry (..), we really appreciate that you know and openly communicate your strengths and weaknesses (..). Investing time in reading/learning about Elastic distributed topics and distributed systems in general is well spent though.

    Preparation for the interview
    -----------------------------
    After that email I basically used every free minute to dig into the ElasticSearch Definitive Guide, read about distributed systems, Paxos, Raft, linearizability, single-leader replication, clock skew, vector locks, you name it. I just wanted to do everything I could in order to succeed as I was really motivated after the previous interviews.

    Fourth interview
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    ~45-min talk at 10:30 PM CEST, software engineer in California. I find it weird to schedule a technical interview at this time, given there are dozens of excellent engineers in closer timezones. I was bone-tired when the interview started.

    This engineer was absolutely not prepared. His first statement: "Uuhhm, let me open your CV first". He began to skim through my CV while I should tell him something about big system architecture. I did not have the impression that he really cared/listened.

    Afterwards I had to program "finding anagrams" and explain complexity in detail. No single distributed systems question by the end of the interview.

    Finally I had 5 minutes to ask some questions. Yet again he did not really care and just answered my questions in shallow-brained manner.

    I did not perform too well in this interview, mainly due to my condition. The questions were not that hard but I was simply too tired.

    Further proceedings
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    I was rather frustrated about the last interview and my performance. I planned to contact the talent acquisition lady again, explain to her why I did not perform well yesterday and ask for another interview.

    I implemented two more anagram solutions (prime number multiplication, int array) which are optimised in terms of space-complexity in order to show that I am really passionate about the role.

    After some more thoughts I decided to let it rest though, as the previous interview left a quite bad impression after all.

    Last email the acquisition lady
    -------------------------------
    3 days later, I received the last email from the talent acquisition lady, using one of these standard templates, explaining that there was some other candidate who just performed a little bit better.

    Given that she mentioned a concrete position in the previous email, I found this immediate drop out without any further explanation rather disrespectful/annoying.

    It would have been very helpful to learn in more detail, why another candidate was chosen at the end. Some companies even mention some books/blogs etc. in order to help the applicant to progress.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • When does a deadlock occur?   4 Antworten
    • Is i++ an atomic operation?   2 Antworten
    • Given a field private volatile int count = 0, two threads increment this field at the same time by count++ (once), which possible values can the field have afterwards?   2 Antworten
    • What is a ReadWriteLock?   2 Antworten
    • What does amortised 1 mean?   2 Antworten
    • In case a field has high contention (many threads accessing it in parallel), what could you do about it?   2 Antworten
    • What are the java concurrency primitives?   2 Antworten
    • How does a hash map internally work?   2 Antworten
    • How does volatile work?   2 Antworten
    • When would us use merge sort and what are its characteristics?   1 Antwort
  3. Hilfreich (8)  

    Software Engineer-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch
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    Negative Erfahrung
    Durchschnittl. Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Der Vorgang dauerte mehr als 4 Monate. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im Dezember 2015 bei Elastic.

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    Worst interview experience in my life. After solving online test - no feedback for over a week. After I contacted them gave my availability for interviews - nothing got scheduled for 3 weeks. So I reached out again and they've added a meeting on my cal without inviting me or telling me about it. Emailed them yet again and was promised to have something scheduled in the near future. Nothing. Contacted them yet again - they were busy with some conference happening at the time but was promised a reply soon. Like always - nothing. And in the meantime I think they filled the position.

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    Software Engineer-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in Remote, OR (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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    Positive Erfahrung
    Leichtes Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich online beworben. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im August 2017 bei Elastic (Remote, OR (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    Had a recruiter phone screen, then a phone call with a team lead, and then later another engineer. Each interview was friendly, enjoyable, and mostly a conversation -- not a series of penetrating quiz questions. There were questions about my experience and working style of course, but I think these folks are just good enough at gleaning information from normal conversations about technology that they don't have to go through a traditional, uncomfortable interview style.

    I was very pleased with the process. I ended up accepting an offer with another company partway through the process but will definitely re-apply should I find myself looking for work again.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • How would you solve <troubling technology situation I mentioned at a previous company> supposing you could go back and fix it?   2 Antworten

  5. Hilfreich (5)  

    Software Engineer-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch
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    Negative Erfahrung
    Durchschnittl. Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte mehr als 3 Monate. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im Januar 2017 bei Elastic.

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    Very very long and drawn out process -- multiple months. Should not take that long regardless of whether the answer is yes or no. You might be wasting your time here.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch


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    Software Engineer-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch
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    Negative Erfahrung
    Durchschnittl. Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Der Vorgang dauerte mehr als 2 Monate. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert bei Elastic.

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    Over 2 months I've been interviewing with Elastic. Very pleased with my conversation with founder as he has been the only one to share some real feedback about what they are looking for hiring. Or at least talked me through his thoughts about distributed environments and whether I have enough relevant experience. I followed up with the recruiter afterwards and have not heard back. This has been standard protocol, then a note follows about the next interview and the next. I think at this point they are passing on me but no feedback over several weeks after each interview. So inconsiderate. My advice is to not waste people's time and decide on capabilities needed before extensive interviews that achieve nothing in the end except frustration all around.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • None really/ Standard questions. I recall asking about my biggest challenge in past work.   1 Antwort

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    Software Engineer-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch
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    Negative Erfahrung
    Durchschnittl. Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte eine Woche. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert bei Elastic.

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    1/2 hour call, discussed a technical task but it was very open ended, not sure what the interviewer was looking for beyond having a conversation

    I received no feedback or response 1 week past the interview. I consider that unprofessional from their recruiting department.

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    Software Engineer-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in Boston, MA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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    Negative Erfahrung
    Durchschnittl. Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 4 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im Januar 2019 bei Elastic (Boston, MA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    Submitted my resume directly to a recruiters email. A former colleague had interviewed with them but ended up elsewhere and the recruiters approval for me to reach out directly.

    I spoke with the recruiter indicating I was interested in a position on the Elasticsearch product. They wanted me to interview with a different team first; the one they were hiring for that primarily used ruby and not java. I took a gamble and in the nicest way possible asked to apply for the position on the elastic team since thats the one I was originally interested in and a better fit for. I eventually got a callback from the recruiter that handled the Elasticsearch opening. We had a general discussion over zoom video about team fit, and my background. It was explained to me that the next step would be to take a hacker rank test at a time of my convenience. I was asked to let them know when I'd be starting it because "we like to have someone grade it right away". I said I'd take it at the beginning of the following week and keep them informed when I start it. They said that was fine. After the call, I studied for a few days as there would be elements involving concurrency that I needed to review.

    The night before I took the test, as requested I sent a heads up email. Didn't get a response but I also didn't expect one.

    The next day I took the 1.5 hr timed hacker rank challenge and submitted it. I then sent a short follow up email to say, I submitted it and I'm looking forward to continuing the process. Hmmm, no response after a few days. That's odd. I just invested a significant amount of my time on this at the recruiters request and no response?

    A week later I sent a gentle follow up saying something to the nature of "Just checking in...etc...if your some reason you've decided to move forward with other candidates but just for peace of mind could you acknowledge the receipt of the exam" No response.

    It's been a couple months now and still no response. I'm obviously no longer expecting one. I don't care if the recruiter or the reviewers felt my submission was a complete failure, you owe some form of acknowledgement. This was the most unprofessional experience I've ever had with a company and I hope someone from elastic reads this and corrects it.

    I think it's fair to say you should use caution in investing time at the request of recruiters at this company (or any company really) as it may be the last time you hear from them. If you look back through the other reviews of elastic you will find my situation was not an isolated incident.

    It's really too bad as I generally like this company. Hope they fix this.

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    Software Engineer-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch
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    Negative Erfahrung
    Durchschnittl. Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 2 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im Februar 2019 bei Elastic.

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    Avoid this circus. I applied online. A recruiter reached out and then dodged my follow up questions for a week. Then things were magically scheduled. Days later, I talked to someone in a manner of technical screen. I was tasked with guessing at how elastic chose to configure their internal system, and what problems might arise from the mystery configuration. <shurg> I don't know....lots?

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • What impact does garbage collection have on distributed systems?   1 Antwort

    Antwort von Elastic

    29. Juli 2019 – Manager Technical Recruiting

    Thanks for sharing your feedback, it sounds like a sub-optimal experience for sure and I apologise for the lack of timeliness and apparent lack of interview preparation for the technical screen. We... Mehr


  10. Hilfreich (2)  

    Software Engineer-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in Remote, OR (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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    Neutrale Erfahrung
    Durchschnittl. Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich auf Empfehlung eines Mitarbeiters beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 4 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im November 2018 bei Elastic (Remote, OR (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    1. Intro call at 6 am, ouch
    2. Live programming interview (screenshare + webcam) with 2 devs
    3. Programming talk (webcam) with 2 other devs, seemed casual, but was not, in retrospect
    4. Manager interview (not reached)
    5. C-suite interview (not reached)

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

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