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Fragen in Vorstellungsgesprächen bei Square

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    Contract Specialist-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in San Francisco, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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    Negative Erfahrung
    Schweres Gespräch

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    Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 3 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im Januar 2018 bei Square (San Francisco, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    I had a phone interview with the hiring manager after my initial phone interview with one of their recruiters. This was by far the worst phone interview experience of my life. The hiring manager was late (no big deal), he was abrupt, he didn't let me finish answering his questions, and he was quite rude. What really striked me was his comment, and I quote: "I am sitting here scratching my head as to why you applied for this position", in the sense that I was overqualified and I didn't understand why I applied. I ended up not being called in for an in-person interview which probably is a blessing, since I don't know how anyone could work on a day-to-day basis which such a manager.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • How would I reconcile drafting certain sections of an NDA when the business would profit but it might jeopardize the company from a risk perspective?   Frage beantworten

    Antwort von Square

    12. Mär 2018 – Recruiting Coordinator

    Thank you for sharing your interview experience. The tone and language that your interviewer had over the phone is uncharacteristic of our hiring managers and we apologize for the negative... Mehr


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    Leadership-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in San Francisco, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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    Schweres Gespräch

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    Ich habe mich online beworben. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im März 2015 bei Square (San Francisco, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    I was rescheduled 3 times and when they did arrive they were 15 minutes late for a 30 minute interview. Very junior person interviewing for senior role that had very little experience. Also for a senior role - the HR person did not even meet with me or provide any guidance as to how the role and my fit were relevant. Terrible process never seen anything like it.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • what kind of execution experience I had and second guessed what I did based   1 Antwort
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    Software Engineer-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch
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    Ich habe mich über eine Hochschule oder Universität beworben. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert bei Square.

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    I was selected for first round technical interview with Square through my local campus recruiter. The first round is a series of technical challenges on an online platform, HackerRank. They give you 3 days and 1 hours to complete their challenge up to a certain standard. Still waiting to hear back...

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch


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    Software Engineer-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch
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    Durchschnittl. Gespräch

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    Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 3 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert bei Square.

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    Applied online. First step was completing a coding challenge on HackerRank. Next was a one-hour phone screen. Interviewer seemed genuinely interested in my past projects. Spent first 10 minutes talking about current and past projects. Then did a coding question on a shared coding environment. The environment compiled and ran code so the code you write has to work. Unfortunately I didn't do so well during the phone screen and didn't make it past this stage.

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    Software Engineer-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in San Francisco, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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    Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 3 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im Oktober 2013 bei Square (San Francisco, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    I submitted my resume to my university's career website, after which I received an email to complete a coding challenge online. This was used to determine whether I got an on-campus interview. There were two questions, both of which I put below. I finished the first and got halfway through the second one.

    After that I got the on-campus interview, which was pair-coding style. We implemented a least-recently-used cache in Java. It was fun, and I was able to Google syntax I didn't know, and we ended up getting it to run.

    A bit later, I got an email to set up an on-site interview at Square in SF. This consisted of breakfast, three pair coding interviews, lunch, a few talks, coffee at Sightglass, and then that was it.

    The three questions I got were:
    1. find all prime numbers under a given number
    2. Fraud detection: if two merchants have swiped the same card, they are part of the same component. Find the size of the component.
    3. parse TVL bytes and return cardholder name.

    I struggled with the last one in particular. I was notified of no offer after a week.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • input: coefficients line (a’s), lines of values from transactions (x’s)
      y = a0 + a1*x1 + a2*x2 + ... + aN*xN
      y <= 0 not fraud, y > 0 suspect fraud
      output fraud/not fraud for each line of N lines   Frage beantworten
    • input: two numbers, N and M, which define an NxM grid
      start at top left corner of grid (1,1):
      - step forward
      - turn right
      - if space in front of you is out of board or you already walked on it, turn right
      keep going until you can’t walk anymore
      output is number of steps you take before stopping.   Frage beantworten

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    Software Engineer-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch
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    Schweres Gespräch

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    Ich habe mich über eine Hochschule oder Universität beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 2 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im Oktober 2014 bei Square.

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    Applied via college/university. Recruiter reached out with a coding exam, which was pretty easy to solve. Next, a phone screen was scheduled, but I did not make it past this stage. The phone screen consisted of some resume questions and a programming question based on CoderPad, so the interviewer can watch you write your solution, though you are also free to implement your solution on an IDE first.

    It does seem that they want people who can think of a good solution and code pretty quickly, and if you use API docs, that you use them properly by making the correct calls that are appropriate for what you want to do and that provide the best theoretical performance. The technical questions themselves weren't too bad, but they set the bar at a pretty high level for the solution that you deliver. So in this case, simply being able to deliver a workable solution isn't enough.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • In implementing the solution, the interviewer did ask how I could optimize my solution further. It was kind of a unique case.   Frage beantworten

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    Vorstellungsgespräch

    Short simple problems along with discussion, geared towards a complete rather than clever solution. Some very experienced interviewers that made for a pleasant experience. Set up as a "pairing" experience but without much direct help (as in normal pairing). Design questions were taken from the real world and very well chosen, it was clear the interviewers had a deeper knowledge about the subject and were open to variation.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • What day of the week was the Unix Epoch? (geared towards algorithm implementation)   1 Antwort
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    Software Engineer-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in San Francisco, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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    Positive Erfahrung
    Schweres Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich auf Empfehlung eines Mitarbeiters beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte eine Woche. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im Mai 2014 bei Square (San Francisco, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    Quick phone call followed by a coderpad-based interview done over Skype. The interview consists of the guy from Square giving you the problem statement, and I was expected to write a working solution - including test cases - which is compiled and run within coderpad. I had to do two of these because the first one was inconclusive.

    The first problem I got was writing an arithmetic expression parser with only parentheses and the '+' sign. This was fairly straightforward. Then, he asked to parse a list of expressions instead of just one. Then, some expressions could reference others in the list (e.g. A3 + 1) which was as far as we got. I successfully wrote the code but I think he was displeased with my messy design as it was "patched through" on the initial design. Eventually the recruiter informed me that I need to do another coderpad session.

    The second interview was much like the first. The problem this time was to write a class scheduler, where each class could have multiple time slots and we need to choose a combination of times so that we can take each class. I tried this time to focus on designing it properly in OO but it took so much time that I was only able to reach one evolution of the problem - return all possible arrangements instead of just the first. I haven't received an official response yet but I'm pretty sure I effed this one up as I was probably expected to reach at least step 3 or 4. Oh well..

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • Overall, both problems were non-trivial and the requirement of writing working code + tests in a one hour interview makes this probably the toughest interview I've done to date. If you're doing this, make sure you are able to solve the above problems quickly and properly OO. Use python (or similar) to save some time on list comprehension. Good luck!   Frage beantworten

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    Software Engineer-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Mitarbeiter in San Francisco, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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    Positive Erfahrung
    Schweres Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich über einen Personalvermittler beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 3 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im August 2012 bei Square (San Francisco, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    I was contacted by an internal recruiter. I was looking at the time. (I'd been contacted a year earlier but not looking then.) They had one phone screen and then one all day on-site interview, with a mixture of Q&A and coding sessions as well as a lunch break with someone.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • Asked for an algorithm for connecting credit cards and merchants into sets. Kind of a big problem if you can't keep everything in memory. Made a fair amount of progress but didn't finish everything. It was an interesting question, related to Square's business rather than a theoretical question. The interviewer kept modifying my code style which seemed a little odd.   Frage beantworten

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    Software Engineer-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in San Francisco, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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    Negative Erfahrung
    Schweres Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich über einen Personalvermittler beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 2 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im Oktober 2013 bei Square (San Francisco, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    I applied for an intern position last spring but had been denied at the last stage. Square contacted me this fall and asked to interview again. Had 2 pairing interviews on campus that were very easy. Advanced for another onsite, this time in the new HQ. The morning consists of 3 more pairing interviews. These were more difficult questions, and the amount of pair programming vs. you just doing it alone varies completely by each interviewer. My first interviewer smelled of weed, didn't explain the problem very well, and I struggled with it while he sat on his own computer. I felt that he deliberately gave simple test data that concealed the complexity of the problem. Only after I started did I realize how I had messed up; short interviews and not much time to change that. One interviewer sat down and said let's make tic-tac-toe, and I had a blast hacking that with him in the 45 minutes time. The afternoon is odd. Some candidates are asked to do another interview, while the rest are given tech talks. It wasn't clear if they had advanced or what, and it was really awkward when they did that.

    Between the unprofessionalism of the 1st interviewer, the awkwardness of the afternoon, and the midnight redeye return flight they gave me, I'd say it was a slightly negative experience.

    The candidates are the best from the best universities (MIT, CMU, etc), so Square has the ability to be insanely selective. Even had I done well on the first one, I'm not sure if I would have received an offer.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch


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