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Domande poste durante i colloqui presso Spotify

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  1.  

    Colloquio per Senior Engineer

    Candidato anonimo a colloquio a New York, NY (Stati Uniti d'America)
    Nessuna offerta
    Esperienza negativa
    Colloquio nella media

    Candidatura

    Ho presentato la mia candidatura tramite segnalazione di un dipendente. La procedura ha richiesto più di 2 mesi. Ho sostenuto un colloquio presso Spotify (New York, NY (Stati Uniti d'America)) a luglio 2020.

    Colloquio

    Waste of time. Recruiter was out of her depth, and the team didn't seem to have a connection to the larger overall mission. A lot of autonomy but very little strategic direction. The "staff" engineer who interviewed me seemed really insecure and got defensive when I asked him basic clarifying info about his job. He stopped our interview 15 minutes early because he got the time wrong, and then gave me a thumbs down for not going into more detail in my solution. What can you do.

    On the bright side most of the questions were pretty easy and the work doesn't seem hard.

    Domande poste durante i colloqui

    • Standard JS prototype, closure questions, `this`, lexical scope   Risposta Domanda
    • Design a system to share song / playlist / album plays to your friends list (like sidebar in the app)   Risposta Domanda
    • Standard questions about a time you had an interpersonal conflict, showed leadership, etc   Risposta Domanda

  2.  

    Colloquio per Product Designer

    Candidato anonimo a colloquio a New York, NY (Stati Uniti d'America)
    Nessuna offerta
    Esperienza neutra
    Colloquio nella media

    Candidatura

    Ho presentato la mia candidatura online. La procedura ha richiesto più di 4 settimane. Ho sostenuto un colloquio presso Spotify (New York, NY (Stati Uniti d'America)).

    Colloquio

    Got an email from the Recruiter and have a portfolio review for two of my projects, design challenge, and finally get a virtual interview with a hiring manager through Google hangout

    Domande poste durante i colloqui

  3.  

    Offerta accettata
    Esperienza positiva
    Colloquio difficile

    Candidatura

    Ho presentato la mia candidatura online. La procedura ha richiesto più di 2 mesi. Ho sostenuto un colloquio presso Spotify.

    Colloquio

    3/9/2020
    Applied online

    3/10/2020
    Received first HR email for phone screen interview

    3/13/2020
    Phone interview

    3/16/2020
    Invited to interview with engineering manager

    3/20/2020
    Interview with engineering manager

    3/24/2020
    Invited to complete technical assignment

    3/31/2020
    Received technical assignment

    4/6/2020
    Turned in technical assignment

    4/7/2020
    Interviewed with technical writer

    4/8/2020
    Was informed of an upcoming public holiday and to look out for an email the following week

    4/15/2020
    Invited for final interview

    4/21/2020
    -Values interview
    -Technical interview
    -Working with product and design

    4/23/2020
    Was told other finalists were interviewing and would get feedback early the next week

    5/1/2020
    Received offer

    Spotify was completely transparent and efficient throughout the entire interview process. I was never left in the dark to wonder about next steps and always had a clear idea about what was expected in the timeline.

    I'd really like to shoutout to TK and BH for being so calm and collected when I was a big ball of nerves. They were always prepared and had plans in place for interviewing during Covid-19. They answered all of my questions and could not have been more helpful. My experience was 10/10!

    Domande poste durante i colloqui


  4.  

    Colloquio per Summer

    Candidato anonimo a colloquio
    Nessuna offerta
    Esperienza neutra
    Colloquio nella media

    Colloquio

    The company, Spotify in New York City, contacted me back in a fast timely manner however, when I didnt get the job, they sent me another email thanking me for applying.

    Domande poste durante i colloqui

    • if I had any exeruance in the business which I did, still did not get the job   Risposta Domanda

  5. Utile (2)  

    Colloquio per Software Engineer

    Candidato anonimo a colloquio
    Nessuna offerta
    Esperienza negativa
    Colloquio facile

    Colloquio

    Background and work related questions followed by coding portion.

    The coding portion I solved using a fixed size array that wrapped around. The interviewer was adamant that the performance was O(n), but it was O(1) because it wrapped around with a running index.

    He later agreed with me after realizing he was wrong and ran some tests.
    He asked me to change it to what he wanted which was a growing linked list up to size n instead. His reasoning was that an array was too big to allocate for and the linked list was better.

    I went with his "desired" and "correct" solution.

    In my head, I'm thinking: "Hold on now. You're telling me to grow a linked list up to size n instead of a fixed array of size n? you didn't specify that we were running multiple instances and can't expect size n for every instance..."

    I guess it was not clear to me that he had a specific use scenario in mind when he asked the question.

    I did not pass because I did not conform to the answer he knew.

    Domande poste durante i colloqui


  6. Utile (2)  

    Colloquio per Analyst

    Candidato anonimo a colloquio a New York, NY (Stati Uniti d'America)
    Nessuna offerta
    Esperienza negativa
    Colloquio nella media

    Candidatura

    Ho presentato la mia candidatura online. La procedura ha richiesto 5 settimane. Ho sostenuto un colloquio presso Spotify (New York, NY (Stati Uniti d'America)).

    Colloquio

    LONG process. Went through 2 phone screens, an in-person interview set that lasted something like 3 hours. Went home and had to Google interview with the global department head. Was eventually told that the team couldn't decide, and that I needed to complete a take-home assignment as the next step. I know I did the assignment right because it's what I produce every day. I spent about 4 hours on this assignment and.... I was then ghosted. Infuriating and left a very bad taste in my mouth. It took 3 tries to get the recruiter to respond and tell me that she didn't have any feedback for me. YIKES.

    Domande poste durante i colloqui

    • I was asked to produce a revenue forecast for a week given X, Y, Z parameters.   Risposta Domanda

  7.  

    Colloquio per Business Strategy

    Candidato anonimo a colloquio
    Nessuna offerta
    Esperienza positiva
    Colloquio facile

    Candidatura

    Ho presentato la mia candidatura online. La procedura ha richiesto più di 5 mesi. Ho sostenuto un colloquio presso Spotify.

    Colloquio

    Applied in November, got an email for an initial interview in January, had interview with 1 person via Google Hangout, and then had finalist interview with 2 people via Google Hangout in February.

    Domande poste durante i colloqui

  8. Utile (1)  

    Colloquio per Senior Software Engineer

    Candidato anonimo a colloquio
    Nessuna offerta
    Esperienza negativa
    Colloquio facile

    Candidatura

    Ho presentato la mia candidatura online. La procedura ha richiesto 6 settimane. Ho sostenuto un colloquio presso Spotify.

    Colloquio

    Spotify probably has the most unprofessional recruiters that I've worked with in my job search. They were extremely non-responsive. My experience was that it took about a week to get a response back from them in average. I already had a few offers when they finally asked me to be onsite. I declined without going through the final round of interview.

    Domande poste durante i colloqui


  9. Utile (2)  

    Colloquio per Data Engineer

    Candidato anonimo a colloquio a New York, NY (Stati Uniti d'America)
    Nessuna offerta
    Esperienza negativa
    Colloquio nella media

    Candidatura

    Ho presentato la mia candidatura tramite un selezionatore. La procedura ha richiesto più di 2 mesi. Ho sostenuto un colloquio presso Spotify (New York, NY (Stati Uniti d'America)).

    Colloquio

    Found the process to be frustrating!!!

    After being contacted by three different Spotify Recruiters I responded to a role on the creator team. Went through all steps of the interview process (Phone Screen, Technical Screen, 5 Hour Onsite) with positive feedback. After conducting the final round I asked about the roles’ status as I had a competing offer. Next day was informed by the recruiter that the managers had no “spot” for me and they had to look in another team. Later I received an email saying that there was no longer a role available.

     I don’t understand why they could not match the role to my skills before starting the recruiting process.

    Domande poste durante i colloqui


  10. Utile (2)  

    Colloquio per Data Engineer

    Candidato anonimo a colloquio a New York, NY (Stati Uniti d'America)
    Nessuna offerta
    Esperienza negativa
    Colloquio difficile

    Candidatura

    Ho presentato la mia candidatura online. La procedura ha richiesto 3 settimane. Ho sostenuto un colloquio presso Spotify (New York, NY (Stati Uniti d'America)).

    Colloquio

    All done online. The initial screen was quick and efficient. The full panel interview was not - organizer ask for not 1 not 2 but 3 weeks of multi-day availability. Pretty inefficient, and I proposed splitting that into 2 days instead, so organizer finally confirmed on a single day. 2 days before the panel interview, 3 out of 5 of the interviewers on the list changed. And when it didn't work out (even tho my code worked in all tech questions), they only said "misalignment of role and experience". After spending a whole day (5+ hours), most companies would try to give a bit more feedback than that. And as a result I didn't learn anything about my interviewing from spending 5 hours with them.

    Domande poste durante i colloqui

    • Asked by the interviewer a "Data Engineer" to join 2 tables together to label start/end of a track play , only when I proposed a working solution he diverted me to another solution that he had in mind all along, thinking it was better as it didn't require window functions, but it did require them. He just didn't know they are called window functions. Admittedly, the "Data Engineer" said he hasn't worked on spark in a while, and is quite junior.   1 risposta
    • 2 main algo questions are dynamic-programming requiring recursive implementations. Similar but different questions, and they need you to do everything from implementing helper classes to writing the actual test case AND printing out result in an expected way. Hard to get 100% right given the time limit (but I did just in time)   1 risposta
    • How do you handle people criticising your work?   Risposta Domanda
    • How do you resolve conflict when you didn't like the work done by another engineer.   Risposta Domanda

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