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Adobe Systems Member of techinical staff interview

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Anish SomaniFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Dhanbad for Member of techinical staff role at Adobe Systems
Interview Process
Technical Interview Technical Interview Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: How to find a loop in a Linked List and how to remove it.
  • Question 2: Suppose there is an unsorted array. What will be the maximum window size, such that when u sort that window size, the whole array becomes sorted. Eg, 1 2 6 5 4 3 7 . Ans: 4 (6 5 4 3)
Interview Experience
He went
through my CV and asked me something about making an android app. (Note: I had
mentioned Android a couple of times in CV) I explained him how a basic app is
made with model (XML) and layout (Java). He told me about connector which
connects model to layout. Then he asked the two questions. For second ques, I gave a N square approach (dynamic).
He suggested a greedy approach of Order N. It was fitting most cases so I wrote
the code on greedy approach. Turned out, greedy wasn’t the solution anyway.
Doesn’t matter. (Note: Boss is always right!!!)
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: How to find longest last occurring word in a sentence with multiple whitespace.
  • Question 2: What is merge sort and Quick sort. Adv and Disadv of each and which one would u use to sort huge list and Y.
  • Question 3: Define Process &thread.
  • Question 4: What happens when an recursive function is called.
  • Question 5: Solve and code the problem of a ball falling from staircase. Each jump can be of 1 step or 2. Find the number of combination of reaching step N.
  • Question 6: Puzzle: There is a grid of soldier standing. Soldier ‘A’ is chosen: The tallest men from every column and the shortest among them. Soldier ‘B’ is chosen: The shortest men from every row and the tallest among them. Comment on If A is (taller/shorter/same height) as B.
Interview Experience
He went
through my CV and asked me about my dropped grades in 12th.In third question, interesting part was, he said me to answer only if I knew it. I replied that I know but the definition isn’t totally memorized and he said to let it go then. (PS: Learn basic defs)
Interview Tips
Ans to 5) is Fibonacci and 6) is A is taller than B
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: What’s priority queue. How will u make stack and queue with priority queue.
  • Question 2: Implement stack using queue.
Interview Experience
He
went through my CV and asked my if I had done Intern in Amazon or Training.
Followed by, he asked me why I didn’t get a PPO there. He then asked me, which
subject I m more confident with: Algo types or OS types. I chose algo.
Interview Tips
Keep your cool and code with confidence. Reason I am saying this is because, he was the senior most interviewer and somehow, he knew the art to stress test you.
Round 4

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: About myself
  • Question 2: About my family. I mentioned my dad is my idol, so he asked y. M I more like my dad or my mom.
  • Question 3: My toughest moment in life and how I overcame it
  • Question 4: What had I been if I hadn’t been an engg
  • Question 5: What do I value most in life. (A real life example)
Interview Experience
1)     
Be honest

2)     
Sit with open palms

3)     
Don’t cross your hands or legs(if legs can be
visible)

4)     
Keep some back stories ready. Use any names, use your friends story anything to make it real. It will go a long way because nobody is
going to verify it.

5)     
Most imp, Be confident about yourself. If you r not
sure of yourself, you would be useless to the company.
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Algorithm
  • Puzzle solving
  • Technical Knowledge
  • Soft Skills
  • Data structures
Skill Tips
Do refer the previous question sets. It gives you pretty good idea of what's expected of you.
General Tips
Code Daily. Practise. Basics are important in such interviews.
Funny Moments
When in first round, I knew greedy approach isn't right, But I went on with it, because I could hear my dad whispering in my ears from behind, Rule 1: Boss is always Right<br />
Rule 2: In case of doubt, refer Rule 1...
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Adobe Systems Research and development internship interview

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Nalam Vssk ChaitanyaFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Research and development role at Adobe Systems
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
60 Minutes
No. of Questions
8 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Aptitude and Technical
Interview Experience
The test is conducted in hacker rank in Electrical DCF. The questions are asked in Probability, Coding, Data Structures and Algorithms.
Interview Tips
Just go through your probability notes and DSA notes and your Advanced and Computer Programming lab assignments.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: 100 white eggs and 100 black eggs are distributed in 2 bags and now choosen a egg. The way to be distribute the eggs so that the probability of getting a black egg is maximum?
  • Question 2: Given an array of 1 to 30 numbers put minus before some numbers so that sum of elements in array is zero.
  • Question 3: Given a binary tree print the left most element in each level. Note: Nodes need not have children. It's not complete binary tree.
Interview Experience
I stammerd a bit as it is my first interview but I was able to answer Q 1 and 3 and 2 with a small help as for 2 I was trying for answer which is "Not possible" as the sum of elements is odd.
Interview Tips
Be cool the questions will be easy. You just have to think peacefully and answer them. Question asked doesn't mean it will have an answer.
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Probability
  • Data Structures and Algorithms.
  • Aptitude
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • Course notes.,
Motivation for applying
I want to do Reasearch and get patents which will be useful for my Higher Studies.
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Adobe Systems Quantitative researcheroncampusinterview internship interview

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Ujjawal SoniFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Quantitative researcheroncampusinterview role at Adobe Systems
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
60 Minutes
No. of Questions
8 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: MCQs
  • Section 2: 2 Coding/Algorithmic Questions
  • Section 3: 1 Creative Question
Interview Experience
MCQs are puzzles and basic probability problems.
For 1 coding question, we had to write a pseudo code and for other the complete code in any programming language.
Creative question was to test the thinking of the participant on some technological idea.
Interview Tips
Practice basic probability and pseudo code writing before going for the test.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Skills

Skills Tested

  • Probability Concepts
  • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Creative thinking
Resources

Preparation materials

Courses
  • Data Structures and Algorithms,
  • Probability,
  • Statistics and Stochastic Processes,
General Tips
The company wants to see how innovative the participant is , so Creative question has a high weightage, so don't skip that question.
Motivation for applying
I am interested in research internship in digital media. Also, I got a good positive feedback from seniors who interned there, about the work culture and quality of work company does.
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Adobe Systems Researcheroncampusinterview internship interview

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Stefanie Anna BabyFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Researcheroncampusinterview role at Adobe Systems
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview Technical Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
60 minutes Minutes
No. of Questions
8 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: 5 Basic math questions
  • Section 2: 2 coding questions
  • Section 3: 1 question testing your creativity
Interview Experience
pleasant :)
Interview Tips
Be good at basic math and puzzle questions
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: sort an array such that all elements at even indices are smaller than their neighbouring odd indexed elements, and all odd indexed elements are greater than their even indexed neighbours.
  • Question 2: given two nodes of a binary tree, find their first common ancestor
Interview Experience
good
Round 3

Technical Interview

Skills

Skills Tested

  • coding, maths(esp probability)
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Adobe Systems Software developer interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Software developer role at Adobe Systems
Interview Process
Round 1

Interview Experience
1) Initially we had elimination round which was conducted in two sessions. It was an online test.1a) In Session 1, general aptitude and C-aptitude questions were asked.1b) Session 2 involved coding. Seven questions were asked.NOTE : Adobe was open to B.Tech and M.Tech students of CSE and IT department. The cutoff was 7.5.1c) For the elimination round around 200 students gave the test. 15 students were shortlisted for the interviews.

2) The interviews consisted of 4 rounds - 3 Tech rounds and 1 HR round.2a) In the first round, I was asked about pointers in detail. Several questions involving pointers were thrown at me. This all required basic understanding of pointers. Also some puzzles were also asked in this round.2b) I had HR interview in the second round. It was a very friendly interview. Few simple logic questions were asked. And later much of the discussion was focused on my internship.2c) Third round was a tech round. In this round, much focus was laid on operating systems. The interviewer asked me to explain how virtual memory works in detail. He also gave me a live scenario and asked me to explain how the scenario works.2d) Fourth round was again a tech round. Here a few data structure questions were asked like finding a solution with lesser time complexity etc.Most of the students went through all the 4 rounds. The results were announced next day. 3students were given the job offer.
Skills

Skills Tested

    Resources

    Preparation materials

    Books
    • Books - Crack the Coding Interview by Gayle Laakmann,
    • Let Us C,
    • Let Us C++,
    • C-Aptitude books and General Aptitude books,
    General Tips
    I asked my seniors about the interview process. Their guidelines were very helpful. Always try to bring the interviewer into your comfort zone. Also be confident and expressive while explaining. Explain your thought process while solving. Even though you don't get the solution the thought process might be very important for your selection.
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    Adobe Systems Technical lead interview

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    AnonymousFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus for Technical lead role at Adobe Systems
    Interview Process
    test Technical Interview
    Round 1

    test

    Interview Experience
    First round was an online test on hacker rank for 3 hours. The online round had 2 parts; first one tested analytical skills and the other tested computer science knowledge and also had some programming questions (simple ones). From the test they took about 15-20 people for the interviews. T
    Round 2

    Technical Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: How do you implement naming of threads from the point of view of a multi-threaded OS.Implement rand5 using rand7.Implement functions to render circles and other figures. (This was mainly about my development attitude and object oriented design rather than my algorithm skills)
    • Question 2: How does free know how many memory blocks to delete in the case of arrays.
    • Question 3: Some questions on finding the errors in the programs.Some questions on stacks, linked lists, queues and sorting.
    Skills

    Skills Tested

      Resources

      Preparation materials

      Books
      • Cracking the coding interview,
      • Wu riddles (for general out-of-the box thinking),
      • CLRS,
      General Tips
      If you want to bag a top company, it’s all about data structures, data structure & data structures. Just be sharp and attentive during the interview. If you don't know the answer just RELAX (very important) and start bouncing ideas of the interviewer, they're here to see how well you can solve not how well you remember. And be ready with copies of your resume and proper formal clothes at ALL times till you'replaced. Interviews are very subjective. Make the interviewer believe that you can manage any job givento you. That's the most important thing. Be confident even if your solution has a few flaws that you know.
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      Adobe Systems interview

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      AnonymousFresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus for Adobe Systems
      Interview Process
      Test Technical Interview HR Interview
      Round 1

      Test

      Duration
      135 Minutes
      Test Sections
      • Section 1: Written Test
      Interview Experience
      Quantitative:
      Simple and straight-forward questions. No technical knowledge required. Contained 30 questions.
      Analytical:
      Relation based questions (something is related something else, that is related to some other thing - kind of question - similar to the ones in CAT and GRE).
      C Skills:
      Duration: 45 minutes.
      10 Questions: 9 coding questions. Other one was 'Difference b/w malloc & calloc'. No deep algorithms required. Good coding/implementation practices are important.Questions like 'Find overflow in the addition of 2 numbers in a single statement', 'Toggle all odd bits in an integer', 'Find the last index where one string would occur in another', etc. Refer 'Kernighan & Ritchie'.
      Engineering:
      Duration: 45 minutes. 10 Questions: Data Structures, Algorithms and Problem Solving skills are important. Puzzle type questions. One Finite Automata question. Questions like 'Algorithmto find all anagrams of of a given word', 'Number of strings generated by a DFA with a specific set of state transitions', etc. Focus required on C and Engineering skills.
      Round 2

      Technical Interview

      Interview Experience
      3 Rounds of Technical (Approximately 1 hour each) :No eliminations
      Assesses Problem Solving and Coding skills. Identification of all possible sub-cases in every problem is required. The code should have no end-conditions unless specified. No blind assumptions are to be made. Understanding of Data Structures is important. Questions like 'Find the next larger number in a full binary search tree implemented using array within Constant Time', 'Find the next larger palindrome of a given no', one OOP based question, one string operation question. Asked about the Projects/ Internships done - experience and the details of the work.
      Round 3

      HR Interview

      Interview Experience
      1 Round (1 hour approx)
      Questions like 'List your dream companies in order and explain why', 'Why not going for GRE / other Masters', 'What is your next career step if not selected for Adobe', 'Why did you opt for Bangalore', etc.
      Skills

      Skills Tested

        General Tips
        A great improvement required in C , C++ and coding skills beyond that is obtained from the curriculum (as suggested by the interviewers). Understanding of the Data Structures is very important. Improving problem solving skills by trying hard puzzles will be helpful. Stay calm at the interview, so that your stress won’t spoil your pace of solving questions. Approach to the solution should be well conveyed to the interviewer. Express your passion to the field when describing the worksthat you had done
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        Adobe Systems interview

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        AnonymousFresherSelected
        Application
        I was interviewed on-campus for Adobe Systems
        Interview Process
        Test Interview Interview
        Round 1

        Test

        Test Sections
        • Section 1: Written Test
        Interview Experience
        There a written test having an Aptitude and a Technical part for all CSE and ECE students with CGPA above 7.0. At the end of it 4 members were selected for the personal interviews. Each of us had 4 rounds of interviews. The pattern of interviews I had was HR, followed by a technical, then a HR + technical sort taken by a manager from Adobe and finally another technical. At the end of the interviews 3 of us were selected.
        Round 2

        Interview

        Interview Experience
        Some of the questions asked were : 1) Given an array and a Number N find all sets of 2 numbers that add up to N. Started with O(n^2) then went onto O(N) solution using i) hashing ii) O(N) using sorted array. 2) Given a dictionary (Can be traversed linearly from the first) and a word, find all legal permutations of the word. 3) I have a clock at the bottom of a hill giving me correct time, and one on top of the hill which is not working, how can I synchronize the 2 clocks, time taken to go up is more than it takes to come down. 4) What are heaps, threads, Pthreads, have you done Pthread programming, what programs ? 5) Write a class for Stack considering all loop-holes and error conditions? 6) Give a program to print a string in reverse using simplest solution possible. 7) Divide an L-shaped area into 2, 3, 4 equal parts. Divide a square into 7 equal parts. A few more were asked that I do not remember, which were on the same lines as above.
        Round 3

        Interview

        Interview Experience
        HR was more of an ice-breaker for me. The interviewer asked me simple questions like : 1) Tell me about yourself, your strengths and weaknesses. 2) Tell me about your family. 3) Will you prefer a job or higher studies ? Why not GRE ? 4) Why did you prefer Noida over Bangalore ? 5) What are your long-term future goals ? 6) Goals for next 5 years ?
        Skills

        Skills Tested

        • Data Structures
        General Tips
        Get your Basics in C, C++, algos and DS correct. They are the most important. Be confident, stay cool and you will be able to answer all the questions. Always keep a small smile on your face during the interview it shows that you are confident and not awed by the procedure. For puzzles, CS algorithms etc go to Wu's puzzles ( Type Wu's Puzzles in Google and follow the links to its Forum), that helps a lot for the preparations.
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        Adobe Systems interview

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        AnonymousFresherSelected
        Application
        I was interviewed on-campus for Adobe Systems
        Interview Process
        Test Interview Interview
        Round 1

        Test

        Interview Experience
        The test got delayed and was shifted to 2 in the afternoon. After giving the test, I generally used to go to room and slept for sometime until the results for short listed candidates are out.
        Round 2

        Interview

        Interview Experience
        Got selected for interviews and had the first interview at 11:00 in the night. The interviewer was pretty cool and helpful, after a 10 mins discussion on intern project, we went ahead with some coding exercise to convert a number into hexadecimal and print it. He figured out bugs in the code and made me correct them. Talked about various operating systems concept like Memory Management and some algorithmic questions on Binary Search Tree. He asked a simple trivial puzzle as well. The interview went on for 40 mins and next was scheduled at 12:30 am..!!
        Round 3

        Interview

        Interview Experience
        The lady who took the interview asked a well known puzzle on clock and then she asked me about my GRE score. Then was the time that I converted the Tech interview into HR interview. Gave her fundaes about why core job now and she was impressed.JDuring that time, students who couldn't clear for the next round were sent to room and I was asked to wait. That gave a hint that either it would be another interview or I am selected. Waited and the last interview was scheduled at 2:45 am in the night. Got pretty tired by that time and couldn’t even solve a simple coding problem. The interviewer laughed saying probably its late night issue. Then we just had a talk on BTP and some stuff on Hashing algorithms and we were done. The results were announced and I got placed. The day was mine or better to say the night was mine.
        Skills

        Skills Tested

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          Adobe Systems Member of Technical Staff interview

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          R.KaushikFresherSelected
          Application
          I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Surathkal for Member of Technical Staff role at Adobe Systems
          Interview Process
          Pre placement after internship
          Round 1

          Pre placement after internship

          Skills

          Skills Tested

          Skill Tips
          Be good at C++. Keep your CGPA high
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