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PayPal Analyst interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Analyst role at PayPal
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Test Test Technical Interview Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
CGPA 6 Above shortlisted
Round 2

Test

Test Sections
  • Section 1: 16 MCQ Online. 1 coding
Round 3

Test

Test Sections
  • Section 1: Technical Coding
Round 4

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: 1hr long.
Interview Experience
DSA, Analytics, Business Knowledge
Round 5

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: 1 Hr.
Interview Experience
Project, DBMS, OOPS, DW, Probability, Puzzles
Round 6

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Chilled out. Salary compensation
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PayPal It(data analytics) internship interview

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Shanmukh ChaitanyaFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for It(data analytics) role at PayPal in Dec, 2015
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Test Group Discussion Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
There may be a cgpa cutoff of 7. No resume short listing
Round 2

Test

No. of Questions
20 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Aptitude and coding
Interview Experience
-aptitude was easy and a few coding questions
- In section 2, there is 1 coding question. 30 minutes time is given
Round 3

Group Discussion

Group Discussion Topic
No GD
Round 4

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: 2 technical interviews
Interview Experience
-Asked about the linked lists, some coding questions, coding projects if done you and about you're resume
-2 round is less of a technical and more of house you approach a problem
Interview Tips
- I would say I did technical rounds OK OK . But say what you know with confidence.
- Try to explain what you have done and what you know clearly. That's enough
Round 5

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Why PayPal
Interview Experience
- it's the deciding round. Once you get selected in the two rounds, if you do hr round well, then surely you will get an offer
- basically was the best round I had. I did well in that round
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Interest In The Job
  • Confidence
  • Algorithmic Approach To Problem Solving
  • Data Structures
Skill Tips
-if you don't know something, say at least what you know.<br /> -But make sure you convey what you are good it and tell about that<br /> -Research about the company and prepare for the questions like why you are interested in the company
Motivation for applying
- I am interested in data analytics profile. I said I am interested in that properly
Funny Moments
I didn't get shortlisted in the exam. But the hr is a good person. She said if you are interested in the company though not shortlisted, come and meet me. Finally she said attend the interview. All the interviewers were very friendly, mainly hr
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PayPal Data analyst interview

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AKASH KUMAR SINGHFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Data analyst role at PayPal in Dec, 2016
Interview Process
Test Puzzle Interview Technical Interview Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
1 Hours 30 Minutes
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Around 20 MCQ's and 1 coding question
Interview Experience
The coding question was:
Given a binary string containing 0's and 1's. You can split the string such that each partition should be a exponential of 5 (1,5,25,625...). You were asked to return minimum number of partition for the given string such each partition is exponential of 5. If no such partition exists return -1.
Examples: '101101101' Ans: 3 (101, 101, 101)
'111' Ans: 3 (1,1,1)
10101 Ans: -1
Interview Tips
For MCQ's prepare DSA, OS and Networking. For DSA you can refer to cormen
For Coding question practice on either geeksforgeeks or from any of the coding platforms like hackerrank
The shortlist was mainly dependent on coding question
Round 2

Puzzle Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Probability , question on calculating expected number of trials and puzzles
Interview Tips
Do lot of puzzles from heard on the street, http://gurmeet.net/puzzles/ , Try to search for more. It will be helpful in other interviews as well
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: For this round he gave me lot of problems and asked to develop optimal algorithm to solve that. Problems were mainly on trees and number sequences
Interview Tips
Practice algorithm section from geeksforgeeks. There are lot of standard problems. The given questions were slightly modified version of standard problems
Round 4

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: In this round he mainly discussed my projects and asked me how these can be put to use in Paypal. He also asked some basic questions from ML.
Interview Tips
For this round you need to be well prepared with your projects and resume.
Round 5

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: HR round was just for formality
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PayPal Risk analyst interview

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Anirudh AnirudhFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Risk analyst role at PayPal in Dec, 2016
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview Technical Interview Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
1 Hours 30 Minutes
No. of Questions
10 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Coding 1question
  • Section 2: Multiple choice questions
Interview Experience
The exam was purely
Cs based
Weigtage was given to coding question almost.
Interview Tips
Revise data structures and be through with algorithms
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Was tested about my skills in data structures and my way of approach during solving the problem .
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Was asked about my projects
Interview Experience
They asked us deep questions s about the project and asked us to apply it to any situation PayPal faces
Round 4

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: One more rigorous session on my project.
Round 5

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: It was peace and they just wanted to know why PayPal.
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PayPal Software developer interview

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RAJIVTEJA NAGIPOGUFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Software developer role at PayPal in Dec, 2016
Interview Process
Technical Interview Technical Interview Technical + HR Interview
Round 1

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Given an array of numbers find the subset of numbers that give zero sum.
  • Question 2: Explain how bfs works?
  • Question 3: Discussion on the projects I have done.
  • Question 4: Question on Linked List.
Interview Experience
I couldn't find an optimal approach to the first question, so she skipped that question and proceeded to next questions. Remaining questions I have answered satisfactorily.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Project Discussion
Round 3

Technical + HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Strengths and weaknesses. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Interview Experience
I told that my strength is problem solving and I can always find a way when there is a bottle-neck. Gave some examples of my experiences while doing my assignments.
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PayPal Software engineer interview

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Jeevan ShankarFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Software engineer role at PayPal in Dec, 2016
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview Technical + HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
1 Hours 30 Minutes
No. of Questions
16 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Programming
  • Section 2: Multiple Choice
Interview Experience
One Programming and 15 multiple choice Questions.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Questions about projects
Interview Experience
All details about projects you have written on resume. Some different implementation of some parts of your project.
Round 3

Technical + HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Why Paypal?
  • Question 2: What does Paypal do?
  • Question 3: How do you see yourself in 5 years?
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Knowledge about Database Managements Systems
  • Problem Solving Skills
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PayPal Software engineer interview

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Leninkumar BabuFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Software engineer role at PayPal in Dec, 2016
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview Technical Interview Technical + HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
1 Hours 30 Minutes
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Coding and MCQs.
Interview Experience
coding question related to palindrome portioning.MCQs related to cs fundamentals
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: detecting loop in linked list
  • Question 2: write code for dfs
  • Question 3: how to find cycle in graph
  • Question 4: what is hashing and how will you implement?
  • Question 5: questions related to to resume
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: no of pairs between 1 and N satisfy relation pow(a,3)+pow(b,3)=pow(c,3)+pow(d,3).a,b,c,d<=N
  • Question 2: http://www.practice.geeksforgeeks.org/problem-page.php?pid=514
  • Question 3: questions related to resume
Round 4

Technical + HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Explain Merge sort
  • Question 2: why do you want to join in paypal?
  • Question 3: explain anything whatever you learned recently?
Skills

Skills Tested

  • General Coding And Problem Solving
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PayPal It internship interview

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VaibhavFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for It role at PayPal
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
The resume shortlist round was very fair and well structured as every one was given ample time to register for PayPal on the internship portal. The deadline was also extended for a day to give opportunity to people who might have forgotten to apply.
Interview Tips
Make your resume tailored to the profile of the company. PayPal generally looks for people with good coding skills and a strong knowledge of algorithms. It will always help to describe a coding project in your resume.
Round 2

Test

Duration
45 Minutes
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Aptitude section was challenging but not very tough . the time was sufficient to attempt all the questions. one of the paragraph questions was tough. The last five questions were based on the knowledge of basic C
  • Section 2: There was one coding quetion with a time limit of 30 minutes
Interview Experience
It was fun to work out the aptitude section. Some of the questions were challenging
The coding section was very interesting. I enjoyed working on creating the algorithm to solve the problem.
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: There were two technical rounds and one HR round. In the first round I was asked to delete a node from a linked list
  • Question 2: A recursive program to print numbers in ascending order
  • Question 3: In the second round , I was asked to sort a string and find the alphabet which is repeated with the least relative distance
  • Question 4: Questions regarding my previous projects
Interview Experience
The technical round was very good. Both the panelists were very friendly and they clearly described the problem statement. I was given ample time to work on the problems. The even helped me by giving hints whenever I got stuck
Interview Tips
A good knowledge of Data Structures and Algorithm is required to et through the technical round
Round 4

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: asked about my interest in CS
  • Question 2: Projects in CS
  • Question 3: What is one thing that you like about PayPal after today's presentation?
Interview Experience
The HR round was very casual. The manager took the candidates for short walk and spoke to us very informally. She also gave me tips on how to build my interest in coding.
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Java Programming
  • OOPS Using C++
  • Implementing Data Structures In C++
  • Algorithm
  • Data Structures
  • Coding Skills
  • Basic Coding
  • Aptitude
Skill Tips
One should have a good knowledge of data structures and experience in implementation of a problem
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • Let Us C : Yashwant Kanetkar,
Courses
  • Data Structures And Algorithms (DSA),
General Tips
Just be cool during the interview . P
Motivation for applying
My passion for coding led me to applying to PayPal . I also believe that the core values of the company strongly matches my values and ideas.
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PayPal Coding internship interview

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GoonwanthFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Coding role at PayPal
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
75 Minutes
No. of Questions
20 + 1 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Aptitude
  • Section 2: Coding
Interview Experience
The amount of time given to complete the exam was sufficient and the process was smooth.
Interview Tips
Solve basic programming questions in CPP( for eg finding the length of the biggest palindrome in a string ).
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: write a program (in C) to print fibonacci numbers
  • Question 2: Basics of stacks and linked lists.
  • Question 3: Describe the coding projects(or labs) you did?
Interview Experience
The interview started with basic question in the beginning and slowly the standard increased thus giving me time to adapt.
Interview Tips
Concentrate more on knowing the basics.
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: what is your favourite ecommerce site ant tell me the positives and negatives of that company?
  • Question 2: How can you improve the negatives ?
  • Question 3: Basic problems on searching
Interview Experience
The interviewer was very friendly and gave me hints if was struck so that I can come up with solutions.
The interview actually increased my confidence on my abilities.
Interview Tips
To ace this interview we should have good knowledge about data structures and standard algorithms like sorting and searching.
Round 4

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself
  • Question 2: What is the thing that ticks you to work in coding companies.
Interview Experience
HR interview was more like a friendly advice and building rapport.
Interview Tips
Be confident.
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Approaching A Problem
  • Basic C/C++
  • Algorithmic Approach To Problem Solving
Skill Tips
Be well versed with basics and also your resume.
Resources

Preparation materials

Books
  • C By Kerninghan And Ritchie,
General Tips
Learn more about arrays and string manipulation.
Motivation for applying
Feedback from seniors and huge learning experience.<br />
Funny Moments
One of the interviewer asked me not to call him sir but I kept calling him sir anyway and then he told we will run away if I call him sir again !!.
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PayPal Software developer interview

, 8.1k views
Aditya V KamathFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Hyderabad for Software developer role at PayPal
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
60 Minutes
No. of Questions
21 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Aptitude
  • Section 2: Writing Code on paper
Interview Experience
The aptitude test consisted of about 20 questions and had just 20 minutes. The questions were tough and you need speed to solve them. People preparing for CAT and other such exams should be able to perform better. The max score among my batch was 7 or 8.
The coding question was paper based and you had to write C code for a simple question on paper, but design was also taken into account for evaluating the code.
Interview Tips
Both get disheartened if you don't do well in the aptitude.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Explain the concepts of Object Oriented Programming
  • Question 2: Give examples of abstraction and polymorphism
  • Question 3: A simple design question to design classes
Interview Experience
The interview was more like a discussion rather than a question answer round. The discussion always went quite off the topic and the interviewer went on to ask other concepts of OS and networks etc.
Interview Tips
Be thorough with the core concepts in subjects like OS and networks
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: What does PayPal do?
  • Question 2: A simple Machine learning question to use thresholding
  • Question 3: Questions about Software Defined Networking and my project in that field
Interview Experience
This interview was a little more of marketing PayPal to me than an interview. He however slipped in the questions given above. The machine learning question was a little too obvious to apply thresholding and I wasted time trying to get better algorithms when he expected only thresholding.
Interview Tips
Do not tell you are the topper if you are, because I did and he clearly said they don't hire toppers!
Round 4

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Questions about my internships at a startup and USC
  • Question 2: Am I considering going for masters
  • Question 3: What makes you want to join PayPal?
Interview Experience
This interview was more to get the truth out of me. I have a very research oriented profile and that was evident from my resume. The interview was to find out whether I would really join their company if offered.
Interview Tips
If you have a high CG and research experience but still want to go for a job, make sure you tune your resume to prune out the research and only market the side which the company looks for, otherwise the company will reject you.
Skills

Skills Tested

  • Computer Science Concepts
  • OS
  • Networks
  • OOP
  • Machine Learning
Motivation for applying
Just as a backup since I was indeed planning for a masters program. Highest paying package among the companies at that time.
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