Interview Query

Skillz Senior Data Scientist | June 2021

AnonymousMay 31, 2022

Company: Skillz

Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Role: Data Scientist

Level: Senior

Outcome: Rejected

When did you have this interview?: Last Week

What steps were in the interview process? How far did you get? What do you think about the overall interview experience?

First interview was a screening interview with the Hiring Manager. I answered general questions about my CV, some technical questions and general questions about the job. At the end I answered my questions from him. Hiring manager was positive and asked me to go through a 4 hour exam for next step.

After I passed the skill assessment, I interviewed with Senior Recruiter in HR and had conversation about position and answered questions, last question was about salary which I asked their offer and the range they think about. The answer was vague and the HR was changing his numbers three or four times. I was ok with general range and then I went into 4 technical interviews.

First thing I have to mention here is, in 4 technical interviews, first two interviews are with senior data scientists and next two were with junior data scientists. To me senior and junior was just title and both senior data scientists were joined to Skillz less than 2 months. ​

The first technical interview was about coding skills. Question was fairly easy and I did it well. The Interviewer asked some questions about the coding exercise, but nothing too complex. While he was coming with his comments and questions, I was very responsive, and continuing my code. I finished the code and then interview the interviewer. My impression was very good!

The next interview was about a data science applications case. I felt either the interviewer was inexperience or was very unfriendly to me. Again the question was very easy and I was feeling good cause I answered the question good. At the end I asked my questions and interview the interviewer.

Next I gave a presentation explaining my machine learning software development projects to junior data scientists and analysts Which was very good.

Then, I received a rejection from HR, which I am not sure if it was about salary, or technical decision or change of plan. I was not happy or unhappy but my main thought is the group is junior and there is not a firm plan. After 10 hours of interview with positive feedbacks I was feeling it should be an offer!

All of the employees and recruiters were friendly and respectful just one of the technical interviewers was a little angry or stressed or etc.

What interview questions did they ask?

I should not share questions.

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