Adobe Systems
Adobe Systems

Company: Adobe Systems

I went through the Adobe process some months back for a dev position (I have 3+ yrs of exp.). They have a written test day followed by (if you cleared the tests!) a interview day.
Tests are fairly easy? hey I sailed through them! Typical quantitative, problem solving (puzzles), coding. Some areas to brush up on for the tests:
– C pointers (goes without saying!)
– Searching (bsearch)
– Binary trees and in-order, pre-order etc.
– Recursion (a C test of some standing without recursion? Nah..!)
– Automata / state machines
– General C concepts – diff between macro and inline fn. diff between static, local, dynamic vars etc.

Tests last for 2-3 hours but are not very intensive (if you?ve taken the JEE you?ll know what intensive is?).

Interview day is.. intensive! My suggestion is.. no matter how much you?ve worked on C/C++ and low-level algo stuff – DON?T go into the interview day without 4-5 days of solid revision of core concepts.

I had to go through 4 tech and 1 hr interview. You?ll either be asked *very* deep technology or no technology (only puzzles that is)? no general probing tech questions here.
Tech areas that were covered:
– C++ – inheritance, polymorphism – VPTR/VTBL questions, operator overloading, templates
– Linked lists and trees! Lots about this
– Find general algos for list questions etc
– Deeper areas like compression algos, algo complexity

Tech questions to puzzles split was 40:60. That is mostly puzzles? but this is upto you – you might be asked which you want. If you?re confident about knowing tech inside out go for tech questions ? easier to prove yourself. Puzzles have a luck component.

Great place to work btw? very cool plush office. Lots of smart people.

So how did I fare? Do I work for Adobe now? That?s the mystery?

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