Founded in 2007, Flipkart is an Indian e-commerce company founded by two alumni of IIT Delhi. The company started with online book sales and later expanded to all other product categories. Flipkart is the largest Indian e-commerce giant that competes with Indian subsidiary of Amazon. In year 2018, US retail chain Walmart acquired majority stake in Flipkart. Today, Flipkart owns subsidiaries like Myntra, Jabong, PhonePe, etc. Further, the firm has a growing R&D centre in Israel.
Flipkart Selection Process
Flipkart follows a four-stage process to select the appropriate candidates for various roles. Every year, the company conducts recruitment across a number of colleges. Candidates are evaluated based on their skillsets and proficiency in relation to the desired role. In case of direct applicants, the first stage consists of an Online test or Telephonic Interview. The next three stages comprise of three interviews. In case of campus recruitment, a similar process is followed as explained below:
Stages of Selection and Recruitment Process
- Online Round
- Technical Round
- HR/Managerial Interview
- Graduate in B.Tech (CSE) or equivalent degree.
- Minimum 70% in class X, XII and graduation.
- Not more than two years of gap in academics.
- No active backlog
The first round consists of an online coding test, composed of three questions. Candidates are required to complete the test in 90 minutes. The questions are based on arrays, strings, recursion, trees or graphs. The difficulty level of this test is moderate. After the candidate qualifies this round, he/she is called for the technical round.
In this round, a total of two technical interviews are conducted. Each interview varies from 25-50 minutes. Here, questions are asked to evaluate the technical knowledge and capabilities of the candidate. This stage may also be termed as the ‘problem solving round’. Candidate needs to well-versed with the essentials of data structures, algorithms, programming languages, etc.
This is the final round of the selection process. Generally, one HR-cum-managerial interview is held. In this interview, the panel tends to gauge the personality traits of the candidate. Interview questions mainly relate to the candidate’s personal values, strengths, weaknesses, career goals, work-based scenarios, etc.
*The Company reserves the right to make changes in the selection process.