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Guardian - APM Interview (Positive Experience; Very Difficult Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Compuware in January 2011.
Interview Details – Interview in 2011, consisted of 9 interviews before offers were made.
- 3 phone call interviews
- 6 in person interviews (During all day trip to HQ)
- 1 presentation (15 minutes) about Compuware Gomez software (During all day trip to HQ)
The in person interviews consisted mostly of logic puzzles, or repeating questions that had been previously asked. The presentation was the hardest, because you were required to "sell" and explain software that you had no knowledge of or documentation. I had a poor time understanding what the software did from reading the website alone, and thus did poor on the presentation.
After the presentation, there were 25 remaining candidates, 5 to be chosen.
The whole process took at least 2 months. I've never prepared and worked so hard just for an interview process. It was pretty heartbreaking to go so far and not get an offer. It was a good learning experience, but just know what you are getting yourself into. If you can come out alive, the rewards will set you up good for life.
Make a slide, covering each software under the Gomez package.
Practice presenting in front of real people
Make sure not to talk like a robot
Interview Question – How does the DynaTrace software do XYZ if something goes wrong? View Answer
PDP Java Developer Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Compuware in March 2013.
Interview Details – Applied online first but did not get a call for two months so applied again through reference and immediately received a call from HR explaining about the interview process and about the company.Soon within two days the HR scheduled one written programming interview in which they had send me some java program to write code.It was simple program to implement 4 functions.Then after a day they scheduled for telephonic technical interview in which i was asked very basic questions like inheritance vs abstract, static method vs static block,polymorphism, final finally finalize,Singleton class, basic unix commands like ls, cd etc...
After that i received a call for onsite interview where there were 3 rounds
1)Writing and executing a program for sorting Person objects based on data members like age and name.
I did it well and i finished in 40 mins of given one hour
Presentation on any application which i built.
I showed the demo of my application.Design and flow everything.They will ask to go through the code as well.
He said that he can understand my confidence from the way i am presenting.
In this round there were also two analytic questions/puzzles to be solved.
They were very simple.
I was asked to tell me what i would do in situations like under pressure.
If i want to remove two members from a team whom and how do i choose.
There were many other questions.
Every round was for one hour.
I felt i have done pretty well in all the rounds and i did not expect a reject from Compuware even in my dreams.
2 days after my onsite interview HR called me and said unfortunately we are proceeding with other candidates.It was shocking
The package is bit less.It was 60K but since i heard much about t he company i wanted to apply.The onsite experience was good and they treated very well.
Interview Question – There is nothing like difficult part. View Answers (2)
APM Gaurdian Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university - interviewed at Compuware in February 2013.
Interview Details – Had two initial rounds over phone.
1st Interview was by an HR who had a set of questions.
2nd Interview was taken by one of the people in charge of the APM program, this too had the same questions as the 1st round, but digged a level deeper.
Got called onsite for final round of interviews.
Interview Question – Common questions during phone screen.
1) What is load balancing?
2) Difference between router and a switch
3) What is indexing in a database?
Don't remember other questions...
Also they ask you how comfortable you are in giving presentations et al.
Do through study about APM tools and prepare a couple of questions to ask them.
On the super day, they have 6 rounds of interviews followed by a presentation.
Interviews are not that stressful, they focus on various areas: Technical (not difficult, should be easy for any decent comps related grad), Project based, Behavioral, something like a quiz, HR and one where someone comes in to tell you how the company is (so all you have to do is listen).
Presentation is very important...they kind of stress test you....so prepare well. View Answer
Java Developer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at Compuware in June 2012.
Interview Details – First, i was contacted by recruiter, then there was a telephonic screening followed by face to face interview in Detroit. I reached on time, They show you there building and they boost there company for a while later, it was time for interview. 2 people interviewed me. They asked pretty straight forward questions, like what is difference between String buffer and String builder, difference between hash map and tree map, arraylist and vector, when to use which ? Later they ask me to write a program on there board(There was a white board bhind me where i was sitting). They asked me to sort array items and print smallest and biggest item. They asked my past experience and discussed more about my projects. They asked more questions on OOPS concepts ,polymorphism, encapsulation, etc. In the end they said that they are looking for some more experienced developer. They wanted some one who is very strong with Springs framework...
Interview Question – They did not ask any difficult question. Answer Question
User Interface Designer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Compuware in April 2012.
Interview Details – I was contacted by a representative / recruiter from Compuware via email. I was asked in this email to to respond with times for my availability. I responded by communicating my times and the interview time was set. When I arrived at Compuware location I was greeted and offered a beverage. The interviewer asked me several questions about my resume as well as my experience for the position.
Interview Question – I wad asked about quality assurance software and job tracking software that I was unfamiliar with Answer Question