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Senior Software Development Engineer
Nashua, NH

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Dell in September 2009.

Interview Details – Pretty standard process. Phone screen followed by interview

Interview Question – Design non software object X using ooad   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Don't mention current salary. If you can, find out what the same job title pays in that dept and demand the same salary. They won't give you the salary for your position if you are making too less now


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Senior Software Development Engineer
Austin, TX

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Dell in June 2011.

Interview Details – One phone screen interview. Invited on site for three interviews with development/architecture leads. The interviews consisted on discussion of past projects, SW development methodologies, talking through architecture/design decisions. Two of the interviews required coding in C. One consisted of link list operations and the other on binary search trees.

Interview Questions

  • Display all values of a BST from low to high order   View Answer
  • Flip the order of a Single linked list   View Answer

Reason for Declining – Offer salary was equivalent to salary at current employer. Upper range of position was not as high as with my current employer, hence salary growth over time was in question.


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Senior Software Development Engineer
Bangalore (India)

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Dell in March 2010.

Interview Details – 1st Offshore tech round.
2nd Client Tech round.
3rd Manager round (not necessarily).
4th HR round.

Interview Question – You can expect some DBA questions for normal Database developer/Senior Database developer position.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – It was recession time, so couldn't negotiate much but if niche technology you can negotiate to some good extent even during recession time.


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Senior Software Development Engineer
Bangalore (India)

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Dell in January 2010.

Interview Details – Probably a written test, followed my 2-3 technical interviews, 1 Manager round and HR.

Interview Question – Mostly questions will be on designing a solution and on optimization.   Answer Question


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Senior Software Development Engineer
Hyderābād (India)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Dell in December 2010.

Interview Details – Recruiter gave me a call and I was on my way for the walkin. It seems Dell had lot of opening at 5+ years in all technologies. This is Dell's in-house software development unit that backs Dell's core business of selling PCs,laptops et al.The company was probably not prepared for a huge turn out . My first round was conducted after 2 hours of stipulated time period.The first one was a technical round where generic technical questions were asked. Then I was asked for a 2nd round which was related to my work experience.Then there was a 3rd telephonic round HR round(after 15 days) which was to test interpersonal skills.I found all my interviewers to be fair and very nice.What I inferred from them is this company takes good care of employees.

Interview Question – EJB lifecycle.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Since I got a better offer work wise and secondly I was not happy with the designation hence did not join.

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