EMC Interview Questions

Updated Jun 16, 2015
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at EMC.

    Interview

    Was referred by a friend for a position in the east coat. HR got back to me that same day. They scheduled an over the phone interview. The interview went great. The only reservations they had were that they wanted me to gain more sales experience before starting this job. Then they called me and said to contact them again once I have that under my belt.

    Interview Questions

    • Why EMC? Why sales? Do you have any sales experience? Tell me about a time you had to admit to something you did wrong? Lots of behavioral questions and some open ended.   Answer Question
  2. Helpful (1)  

    Business Development Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at EMC (New York, NY).

    Interview

    After FIVE months and FIVE interviews they made a decision. I can't honesty say that I would want to work for a company that cannot make a decision after FIVE MONTHS.

    Interview Questions

    • The usual.... what was my quota, who were my clients, what were my biggest wins.   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (1)  

    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at EMC in May 2015.

    Interview

    I went back and forth a bit with the recruiter.
    He talked to me for a bit and then he asked me about my current salary.
    Which is a personal question and I did not want to answer that question,to which he said that he is not going to forward my resume.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your current salary?   1 Answer
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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at EMC.

    Interview

    You meet with a ridiculous amount of people and have to do a presentation. You can end up spending a lot of time preparing and interviewing, then they end up giving it to someone internal. They need a least 3 people to select from so you may be used just so they can check the box.

    Interview Questions

    • General questions about your background and accomplishments   Answer Question
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    Market Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hopkinton, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at EMC (Hopkinton, MA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I spoke with a team member on the phone, then came in and had 4 ~45 minute interviews with members of the market research team. They were all respectful and informative, and seemed happy to be speaking with a prospective employee. The company is very large and it was nice to be able to talk to people who work as a part of a focused team. They really gave me a good idea of what working for them is really like.

    Interview Questions

    • If you're asked to advise the company to invest resources in building a market in another country, what information would you like to have to choose which countries would be the best potential fits?   Answer Question
  7.  

    QA Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at EMC (Irvine, CA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    3 short interviews with different people. I had 2 people, 2 people agaib, and then 1 person. First ones asked about resume stuff, second ones asked about technical terms that were broad such as Linux, MySQL, software engineering processes, and networks, and last one asked some specific questions about coding itself.

    Interview Questions

    • Efficiently search for a value in a sorted list.
      Write code that determines if a value is prime, then tell them what is wrong with the code.
       
      Answer Question
  8.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Worcester, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at EMC (Worcester, MA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I participate the career fair in Worcester Airport and handed in my resume to the recruiter.He gave me his Business card to contact him and email him my resume. Then I get the interview opportunity to take a phone interview with the recruiter. We make the schedule in the afternoon to take a phone interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you choose to continue study in this master program?
      Tell me something about your project related to the position.
       
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  9. Helpful (4)  

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at EMC.

    Interview

    Phone interview with a lady who seemed to be a novice at interviewing. It seemed like she was on the call to show how she was smarter that the candidate she was interviewing. I hate it when interviewers start using interviews as a platform to show off rather than trying to understand if the candidate brings any value to the team.

    Some really tricky find the bug in the code kind of questions and questions around system security and encryption. The position for which I had applied did not mention system security experience as a requirement and I clarified that I had no past experience working on system security. Despite that she kept on asking me questions related to it and I could only give high level answers.

    Never heard back on the interview feedback. Wasn't expecting to hear anyways. In fact, at one point I wanted to say goodbye on the call since it didn't seem to be going anywhere.

    Interview Questions

    • What are the different ways to ensure that the message sent on the network is secure?   Answer Question
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    Product Manager/Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    interviewed at EMC (Santa Clara, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Brief phone interview with the recruiter who set up a 45 min phone interview with the Director of Product Management at a later date. The phone interview was pretty standard and he made me feel very comfortable. He did ask a few brain teaser questions. I then had an person interview about a week later. I interviewed with the Director of Product Management and two product analysts (30 min interview with each) and again the interview was pretty standard... walked through my resume, discussed my skill set and asked some behavioral questions. Overall it was a positive experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Typical questions about relevant experience and skills along with some behavioral questions (check out their interview guide on their website).   Answer Question
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    Technical Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Draper, UT
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at EMC (Draper, UT) in March 2015.

    Interview

    They wasted a lot of my time. I first applied for a Tech Support GSAP (recent college grad training program) position, but the recruiter handed me off to another because of my experience and encouraged me to go after a Project Management GSAP position. I aced that interview, so much so that the director who conducted it said I'd be a great fit for an open Technical Manager position. I later expressed concern about passing up an assured Project Management position for a merely possible Manager position, but the recruiter told me that I was 95% guaranteed the Manager position. I just needed to interview with a newly promoted Sr Manager to make sure it wasn't a complete misfit. Unless things went very poorly in that interview, I'd be offered the Manager position. That interview went well enough, and another interview with an HR director went even better. The recruiter did not follow up for almost two weeks, during which time I sent a few emails and left a few voice mails. I finally blocked my caller ID and he answered immediately, and told me that the newly promoted Sr Manager had passed me over in preference of an internal candidate that he has worked with in the past. It was a near complete waste of time and energy. The only silver lining is that I've learned a valuable lesson about this company. Their recruiting and HR process was a complete nightmare with abysmal communication. I would never again try to work for this company.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you familiar with turd (third) platform?   1 Answer

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