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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Franklin, MA Nov 2012 – Reviewed May 29, 2013
Interview Details –
The setup was in a presentation room and involved everyone from the group, the manager, the team leader, the engineers and the current coop students. The method used was rotational interviews.
According to the numbers of interviewees they were split up and spread out in the room such that every group was interviewing one candidate at a time. Starting from a random table in the room, each candidate had about 7-8 minutes to interview with each group.
The total procedure was about two hours long, as each candidate had to interview with every group. Free pizza and soda was served before the interview process.
Interview Question – The questions were generally targeted to personality rather than technical mastery, but this might be since it was a coop position. "Tell us about a project you have worked on" and "Why I should hire you?" were used and should be expected. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Seattle, WA Mar 2011 – Reviewed May 29, 2013
Interview Details – The hiring process was very fast. The time between applying for the job, interviewing, and receiving an offer was approximately two weeks. The interview process itself was pretty standard - a phone interview followed up by an in person interview loop of five different people.
Interview Question – There really wasn't anything outside of the norm. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Salt Lake City, UT – Reviewed Apr 29, 2013
Interview Details – The overall process is usually 3 to 6 months. Best way to get hired is to already know someone who works there or be a good customer. The pay is usually pretty good but the pressure can be intense for long periods of time. Average work week was about 60 hours and there was a lot of travel! Typically you will be asked how you feel about travel and working a few extra hours.
Interview Question – Describe a time when you have had to diffuse a potentially volatile situation in the work place. Describe how you diffused an angry customer. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was pretty much told what they were willing to pay and to take it or leave it.
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Apr 28, 2013
Interview Details – Applied using LinkedIn. EMC recruiter contacted me for interest and setup a phone interview with the hiring manager. Discussed my history and the position. Follow-up interview in person with several other interviewers, some on team and some extended team. In person with 2 of 5 interviewers, 3 were remote over the phone. Negotiated salary and starting dates. At the end of the day I felt that I may have left a few dollars on the table but still satisfied with salary.
Interview Question – There were no difficult questions as I have been in the field for many years now. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Know your prior salary details, fully loaded compensation benefits and use this web site for actuals.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Southborough, MA Mar 2013 – Reviewed Apr 24, 2013
Interview Details – The Data Center Operations Supervisor emailed me for an interview. It didn't last too long. I heard back from HR within 3 days with an offer.
Interview Question – N/A Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Hopkinton, MA Sep 2012 – Reviewed Apr 23, 2013
Interview Details – Hiring process was very smooth. The EMC recruiter contacted me and scheduled a phone interview with the hiring manager. After the phone interview an onsite interview was scheduled. After the onsite interview an offer was presented about one week later. The onsite interview consisted of 5-6 individual interviews with other engineers.
Interview Question – I was not asked any difficult or unexpected questions. I did have to take a drug test which was a little inconvenient; however it's well worth the trouble. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The negotiation was fair. They offered near the top end right away so there wasn't much room for negotiation.
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Apex, NC – Reviewed Apr 22, 2013
Interview Details – Contacted by HR and asked to come in to meet three of the engineers. Had three back-to-back interviews with each person. Each was informal and no behavioral questions were asked. Enjoyed small talk and got to see the assembly floor. Very enjoyable experience.
Interview Question – What is your ultimate goal in your career? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Received a amazing offer from EMC but I wanted to pursue a career in the power industry and had received another offer that offered that (at lower pay).
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Irvine, CA Mar 2013 – Reviewed Mar 27, 2013
Interview Details – I take 2 hours interview in DMC Irvine, Avamar Team. Four groups of people interview me. each group 30 min. I didn't take any writing test, they all ask me my experience based on my resume. They are all very nice, and one of the guy show me the lab. The director's questions are the most challenge part. And I can ask them about their work in detail, they are very nice to answer my questions.
Interview Question – If the building's power resource are all together, but it catch a fire alarm, how do you protect the power resource View Answer
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