EMC Software Quality Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Aug 14, 2014
Updated Aug 14, 2014
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    Senior Software Quality Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Louisville, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Louisville, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at EMC.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and recruiter setup phone interview with hiring manager the same day. After a brief technical screening over the phone with the hiring manager I was brought on-site for interviews with a few senior and principal level test engineers, as well as management. This included a brief chat on the phone with senior management from Irvine. The whole process lasted two to three hours at most. I sensed a good culture and working environment, and was genuinely interested in the technologies being developed at this field office - ranging from from low level storage technologies, which are very abundant in this particular market, to more unique enterprise visualization technologies.

    Interview Questions
    • What are the challenges with backing up data in virtual environments?   Answer Question
    • What do you know about data de-duplication for backups, how does it work?   Answer Question
    • How well do you know Linux/Bash/C/Java? Sketching out and reviewing code snippets. Coming up with solutions to various tasks like monitoring memory usage.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Received a good offer from the recruiter with forms for references, background check and drug screening within a couple days of the on-site interviews. They moved very quickly in comparison with other companies I was interviewing with or had interviewed with recently, which was very refreshing.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Quality Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    interviewed at EMC in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    Applied through an internal contact and got a call within a couple of days. I went in for a 3 hour interview with 6 team members.

    Interview Questions
    • Technical questions were basic C programming questions.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Software Quality Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cambridge, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at EMC in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    My recruiter set up the interview and gave me the first names of the five people I would be speaking to. I did not have an avenue of communication with them prior to the interview day. I arrived and was met at the security desk by the person who was to be my second interviewer. The order of interviews had been changed. I alternated between speaking to each of the five people (two potential colleagues, one project lead, one team lead, one manager) and seeing different parts of the facility (office, break area, data center). Each of the interviewers asked me different questions about how my qualifications applied to their area of expertise. The first four people were very fun to talk to and seemed rather excited about the projects I would be coming in to work on. The final person, the department manager, was rather somber.

    Interview Questions
    • You are aware this is a Quality Engineer position, yes?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Software Quality Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at EMC in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    3 or 4 interviews after the phone screen.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Easy to get to the bottom line in a down economy.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Principal Software Quality Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at EMC.

    Interview Details

    It was a smooth process and had 5 round of interview on a same and one round of telephonic interview. Overall questions asked was good and technically sound. I was happy to answer those question. I have asked on on Storage and Virtualization technology. However interviewer were asked the intelligent questions.

    Interview Questions
    • I was surprised when i got a question how do you manage the team members.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Quality Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at EMC.

    Interview Details

    The total process consists of 1 Telephonic screening and 3 in-person interviews. They test on the fundamentals of Software testing, automation frameworks, scripting, programming and problem-solving skills.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Not much negotiation
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Software Quality Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at EMC in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    The interviewers have a pre-planned script to work from. The interview should be careful that they don't go done a rat hole (they will let you go rignt into one). You should expect to meet with management who will be rather blunt. As usual, do your homework on the division that you are interviewing with.

    Interview Questions
    • What was a failure in your career?   View Answer
    • Did you ever have a boss that was difficult to work for?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Quality Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at EMC in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    Onsite with 5 people 1:1 interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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