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Updated Jan 21, 2015
Updated Jan 21, 2015
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    Software Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at EchoStar.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Received a call and had a general phone interview and was told I'd be contacted within a week. Phone interview was a general background interview asking about personal strengths and resume questions

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Software Engineer II Interview

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

    I applied online – interviewed at EchoStar in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Had an phone interview setup. They called at the correct time to tell me because they overlooked something on my resume, that I was no longer qualified and they'd be looking at other canidates. Thanks for wasting my time.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Java Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at EchoStar.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Got the call from recruiter the next day. Nothing much from him since I had previously applied there (had to jump in with some other contracting gig due to visa constraints). So had a bit of catch up conversation with him. Next had a 45 tech screen with the hiring manager. Usual basic question during the interview (List of questions below). After around a week and half got another interview scheduled (Panel conference and coding + question on google docs). Didn't hear back from them for 3 weeks sent a mail requesting feedback and as usual no response. So called the HR a week after and was told that they are still in the process but I have seen them posting the job the same position again and again after every week.

    Interview Questions
    • 1st Interview (Engineering Manager): It was a phone interview.
      -Tell me about yourself
      -Project description
      -Advantages of OOPS
      -Types of modifiers in java
      -What Abstract class and interface
      -Difference between overloading vs overriding
      -Life cycle of JSP (don't forget to mention jsp are translated to servlet)
      -What is deadlock

      SQL questions
      -types of joins with difference between each of them
      -get results from table with timestamp with criteria as only year not date range eg only year =2008 no
       range comparison
      -more sql queries related to above by modifying certain conditions (AND and ORDER BY clause )

      They use MAC OS for their development I said I didn't work on that OS ever so he got a bit displeased with that. Plus my previous jobs were contract based jobs so he expressed his disapproval over that stating I am a job hopper. Had to clear the air out on that since I expressed that I was looking for a permanent position and looking to settle down but he still kept that in his mind the whole time.

      2nd Interview (Panel over phone for 1hr + coding on google docs):
      There were two guys one was ok and the other was a definitely a junior to me in terms of experience and sounded either not that aware of the answers I gave or was just plain condescending. After that the Engineering Manager sent a set of question over google docs which were to be completed in a hour

      -Types of access modifiers
      -Abstract class vs interface
      -transient vs volatile
      -Collections and how to sort objects in a collection
      -life cycle of a thread
      -life cycle of servlet and jsp
      -difference between servlets and jsps
      -difference between final, finally and finalize
      -Immutable classes eg String
      -Why is String immutable
      -What are marker interfaces
      -Garbage collection
      -Scope of beans in spring
      -What is IOC
      - Autowiring in spring
      -Types of joins
      -Difference between foreign and unique keys
      - What is hibernate session
      -Difference between Session and SessionInterface
      - What is JMS and difference between P2P and pub-sub model

      Coding on google docs
      1) A site tracks the activity of its users and sends emails to users who have been active on the site recently. Given the table definition:

      `users_table`(
      `id` int not null primary,
      `name` varchar not null,
      `email` varchar not null,
      ‘salary’ number,
      `last_activity_time` timestamp default null)

      write three SQL statements to retrieve:

      - The email addresses and names of all users who were active this year

      - The ids of the 10 most recently active users

      - Find the 2nd highest salary of the user

      2) In a Unix-like environment, you have a directory called /var/logs. There are hundreds of log files in this directory that may or may not contain the string “error”. If you wanted to aggregate all the error messages (lines containing “error”) into a file, /tmp/errors.log, how would you do this?

      3) Given a String “str”, write a Java program which will count the number of occurrences of each word in that string and print out the results. For example, given the string “Do as I say not as I do”, the output should be similar to below:

      do: 2
      as: 2
      i: 2
      say: 1
      not: 1
       
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    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Embedded C Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at EchoStar in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Got a call from HR for screening. Basic questions about C, work experience, salary expectations, Visa sponsorship, etc. Asked them if they could speed up the process since I had another offer. After 2 days they scheduled a technical phone screen where two people asked about multithreaded programming and about my thesis. They said they would get back to me.

    After a day my on-site was scheduled where they flew me out to Colarado. I was expecting my on-site to go well, but it was very poorly organized. They had reserved the conference room for only an hour. Was interviewed by Hiring manager, Senior Engineer, staff engineer. They asked the same set of questions as in the phone interview like what was my toughest project, about my thesis and C questions. Gave a code and asked me to find out mistakes which I did well. Then they asked me to write an API to get status of devices connected in series. As I was explaining to them, another group of people were knocking the door (because they had booked the conference room). So it was over, all four of us came out and then they asked if I had any other questions!

    I was shocked that for asking three questions they had made me come all the way. Waste of time and effort for both myself and them. I was initially impressed that they arranged everything in a short notice but very disappointed with the way the onsite interview was conducted. They didn't even give a tour around their office. A day later I received an email saying the interview went great but they didn't want to hire me.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Embedded Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at EchoStar in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview, asked about myself and some behavior questions. After this, technical questions, the interviewer speaking to fast and unclear, questions are confusing, and nothing related with algorithms and data structures.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Software Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at EchoStar in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    They have different hiring process depending on the team. Hiring manager was very nice and pleasant. But the team was a little difficult, they giggled a lot among each other while screening the candidate. Seems like they were pretty busy with their day to day task as well while the Interview process was in progress

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing was difficult, they asked simple programming questions and sql queries.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at EchoStar.

    Interview Details

    The whole process took 6+ weeks. An initial HR phone interview. Then 2 more phone interviews engineers and manager. Then finally a face to face interview with the team. The face to face interview was 3 hours long. The first hour was getting to know the team and the processes were like a regular interview. Then 1 and 1/2 hour of technical test.

    Interview Questions
    • It is not important. The technical test would determine if you get the job or not.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Spacecraft Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gilbert, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gilbert, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at EchoStar in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Had a phone interview, which was the typical HR style question.

    Interview Questions
    • What was the most difficult situation you had in engineering school?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Embedded Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at EchoStar in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    It was well-organized. There were six candidates and we were brought in for breakfast before being split up into two groups - one group had their interviews while the other was given a tour of the facilities. Lunch followed with the team and the groups were switched, after which we were given a small product demonstration, an overview of the benefits offered, before we were let go for the day.

    My interview in itself was based on my resume for the most part, with some C code analysis thrown in.

    I'm still waiting on their decision to be made.

    Interview Questions
    • Was there a time where you were required to work on behalf of other members of your team?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Lafayette, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Lafayette, IN
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at EchoStar in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    Met them at the Career Fair. Ended talking with them at the fair for around 45 minutes. With Echostar, be prepared for a technical interview. The interview itself was relaxed. They ask you about the items you put on your resume.

    Interview Questions
    • Please write some code to show you would implement a Singleton Pattern.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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