IOActive Interview Questions

Updated Jun 4, 2015
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at IOActive (West Seattle, WA) in May 2013.

    Interview

    I heard Chris Valasek speak about car hacking a their IOAsis suite and figured any company cool enough to be leading automobile security research could use a person like me. I sent my resume to their HR team, had three rounds of phone interviews and was flown into their Seattle HQ (which was amazing) for the in-person.

    Interview Questions

    • What was the payload and protocol of the packet of Death the l0pht presented to the US Congress? Who presented it and who did the research behind it?   Answer Question
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    Security Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Remote, OR
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at IOActive (Remote, OR) in November 2012.

    Interview

    The HR team is split across continents and time zones and it shows. Out of six interviews three we're missed and one side of the HR team was not aware of what the other seemed to be up to.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Nothing about their HR process made me think these guys and girls were a stable environment for client service and employee growth.

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    Managing Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at IOActive (San Francisco, CA) in March 2012.

    Interview

    I was contacted by an IOActive recruiter and it was the first time I didn't hang up the phone due to being annoyed at lack of understanding of our industry.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions ranged from embedded system hacking questions to questions about breaking thunderbolt stacks.   1 Answer
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    Director of Services Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at IOActive (Seattle, WA) in January 2012.

    Interview

    Long long process, even when you are one of the "chosen ones" that the company wants. We are talking months of back and forth and bad HR (i.e. no HR) process.

    Interview Questions

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    Marketing Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at IOActive (Seattle, WA) in September 2010.

    Interview

    1 on 1 interview, then a long wait for a decision.

    Interview Questions

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    Security Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    You get interviewed by 3-4 people. Only one or two persons will be technical, the other are clueless... You have to show that you like to take things apart and break anything in front of you, software, networks, systems, business processes. You have to show that you are willing to travel all the time or get stuck in some village near Manchester for extended period of times.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you a breaker or a maker   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Asked 30-40% more than I expected.

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    Senior Security Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at IOActive (London, England (UK)) in January 2012.

    Interview

    I met IOActive at Congress in .de and started talking to one of their guys. What they were working on was unique so I asked if I they had any open positions for people writing fuzzers. They did and I was interviewing in their London office 2 weeks later, brilliant.

    Interview Questions

    • Was Rick Deckard a replicant and did he know how to bit shift?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    The offer was more than I was making at the moment so I was happy to take it. More than generous.

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