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Software Engineer Interview

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Interview

The interview process has two phases: phone interview and onsite interview. Onsite interview has 4-5 rounds. In the on-site interview, there are technical rounds, a personal interview with HR, and one or more non-technical interview with managers.

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  • The entire process contained a bunch of technical questions. The managers were asking about non-technical (behavioral) questions.   Answer Question

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  1. Helpful (5)  

    Software Engineer Interview

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    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Informatica.

    Interview

    Pretty standard for college recruiting. Meet them in campus, had on campus interview. After that got 2 phone interviews. Then finally got an on-site interview. The interviews were difficult in general, but they were nice throughout the process. It looked like a very good place to be. They all seemed very happy working there.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Didn't negotiate much, got a good offer.

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    Software Engineering Interview

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    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Easy and straight forward. Process completed within a week, starting with recruiter, ending with a talk with the director of the team.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Informatica (Redwood City, CA) in January 2013.

    Interview

    1 phone interview followed by 5 skype interviews. The questions involved Java threading, datastructures and algorithms. Most of the questions were regular interview questions.

    Interview Questions

    • There was a question on blocking queue implementation in Java and another one on traversing an alternate tree structure.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    They asked me the details of other offers I had and offered a higher figure. I could negotiate on the joining bonus but not on base salary and stocks.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Accepted Offer
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    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Informatica (Redwood City, CA) in January 2010.

    Interview

    Standard interviewing process. Phone interview is the used as the filter just like every other company. After you clear that, you are invited to the onsite interview where you are being interviewed by 4 or 5 people (one at a time). The Vice President usually comes in for the final round. The interviews are fairly rigorous but not impossible. They make sure that you know what you say you know.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Informatica.

    Interview

    Its tough to crack Informatica. I had almost 7 rounds + HR round. The grilled me on Data structures and algorithms, problem solving and basic java.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Negotiation becomes tough

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Informatica.

    Interview

    Mine was an on-campus recruitment.
    The process had 2 written rounds - 1 online objective + 1 subjective.
    Followed by 3 technical rounds and 1 HR round.

    Interview Questions

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Informatica (Bangalore (India)) in May 2013.

    Interview

    1st Round: Online Exam (10-Aptitude, 4-C programming , 4-database, 4-OS)
    2rd Round: Computer Based Descriptive exam (3-C programming, 3-database, 3-OS)
    3rd Round: Technical Face to Face (data structure, algorithm design, OS, database, SQL, Java, C, Project )
    4th round: Technical face to face (same as above but hard questions )
    5th round: HR

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    you can try

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    Software Engineer Interview

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    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Informatica.

    Interview

    6 Rounds. 2 Written + 3 Technical Interviews + 1 H.R. First round has objective questions based upon Data Structures, OS, C. Only technical and no aptitude type questions. Second Round has subjective questions. You have to choose from either C or Java. I chose C. Questions mostly involved pointers and memory allocation concepts and a few algorithmic questions as well. You are expected to point out errors/ predict outputs and also give a detailed explanation for your answers. This round is very important. Do well on this one and your chances of success will increase exponentially. Also most of the eliminations take place after this round. Interviews covered C++, DS, OS, DB Concepts, Projects,and algorithms. Overall level of questions was above average. Prepare your basics well.

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    Negotiation

    No negotiation as this was a campus recruitment.

  10. Helpful (2)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Informatica (Bangalore (India)) in September 2012.

    Interview

    The hiring process is pretty complex. We had 7 rounds, 2 written and 5 rounds of interviews. The first written round was technical objective paper (10 puzzles type problems were also there). The next round was a theory paper which was to test your coding skills and knowledge about some very basic concepts in your field. This was followed by 4 rounds of technical interview. In these 4 rounds, you will be scrutinized properly but the interviewers were really nice and made sure that the person giving the interview feels at ease.
    The last one is the HR round and has all basic questions related to yourself and some situation based questions.

    Interview Questions

    • If the profile is testing/QA, they will definitely test you if you have the correct mindset for that. They will ask you to test anything that they find in the interview room. It can be an AC Remote, a table, a telephone etc.   Answer Question

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