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Updated Dec 3, 2013
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I applied in-person and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Nokia Solutions and Networks in June 2012.

Interview Details – Aptitude test (60 Ques -- 40 min, 20 aptitude, 20 technical, 20 logical)
technical interview (1,2)
HR round

Interview Question – I have not found any difficult or unexpected question at my interview. You have to strong and confident at your side   Answer Question

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I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Nokia Solutions and Networks in July 2011.

Interview Details – Took around one month.

Interview Question – All the questions were on linked list and pointers   Answer Question

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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Nokia Solutions and Networks.

Interview Details – Three rounds of interview

Interview Question – C/C++ Memory management, Multi threading   Answer Question

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I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Nokia Solutions and Networks in July 2011.

Interview Details – Via Consultancy, One telephonic round about half hour, then one technical round about 45 mins, one HR round about half hour and one manager round about 15 mins. Over all exeprience was about about 2-3 hours the entire process will be over.

Interview Question – About Linux and Unix kernels   Answer Question

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Interviewed at Nokia Solutions and Networks

Interview Details – Technical Round -1 involved basic questions on c++ and about the recent project i worked on.
Technical Round-2 involved deep down in to c++, TCP/IP, all the projects i worked in my career
Manager Round involved high level overview of current project, couple of question on why i want to leave the current company, the product which NSN works on and current stage, challanges, nature of work and brief overview of the telecom domain.

Interview Question – Why do we need inheritance, when we can achieve the same using aggregation in c++?   Answer Question

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I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Nokia Solutions and Networks in January 2009.

Interview Details – Very usual way easy questions, 2 technical, 1 manager, 1 hr

Interview Question – All questions were easy. easy to handle. most of them are technical and based on my experience   Answer Question

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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Nokia Solutions and Networks in July 2010.

Interview Details – Hiring a fresher starts with written test followed by technical interview and a HR round.

Interview Question – Most of the questions were based on programming skills.   Answer Question

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I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Nokia Solutions and Networks in June 2011.

Interview Details – Easy, one technical and one HR round

Interview Question – Simple core java questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Not much to negotiate, got what I wanted

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Bangalore (India)

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Nokia Solutions and Networks in September 2011.

Interview Details – I got the vacancy through Naukri.com. Applying took me to the NSN website where I entered my details. After about 3 weeks, I got a call for interview. As I was not in Bangalore, they arranged for a telephonic interview. I took the the telephonic after a week, It lasted around 40 minutes. The interviewer started with my final year projects, gradually moved to my expertise which is Java. Almost every part of core Java was covered. The next day I got a call and was asked for a face 2 face interview. I scheduled it a week later. The interviewer from the telephonic round and another senior person took the face 2 face round. It was around 1 hr and 15 minutes. First I introduced myself. Then started with my the then current project, what I did there. I explained whatever I did and I knew. Then a little bit of database, a bit of data structure, design pattern etc. I was asked to write a sorting program on whiteboard. After the technical, I had a discussion with a line manager and then HR round. The next week I was informed that I got selected. The package wasn't that great, but since I always wanted to work in R&D, I accepted the offer even having some other opportunities with better compensation. Now I'm in the team with the interviewers and the line manager is my reporting line manager.

Interview Question – What do you know about Design Patterns ?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Not much, but they do a bit of revision.

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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Nokia Solutions and Networks in October 2011.

Interview Details – First there was a written test consisting 3 different papers (Technical , English and Aptitude) (Time : 45 minutes and 60 questions) and negative marking was there.
They selected 16 out of 79 . The result was declared after a week.

Face to face interview consists of regular programming and networking questions (since i am a fresher so i guess you all know about the FAQs for IT job).
One of the interviewer asked me to code the sudoku algorithm in C .

After this interview , i was called again after 2-3 days for Technical + Managerial Interview.
2 days later they called and asked HR questions on phone.
In another 2 days they informed me confirming my selection in NSN.

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