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Updated Dec 5, 2014
Updated Dec 5, 2014
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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Junior Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Red Hat in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    2 rounds of Phone Interview followed by a face to face interview round in the Company with a panel of 3 team members.

    Questions Asked:
    1. Thread
    2. Synchronization
    3. Serialization
    4. Hash Map, Vector, Set, Array List - Uses and Differences
    5. Static - Variable, Method and Class Purpose
    6. Inner Class - Purpose and Example
    7. Multi Threading
    8. Asked to write a basic Java Program - Logic Specific
    9. Asked to draw tables and show the 3rd Normalization and from those tables drawn, was asked to perform sum() with a specific condition

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Principal Software Engineer, Big Data Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Red Hat in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview process involved a recruiter phone screening, number of behavioral interviews over the phone with team members, followed by a phone interview with the hiring manager (iirc). I was told they'd get back to me by a certain date. Then they asked for a two-week extension when they date came. Then they never got back to me. They left me hanging, not knowing how to conduct the rest of my job search. They never even had the decency to let me know I was no longer being considered, despite promising to call me back.

    Also, the job was advertised as allowing remote work from anywhere in the U.S., but they declined to advertise that there are 7 states from which they won't normally hire people. So it was irritating to invest the effort into getting an interview without knowing that likely roadblock awaited.

    Overall I'm deeply disappointed with Red Hat. They showed a systemic lack of character.

    Interview Questions
    • Don't remember. Normal stuff like "what's your biggest mistake".   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Red Hat in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I found the job description on local java meetup group. A recruiter post it. Then I got connected with her. She introduced me to the position. Then I had a screen technical interview with her. After a day, she told me I passed it. After that, she told me that she would talk with a software manager and schedule a phone interview.
    I waited for about 10 days before they gave me the call. The interview was very technical. Then the recruiter called me after 3 hrs to tell me I was denied.

    Interview Questions
    • thread
      multi thread
      hash map/map/hash table

      iterator
      static
      final

      pass by reference/value
      private/public/protected/default
      constructor/method/class

      linked list and array list
      hash table

      final
      abstract class

      E-R model
       
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Red Hat in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview was harder than expected for a phone screen. Interviewer asked very technical questions that I was not at all prepared for. The previous phone screen I had was not technical at all.

    Interview Questions
    • What is REST and SOAP and explain the difference   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Inside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Red Hat in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    3 interviews typically, though in my case I was referred to the Director of Talent Acquisition directly, so we skipped 2 of them. Questions about desire, RH knowledge, reason for move, time to relocate, etc. Overall very friendly and positive. The role was a little lower than I had planned but Red Hat offers promotional achievement internally, so I wasn't worried about moving up quickly, which is why I went forward with the role.

    Interview Questions
    • How will my experiences carry over to Red Hat as I'm unproven on their particular technology despite supporting it for 3 years...this caught me off guard.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Helpdesk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Herndon, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Herndon, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Red Hat.

    Interview Details

    Skype Interview. Not run on technical expertise but mostly personality.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Product Management Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Red Hat in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    I got two interview calls from Red Hat for the position of product marketing intern. In the first one I was asked general questions like describing my experience and what my education level was and regarding my future career expectations. The second one was scheduled after a week and till that time they answered my queries and were very polite. I am guessing they went ahead with other applicant because since the time the interview got over they never returned any calls or did not respond to my mails. Its better to have a feedback/result from a company even if its a rejection.

    Interview Questions
    • My future career goals, Explaining my role in previous positions, explaining the goals that were achieved or missed. Explain my understanding of the job requirements   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Development Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Red Hat in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my resume and I was contacted 6 hours later by a recruiter. She was very nice and quickly setup a time to chat with me.

    Her initial conversation gave me a good detail overview of how the training would be. The role of an SDR, and what an SDR would do. I also liked how she talked about salary up front: 40k base and 60k incentive. I.e. if you hit your quota, you should be able to make a decent amount of money.

    In addition, the role would be 6-9 months then we would have training again to move up to inside sales rep.

    Following up, I was setup to talk to another sales hiring manager who gave me more details of the process. This was unfortunately followed with some delay in because it was towards Christmas. Heard back two weeks into the New Year to continue interview process.

    **Note I may still continue interview process, but putting it on hold for personal reasons.

    Interview Questions
    • Could you tell me a bit about one of Red Hat's products you like?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Red Hat in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was surprised that the interview process was not as professional as I expected. All of the engineers and managers I dealt with were fine, but I had to email the HR representative multiple times to get feedback.

    Interview Questions
    • The most UNEXPECTED question was, "So... tell me what design patterns you have used. Just name some."   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Technical Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Red Hat.

    Interview Details

    Initial phone screen was with Red Hat recruiter who asked me some questions about my resume. A second phone interview was with the hiring manager to discuss the requirements and my work experience. The hiring manager thought I'd be a good candidate and arranged an in person interview with his colleagues and the Director in Raliegh, NC. The in-person interview in Raleigh with 3 Regional Technical Account managers gave me the opportunity to find out about the job and ask questions about the company. A teleconference technical interview with a Technical Account Manager asked standard UNIX interview questions. Afterward a lunch interview and office interview with the Director. The in person interview took about 4 hours.

    Interview Questions
    • What new product/trend would make Red Hat beat out their competition and keep the company moving in to the future?   View Answer
    • What steps do you take to troubleshoot a network connectivity issue?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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