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Updated May 15, 2014

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Raleigh, NC

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – 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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Negative Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer
Raleigh, NC

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed 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 Question – What is REST and SOAP and explain the difference   View Answer


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Product Management Intern Interview

Product Management Intern

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – 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

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Intern Interview

Intern
Raleigh, NC

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Red Hat in January 2013.

Interview Details – I received a call from an internal recruiter. Then she set up an interview for me with a hiring manager.

Interview Question – Mostly behavioral questions such as what are your weaknesses and strengths and tell me a time you were successful   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Sales Development Representative Interview

Sales Development Representative
Mountain View, CA

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed 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 Question – Could you tell me a bit about one of Red Hat's products you like?   View Answer


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Helpdesk Interview

Helpdesk
Herndon, VA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Red Hat.

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

Interview Question – How would you deal with irrate clients.   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

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Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Consultant Interview

Consultant
Chicago, IL

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – The most UNEXPECTED question was, "So... tell me what design patterns you have used. Just name some."   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Technical Account Manager Interview

Technical Account Manager

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed 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

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer
Raleigh, NC

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Red Hat.

Interview Details – Had one phone interview and one F2F interview.

Interview Question – I was peppered with detailed API and SQL questions. Then I was asked how I would deal or solve some hypothetical scenario regarding database transaction. It was not a well thought out question and had difficulty understanding his English and his train of thought. Its possible he was asking for a solution he was currently dealing with.   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Very Difficult Interview

IT Business Analyst Interview

IT Business Analyst
Raleigh, NC

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Red Hat in April 2013.

Interview Details – Great contact with the recruiter, good follow up and communication. Met with hiring manager, 3 team members and the IT Director.

Interview Questions

  • IT Director asked me to tell about a time I failed.   View Answer
  • Also, I asked each interviewer about how they viewed the role I was interviewing for   View Answer

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