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Updated Sep 26, 2014
Updated Sep 26, 2014
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    Regional Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Spirent Communications in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Was contacted by an outside recruiter, Discussed by background and her interest in me for the position. Initial phone interview with the hiring manager and then a followup from the recruiter requesting to fly me to the HQ for a site interview. Met with the Hiring manger first the interview was scheduled 45m but ran 75m which pushed back the 2nd & 3rd interviewers. Overall the process was easy but bland I did not sense a lot of enthusiasm for working at the company. The 3rd interview was especially short 20m since we were behind schedule.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing too difficult but a broad set of questions against various customer types and product applications.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calabasas, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calabasas, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Spirent Communications in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Received contact from recruiter, and scheduled 1st 45 min technical interview via phone.
    Then after couple of days, HR contacted me to schedule 2nd On-site interview. On-site interview were done with 2 staff engineers and 2 sr. software engineers and hiring manager at the end.

    Overall experiences were okay. However, HR was not very responsive and did poor job of updating progress.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Wireless Applications Test Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Worth, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Worth, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Spirent Communications in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, got email from HR for phone interview.. Was asked mainly about resume and past projects. When I didnt get a reply in two weeks, I mailed the HR and was told to take a second round phone interview. But before that could happen the position was changed to a more senior position and since I was a new grad , I wasnt considered

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Spirent Communications in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    mail was sent to set up the interview.The interview went well and could know the positive reply.

    Interview Questions
    • general wireless communications topics   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Spirent Communications in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    They have me interviewed with total of 8 people lasted about two months w/o a final decision or any feedback afterward. The problem was that those interviewed were not well planned with unexpected next day meeting requests. So, my advice is to nail down interview agenda before you go!

    Interview Questions
    • They may ask you million dollar questions of the entire industrial trend, the competitive info and your solution ideas.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  7.  

    Senior Staff Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Spirent Communications in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    HR person contacts you and sets up phone interview with some lucky person call you. That person takes notes and told me it goes somewhere and he does not know what they do with it. I believe my interviewer was from Canada and nice guy and I answered
    all questions correctly. So after that goes into a black hole. After multiple emails and voicemails to the HR contact and the main manager I cannot get any feedback ....or response. Totally rude. Funny i think its a great job, but like what is your problem ? Call me back. Why do you play these games for professional positions. From all appearances a bad place to work and what i can only surmise as an incompetent HR person and messed up hiring practices.

    Interview Questions
    • Most difficult thing is why do you waste my time with phone interview then just go silent ?
      What the devil ?
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Eatontown, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Eatontown, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Spirent Communications in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    Applied online.. got a call for a phone interview . Was asked about my OPT, from when am i ready to work, etc. Questions were basic C like recursive functions, memory operations. What surprised me was that though the job requisition mentioned knowledge of CDMA/GSM protocols for which i had prepared a lot, I wasnt asked anything. Instead I was asked about filters and modulation (16 QAM vs qpsk)

    Interview Questions
    • What surprised me was that though the job requisition mentioned knowledge of CDMA/GSM protocols for which i had prepared a lot, I wasnt asked anything. Instead I was asked about filters and modulation (16 QAM vs qpsk)   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Marketing Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calabasas, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calabasas, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 8+ monthsinterviewed at Spirent Communications in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    I feel I got the run-around from this company. I first applied for a marketing job back in December. I had a panel interview. It seemed to go well. I heard nothing from them, not even a rejection, or an explanation of what happened.

    Then in August 2010, I got an email from a new, totally different HR manager saying they re-opened this listing, and would I still like to apply. I said sure. I interviewed with Ken, the manager, one-on-one. It seemed to go well. Almost immediately afterwards, I got an email from the HR person asking for some references and permission to do a background check. I said ok.

    2 weeks later, I was asked to do a follow-up phone interview with Ken. I did. It seemed to go well. I know my references gave me glowing reviews, and my background check was spotless. After the interview with Ken, he said he'd let me know ASAP. 2 weeks later, I heard nothing.

    I finally emailed them to see what was going on. 3 days later, I got a rejection email from a DIFFERENT hiring manager (this company changes personnel faster than you can blink; that is a red flag, if you ask me) saying "you wear too many hats. We need someone focused speficially on this job."

    Well, that is the WEIRDEST rejection I ever got! How can someone "wear too many hats"??? Of course, if I were hired, I'd focus on the requirements of the job at hand, but wouldn't any company want someone who has more skills than the job requires?

    Plus, they knew back in December that I have a wide variety of marketing skills-I made no secret of that!

    I told them to toss my application-I have no interest in working with a company that would waste my time like this.

    Interview Questions
    • They gave me 3-4 business cases all about how to craft an email message.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Spirent Communications in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    6 hours' interview. It is very difficult and generally technical interview. 5-6 interviewers asked you technical questions. Around one hour for one interviewer. Spirent has both interns and full-time jobs, like software engineers, product verification & test engineers, hardware engineers, and product marketing & product management. And the locations is basically in SanDiego, CA.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Senior Staff Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Spirent Communications.

    Interview Details

    They will mostly conduct around 5 Rounds in total. 1 Telephonic and 4 F2F onsite. Interview was average. But it is very disappointing that even after clearing all the rounds and wasting my 6 hours, they just stop communication. They don't have dare to inform the status of the candidature on repeated mail and calls. This shows there attitude how responsible they are. One more thing, In India operation there are "No HR". Actually they interviewed people and compare them among the CTC.

    My suggestion: Stay away from this organization.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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