Sybase
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Updated Jul 4, 2014

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Software Developer Coop Interview

Software Developer Coop
Alpharetta, GA

I interviewed at Sybase in March 2010.

Interview Details – Submitted resume to HR after being referred for a position over the summer. Followed up by a (approx. 20 min.) phone interview with standard questions (for example, "please tell me about this project that you listed on the resume", "what are other projects that you have worked on?", etc.). The co-ops are expected to be completed over a period of at least two semesters.

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Quality Assurance Co-op Interview

Quality Assurance Co-op
Alpharetta, GA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Sybase in October 2011.

Interview Details – I met some representatives from the company at a career fair at my school. I had a short phone interview first. Then the next week I went in for an interview. Was applying for 2 or 3 different spots so I was interviewed by a few people. Everyone was really nice and all went well. Some "tell me about yourself" stuff, some questions to check my computer science knowledge, lots of them talking about the company. The interview as a whole lasted 2 hours.Got a call a week later saying they went with someone else.

Interview Question – What is your work experience?   View Answer

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Very Easy Interview

Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer
Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sybase in June 2014.

Interview Details – 1 round phone intereview, asked basic c++ questions and some common algorithm questions.

1 onsite interview after 1 week, took about 3 hours and interviewed with three people.

The first person asked your previous work experience and some algorithms. The second person asked some IQ questions and the third one is a manager, told you what you would be doing and asked you what salary you would expect.

Interview Question – Nothing difficult, very easy.   Answer Question

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Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Sybase.

Interview Details – The hiring process is good, but really difficult. They are clearly looking for systems people and the interview process is highly tuned towards that. people with DB background has a higher chance of getting in. There are close to about 3-4 rounds of interviews. but otherwise the interview process is not that hard

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Very Easy Interview

Technical Support Analyst Interview

Technical Support Analyst
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Sybase in February 2013.

Interview Details – I applied online on SAP website and got called by an HR peson the next day. The person was going on holiday the following week, thus the urgency in calling me. We set an appointment that same day for a 1h interview. The interview went well, the HR was very interested in my profile and raised questions related to the job that matched my skills. He forwarded my CV to a colleague in CZ to set-up a face-to-face interview in their london offices. 10 days go by, I hear nothing about the interview and get no reply from the person in CZ, so I email my first contact asking if he was already back from holidays blabla. he emails me back the same day and sets a face-to-face interview 2 days later. I was very interested in the position and didn't mind them being this unorganized (at the time).
I go to London, to Sybase offices by Monument, where I have an interview with a team-member. I get from the person the feeling they've not read my CV, or they just had a look at it on their way from home. I wasn't asked any questions matching my skills with the jobs specifications. Instead, I had the usual boring interview questions (strenght/weaknesses, describe your career..) the interview was very short, and felt my phone interview with the HR person made more sense to me than this one. Anyway, the person didn't really seem to understand what skills the position required and didn't ask the right questions. Anyway, I understand from him that he is going on holiday the following week, and therefore I should be hearing from them within 2 weeks. 15 days later, no reply, I send and email to the HR guy (as I didn't ahve the email of the 2nd person) no reply, 15 moe days later I send a second email to the HR guy (no reply).. I check on SAP website, it still states I'm in the process (it states rejected when the candidate is).. 1 week later I call the guy, he picks up the phone, no sorry no nothing, just a simple you were not selected and we went for a person that matched the position better blabla, and he tells me he is going to call me to give me more feedback. I've never heard of him again and didn't really search to. I went as well on SAP website and withdrew my application (so now it doesn't state I was rejected, but rather that I just withdraw my candidacy)
This was the worst interview experience I've ever had, especially that I had to ask my current manager for days off at the very last minute to be there for their interviews and had to wait and expect an answer when in fact the people just didn't care enough to even send a generic email

Interview Question – To be fair, I didn't have any challenging question. During the phone interviw it was more about my language skills and my background. and in the face-to-face interview the most challenging one would be "strenghts and weaknesses"   Answer Question

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer

Interviewed at Sybase

Interview Details – phone interview: some background, relavent projects
on-site: datastructure, and algorithm questions

Interview Question – They asked some MySQL optimization questions   Answer Question

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer

Interviewed at Sybase

Interview Details – process is good. final decision will be done by onsite.

Interview Question – why you are joining us   Answer Question

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Sybase in July 2009.

Interview Details – I had a phone interview with one of the developers. He was easy to talk to and helped me work my way through problems. He asked database questions (inner vs outer join etc) as well as language questions (how C++ templates worked) as well as basic interview questions such as OOP and whatnot.

Got a phone call a week later saying my lack of experience ruled me out as a candidate

Interview Question – How do C++ templates work?   Answer Question

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