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Senior Software Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Symantec in May 2010.
Interview Details – initial screening, culture fit and few technical questions. free food. formal dress code. friendly atmosphere, nice location. questions are mostly cultural fit. not too much technical questions.
SQA Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Symantec in January 2013.
Interview Details – The managers, all of them, make you feel at ease during the interview process. Got a tour, great environment and wonderful people. I loved the whole process and would interview with them again if had the chance.
Interview Question – None Answer Question
Negotiation Details – It's a great company to work for.
Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Symantec in May 2014.
Interview Details – Pretty simple process. Met them at a campus career fair and followed up later with an online application. Had a quick screening call with the hr manager then one 30 minute phone interview with the department manager. Got the offer a week later. I was applying for a non-technical position so they were looking more for fit and experience than technical knowledge.
Interview Question – If you were given 3 tasks that were impossible to complete by the deadline, what would you do? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Minimally negotiable.
Associate Authentication Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and interviewed at Symantec.
Interview Details – First Round- Phone Interview with two managers. General questions about your experiences, they ask questions regarding about the relevance it is to the position.
Second Round- Panel Interview with multiple Many questions about the position and how you fit in. Typing Test is taken while they watch you.
- Technical Questions, They bought up two listings of a company and ask which would I choose to authenticate. Answer Question
- Why you instead of another candidate? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – None, done through agency
SQA Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Symantec in May 2014.
Interview Details – The university recruiter called me up saying she received my resume through our school's career fair. The initial phone screen was about 30 minutes. The hiring manager talked about their product and the teams. Then asked the usual java questions such as difference between interface and abstract class, and others. Then an on-site was scheduled at the SF office. I went down there on-time. In total, there were 3 rounds, each of which was conducted by two interviewers together. They asked the usual SQA-related questions found on the internet. The HM took me for a lunch at a nice-place. Got an offer in a couple of days.
Interview Question – Draw a sample web-application components. Explain your testing plan for each component. View Answer
Negotiation Details – The pay-package was what I wanted and didn't negotiate.
Senior Software Quality Assurance Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Symantec
Interview Details – Got a call from the hiring manager directly. First round was the phone interview and was regular QA questions.
Next round was face to face. I was interviewed by like 6 employees. They were nice and asked expected questions.
Interview Question – I was asked to write a program for one of the automation scenarios. I did not remember the syntax, but gave them the logic. Answer Question
Senior Software Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Symantec in March 2014.
Interview Details – Posted my resume on a few career websites and got contacted by an internal recruiter. Pretty fast process. 1 phone interview, then 4 on-site interviews.
Interview Question – Nothing unexpected. Normal Java, SQL, OO interview questions. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – I've been in the industry for 5+ years and graduating with my MS, so even though the offer was better than my then-current job, it was below other Silicon Valley offers.
I didn't like this particular recruiter. I've been with the same company outside of the Bay Area for 5+ years, so my salary was severely below market rate. When the recruiter called to discuss an offer, and I gave my number, he pretty much told me "Your current salary is X, how it works in the industry is that by switching job, you'd get a 5-10% raise, so your next salary should be around Y."
At that time, I already got a much better un-negotiated offer from another Silicon Valley company (+30% raise, signing bonus, RSU), but I resisted the urge to laugh and give it straight to him. I just diplomatically decline the offer.
Senior Sales Ops Specialist Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Symantec.
Interview Details – Hiring process was smooth - interviews were all with people I already knew, who asked tough, but fair questions, and challenged my assumptions about the job.
Interview Question – Describe a moment when you turned a failure into an opportunity. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Easy.
Frontend Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Symantec in March 2014.
Senior Solutions Specialist Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Symantec in November 2010.
Interview Details – A recruiter contacted me to go through the initial "smoke" test. Then I spoke with the position's manager who was mostly checking my personality. Spoke with a technical consultant next who quizzed me on the product I would be working with. Then finally interviewing with the customer the position was assigned to.
Interview Question – Did not receive any difficult or unexpected questions. The overall interview process was a breeze for me because I was a referral from another employee. Answer Question
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