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Updated Jan 29, 2015
Updated Jan 29, 2015
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  1.  

    Senior Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at VMware.

    Interview Details

    From the beginning working with the recruiters to the people I interviewed with my experience was stellar. Vmware handles the process with the upmost of professionalism!
    Paul also was helpful with advice and was very communicative throughout the process. Interviewing while you have a job can be very stressful but this was not the case with Vmware.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate much because the offer was very fair and the opportunity was great.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Immigration Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at VMware.

    Interview Details

    The interviewing/ hiring process was very concise. It was super easy on my end. I went through a 45 minute phone screen then that was followed up with an in person interview that lasted about three hours.

    I'd suggest preparing notes with product info, as well as focusing on use case examples of your resume history.

    Interview Questions
    • How often do you speak to lawyers regarding employment?

      I was taken off guard with this question. This isn't usually a standard question for recruiters.
       
      View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Technical Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 7+ monthsinterviewed at VMware.

    Interview Details

    I actually interviewed more than once for two separate TAM roles. The first round went through a series of 6 phone interviews. From what I understand I was final round but didn't get it. That started off with a technical interview which was a lot of questions surrounding the product stack. Be aware of new products and versions of vCloud, vSphere, vCAC, vCops, etc...

    Not sure if that many interviews is typical. The second time I applied was when they called me back after 5 months for another opening. This interview process took around a month and was a few more interviews technical, and scenario type questions. I'd suggest preparing notes with product info, as well as focusing on use case examples of your resume history.

    Interview Questions
    • The scenario questions are more of "what would you do in this situation". A lot of high level overview scenarios along the lines of how you deal with business stakeholders, interact with account teams, handle difficult conversations like customer pain points. Again, discuss use cases where you've implemented their products and what business problems you solved with them.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Very happy with the offer, didn't negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
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    PhD Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at VMware in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    I met the recruiter and one of the staffs during the tech talk at my school. He is mainly resposible for recruting PhD student in VMware. We first figure out possible groups that are suitable for my research and then start the interview process.

    My interviewer was another staff from VMware. We first went through my resume and I explained my research to him. He seemed not that interested to me but we continued with 2 technical questions: what is context switch, explain hash table implementation. I think I answered most of them. The coding part was translate a sorted list in to a balanced BTree, which is easier than I expected. This interview ended with a simple Q&A.

    Interview Questions
    • What if we have no idea the key space of a hash table. How to modify the implementation to avoid collision.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Have other plan

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Technical Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Broomfield, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Broomfield, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at VMware.

    Interview Details

    The recruiter asked me some basic Windows questions after I passed that phase I had an onsite interview. Each Escalation Engineer there were 4-5 people had asked multiple questions based on a scenario to see your troubleshooting methodology. If they asked about a network printer what would you do to get it to work it would start pretty basic and they kept going until your ideas had run out. It differs between each department what questions are asked. There were no right or wrong answers. Windows troubleshooting skills are what they are looking for. If you pass that phase you will meet with the managers. They will discuss & recommend for an yes or no to an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • They expanded each question asked which increasingly was more difficult. They wanted to see if you painted yourself into a corner or if you could expand outside of the box.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They made an offer and I accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    very long and tedious. I had 5 phone interviews and then 4 in person interviews. they sat me down in a small conference room and I had 4 back to back interview all asking the same questions, which took up to an hour.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Member of Technical Staff II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at VMware in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had one phone interview where interviewer dove into the nitty-gritty questions about JavaScript. It was a very pleasant interview with fair questions for a Technical Lead. I went for an on-site interview later where I talked to the hiring manager, one back-end developer, 2 front-end developers and another manager. The last person I talked to was from HR to see if I was a cultural fit for the company.

    Interview Questions
    • The hardest questions were involving JavaScript Event Loop details.   Answer Question
    • Design and develop a web application where you can create slides and make a presentation.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Professional Services Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in North Augusta, SC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in North Augusta, SC
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at VMware in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    My recruiter kept in close contact throughout the process. Being new to civillian employment, this was a different experience. The entire onboarding team really took great care of me and had a full team of folks to help me every step of the way. Awesome company who really takes great care of employees. I immediately felt like a long time team member and honestly have never dealt with a more pleasant help desk team. The first week was filled with training and onboarding and there seemed to be an expert right there for me the entire week. Even though i work from a remote site the help teams around the world were a phone xall away and handled every request quickly and with the most positive and polite demeanor.

    Interview Questions
    • The interview was a discussion centered around my experiences in the field more than a quiz of knowledge. The recruiting team had researched my previous work prior to the hiring manager ever calling me so the interview focused on my goals with the company.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not at all what I expected. I have never experienced this before having spent entire adult life thus far with the military. The team was very helpful and walked me through the process fairly and quickly.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Senior Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at VMware.

    Interview Details

    Technical - on par with bay-area's best. Very technical / in-depth discussions / past experience is the key. Algorithms / Data Structures / Typical Computer Science essentials. Essentially hands on coding will go a very very long way, keep writing code to ace the interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  11.  

    Web Marketing Manager, Partner Portal, APJ Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at VMware in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a recruiting firm for this position. After I was selected as a candidate, I was scheduled to be interviewed by one of the senior managers in the team over the phone primarily because he is to be away on his vacation the following week. This interview went fairly smooth with a great discussion on the job scope, and I thought we had a great rapport. Next, I was scheduled to interview with another manager in the team and one of the key collaborating group members at Palo Alto office. Both of these face to face interviews went very well, and I felt that there's a great match between the job and my expertise and skill set. Immediately after the second face-to-face interview, I had a phone interview with a senior group manager located outside of California. This phone interview also went very well, and I felt that the team and I had a great fit.

    A few days later, the recruiter scheduled a final interview with the director of the team over the phone as he was visiting India at the time. Primarily due to the signal quality of the phone connection, I had difficulties hearing him. I got the sense that he was feeling the same way about our interview. I also sensed that his expectation for the person in this role was rather unclear to me, and I started feeling uneasy about my fit to the position.

    The day after this final phone interview I contacted my recruiter to communicate my reservation, but he said that all the interviewers liked me, and I was to be offered the contract position after my background check, and basically said that I am the best candidate they have ever interviewed over the last 6 months.

    In retrospect, I should have requested another interview with him to clarify his expectation.

    Interview Questions
    • A direct question from the final interviewer, "Can you really do this job?" had a very negative sounding connotation, and surprised me.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    It was all done by the recruiter, who is very good in communicating with me. He was very trustworthy, and pleasant to work with.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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