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Updated Dec 9, 2014
Updated Dec 9, 2014
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    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
  2. 2 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Member of Technical Staff Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at VMware.

    Interview Details

    I had a very bad experience with VMWare recruiters, twice...and both the times it was the same unpleasant experience. They contacted me to interview for a position and I gave them few slots for tech screens. Then they told me that they are not hiring any more and the email was full of spelling errors. The whole experience seemed very unprofessional.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Entire process took 2 weeks. First recruiter call. She was very sweet and helpful. Took basic information she needed from me and gave me a brief job description. Looks like there is no proper communication between recruiter and the Team because the job requirements she gave me were different from what my first interviewer gave me. However I had such experiences before, so I was prepared. 1st phone interview was scheduled with in couple of days. 1st round was for about an hour. Questions on programming concepts, design patterns with examples, SQL, Linux and one problem solving question. Testing the depth of knowledge in each area. Recruiter got back to me with in one day to schedule an on-site interview. I asked her to schedule it after 3 days. Onsite was regular all day 6 rounds + recruiter. Nothing tough. I thought it went well. Was able to solve most of the programming questions in first 4 rounds (with some help from interviewers of-course as they want it to be solved in the way they know the answer) . However my 5th interviewer was particularly rude. He asked me about everything on my resume which happened 7 years ago and I forgot the details about a few concepts in my Master's course work. He was picking on me on what ever I speak. I understood that, it is their way of making candidate feel that he is not fit for this position. Questions he asked were not particularly tough but he was just mean and rude which was annoying. From my experience with this company, if any of the interviewer is rude towards then end of the interview then it is less likely that they will hire you. Recruiter got back to me in couple of days with negative response. Honestly, I felt 80%-20% chances till that 5th interview happened.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions on multiple node tree traversal and Graphs, SQL, Networking layer questions, JAVA problem solving using arrays and Hash   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at VMware.

    Interview Details

    Phone screening by recruiter, hiring manager and director. Interview with manager, technical interview with group. For an engineer/developer position, expect to write code. They were very interested in how I would fit with the team. The team interview was the most difficult. Most questions were decent and appropriate, but there's always one or two people who will ask the most ridiculous, esoteric question about some obscure something-or-other that he ran into on some edge case. Some veterans just gotta display their scars.

    Interview Questions
    • How much would you charge to wash every window in Seattle, and why?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They put money/rsu's in the pot, you raise, they call - up to you from there.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at VMware in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    applied to internal reference, process took 4-6 weeks

    Interview Questions
    • In total 7 rounds.
      1st interview Telephonic- Gave a code to find out bugs and suggest improvements, Binary sort
      2nd telephonic round - merging two linked lists in sorted order without using extra spaces
      This was followed by final call on skype which had 5 rounds in a day, This is tricky since if they have anyy doubt on any part, since its a skype interview its not in the favor of the candidate, if that had been onsite, it could've been better.
      3rd skype- out of n elements which can be unsorted with duplicates, output the indices of the three highest valued elements
      4th- Binary tree question- given a node, how to find the height + print a given string (string) in the order:
      s
      st
      str
      stri
      strin
      string
      t
      tr
      tri
      tring
      r.....
      5th- print the permutations of a given string + T9 implementation [I actually solved both in the 1 hr of interview round!]
      6th- given a string - tuTutuuti, print it as output: t3u4T1i1 in O(n) time without using any extra spaces and maps/etc other data structures
      7th - find the height of the tree recursively + merge sort
      Also random java questions in almost all the rounds..

      Interview did went well except for 6th round which was taken by a female who was asking questions on how can u do this and how can you do that in the coding question which was coming out in a rude tone making it sound more like how dare you do this and that, so I figured out why I was rejected...
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at VMware in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Hiring manager contacted me after going through my resume. I had 2 rounds of telephonic interview. One with Hiring manager and another with Senior Member of Technical Staff. Interview consisted of questions on tree traversals, some array based questions and java internals.

    Negotiation Details
    Cannot negotiate as it is same for all interns
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at VMware in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    My circumstances extended the process as well as the time of year. However the process was smooth overall. Many of the interviewers remained on-topic and wanted to ensure that the position was being fulfilled. Beyond that, they were interested in other interests to see where I may want to go within the company.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Offer was competitive however I was looking forward to a better base salary. not a match with better compensation in other categories.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    2 rounds of phone and 5 rounds of onsite

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    It went for almost a month.
    first 3 telephonic interviews happened after that on-site (in Bangalore India office) interview happened.
    After 3 days of on-site interview I got the offer

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were fairly easy.
      Graphs, trees concepts were the focus
       
      Answer Question
    Accepted Offer

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