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Updated Jun 12, 2015
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    Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at VMware (Palo Alto, CA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    First telephonic round: 1 hour technical.They will test you on DS,Algorithm,Java.
    Onsite round:4 interviews 45 min each back to back.Highly technical.Detailed but not very tough.I could answer most of them.Lot of whiteboard problem solving.You will be tested on data structure,algorithms,java,concurrency in java,projects on resume,design pattern and database.

    Interview Questions

    • Implement a queue using stack.   2 Answers
    • Rotate elements in an array to right k times.   3 Answers
    • Design Pattern:Singleton   Answer Question
    • Java questions:static keyword,OOPs concept,synchronization   Answer Question
    • Insert an element in a sorted circular linked list.   1 Answer
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    Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at VMware (Palo Alto, CA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online and a recruiter contacted me to discuss about the job description and if I was interested in getting into the recruitment process.
    There was 1 technical phone interview followed by an Onsite Interview with 3 technical rounds and lunch.
    The entire process was quick from the time I received a call from the recruiter.

    Interview Questions

  3. Helpful (3)  

    Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at VMware (Palo Alto, CA).

    Interview

    Recruiter called up sounding very enthusiastic about the company. He asked me some technical questions too like what is time complexity of binary search algorithm, what is mutex, what is polymorphism etc. Then he setup a phone interview with an engineer.

    The engineer spent nearly 30 mins discussing about my resume and a locking problem in multithreading environment. Then he asked me to write code using collabedit. I was not able to complete coding because the interviewer could not clarify in what form he expected the output to be returned from the function. I discussed my algorithm and different approaches that could be used.

    Why ask an interview question about which you yourself are not clear about the type of output you want. Anyways, never heard back from the recruiter about the feedback on the phone screen. Although I knew they would say "no" since I did not complete the coding, don't they have the courtesy to write a one liner email saying we will not be proceeding at this time.

    And to the interviewer, make sure at least you know what you really want out of the question. Be ready to give concrete answers for any clarifications to the candidate.

    Interview Questions

    • Given: Binary tree and a target Sum
      Expected Result: All paths where sum of nodes along path is equal to target sum
      Assumption: Path starts at Root and ends at Leaf
       
      Answer Question
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  5. Helpful (5)  

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at VMware.

    Interview

    Initial phone interview. I knew this was just a phone screen. Since they bothered to call me, i guess they felt I was worth talking to. However, this phone screen was apparently very valuable to them instead of meeting in person or at least looking optimistically at an applicant's potential for learning on the job. IS THERE SOMETHING WRONG WITH LEARNING A FEW THINGS ON THE JOB?

    Interview Questions

    • Disgusting phone interview. I didn't get further than that. Job was somewhat low-level and my resume and email clearly stated what I knew. Instead, the interviewer (and would-be manager) headed me off with questions well beyond that. I didn't mind, given that I can learn, but he apparently didn't think so - literally chuckling at me over the phone towards the end of the interview. He apparently couldn't understand that a guy can learn. Instead he treated the work as some unattainable black art, evidently NOT even wishing to see me in person. What, they don't have training materials at VMware? So judgemental and sickening. I was looking forward to working there too, but my hopes were completely dashed by this crummy behavior - of laughing at a job applicant. I wonder how many potentially good employees this company destroyed. A despicable job interview, probably meant to hire someone overseas or something.   Answer Question
  6. Helpful (1)  

    Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at VMware (Palo Alto, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    2 Phone Screens and 4 Onsite Interviews.
    1st Phone Screen was conducted by a Senior Engineer. Interviewer explained the job role and the team's objective at VMware. I was asked about my previous experience and my graduate degree projects.
    2nd Phone Screen was conducted by a MTS. Interviewer asked lot of Object Oriented Programming questions. I was also asked to solve some coding problems. Towards the end some database questions were asked.

    Onsite Interviews:
    First One was with the Manager. He explained my job responsibilities.
    Then, 3 Technical Interviews were conducted. They covered my Internship Project, Coding exercises, Databases and Operating System Concepts.

    Note to People applying for Interviews at VMware: Make sure to revise Object Oriented Programming Concepts and Operating Systems concepts before the interview. Coding exercises were very basic.

    Interview Questions

    • Object Oriented Programming Concepts: Inheritance, Final Keyword, Abstraction, etc   Answer Question
    • Basic Linux Commands   Answer Question
    • Linked List Questions: Detect loop in a linked list, Return second last element in the linked list, Find mid point of Linked List   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at VMware (Dallas, TX) in March 2015.

    Interview

    The interview lasted around 40 minutes. all questions were about behavioral questions. The recruiter is very friendly. The recruiter also asked if I had any questions about the company and the position.

    Interview Questions

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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at VMware in January 2015.

    Interview

    I was first contacted by rescruiter on linkedIn. Had an initial phone converstion after which I was asked to do online test and then come onsite for the interview. There was in person interview with 5 rounds. There were few minutes break during the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing unexpected. Very easy data structure and algorithms. No system programming or operating system questions were asked. One design interview question was asked.   1 Answer
  9. Helpful (1)  

    Senior Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at VMware (Palo Alto, CA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    VMWare has a very professional interview process. Their recruiters are top notch and will always keep you in the loop as to where you stand. They are also very friendly as well. With other companies sometimes you never hear back from anyone.

    First there is an initial technical phone screen interview which lasts about 45 minutes or so.
    If you pass the phone interview they invite you onsite where you will be interviewing with at least three people. Each interviewer has one technical programming question which you are expected to code on a white board. This lasts around 45 minutes per interviewer. You may get a fourth interviewer added into the mix if they still don't have a good feel about you. (Most likely it's because you got 2 thumbs up and 1 thumb down) Be prepared to go back and study CS fundamentals because this is what they are looking for. stacks/hashtables/binary trees...etc as well as sorting algorithms such as mergesort/quicksort. If it's a "VMware hiring event" you have been invited to, you will encounter as little as three other candidates up to twenty who are interviewing at the same time. So don't be surprised with that.

    Overall the experience was very positive.

    Interview Questions

    • Given an array of integers write a function so that all the even numbers are on the left side of the array and all the odd numbers are on the right side of the array.   2 Answers
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    Member of Technical Staff II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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
  11. Helpful (6)  

    Senior Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

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