VMware Technical Interview Questions

Updated Jul 22, 2015
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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 through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at VMware (Palo Alto, CA).

    Interview

    I interviewed as a new college grad. I had a round of telephonic interview which discussed my current work and a simple linked list related programming question. Then they called me for the onsite interviews. It had 5 rounds of interviews. I also did a presentation on my work. The whole process took one full day. I had to wait for a couple of weeks before the offer was made.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions focused on standard algorithms and data structures: graph manipulation, linked lists. Two interviews were system design related (key value store, bottleneck detection). Finally, there was a lunch interview where I was asked distributed systems related questions (consistency models).   Answer Question
  2. Helpful (1)  

    Senior Member of Technical Staff Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at VMware (Palo Alto, CA) in July 2015.

    Interview

    I had a horrible experience recently with the storage and disaster recovery team. The recruitment process was not professional. They had no clear process in their hiring. I had to do 1 phone round, 4 skype rounds(supposedly on site), 1 round with the hiring manager and then again I was called for another "real" on-site(4 rounds). Totally around 10 rounds. I have to tell you, when you are interviewing someone who already works for another company(not a fresh college grad), he/she is reserving a lot of professional time to give the interview. Better respect their time. The whole process took around 1.5 months. I should mention this, the hiring manager had no professional ethics. He sounded very condescending and had no respect for the candidates time(He missed my interview schedule twice and did not sound apologetic about it at all). I was not offered the role but I am very glad I did not get to work with a horrible boss. His teammates very lovely and nice though. I have to be honest. They seemed much intelligent and pleasant to work with. My advice: Plan to take a lot of time out of your work, if you are planning to interview with them, because they take your time for granted.

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    • Questions around BST, a lot of linux based questions, what happens when you turn a computer on? they were more keen on multi-threaded programming.   Answer Question
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    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at VMware (Palo Alto, CA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Worst experience with the VSAN team. The recruitment process was not professional. They had one Hackerrank + 2 Phone screen share + 5 Onsite Interviewers. No clear process in their hiring with 5 recruiters ! You are not Facebook or Google. Good luck. This was the worst experience ever. The HR is very unprofessional and lacks ethics. I rejected the offer, the salary sucked.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at VMware.

    Interview

    Shortly after applying online, I was contacted by a recruiter who directed me to their online technical screen. This is not for the faint of heart! The questions on the technical screen span a lot of area and you are expected to know names and processes directly from memory (no googling allowed). Do your homework before embarking on this mission.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the maximum throughput for a fibre channel in a fibre channel switched network?   1 Answer
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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.

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    Technical Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Broomfield, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at VMware (Broomfield, CO) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Process started out with a recruiter reaching out and providing a link to technical quiz. These are pretty tough and require some decent experience to answer the questions in a timely fashion. After passing that I had to wait for several weeks before another recruiter reached out to setup an onsite interview. The Onsite interview was pretty rough. My panel was 3 engineers who asked questions to get grasp of depth of knowledge. That was followed up by a managerial interview to see if you socially a right fit.

    Interview Questions

    • A computer is unable to connect a intranet site, walk me through how you would troubleshoot that?   Answer Question
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    Manager Technical Support Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at VMware (Broomfield, CO) in April 2015.

    Interview

    30 minute HR Screening call and then 1:1 with two Sr. Managers, very young. Asked for my career profile elevator and why I wanted to join VMware now. I believe the most important requirements they were seeking in order of importance: personal image, social teaming and finally skill/experience.

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    Global Technical Alliance Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at VMware (Raleigh, NC) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Initial interview by the recruiter. Then was told I was a good fit for the position. Recruiter said he would forward my name and resume to the hiring manager. It has been a week and have not been contacted by the hiring manager.

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    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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