ViaSat Engineer Intern Interview Questions

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    No Offer

    Interview

    I had a 30 minute phone interview with them which combined a mix of personal/screening and technical questions.

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    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at ViaSat.

    Interview

    The interview was extremely pleasant and only slightly technical since I didn't have much programming experience at the time. Chatted with a current engineer who talked to me about similar projects I had done in my old job, and asked me one technical question about the difference about two programming languages.

    Interview Questions

    • What are the main differences between Java and Scala?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Wanted to enter the entertainment industry.

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    Intern-Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at ViaSat.

    Interview

    Meet with a representative at my university job fair set up an interview date on the spot. During the interview got asked a behavioral question at first "what are your hobbies?" Then got asked about my past experience I had done a research position the summer before. At last got asked a few technical questions. Only had one interview then got offered a summer internship.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you find the first non-repeating character in a string?   1 Answer
    • Using only two pointers how can you tell if a linked-list cycles?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    non-negotiable

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    Declined Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at ViaSat.

    Interview

    Met at a career fair, got a call back to set up an interview. In person, on campus: Fairly easy interview- implement a linked list. Interviewer liked it when I asked questions about it- i.e. using generics, what methods, singly linked vs. doubly linked, sorted vs unsorted. No hard questions, just basic methods like add and remove.

    Interview Questions

    • Removing from a linked list- forgot to return the removed data.   Answer Question
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    Mechanical Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carlsbad, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at ViaSat (Carlsbad, CA) in March 2013.

    Interview

    Application was submitted. Within two months I was notified that I would be interviewed over the phone because ViaSat did not recruit at my college campus. The phone interview consisted mainly of questions pertaining to engineering experience and classes that have been taken. Notified of job 1 month later.

    Interview Questions

    • Please explain all of your work experience, what you learned, what you accomplished.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    They offered a great hourly wage and I accepted without question.

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at ViaSat.

    Interview

    Dropped off my resume at a career fair, and got a call later for an interview. Was asked basic behavioral questions in the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What was a technical challenge you've faced, and how did you overcome it.   Answer Question
  8.  

    Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at ViaSat in January 2013.

    Interview

    I applied online, and I was emailed a form to fill out by a recruiter, which asked about my previous jobs, my citizenship status, and my availability for a phone interview. I was extended an offer after one phone interview. They did a background check after I accepted the offer, and then provided me with more details about the internship.

    Interview Questions

    • No questions were difficult or unexpected. Just have a good grasp of data structures and algorithms. Also be prepared to talk about your previous work experience or projects.   Answer Question
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    Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carlsbad, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at ViaSat (Carlsbad, CA) in April 2012.

    Interview

    Asked about resume work and then asked a couple of technical questions. Interviewer was friendly and did not belittle me for not getting a correct answer. Seemed like he was more interested in explaining to me what I would be doing as an intern rather than focus on what I was not capable of.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation.

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    Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 5 daysinterviewed at ViaSat (San Diego, CA) in May 2011.

    Interview

    I received an offer for an interview, and because I had to reach a decision for another opportunity within 4 days they were quickly able to organize a phone interview within 2 days. BIG ups for that. My (to be) boss gave me a call and set up a scenario about a global satellite system, and asked me how I would go about resolving a complaint that a user in Europe wasn't receiving service. My boss was looking for how I approached the problem, which was to first determine if the user was an isolated case or whether it was a region wide problem. Then the conversation turned to whether we had control of the satellite, and it turned out that we were licensing the satellite from another company and that they had scheduled a maintenance without properly notifying us. (Asking questions got me to that conclusion.) Then, to prevent future similar occurrences I proposed increased conversation with the company through a liaison of sorts. (Basic solution.) He also asked about my previous work, and it turned out he did his PhD with my research coordinator, so yay.

    Interview Questions

    • Given a satellite system, which comprises of a satellite, a ground hub, and user terminals, how would you resolve a user complaint (from a terminal) in Europe complaining that they had lost signal?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation,

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    Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carlsbad, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at ViaSat (Carlsbad, CA) in May 2011.

    Interview

    It was a half behavioral and half technical interview with a program manager of the project for a summer internship. Internship process is straight forward, mostly judging to see if the candidate is a right fit for the project. Technical questions are related to coursework given from the resume, not something bizarre and irrelevant. Interviewer seems very positive and tries to look for your strengths.

    Interview Questions

    • Give an instance of the most innovative idea in the recent tech news.   Answer Question
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