Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online – interviewed at Akamai.
Spoke with the recruiter and then the hiring manager along with another project manager.
- Most of the questions were related to computer networks and what happens in the back when you type www.google.com for instance. Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
interviewed at Akamai (Cambridge, MA) in March 2014.
At first a technical recruiter mailed me and fixed the time for phone interview. Then hiring manager took my phone interview for 30 minutes. He asked me some basic questions about TCP, UDP, DNS and Linux.
- Everything was simple, no difficult questions. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Akamai (Atlanta, GA) in March 2014.
Two phone interviews plus 5 on-site interviews. Team matching was interesting wherein I was interviewed by all the members of the team I was to join. Final offer letter discussion call.
- Explain the TCP handshake and SSL handshake. Answer Question
Internship - no negotiation
Helpful (4)Accepted OfferAverage InterviewAccepted OfferAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days – interviewed at Akamai (San Mateo, CA).
Recruiter contacted first, then phone interview with hiring manager (team leader). Got in-person interview and met 4 persons in 3 hours.
- Asked about HTTP, DNS, HTML, caching. Project management experience, size, scope, difficulties. 1 Answer
Helpful (2)No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Akamai (Cambridge, MA) in February 2014.
Applied Online. Had phone interview with recruiter. Was followed by phone interview with hiring manager. It was followed by five 1:1 onsite interviews
- Questions on Unix Commands, unix file structure, coding questions (Remove duplicates from arrays), SQL questions on joins and aggregate functions Answer Question
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week – interviewed at Akamai (San Francisco, CA) in February 2014.
The process was OK. The recruiter approached me because of my past CDN experience and expertise. The phone interview with the recruiter went well; The interview with the hiring manager was very weird. Basically he didn't leave me to talk, mentioning that I was too qualified / senior for that role... It was one of the weirdest interview of my life. Also, after that experience I realised that some companies might talk to each other about candidates, eg., via LinkedIn. When Akamai decided to don't follow up with me, also Ooyala stopped to interview me with a silly excuse - even tho that position is still open. It happened other two times to me and a couple of friend of mine have the same feeling.
- None. It a bit difficult to deal with a silly hiring manager. Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy InterviewNo OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at Akamai (Cambridge, MA) in February 2014.
It took 3 phone interviews; 3 months to get a F2F with the Admins - not the person you were going to work for.
- When interviewing 1 admin stated when she worked from home she did her grocery shopping; the other admin stated that as a "whole" they all "vent" to each other and "gossip" - I was told from a VP that they didn't expect "the" assistant to talk about the "execs" calendar with others. I thought this was a given in a professional environment Answer Question
Helpful (3)Accepted OfferAccepted Offer
I did my application thru their career portal. I got call next day afternoon 2PM. I was asked about my projects and experience.
- I was told to walk thru the resume Answer Question
I have been called fo onsite inerview. Will update my interview asap. Btw, my interview is on C/C++ and networking protocols
Helpful (9)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Akamai in January 2014.
I had a great experience applying for this position. About two to three weeks after applying online, I talked to the hiring manager and the depart manager. We reviewed my resume, I gave some background to my projects and listed experience and just had a good conversation about other interests we had in common. I was soon invited for an onsite interview a week later where I met with three people I would be potentially working with.
Offered a flexible start date, $35/hour, and a $1,500 housing stipend
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I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks – interviewed at Akamai.
Met at Career Fair. Phone interview.
- Some questions about internet. Some about co-op. Answer Question
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