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Senior Software Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Akamai
Interview Details – first phone interview. Onsite interview with 5 different team of portal. Manly basic question like singleton pattern, HashTable, etc..
Interview Question – about cnames Answer Question
Negotiation Details – no negotiation
Software Engineer Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Akamai in March 2013.
Interview Details – Two phone interviews with recruiters. One phone interview with an (arrogant) hiring manager. No courtesy or notification of acceptance or rejection after the interview, very rude.
After no news for 2 weeks, these jokers sent me an email to complete an EEO application!
Interview Question – What is your management style? How do you work with difficult people? View Answer
Multiple Jobs At Multiple Groups Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Akamai in May 2013.
Interview Details – was contacted by recruiter saying they were interested in talking to me about network system engineer position. Went in, found people from 3 groups going to interview me. 3 out of 4 interview sessions were conducted by two people at same time, like mini panel. They most asked skill or area that they would need out of me for their need. I have been doing SQA in networking field, they asked me to design test cases for the scenarios (simpler or more complex ones ) they gave on whiteboard or paper, then asked a lot of automation and perl, and even had to explain a hard-to-read perl script on a paper they brought in. Next day, got email for second around of interview with one of group , not sure what would be next.
Interview Question – was told the initial meeting was open house type of interview, found out it was more technical and right on topics. Answer Question
Intern Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Akamai.
Interview Details – Relatively simple, 3 phone interviews.
Negotiation Details – No negotiation phase as it was an internship.
Systems Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Akamai.
Interview Details – Was called for only one interview in Akamai that lasted for 30 min. Was asked about Project and some data structure questions. Nothing was asked about Networking and unix /linux experience. I was surprised myself to be interviewed for this position since I hold a experience in J2EE and Spring MVC and have little knowledge of Unix/ linux. The interview seemed to be just a formality and I got rejection stating that they need somebody with unix experience.
Interview Question – Questions were mainly based on Projects Answer Question
Director Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Akamai.
Interview Details – A friend had referred me to a Vice President who then connected me with a recruiter to initiate the process.
I then conducted several phone interviews with Program Managers and then an onsite interview with 3 technical managers. I was not hiring into a fully technical position, but I was still asked about how Akamai works to understand my aptitude and ability to learn the technology.
Interview Question – How does the internet work? View Answers (20)
Negotiation Details – Fair, did a good job of meeting any reasonable demands.
Senior Software Engineer Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I interviewed at Akamai in March 2013.
Interview Details – One telephonic interview and 4 during onsite interview...
Systems Software Engineer Intern Interview (Negative Experience)
I applied online - interviewed at Akamai in March 2013.
Interview Question – Asked me to provide him a detailed technical write-up on my skills. View Answer
Technical Project Manager Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Akamai.
Interview Details – two phone interviews and full day in-person interview with five people. Very professional and nice people.
Interview Question – technical questions around network topology Answer Question
Software Engineer Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Akamai in November 2012.
Interview Details – Interview process was smooth. The hiring division people are cheaters.
The HR manager negotiated a salary with me but changed the salary again after 10 days.
On top of that they still dint reimberse the interview expenses.
Trust me, may be the engineering division is pretty decent. But the HR people are very bad
Its waste of time to even apply.
Interview Question – All the questions were staright forward Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Better offer and they are not cheaters
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