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Senior QA Engineer Automation Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
No Offer
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Easy Interview


The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Akamai (Cambridge, MA) in December 2011.


Phone screen followed by in person interview with 2 team members and the hiring manager - each one on one. Interview in this case was too easy and not well channeled - lacking targeted questions or even one skill testing question. Conducting a good interview is a skill like others - it requires experience. The junior engineers who interviewed me allowed themselves to get sidetracked by one of their initial questions (tell me about your most recent project) and not get back to other targeted questions (in one case the person had prepared a list even) The hiring manager for this particular role described the position and product needing testing, then asked very vague questions which almost required knowing what exact answer he was expecting. He did not give much opportunity to demonstrate knowledge by discussing previous work. He most likely was looking for the candidate to describe in detail how they would test a product of this sort. Parking for interview was validated for either of 2 nearby garages.

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  • How would you test a product of this sort which has thousands of possible configurations   Answer Question
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