I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Alert Logic in February 2013.
Interview Details –
Alert Logic uses an outside company for recruiting and initial screening. I was first called by a recruiter who immediately conducted the initial interview. There was no email request to schedule this initial screening. It lasted approximately 20 minutes. It was pleasant overall, and superficially comprehensive. They asked about my past and expected compensation.
The following day I was contacted to schedule another telephone interview with the hiring manager. The hiring manager telephone interview was scheduled for the following day and lasted less than an hour. It covered much of the same material as the initial phone screening, but included a more detailed discussion of the position.
Several days following the interview with the hiring manager an in-person interview was scheduled and I was sent an application packet, which had to be completed prior to the scheduled interview. The application packet consists of the normal employment history information as well as releases to conduct credit and background checks and drug testing.
The interview schedule consisted of 5 separate interviews, each lasting 45 minutes, conducted in a small, plain meeting room with 4 chairs and a round table. The interviewers were 2 potential peers, the hiring manager, and 2 senior managers. The interviews were generally conducted off the cuff, with only one interviewer possessing any prepared questions. There seemed to be no coordination between the interviewers, and I found myself answering the same questions multiple times. There was little time to ask questions, but they seemed willing to do so, albeit in a rushed manner.
They do not conduct any psychometric testing.
The offices seemed nice enough, with an open floor plan and reasonably attractive dividers. There was no opportunity to tour the facilities.
Interview Question – After 4 hours of interviewing, expect the full gambit of questions. The most difficult part of the interview is not falling victim to the rapid pace of the questioning. It can become very tiresome, so you will have work to maintain your pace and composure. There were no scheduled breaks, but I was able to get a glass of water and use the restroom half-way through. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Alert Logic.
Interview Details –
Recruiter contacted me by phone, did a phone screen... then had a phone screen with the MarCom Director... then was brought in for an in-person interview with 4 people from the marketing department.
They were really nice, and seemed like they had a good team going. The only negative was that it seemed like a lot of people to meet at once, and each interview was sort of rushed. I wish I could have spent more time with the direct manager, and less time with ancillary staff.
Interview Question – None, really. Except one dude didn't really ask any questions about me, just talked about himself. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Declined because I wasn't ready to move from my current position at the time. It did seem like a great opportunity though, and they seemed like good people.
The process took 1 week - interviewed at Alert Logic in June 2012.
Interview Details – I had applied online in the alert logic website and got an interview through an agency doing staffing for alert logic. The interview went fine but the interviewer wanted all skill sets in one resume - the candidate should have done development, testing, test automation, trouble shooting experience (admin), cloud computing experience and UNIX. And the experience expected for this job was just 3 years. There is only a very slim chance of someone having all these skills. I got rejected because I did not have cloud computing experience.
Interview Question – given a test scenario how would you go about testing it? Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Alert Logic in January 2011.
Interview Details –
Technical phone interview. Asked about C/C++ static declarations, cost of using a class, what is best thing to throw to exception handler (value, pointer, reference), what is difference between a reference and a pointer. I thought his questions were not phrased in a very straightforward way; you have to talk to him a bit to find out what he wants. Followed up with programming test: write a program to convert a simple text matching syntax into a regular expression and then use that RE to qualify input lines of text, printing out the ones that match. Problem is easy if you know REs, you have several days at home to do it. My program worked but no feedback from them after 4-5 days waiting. If they were interested further they would have me come in for a full day of interviews.
Edit: finally called back, scheduled in-house interviews for 5 hours, one-on-one with team members. Interviews scheduled through lunch time with no break for me. Some interviews were friendly technical discussions, others were grilling sessions on similar topics: C++ classes, pointers, etc. Interview with Engineering VP as well, asked to elaborate on technical problems encountered in previous work.
Reason for Declining – lowball offer of only $80k. apparently this is their standard offer for a sr. software developer. completely bogus, don't waste your time with these people. They are the kind of people who want to buy diamonds at walmart.
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