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- Declined OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Arista Networks (Santa Clara, CA) in May 2015.
1. Met the local Rep for 3 hrs and spoke to the a few people at the SF office 2. Spoke to 2 members over the phone 3. Met the Director of Sales (hiring manager), VP of Sales, and another rep in person at the head quarters. 4. Met the local rep again for drinks to confirm interest for next steps. 5. They contacted my references along with a surprise reference I did not approve but still gave good feedback. 6. Email from Director of Sales that offer will be sent in two days. 7. Entire Sales organization was wasting their efforts on a position that was never even open to begin with. CEO threw my offer out the window saying they don't need to grow sales? - it is 2015 in the bay area, this might be the only company not interested in growing sales?? The Sales team knew I had an offer pending and said don't sign it b/c we will send you an offer. They even confirmed via email, but it all meant nothing. Seems like the CEO micro managers the entire organization and the VP of sales is powerless. I think this experience was an intro of things that would come down the road in the form of false promises.
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Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Arista Networks (Santa Clara, CA) in March 2015.
Interview was fully technical 100%, try to get as deep knowledge as you can. there was no HR question for me. they might as you to draw a topology and ask you question on basis of that
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- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Arista Networks (Santa Clara, CA) in February 2015.
I was called for an onsite interview and was told the hr would get back to me to book the travel which took about a month and half, irrespective of following up. The interview was set up, for 1:1 with 4 different people half an hour each. After reaching the premsies I was told that the manager had quit the previous day and they didnt know wat to do with me.
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- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Arista Networks (Santa Clara, CA) in February 2015.
Phone interview, SSHed to their servers to code and answer test questions. Coding was required to be done in C/C++, questions were on the harder side, but were still close to stereotypical interview questions. Test questions were a bit tough, you would pick a topic off a list they give you and there would be test questions inside regarding the topic. Topics were like data structures, python, Linux, networking, etc.
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- Declined OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Arista Networks (Santa Clara, CA) in June 2014.
I sent my resume to them by email. Several days later I was asked to fill the information they required online. After that I get a phone call from the HR recruiter, who discussed something with me then told me that she will sent me a email for online testing. I got the email and completed the online testing and several days later was invited for a on site interview. 2 engineers interviewed. One of them is very kind but the other is not.
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- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Arista Networks (Santa Clara, CA) in December 2013.
I had an in person interview. My dad works at this company and he talked to the VP of software and got me an interview. I was informed I got the job two weeks after the interview.
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- No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Arista Networks (Santa Clara, CA) in September 2013.
There was a phone interview with the "hiring manager". This was followed by two rounds of in-person, team interviews (2-person teams). I really didn't expect a second round, as I struggled with language difficulties in the first-round interview (having grown up in the SF Bay Area, I'm a native English speaker, but neither of the gentlemen interviewing me were). The questions in the first round were very theoretical in nature. The second round came as a surprise a couple of weeks later. It started with a single person (another one for whom English was not the native tongue, although his mastery was much better). His questions were very esoteric, and communication was a bit of an issue. Half-way through the interview, we were joined by the first native English speaker. My joy was short-lived, however, as this person had the bombastic qualities of a speed-freak wanting to come off of 3-days of abstinence. My discomfort was further compunded by the fact that he sprayed spittle when he talked (I showered when I got home). His aggressive style made me feel very uncomfortable, and I had trouble focusing on the interview. In retrospect, I wish I had terminated the interview myself, since it wasn't like I needed the job.
- There was not a single, "normal" interview question, imho. Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Arista Networks (Santa Clara, CA).
I was initially contacted by a former co-working about my possible interest in coming to his company and then after meeting with him and learning more about the company, he set up an interview with the manufacturing VP. It was a positive interview experience; however, at that time the VP felt that they did not have a position that would fit for me. A couple of months later, however, I received a message that there was now an opening that I might be interested in. Interviews were set up with 4 other folks with me and those seemed to go well. After this, I received word that the founder also wanted to interview me by phone. After my phone interview, the founder then also reached out to one of my references whom he also knew after which an offer was made.
- Asked to describe in fair detail how I would handle still meeting schedule when there was an activity that I was reliant upon someone else to deliver whom had replied that they would be unable to meet my timeline due to other commitments. Answer Question
Helpful (4)No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Arista Networks (Santa Clara, CA) in August 2013.
Applied through a reference and got a call pretty quickly. The first round was a programming interview to find a missing element in a contiguous array using binary search. This went fine and was called for a second round. The first question during the second round was to write a program to solve Sudoku. This was surprising and seemed like a question from Google interviews. I had an hour to write and solved most of it using iterative programming but I guess the interviewer was expecting a recursive solution. Made it to the second person anyways. The second interviewer came in with a laptop and asked me to execute a bunch of small and trivial programs and was asking very detailed questions about computer architecture and OS like why arguments are pushed only from right to left on a function call and why program always gets loaded at a specific address instead of 0. These questions were a bit tricky and I think I fumbled a little bit in answering these. At the end of the interview they let me know the decision right there that they wanted to pass. I was happy that the decision was immediate and no prolonged waits.
- Program to solve Sudoku. Answer Question
Helpful (3)No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Arista Networks (Santa Clara, CA) in August 2013.
Question : Find missing number from an array of numbers that are sorted and each is an increment by 1 from the previous number.
- Easy questions but you need to be very quick .. no time to think. Answer Question
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