AudaExplore - a Solera Company
AudaExplore - a Solera Company Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Worker Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at AudaExplore - a Solera Company.
Interview Details – Hiring on was OK, went well, and I was prepared for all questions.After the phone interview went well, I felt the one-on-ones would be all right, and they were.
Interview Question – Nothing I wasn't prepared for. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
DSM Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at AudaExplore - a Solera Company.
Interview Details – Inside referral, one phone Interview and one in person Interview
Interview Question – none,very cut and dry Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Would not except if I had to do over.
Senior Software Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at AudaExplore - a Solera Company
Interview Details – It was great experience, professional, competent and polite process
Senior Software Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at AudaExplore - a Solera Company.
Interview Details – Applied online. Took awhile to hear back, probably a couple weeks. Got email, then call from HR. Screened first by HR, then set up phone interview. Phone interview with 2 people. Questions about core Java, web technologies, OO concepts, design patterns. I was able to ask some questions as well. A couple days later got an email inviting me for in-person. Got to in-person, met with HR but was just escort to technical people. No info from HR on benefits, etc. Interviewed by 2 managers. Very dry. Just a barrage of questions. No probing, no "why" questions asked. Just had to regurgitate the correct answer and they moved on. No personality questions. Given written problem on paper. Recursion problem. No dialog, just had to write it out. Discussed afterwards. No feedback on correctness of solution, but got the feeling it wasn't what they were looking for. One manager was very cold and technical. Other one was warm and friendlier. But overall I didn't feel well received. No offer.
Interview Question – Written problem: Given a tree of nodes, write a method to calculate the node with the least number of children. I immediately went to recursion, but got no feedback at all if that's what they wanted. Messed up the base case, but eventually arrived at the right solution (not that they gave me any feedback on that) Answer Question
Senior Product Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at AudaExplore - a Solera Company in August 2011.
Interview Details – 1. Applied Online & was contacted by Recruiter for an interview with Hiring Manager - Director of PM
2. Phone Interview - First with the Recruiter and Second with Hiring Manager. It was generally positive; He asked me about my Product Management experience; Agile Scrum experience
3. Asked to come back for 1st Onsite Interview: I was interviewed by 3 people (1:1)
a. Project Manager - He focused on Agile Scrum; How they were moving to a newer platform
b. Hiring manager - More than an hour; He discussed at length how I would go about a end-user focused mobile application (who would pay for it; how to garner requirements and so on); All in all a positive experience
c. Sr. Biz Analyst - She had mis-read my resume and had to spend 10 minutes explaining the resume; She asked on how I would handle dependencies in a Sprint cycle
My questions were pertinent about their business model; their global strategy and how they would compete in fairly mature market. I was asked if I could also stay back and talk to VP - boss of the Hiring manager
d. VP - It was weird interview; The VP asked me if I was open to travel; open to work long hours
4. Asked to come back one more time- 2nd onsite visit this time to talk to 3 more key team members:
a. Sr. Product Manager 1: We spoke about my experience and he challenged me on my experience with Requirements Management
b. Sr. Product Manager 2: This PM was new company as opposed to all other interviewers; He asked me to explain in detail how I would go about analyzing requirements for a new product.
c. Sr. Biz Analyst: She was great at explaining expectations for the role.
Almost all the interview over time
I was told at the end of all these interviews (more than 5 hours spread across 3 weeks; that they'll inform me about their decision in 2 weeks.
2 weeks went by and I decided to call back the recruiter about the interview. The recruiter plainly told me that they decided to pursue other candidates.
Audatex, gets a failing grade both on decision making and on interviewing. After all my time off work, and two on site interviews I didn't so much as get a formal letter or a telephone call from Audatex.
Interview Question – How would you go about designing a new end-user focused Product? Answer Question
Software Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at AudaExplore - a Solera Company in October 2008.
Interview Details – Three interviews, HR, Project Lead, 2 Developers. Hard to prepare for the interview as no specific job details provided. For technical questions expect standard core Java (1.4) and JSP questions- nothing too difficult. Seemed a relaxed office where developers worked more by themselves than as an Agile methodology.
Interview Question – Not difficult core java questions. View Answer