Avaya Interview Questions

Updated Oct 29, 2014
Updated Oct 29, 2014
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    Supply Chain Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Avaya in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by HR, on site review with several levels of managment

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Avaya in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    the whole process took within a day. it was pretty quick and fast. All the questions were straight forward. like how and why do we use pagination in hibernate??

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Avaya in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. There was a initial one on one interview. Followed this with a Peer Panel Interview. Questions were asked around the account management and customer satisfaction. Different project managers had different questions around client management, travel

    Interview Questions
    • Describe your most challenging project in details. Describe the issues you ran into and how you overcame those.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation was fair. They already knew what my prior total compensation was, so the offer was slightly higher. I was happy with the offer, and did not negotiate further.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Westminster, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Westminster, CO
    Application Details

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Avaya in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Initial communication from the company was from a corporate recruiter in New Jersey. This recruiter did not have answers to any questions regarding culture, salary range but did set up an interview for the next week with the hiring manager. 2 weeks later the hiring manager called and set up an interview time. During the interview the hiring manager was interrupted several times as he was trying to multitask an interview and several in house duties at the same time. Interview ended and he said the corporate recruiter would be calling me back later that week. After a week I called both the recruiter and hiring manager, reached a voicemail. Left message requesting call back. Two days later I called again, left another message requesting a call back. Several months have passed and I have not yet heard from them. Very unprofessional hiring process just based on the lack of respect for those that are being interviewed

    Interview Questions
    • I do not recall any specific questions, on the generic "tell me about you and asking about my previous experience" questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Junior Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Avaya in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Got in touch via recruiter. Pretty straight forward interview. Took about 2 days between 5-6 people. Questions were easy. Didn't get the job since i was told that there were looking for someone with more experience.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Customer Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Highlands Ranch, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Highlands Ranch, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Avaya in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    I hired into my current position as an internal transfer from the Sales Organization, but based on my experience in interviewing outside employees the only part of the process that was different was the discussions around salary, job title and start date.

    After I submitted for the position I was contacted by one of the recruiters in HR. She discussed my resume with me and asked very generic questions around specific job functions, how often I did certain things, and general "if you were a tree" kind of questions.

    The second interview was with the manager of the group I work in and one of the engineers. The line of questioning was more centered around expectations and previous experience on systems and company process. The tone and pace of this interview will vary wildly depending on which Manager and which technical expert is on the call as well as how much previous knowledge of Avaya systems you currently have.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no unexpected questions during my interview, but I expect that is more because of my tenure with the company. Also I had worked extensively with people in that organization and the hiring manager was able to ask around about me before the interview. Your mileage may vary. Again, it depends on how much knowledge you have of Avaya systems. If you have none, it isn't much of and issue. Expect more questions around how you would handle certain customer scenarios and generic telecom and networking questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Relatively strait forward. I told them what I would be looking for during the interview, so when the offer came in, we were already close on terms.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Westminster, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Westminster, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Avaya in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    Pphone interview, in-person interview at HQ with 6+ people, then a month later, an in-person interview in CO office where work would be with another 6+ people. Good interviews/questions/responses. People in CO seemed very bright and good engineering team. In spite of promise to inform me of decision either way, never heard anything back at all. Had to push to get them to reimburse travel expenses. Disappointing, but better to find out up front that they are disorganized/poor communication skills.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked to do some engineering problem solving as part of the interview   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Named Account Manager III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Application Details

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Avaya in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    I had a phone interview initially with the hiring DM. This was followed up with a face to face interview with the hiring DM the following week. The week after that I interviewed again with the hiring DM and the VP. I was extended a verbal offer on Friday.

    Interview Questions
    • There was a mock sales call during my final interview which was the hardest part of the process.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate some things but not all. I negotiated a sign on bonus.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Human Resources Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lansing, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lansing, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Avaya in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    I had three rounds of interviews. The first was during campus recruiting, with a recent alumnus from our program. The second was that same week but with an executive. The third interview was a fly-back to HQ, where we met with three different interviewers. All of the interviews were conversational, where one response led to followup questions. Questions pertained to my particular background/resume, which I appreciated. These were not cookie-cutter interviews but rather personalized to me, the candidate.

    Interview Questions
    • Of everybody you've met so far, who do you want to be your mentor?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They asked about my other offer details, and then they came back to me with a comparable package.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Support Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gainesville, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gainesville, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Avaya in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    I had 2 people interview me at different times. The manager interviewed me first. She gave me a run-down of the structure of the company, department and culture. She then asked me to describe myself and how I would fit into the group with my skillset and personality. The second person to interview me was one of the other Sales Support Managers. This started by describing the everyday activities and then materialized into 'what would you do in this scenario' type of interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Scenario questions about how you approach a certain type of interaction with the account team or customer.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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