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- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Beckman Coulter (Chaska, MN) in March 2014.
Third party recruiting firm contracted by Beckman Coulter called. Very polite inquiry about experiences and immune assays.
- Whether I had industry experience. 1 Answer
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I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Beckman Coulter (Chaska, MN) in November 2013.
I was recruited on campus by a local recruiter in Miami, FL. I then had a 45 minute phone interview with a Senior Staff Engineer. That interview was both behavioral with a little bit of technical added to it. I was then selected to the final interview process where i was flown up to Chaska, MN. There were 17 candidates and they were selecting 7.
- Nothing really too difficult, but i was made to write code on paper that should compile. Answer Question
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I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Beckman Coulter (Chaska, MN) in January 2011.
I applied to this position through my university's engineering job postings. I received an email within a few weeks from HR. The HR representative screened me for basics such as work eligibility and date of graduation. I was also asked why I believe I am fit for this position. Then I had a 45 minute technical phone screen that tested my knowledge of whatever languages I claimed to know. These questions consisted of basic container complexity questions (compare operations on an array versus operations on a list) to some problem solving questions (how do you know if a binary number is a power of 2 and how would you write a program to solve it). I was only asked questions relevant to what I claimed I knew beyond the basic algorithms material so it seemed like they wanted to know if I was a competent person who paid attention more so than if I was a human dictionary. It is important to understand complexity of elementary containers (lists, arrays, hash tables, binary trees), definitions of object oriented terminology (encapsulation, polymorphism, etc), and have a good understanding of most of the features in C++ and/or Java. If you have taken operating systems or database courses, that is a bonus. Response was quick as I was contacted by the HR representative the next day for an on site interview. They were very accommodating; I was offered a rental car and a hotel room. The interview date was also very flexible. I had 6 interviews that lasted 45 minutes each. 4 of the 6 were either behavioral or asking about my projects. Occasionally they would slip in a technical question like what is polymorphism or what is multiple inheritance. During the two technical interviews was given the problem of writing a function to assist in solving a sudoku as well as writing a program that would solve the sudoku as well. This interview was intended to be a 2 on 1 interview but the other interviewer was not available. The other technical interview was another 2 on 1 where I was presented with a problem regarding writing a program to determine how many ways there are to make change for a given amount of money. The two technical interviews were intended for you to demonstrate how you think and how you might utilize group members to help you solve problems. I was contacted about 2 weeks later notifying me that they had selected another candidate.
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The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Beckman Coulter (Chaska, MN) in August 2010.
I had three phone interviews after which they flew me out for an on site round of interviews. The day started at 8 am and had 5 45 min interviews. Then I had lunch with another group of engineers. I left at around 1:15pm. There was no white board coding, but basic C++ questions and probing into things I had done in the past. Basic questions like "What id the difference between a struct and a class?", "What does static do?", "In C# what is the difference between an interface and a class?", and then more probing questions like: "Exactly how did you create a COM server?", "How did your threads communicate?", "What did the threads do?", "What happened when the thread completed?" "How would you write a program to solve this problem?", "Tell me a good bug story" ... All total I spent about 9 hours talking with them on the phone and in person. In the end I was told they selected another candidate. They had a pile of applications so I guess in the end only one can be chosen.
- "Tell me a good bug story", "How would you write a program to solve...." Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Beckman Coulter (Chaska, MN) in September 2009.
It was an internal job posting so I new all of the interviewers. I was initially discouraged to apply for the job but did it anyway and got the job because of previous projects I had worked on in my current job at the company.
- Describe a time when you didn't get along with someone ranked above you. Answer Question
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