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I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at BigMachines in April 2012.

Interview Details

Applied online and received an email to complete online aptitude test.
Took approx. 2 hrs and received email the very next day to set up a phone interview. Phone interview was pretty straightforward - walk me through your resume, some questions on specific skills from resume. Lasted around 30 mins.
Received an email an hour later to come in for in-person interview. Had to take the aptitude test again and then there were 2 rounds of interviews - both were simple and the questions revolved around previous experiences and some "what would you do in xyz situation" type of questions. If you really know whats on your resume, then the phone and in-person interviews are simple enough. A day after the in-person interview, I got a call with the offer.
The whole thing took just a week! (From the time I applied, till I got the offer)

Now to the 2 hr test:
Math:
30 minutes to do 35 questions. Fractions, profit loss questions, finding the area of room/volume, basic math. I found it difficult to complete this section. Would have done around 25 out of which maybe 22 were correct.

Letter sequences:
15 minutes to complete 35 questions. what comes next in the sequence type questions:
1. ABCBCDCD_
2. LAFMBENC_

Picture sequences - 15 minutes to complete 35 questions
given 4 pics, find the 5th picture.
eg: 1. Line 2. 2 lines 3. triangle 4.Square what is 5th pic? --this is pretty simple.. you get the idea..

Mental alertness: 3 minutes to do a lot of questions.. This was easy though. There are a set of 2 numbers and you need to pick all the sets where the 2 numbers are identical. There is a checkbox against all the numbers.
eg:
1. 123434 123443
2. 567675 567675
3. 933434 934334
In the above, pick only the 2nd choice..

There were some general knowledge questions and english word meanings as well.
That completes the aptitude section.
Next is the personality test - where you get to give answers based on your personality type. For eg: when you go travelling in an airplane, would you talk to person next to you or read a book quietly? Questions like these.

The one hour test when going for in-person interview:
Math (30 min), letter sequence (15 min) and picture sequence (15 min) only.

Interview Questions
  • During in-person interview:
    How do you organize yourself when there are many tasks at hand?
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  • Is there a time in your previous job where there was a big change - How did you handle it   Answer Question
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