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Blue Coat Systems Interview Questions

Updated Nov 11, 2014
Updated Nov 11, 2014
37 Interview Reviews

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    Tech Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Blue Coat Systems in February 2008.

    Interview Details

    two interviews over the phone, then proceeded to interview on-site, all morning, with several other engineers in person or phone call.

    Interview Questions
    • very detailed Internet protocol level questions   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    they don't give too many stock options
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Blue Coat Systems.

    Interview Details

    Very strange. Had what I thought was a great interview but no call back for over a year. Found out after I eventually joined that they quite frequently have their approval to hire retracted just as they are about to offer.

    Interview Questions
    • What I most remember is being interviewed by 8+ team members at the same time to see if they liked me. Odd but it went well.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Took a while for actual offer to be made.
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    After applying online I received an email asking me about a phone interview. The interview was basically a screening interview asking me about my experience and behavioral questions. The questions were mostly based on my resume. I was asked to talk about the projects and challenges I faced etc. And how comfortable I am socially.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    1 round of interview and 1 phone interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Blue Coat Systems in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    From school job postings

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Got another job offer

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Blue Coat Systems in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    first telephone then face to face interview scheduled,
    with two persons

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    IT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Blue Coat Systems in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    Reviewed Process ,Technical and functional skills. Process questions aroun 1-2 tier quoting , ordering .Very un informal but seems like not highly structured

    Interview Questions
    • Describe 2 tier ordering process and error validation   Answer Question
    • Describe order change process and how to control changes   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Blue Coat Systems in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interviewers were OK. Not too bad. Mainly focused on the resume. Didn't try to go too much out of the resume.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Tech Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    The process took a weekinterviewed at Blue Coat Systems in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    Blue Coat approached me for a for a very senior technical position.

    I had a phone interview with Blue Coat: It was a bunch of aptitude questions, like the bucket of water problem.

    They called me back for an in-person interview.

    The HR that was supposed to meet me was not there, they kept me waiting for an hour. I noticed very unprofessional behavior, like abusing fellow employees.

    Finally one tech. guy in flip-flops shows up and asks questions while he works on his laptop.

    The questions he asked ridiculous, and he looked like he was in pain: kept making ohh and ahh noises while he worked on his laptop. Never did he look straight at me.

    Some of the more sane questions:

    How do you determine a percentage!
    Yes, the bucket of water question was asked again. These guys just love buckets don't they.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you determine a percentage!   View Answer
    • Bucket of water question was asked two times!   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Blue Coat Systems in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    I applied through career portal of my school, I got a call from Blue coat, they asked me about my interest and backgroud. After two week I was given the offer

    Interview Questions
    • They asked about my background so there was no such difficult question   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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