CPA Global Interview Questions

Updated Mar 24, 2015
Updated Mar 24, 2015
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  1.  

    BTO Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Alexandria, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Alexandria, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at CPA Global.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was very easy and relaxing. I had a brief phone interview and shortly after receiving a call asking for a face-to-face interview at their North American HQ. The initial in-person interview was calm and the HR generalist was very easy going. She did not ask any outlandish questions and allowed me to answer to the best of my ability without cutting me short. The second interview was with the actual manager who would be my direct report. Again, the questions asked during the second interview were very focused. All personnel involved during the hiring process were very friendly and answered any questions I had with the utmost honesty.

    Interview Questions
    • Since my original hire date was almost 7 years ago, it's tough for me to say what the most difficult or unexpected question was during the interviews.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The negotiation phase was fairly quick and painless. Their offer was significantly more than what I was making at a prior job along with a very comprehensive benefits package.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Field Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at CPA Global in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted via email to set up an interview. I met with the hiring manager and the person who was recently promoted from the position I was interviewing for. They asked standard interview questions. I followed up with the hiring manager via email and gave her additional information she had requested to demonstrate my ability to generate leads.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    IP Researcher for Microsoft Support Team Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Noida (India)
    Anonymous Employee in Noida (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a weekinterviewed at CPA Global in March 2015.

    Interview Details

    1) Resume selection
    2) Telephonic round
    3) Reasoning Test
    4) Tech+HR round

    I don't knw what to say more, just read below f2f questions and you will get to know about it.

    When I reached there, I was asked to summarize a patent and an aptitude question based on English Paragraphs and sentences, basically a reasoning test based on paragraph/sentence understanding.

    In f2f round they will drill you about y you want to join in this area? You won't be able to go in software after 2-3 years and this knowledge wil not be useful for softwares etc.
    then dey dived into depth of OS. Like dey first asked which os have u used. I told window and linux. Then dey asked what is difference bw these two?
    I said linux is more secure nd then dey asked but why?
    what is diff bw file structre, security, process management, memory management of these two os, and I was like wtf? We have never gone till this much depth of operating systems? I mean we have used different os, but it doesn't mean we have created an OS.
    Then he asked what is virtual memory, I lost all my confidence and gave wrong explanation. Asked what if our processor doesn't have stack functionality embedded in it?
    also diff bw struct and class in c++. diff bw JSP and servelts in java, and this way it all went in wrong direction and I lost the opportunity.

    Interview Questions
    • Telephonic round was easy. Like they asked
      1) Diff bw adjacency List and matrix
      2) diff bw circuit and message switching
      3) what is the use of sliding window protocol and y it is important?
      4) Diff bw external and internal fragmentation?
      5) best sorting algo and complexity?
      6) diff bw struct and union?
      7) diff bw macro and inline function?
      8) explain what is dynamic programming and divide and conquer strategy.
      9) Operator overloading and is it applicable for strings also?
      10) what is threaded binary tree, phantom deadlock etc
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at CPA Global.

    Interview Details

    The Hiring & Interview process was well coordinated by CPA HR Personnel , the hiring process was pretty Straightforward and smoothly driven by the hiring manager. I am satisfied with the way the whole process was driven and conducted by CPA Global.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Product Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Noida (India)
    Anonymous Employee in Noida (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at CPA Global in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    CPA Global India's recruitment team is extremely unprofessional and incompetent. They wasted my 5 days in so called interviews for two different teams and after shortlisting, mysteriously their positions go on hold and the recruitment person starts giving excuses and vague answers. Won't recommend this company to anyone.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at CPA Global.

    Interview Details

    1) Telephonic interview -technical testing on 2 yrs of exp
    2) Written testing test
    3) Manager's round
    4) HR

    Interview Questions
    • when you design test case, what should you ask for first and foremost?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Intellectual Property Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a dayinterviewed at CPA Global in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    As the profile demanded the good technical Knowledge, so
    1st round : a patent was given to me, and a separate sheet of question(5), questions were to read the patent and explain what problem it is solving, 2) how is it solving 3) find keywords 4) summarize the invention.

    2nd : Technical round_1

     panel of three interviewers; asked me my 2 favorite subjects
    it was purely technical, they went to know your in depth knowledge of the subjects.

    3rd : Technical Round_2

    Person from Higher Management took the interview
    the questions were more of logical or application of technology.

    4th: With the Director

    why I want to join CPA with this profile?
    u were working as sales engineer, its a glamorous job why do you want to leave it and enter into IP industry?
    checked on my commitment to stay in the company.

    Interview Questions
    • what is the minimum distance between two metro pillars? state the reason why?
      also, is there any slack in the track (between two metro pillars)?
       
      Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate. Though there are higher chances of negotiations for IP researcher.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at CPA Global in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview then in person interview with headhunter. Then a meeting with HR lead. Date and time wasn't very convenient so I warned headhunter that I might be late. This turned out to be true but HR had no flex in time so interview cut short.

    Then went totally quiet. No response to emails and telephone messages.

    If you take things this far and a candidate gives up time twice, a simple yes/no wouldn't be too much to ask.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Test Lead Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New Delhi (India)
    Anonymous Employee in New Delhi (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at CPA Global in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    It was well timed and no delays.

    recruiter shortlisted my profile and asked for dates.

    On the day of interview, the process was:

    1) Aptitude Test
    2) Technical Test
    3) One round of interview (2 persons)

    Interview Questions
    • Asked more about localization as I just started leading that effort.   View Answer
    • general QA/testing concepts   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Patent Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at CPA Global in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Telephonic interview with technical and aptitude based question, Technical interview, Aptitude and comprehension and face-to-face, Interview is mainly tilted towards technical side. Telephonic interview with technical and aptitude based question, Technical interview, Aptitude and comprehension and face-to-face, Interview is mainly tilted towards technical side.

    Interview Questions
    • counters, control system, communication, electronic devices   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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