Charles River Development Interview Questions in Boston, MA

Updated Mar 26, 2015
Updated Mar 26, 2015
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burlington, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burlington, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Charles River Development.

    Interview Details

    Spoke to them at a campus event. They got back to me within a few days of speaking to them. Interview process was of one on campus interview at their headquarters. About a 2-3 hour long process, but fairly straight forward. Data structures, algorithms, linked lists were some of the topics. Also spend a portion going over my resume. Nothing unexpected.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Charles River Development in March 2015.

    Interview Details

    There was a brief 15 minutes interview and then a logic test followed. The interview was mostly the interviewer talking about the position and describing what qualities they are looking for. The logic test was 20 multiple choice questions on two different cases with different scenarios and limitations.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burlington, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burlington, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Charles River Development in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    1 general phone interview, 1 technical phone interview, 1 onsite interview that consisted of two technical interview. The recruiter and the interviewers were very nice. The questions were not too hard.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Charles River Development.

    Interview Details

    One of the most bizarre places I've ever interviewed with. Came in the day of the interview, 2 of the 5 ppl I was supposed to meet weren't available. Met with the other 3, it went well. Every interviewee is given an analytics test (several logic questions/puzzles, taking an hour), and have to draft a 1-page writing sample. More than one of the interviewers commented on the eccentricity of the CEO, and I gather these tests are his brainchild. Are they really not going to hire someone that struggles with logic puzzles, but can otherwise excel at the position? Had a follow up call with the 2 ppl that were unavailable the day of the interview, both asked questions and for examples that were unrelated to the job responsibilities... very off-putting.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Principal Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Charles River Development.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter matched me with different teams. I have both java and .net background. I initially phone screen with a java team who gave me good feedback but then they were closed to picking somebody else so the recruiter set me up with another team to do another phone screen. Then I got invited to an on-site where i was there from 9:30am to 2pm. Met with 5 people and then had to do an analytical test. The people were friendly and I really had a good experience meeting them.

    The recruiter said the team lead had narrowed down 10+ candidates down to me and another candidate. She kept delaying on giving me a decision. My guess is they already gave this other guy an offer and waiting for his decision. In the meantime, i have moved on and took another job.

    Interview Questions
    • Lots of design pattern questions. Some .NET questions that required memorization.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Software Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Charles River Development in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initial communications with the recruiter were fairly standard and led to an in-person interview a few days later. The interview format consisted of 1:1 meetings with various people on the team. Some of the meeting were more conversational and others consisted of standard interview questions (e.g., describe how you overcame a challenge). I also had to provide a writing sample and complete a logic test.

    What I did not like –

    Interview seemed somewhat disorganized and I was left unattended for long periods of time during the interview.

    The interview went from early morning to mid-afternoon and I was not offered any food (I was offered a beverage though). I’m not sure if this was some type of endurance test or just a complete oversight. Either way, it left a very sour taste in my mouth.

    One of the individuals I interviewed with was rather candid with me (which I appreciated) about the company culture, management, and long work hours.

    Conclusion –

    I think Charles River Development could be a great opportunity for the right person. I was rather excited going into the interview, but at the conclusion I knew it was not for me. There were just too many red flags and I couldn’t see having a long-term career there.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Fix Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burlington, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burlington, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Charles River Development in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Totally 4 rounds of interview was taken for this position which includes 2 senior members, 1 manager and 1 written on Analytical and paragraph writing.
    Interviewers are mostly concentrating on my previous projects experience and willingness on open position.
    Once I cleared all the above, they arranged an Telephonic round with VP.
    I appreciate their Recruiter and Interview process is quiet fast as per my request.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Would Rather Not Say Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burlington, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burlington, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Charles River Development.

    Interview Details

    Phone screen followed by a full day of interviews, an an extemporaneous writing sample

    Interview Questions
    • You are often asked to rate your own skill level in key areas   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Software Developer Co Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burlington, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burlington, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Charles River Development in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Initial call with HR and then one on one interview at their office which lasted for three hours. initial aptitude test. And then two technical rounds which is fine. And a HR interview mostly about your experiences in technical field.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burlington, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burlington, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Charles River Development in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was pretty easy going I liked the recruiter a lot. The interview was a couple hours and started with a logic test as you might see in a college math logic class. Then There were 4 or 5 separate 1 on 1 interviews with different levels of employees: developers, team leads, and a director

    Interview Questions
    • Some of the technical questions were tough for my lacking of expertise but not particularly difficult. Data structure questions, object oriented focused questions, etc.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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