Charles River Development Interview Questions

Updated Apr 1, 2015
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burlington, MA
    Accepted Offer
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Charles River Development (Burlington, MA).

    Interview

    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.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Negative Experience
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Charles River Development.

    Interview

    The worst interview experience I had in my life. I am a student at a liberal arts college, and I talked to the recruiter at a career fair at a state university within the consortium. The recruiter took a look at my resume, took it back and emailed me the next day asking me if I can do an onsite interview and I said yes. And the next day she called me and asked if I have ever taken a class outside of my college, so I told her my study abroad experience and she said she would send me a confirmation letter very soon. I waited till the day before my onsite interview to get her reply as:" Our intern program primarily focuses on top 100 computer science schools... After discussing with our director of engineering we will be unable to continue the interview process with you." I felt terrible about myself after getting this email because I had to stay up for several days so that I could get my things done to commute to the company the next day. My school has a growing computer science department, it is small but people here are smart and they get into really awesome big tech companies. I would have been very depressed if I did not get accepted by a big company on the same day.

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
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    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Charles River Development (Boston, MA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    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.

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    No Offer
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    No Offer
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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Charles River Development.

    Interview

    Talked to them at a University Career Fair and got an email setting up an interview soon after. They did not call when the interview was scheduled so we had to reschedule for the next week. Asked mostly about the resume. What classes I've taken, and what I have learned in them. The person I spoke to didn't sound too friendly, but loosened up towards the end of the interview.

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    • Two simple questions about Java were asked: What is polymorphism? And what is unique about Sets in Java?   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burlington, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Charles River Development (Burlington, MA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    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.

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    Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Previous work ex, some basic financial industry based questions. 2 phone interviews followed by on site interviews. You also need to give a basic IQ test when on site. The interviews most of the time revolve around prior experience and how you'd contribute to CRD

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    Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Charles River Development (Burlington, MA).

    Interview

    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.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Charles River Development.

    Interview

    Flew me to company in Burlington for three rounds of interviews; spoke with 3 different interviewers including head of engineering department; one interview was over lunch; basically talked with team leads as well as other software developers.

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    • Actually asked a couple of financial question out of curiosity.
      Also asked me standard merge sort, object oriented questions.
       
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Its pretty straightforward. Had a phone interview where its focused more on knowing more about the company and sharing your interests.

    On site interview includes mostly behavioral questions with one or two technical questions based on the position you are interviewing.

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    No Offer
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    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Charles River Development.

    Interview

    Hiring process was through staffing company.
    One telephonic interview followed by analytical test and in person interviews at CRD headquarter in Burlington, MA.
    Interview process was not aligned as defined by recruiter.

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