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Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Ciena.

Interview Details

Put in application, contacted by interested managers for a very basic screening over the phone within the next 2 days. Scheduled an in-person interview, which took about 4 hours. Interviews are with several other managers and a few senior engineers, mostly oriented around basic technical skills and the normal interview "getting to know you" type stuff.

Negotiation Details
Phone offer from HR at a different location. Negotiation was tough, wasn't able to get anything.
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Alpharetta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Alpharetta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Ciena in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Submitted online and was called after a wk. Interview was setup next week. Asked questions about linked list(addition, race condition) and then breadth first traversal couldn't get it fully then went through the other interviewers and then didn't get offer.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Alpharetta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Alpharetta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Ciena in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    Applied Online, Phone screen followed by 5 round in-person interview

    Interview Questions
    • virtual destructors
      c++ inheritance
      singleton class
      pipe
      semaphore
      mutex
      strlen

      call by value, call by reference
      break continue
      pure virtual functions
      virtual base class
      linked list - add a node
      hashes
       
      Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in City of Spokane Valley, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in City of Spokane Valley, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Ciena in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    Started of over the phone with a discussion with the manager of the team i was interviewing for.
    Was called over a few weeks later for an onsite interview. Asked a few basic java concepts, Linked List implementation, DB concepts and was grilled on Operating systems

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation done from my side.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    A phone interview and an in-person interview. The phone interview was very straightforward and contained mostly questions about past job experiences and projects. The in-person interview was more of an extension of that, followed by a technical quiz and behavioural questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Give me an example of where you were in a team environment and you had a conflict with one of your team members, and how you solved that conflict.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Ciena in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview lasts about a hour. The interviewer asks all questions related with my resume. Every project I've done. Also there are two managers who interviewed me. They asked questions alternatively. At the end of the interview, one of them took me to the lab for a tour.

    Interview Questions
    • what is the biggest conflict between you and the team you stayed?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Multiple Rounds
    Algorithm specific questions

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation happened.
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Ciena in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    Aptitude test
    2 Technical interview
    Hr interview

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    NA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Ciena in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    Started off with a phone interview. Got selected and was asked for a 1:1 interview. Had 3 rounds of technical discussions followed by HR. Technical rounds were good. Stress was more on overall knowledge and coding skills.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    The process took a weekinterviewed at Ciena in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    I got a call from the HR Recruiter from Ciena asking me to come for an interview after 2 days.
    I was interviewed by the manager and a software engineer. All the questions during the interview were asked by the software engineer and I answered them correctly. Actually I started dominating the software engineer and I believe that is why he didn;t recommend me for the position. The manager just sat there and listened while I did most of the talking.

    Interview Questions
    • Can you use semophores / mutexes in an interrupt handler?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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