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Getting an Interview
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- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions (Teaneck, NJ).
After talking to them at a job fair they flew me out from college to interview. Interviewers seemed uninterested, and there were a ton of other applicants. I got an offer but the process gave me a less than optimal view of the company so I ended up taking an offer elsewhere.
- What is an example of a time you were a leader? What is the difference between an abstract class and an interface, when would each be useful? Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions (New York, NY) in April 2015.
The interview was not that difficult, what I had to do was apply online and then I was able to get into the way of the supervisor, and then the general manager of the position for Cognizant Technology, overall it was not a difficult task and I enjoyed the procession very much so. In addition, they asked what the normal interview questions would be etc.What I can say as advise is use the help website that they give you after submitting the application, and then bring about the answers being prepared.
- What is your greatest strength? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions (Teaneck, NJ) in March 2015.
Very straightforward process. Initial interview was on-campus. Consisted of typical behavioral questions and my interviewer was awesome. Second round was at HQ. Consisted of a behavioral and technical interviews so two interviews in total. Technical was easier than I thought and I am not technically strong (yet). Interviewed based my technical knowledge in regards to what I did on my resume.
- Imagine you were developing an application. How would you apply the SDLC? Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions (East Orange, NJ) in March 2015.
Arrangements for the assessment day clunky and troublesome - even with primarily US management, basically still an Indian-content company with all its warts. Group assessment with individual interviews then a group problem solving exercise with leadership in the project management team observing. Interview questions basic and experiential, exercise the largest weight competitive. Tip: arrive early and get to met your group.
- Problem solving and fit. Answer Question
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions (Teaneck, NJ) in March 2015.
I applied through my school's career network in January. I was chosen for a first round interview in late February on my school's campus. The interview consisted of walking the interviewer through my resume. We talked through how I solve problems; they want to hear that you break down the problem into different parts to analyze them individually and then analyze the problem as a whole. The interviewer was asking rapid fire questions one after another. She also asked me how many golf balls could fit into an airplane, so brush up on how you would go about solving these types of problems. I didn't think the interview went too well but I got an email the next week inviting me to final round interviews. The final round interview in Teaneck got pushed back multiple times due to inclement weather. I finally interviewed at their headquarters in late March, over a month later. The interview day consisted of two interviews: one case and one behavioral. Brush up on your case interviews, especially SWOT analysis and estimation questions. There weren't really the typical hard case questions from what I heard. Everyone at the office was extremely friendly on the interview day. The behavioral interview was just talking about my experiences. This interview started late so I didn't get the full 30 minutes with the interviewer. The case interview was a little frustrating. He asked me how a pharma company could develop a marketing strategy and sales approach for a new diabetes drug. He was expecting me to walk him through a SWOT analysis and seemed annoyed at the approach I took. We stopped the case after a little while and just talked about problem solving. I didn't think this interview went well at all. A month later I heard back from one of the managers that I was getting an offer. I received the official phone call later that week and the official letter the same day as the phone call. I chose another firm because of location and compensation. Overall I thought the process took a little too long and was very drawn out, but the atmosphere at the firm seemed great and I liked everyone.
- How many golf balls can you fit into an airplane? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions (Jersey City, NJ) in March 2015.
Two different interviewers. Very nice people. Did not ask any technical questions. Mostly wanted to know your background, career interests, and personal character. Tbh, I didn't have the strongest software background on my resume.
- Describe yourself in 5 minutes 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions (Jersey City, NJ).
Interview process was very structured and formal. There were multiple rounds of interviews to check technical capabilities, business domain understanding, cultural fit, presentation skills, oral communication skills.all interviewers seem to be well- prepared with specific set of questions depending on the job requirement.
- Describe your Testing experience Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions (Teaneck, NJ) in February 2015.
I was an internal referral but it took over 2-3 months to connect with the right teams. The infrastructure / cloud practice is in its infancy, managers are wishy washy about a role at a senior level, there is no disciplined approach and it was a beyond disappointing experience. If you are a seasoned IT professional, do not waste your time exploring any role in this organization. The managers would like someone to come in at a junior level and have very few women in senior leadership position in the US. All in all, a lot of talks but no specific role and conclusion.
- Being a seasoned IT professional, I was given some potential roles and how would be experience fit in those roles. Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions (New York, NY) in February 2015.
Was given very basic behavioral questions; mostly resume-based. The interview was on campus and I was originally scheduled for a final round interview a couple weeks after. Felt pretty psyched, but they then delayed the interview for unspecified reasons. They then cancelled on me altogether. Definitely not a great process; kind of unprofessional, even.
- Give me an example of a group project you worked on where you encountered a challenging situation? Answer Question
- Declined OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions (Teaneck, NJ) in January 2015.
Disappointing. Many rounds of phone calls, with a final group interview to solve a pyramid puzzle in Teaneck N.J. Was told that they liked me, but could only offer a contract after the interview because too many consultants were on the bench. I felt the position was misrepresented as they should have stated up front that they were interviewing for a contract position. The location of the position was also misrepresented as I was told it was in a major city location near the airport, when in fact it was another 1.5 hour drive from the airport.
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