Cognizant Technology Solutions Senior Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Aug 29, 2014
Updated Aug 29, 2014
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Senior Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Interview Details

Telephonic (with HR), In person (with technical manager), In Person (with Project Manager). Technical interviewer covered all the depth topics in C++ from memory management till program to implement virtual tables. some questions were on inheritance complexities , OOPS principals etc

Interview Questions
  • Unexpected questions were about some general math puzzles   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
good. Accepted for the rate I asked for
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    process was really smooth and nothing much difficult , I have been there before so they don't ask much technical interview question there main concern is about past history with cognizant and rating

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    Hiring manager took 30 min phone interview. They called me in the office for in person interview. they took technical and HR interviews. I got an offer in 2 weeks

    Interview Questions
    • The techincal interview was a bit tough. the interviewers was very knowledgeble.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Questions were not at all relevant to the prospective position.
    Asks question for a given technology but projects are on different .
    Very trivial questions.

    Negotiation Details
    Accepted because , I did not had job at that time.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bentonville, AR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bentonville, AR
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    Most of the intreview process was related to technical work that I have done in the past
    I am able to answer 80% of the questions.
    I got call from HR the next day I completed my technical interview

    Interview Questions
    • Which of following action will happen , when both are defined for same column in oracle
      Constraint
      Trigger
        View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiate went for over week in 3 calls from HR. finally I agreed with 10% than I expected
    Able to get onetime joining amount
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    1 technical round over phone as I was out of station.
    1 brief technical round by Client.
    1 HR round.

    Interview Questions
    • I am a java guy and in CTS they ask standard interview question, nothing fancy.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    CTS is paying far better than its peers like Infosys, Wipro. So bargain hard for salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Total 3 rounds- technical, managerial and hr. Technical seems more easy questions but they want more from those questions. Better to prepare all basics. Prepare all fundamental things and differences between versions. Prepare whatever you mentioned in your resume.

    Interview Questions
    • All are easy, but interviewer is not satisfied with answer. He wanted more and more. Ex: he asked me diffrence between 2 things in C#. I told 3 differences taht are major. He is still asking more difference. I don't know what he expected.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions.

    Interview Details

    I attended walkin interview at CTS Bangalore for Teradata Developer in Feb 2014
    Interview was good, they asked basic question on Teradata and Data Warehousing concepts and few sql queries. I had given most of answer correctly. I had attended Technical round followed by HR round and filled HR form along with salary negotiation and told them that i don't have location constraint. They selected me for Senior Software Engineer position and told that you will get offer latter in 1 week. I waited for couple of weeks and followed HR by mailing but did not get any response. I called as well by finding HR contact number but found unprofessional response from their side like our openings for Teradata Developer has closed and we can't say if we will hire you or not, better to search for another company. Even then i am seeing they are conducting walking frequently for Teradata Developer to hire new folks and not considering my profile.
    I clearly asked them if u rejected me then tell yes but they are neither sending any confirmation mail for hiring nor saying like you got rejected. That is too unprofessionalism, i will never believe on this company's HR in future.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    they will conduct 4 rounds of interview 1. Written test, 2. Techical interview, 3. Client interview, 4. Manager round.

    Interview Questions
    • Mostly they will ask about project and real time and work environment , after this as usual technical questions   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    They make you sit all day. Call people in bulk and no proper interview process

    Interview Questions
    • Calling for PL SQL developer position and asking about Unix commands and no sql questions...I mean...come on...know what you are doing and what you want....   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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