Coverity Interview Questions

Updated Sep 8, 2014
Updated Sep 8, 2014
19 Interview Reviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Coverity in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and got an email from the recruiter within a week for scheduling a 30 min phone screen with the recruiter followed by 45 min technical phone screen with the hiring manager

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing too difficult, mostly technical questions were based on the things mentioned on the resume   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Java Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Coverity in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    First phone screening was non technical interview: The director of the department called me and explained about the company work and the software his teams are working on. Then he asked almost similar questions about me, about my previous company, the team I was working with and the projects. It was a nice discussion about the technologies that I worked on and the functionality of my projects. : Got a email for second phone screening (technical interview)

    Second phone screening: All technical java questions including one word answers and related to my past work. Also asked to develop a algorithm to find a tricky solution.

    Interview Questions
    • Unexpected: In technical phone screening he asked me why I took a specific class in my MS.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Sales Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Coverity in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    Technical phone screen followed by in person interview with four to eight people. Technical questions about programming background and depth of understanding of software engineering and coding C/C++ and Java in particular.

    Interview Questions
    • Explaining multithreaded programming and possible bugs around imperfect implementation.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Coverity in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied to this position online, and invited to a WebEx interview after 1.5 month. The WebEx system did not work well (I'm using Linux and I cannot share my screen), so mostly we talked through phone and I sent my code to the interviewer via email afterwards. No further response after a month.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Sales Representative Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Coverity in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Started with contact from company recruiter to set up phone interview with hiring manager (C/V level). At end of first interview, C/V level executive asked me to move forward with peer VP interview and also with CEO. Those next steps were never scheduled. I had to do the follow up to move the process forward. Eventually, I got a form letter reply from recruiter saying they hired another candidate.

    The professionalism of those I spoke with is suspect. All candidates should interview with eyes wide open, ask hard questions, and do not let the hiring manager off before the next step is committed to the calendar. That I had to follow up to close the loop indicates lack of accountability from top to bottom. When execs set expectations, and fail to deliver, it casts doubt on their credibility - 100% essential to be effective.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Tools Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Coverity.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview was about being able to provide logic to the questions.
    On-site interview was with 5 people, each of them had few theoretical questions, algorithm and data structure. One of them asked design question

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Lead Generation Representative Interview

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

    I applied online - interviewed at Coverity in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    I had a phone interview with recruiter and a phone interview with hiring manager and 3 individuals who interviewed me in-person. If you pass the first in-person interview then you move on to the meet CEO and upper management staff. Anyhow, I did a presentation in front of my interviewers and still didn't get to move forward in the process. What a waste of time! I realized no matter how you impress people with an interview they look at what's on paper and experience. Bad experience. People seem to be nice though.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Coverity in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    hiring manager called me on phone and asked some prior experience related question. then some technical questions. i answered most of them which leads to my onsite. the onsite is pretty tough, it take a whole day and I have to met 10 different people foa various questions

    Interview Questions
    • given a rubi's cube, modle the cube to a class and write solve function.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Receptionist/Administrative Assistant Interview

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

    The process took a day - interviewed at Coverity in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    This was one of the hardest interviews that I have been through. It consisted of interviews with about 7 different people, all asking the same questions and me repeating myself over and over. Everyone from the CFO, current receptionist, to 2 HR people interviewed me. I just felt like this was overkill. They could have at least had two people in the interview at a time, instead of wasting 4 hours of my life.

    Overall, I think that they need someone in their HR department that specializes in interviews and then maybe one or two more people interviewing.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Account Executive Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Coverity in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter qualified me with relevant industry experience and set up follow on interview with hiring manager within one week. Hiring manager was okay interviewer with about 2-3 years experience at company after being hired from non-related company or background. He did keep asking what my favorite deal or company was in the past and he wanted to me to tell him my "story".

    Interview Questions
    • Very open ended question of, tell me your "story" (regarding experience & background).   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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