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Updated Aug 20, 2014
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Network Security Analyst Interview

Network Security Analyst
Providence, RI

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Dell in November 2013.

Interview Details – Initial round was screening with basic networking questions. Then another round of phone interview (very technical). Also stressed on my past experience and university projects. Overall, was a great experience and also never expected them to get back within 2 days


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Mechanical Associate Engineer I Interview

Mechanical Associate Engineer I

Interviewed at Dell

Interview Details – The interview process started after I submitted my resume with with a 45-minute phone interview, then an in-person interview at an off-site location. Interviews were mostly informal and conversational. The interviewer was friendly and genuinely interested in me.

Interview Question – What is your experience dealing with non-engineering customers?   Answer Question

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Average Interview

Software Developer Interview

Software Developer
Round Rock, TX

Interviewed at Dell

Interview Details – The onsite interview consisted of 4 (1 of them being with HR) 1:1 interviews, each interview being around 30 mins. each, and they covered both technical/problem-solving and behavioral questions. The sessions were pretty laid-back and informal and started off with some bit of chit-chatting followed by an understanding of what was expected from the role, what I had done previously of the same nature, etc.

Interview Question – The "Three Light Switches" riddle, which one can answer (and I could fortunately) on the spot one thinking through but it was a bit unexpected but a good way of testing problem solving in my opinion.   Answer Question


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Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

GSD TAM Services Senior Manager Interview

GSD TAM Services Senior Manager

I applied through other source and interviewed at Dell.

Interview Details – You must prepare for this interview. Though the first round is basic. Such questions as how many people have you managed. The how many within Dell. Problem solving is a part of this interview. You will be asked to submit at lease two problems and how you would solve them. People conflicts within your team and solving them. Management conflicts and solving them.

Interview Question – What do I see as somthing that lacks value in my current position?   View Answer


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Web Content Editor Interview

Web Content Editor

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Dell in June 2014.

Interview Details – The interview was somewhat stiff and brief; definitely corporatey feel to it. Remote dialed in participants didn't participate, just listened, which was odd to me but that's probably just part of their HR protocol. Overall though, nice people, straightforward process.

Interview Question – Basic interview questions, nothing very challenging.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Global Alliance Manager Position Interview

Global Alliance Manager Position

I applied online - interviewed at Dell in August 2010.

Interview Details – First interview was a 15 min phone conversation with the technical recruiter. Then I had a dinner with the hiring manager, which then schedule a half-day meeting with 4 other peers. Final interview was with the VP of the organization.

Interview Question – Nothing was out of the ordinary, the questions were aligned to the position I was applying for and made you think, though answerable.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was zero negotiation in the offer, it was stated that was their best and only offer.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Software Developer Interview

Software Developer

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Dell in January 2013.

Interview Details – HR calls and setup a phone interview with hiring manager. Then there will be four rounds of technical interviews. Once selected then HR negotiation happens. The whole process takes about 1 month or sometime it could take more depending on the selection process.

Interview Question – Interview questions were not very difficult.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Inside Sales Representative Interview

Inside Sales Representative

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Dell.

Interview Details – I was referred by a friend and Dell reached out to me that week. I interviewed with two managers, the questions were difficult but they just wanted to see how you think.

Interview Question – If I gave you a book of business, how would you start to reach out to those clients and how would you determine who was first?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Software Developer III Intern Interview

Software Developer III Intern

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Dell.

Interview Details – had an interview with a hiring manager at school and it was 40 minutes long. General questions, technical questions and some questions based on some situation given. Need to prepare some questions to ask the hiring manager and need to show your interest about the company.

Interview Question – If you are in charge of running a factory, how would you implement the security to protect our company's intellectual properties?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Software Developer Staff Interview

Software Developer Staff
Round Rock, TX

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Dell in July 2014.

Interview Details – Had a phone round with the hiring manager and then onsite.
The phone screen was going over my background and asked a few core Java questions.
It took them about 3 weeks to get back to me after the phone screen
The onsite interview was 4 rounds 30-45 mins each. Couple of whiteboard coding and design questions.
The people seemed friendly and passonate about their work.
Got the offer the next day.

Interview Question – Nothing too difficult. the design question probably was the hardest.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I didnt negotiate. Was offered more that I expected with bonus and relocation.

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