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No Offer – Interviewed in Seattle, WA Mar 2013 – Reviewed Mar 14, 2013
Interview Details – Contacted by recruiter by email. Set up initial phone screen with hiring manager. The hiring manager asked me to pick a project from the resume which I find most exciting and explain it to him. Then, he asked a technical question to design data structure and algorithm to implement API's that interface between the user file system and the native file system.
Interview Question – Only design question. No coding. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Seattle, WA Mar 2012 – Reviewed Feb 15, 2013
Interview Details –
Initially there were phone screenings. A lot of time on the white board going through technical problems. There were multiple people that questioned me. Afterwards there was a lot of follow up to put together a job package that actually made sense for me.
I was recruited so I may have had a different treatment than others.
Interview Question – I was ask how to encode a tree structure in as few bits as possible. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – It went on for about a month and I was brought back in to talk with more managers at my request.
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Hopkinton, MA Feb 2010 – Reviewed Apr 9, 2011
Interview Details – 5 hours interview, 1-2 interview had manay technical questions.
Interview Question – Describe three most often used methods to resolve memory leaks? View Answer
Reason for Declining – Salary too low.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Louisville, CO May 2010 – Reviewed Jun 8, 2010
Interview Details – I applied to this opportunity from the EMC.com site and got a response within a day that they will like to schedule a telephonic interview. The telephonic interview was about my overall experience and the challenges faced in my previous work assignments. I got the response for a In Person interview within a week. The in-person interview was a series of interviews 45min each with 4 people including the hiring manager. The interviews were both technical and behavioral. I waited for a week and i got another response that they want to interview me again in Person to test me on some more Technical grounds. I went there and the interview was a group/panel interview which lasted for an hour. Finally, after a weeks time i got the schedule and procedure mail for Drug and Background Test, with the Offer.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Bangalore (India) Sep 2011 – Reviewed Oct 27, 2011
Interview Details – The telephonic interview, 1:1 interview - technical, management,HR everything was very swift. After the offer stack up was discussed, it took nearly a month to get the final approved offer. The HR was clueless on the timeline of approval, and did not bother to engage with the candidates. This process has to be streamlined. If it continues this way, they may lose good candidates.
Interview Question – Design scenarios/problem-solving/domain knowledge/hands-on ability were checked. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – fair
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