EMC Principal Software Engineer Interview Questions

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Principal Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at EMC.

Interview Details

Interview with 4-6 team members and managers, sometimes individually for half an hour and sometimes a panel of 2-3. Questions are directed at understanding candidate experience and abilities, sometimes detailed. Expect some duplication of questions as each mini-interview may ask some of the same warm-up questions...

Interview Questions
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
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    Principal Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at EMC in March 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Principal Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at EMC in March 2012.

    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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Principal Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at EMC in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    1 round of interview for 7 hours as I came from out of town.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Principal Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Louisville, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Louisville, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at EMC in May 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.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Principal Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at EMC in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    refer by a friends' friend, very quickly got a phone call from HR, after that I had 1 phone interview, then following with 4 rounds on-site technical interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Principal Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hopkinton, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hopkinton, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at EMC in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    5 hours interview, 1-2 interview had manay technical questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe three most often used methods to resolve memory leaks?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Salary too low.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Principal Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hopkinton, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hopkinton, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at EMC in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    Interview with 4 to 6 engineers, sometimes 2 at a time in a conference room. Depending on the position, it takes awhile to get a response from the company. This can be expected though, since they interview numerous candidates. Bring a list of questions to ask and show interest in the position.

    Interview Questions
    • Technical questions on the subject matter expected, and don't lie.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Takes a while if big company.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Principal Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hopkinton, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hopkinton, MA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at EMC in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    Good and was techincal.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Very easy
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Principal Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at EMC.

    Interview Details

    Initially phone screen, then 4 engineers and a manager talked to me in Bangalore. After a week, 4 engineers from US talked to me. After 2-3 days I was told that they are in the process of offering me.

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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