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EMC Senior Software Engineer Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 19, 2014
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Interview Details – highly varied - no standard procedure is followed. no follow up. one gets treated badly at times. the interviewers also ask weird questions - poor hiring process. the people are good - process is broken

Interview Question – very specific technology question.....from the bygone era   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – take it or leave it

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Santa Clara, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at EMC in August 2012.

Interview Details – It was really nice. They wanted to kick start a new project and I had a good ex on that. They interviewed me on that ex, and then since i already knew their systems before hand as i had worked on it, there were not many question asked on that.

Negotiation Details – Ok

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Fort Collins, CO

I applied online and the process took 6 months - interviewed at EMC in April 2010.

Interview Details – the process for hiring and interview took me six months due to the post position switched back and forth to this site a few time. The interview itself went smoothly. The interviewer was knowlegable and nice.

Interview Question – Try to work on a question which I didn't fully understand.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I accepted a total package from HR recruter.

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Senior Software Engineer
San Jose, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at EMC in March 2012.

Interview Details – The onsite interview started with a project description by the hiring manager. Then 4 engineers from the group and other groups will have a one-on-one talk with you. Most of questions are about programming skills, and they will ask you to write source code on a whiteboard. One interviewer asked a technical question about how to address a challenging problem in practical environments. My suggestion is, to be prepared, especially on programming skills. Better to have some practice of writing code on a whiteboard before the onsite interview.

Interview Question – what do you think of the project we are starting?   Answer Question

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Senior Software Engineer
Cambridge, MA

The process took a day - interviewed at EMC in September 2011.

Interview Details – Was contacted by the recruiter, had an initial phone screen with the hiring manager and was invited for a 1:1 interview. Met with the team members 1:1, had a quick tour of the office.

Interview Questions

  • Describe the most challenging project that you have worked on.   Answer Question
  • Pros and Cons of Java Server Faces, Spring framework, design patterns   Answer Question

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Nashua, NH

I applied through other source and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at EMC in August 2010.

Interview Details – Had 3 telephonic interviews with the team members. Then had one on one interview with 2 team members and hiring manager.

Basic data structures, coding, debugging in C/C++ were the questions.

Interview Question – Find the logical error in the Linkedlist reversal program (the program was given). Need to use the gdb tool to debug and correct the program.   View Answer

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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at EMC in August 2009.

Interview Details – A contact I had from previous employment at EMC contacted me to inform me that there was an open position in the group I had worked with before. There was a phone interview to discuss the role and ensure that it was different enough from my previous role in the group to satisfy my interest. After that, I came in for a group interview which was fairly relaxed since I had worked with most of the people before.

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Senior Software Engineer
Bangalore (India)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at EMC in June 2014.

Interview Details – I had 5 rounds in total:
Telephonic (45 minutes), Technical1 (30 minutes ish), Technical2 (30 minutes ish), Managerial round with BU head (15 minutes - general discussion)

Mainly the discussion went on about core java and my previous company projects. They will rely on the content present in resume. So be prepared!

Interview Question – Nothing as such. Simple questions.

Asked me right 2 programs in telephonic. and general discussions about collections, multi threading and exception from java.
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Negotiation Details – Not bad... upto the expectation.

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Senior Software Engineer
Bangalore (India)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at EMC in May 2012.

Interview Details – There were 5 rounds in order or occurence:
Telephonic
Face2Face (Technical) Interview at EMC
1:1 Interview to assess Aptitude.
1:1 With Manager
1:1 Telephonic with HR.

Questions mostly tested my C/C++, Data Structure and Algo skills. There were some puzzles regarding call order of constructor / destructors etc

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Senior Software Engineer
Bangalore (India)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at EMC.

Interview Details – Interview process is pretty easy to crack as interviewers dont ask anything related to algos or complex design questions.
They would rather check for attitude.

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