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EMC Senior Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Oct 18, 2014
Updated Oct 18, 2014
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Senior Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
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Interview Details

I applied the position online. HR contacted me after some time and sent me a screening doc. I finished it very soon. Then an onsite interview was scheduled. I expected a half day or a whole day interview, however, to my surprise, the interview took only half an hour with the hiring manager that day. After about one week, the hiring manager himself contacted me and scheduled me the follow-up interviews.
As to my experience, the hiring process was a mass. However, the hiring manager was very nice.

Interview Questions
  • My program crashes, please enumerate all possible causes.   View Answer
No Offer

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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 Questions
    • very specific technology question.....from the bygone era   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    take it or leave it
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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

    The process took a dayinterviewed 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
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashua, NH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashua, NH
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Collins, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Collins, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed 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 Questions
    • Try to work on a question which I didn't fully understand.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I accepted a total package from HR recruter.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at EMC.

    Interview Details

    HR scheduled scheduled interview over email and we never had a conversation before the interview.

    Very decent technical round with two youngsters. They askw more about algorithms, techniques, approaches and how to implement etc.,

    Three more technical discussions and they were all more of what you know and how do you approach and design.

    I got totally exhausted and there comes the final Managerial round and typical questions like why are u looking for change, expected salary and etc., He also explained me about the product, team and work culture...

    I was asked to meet the hr finally and went to meet him with lot of expectations and a glow in my face after hearing from the manager saying I've cleared all my interview, after all one if my dream company to join!

    HR said we can talk over the phone and sent me:(. That's it they never called me for weeks.

    When I emailed him he said, "This Requirement is on hold" and they never offered me!!!

    Interview Questions
    • There are two array with same item's except the second one doesn't have one item missing form first. what will be your approach to find the missing one efficiently?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at EMC in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Got a direct call from EMC.
    The first round was a programming round basically involving sorting of Objects in java ( overriding comparators)
    Second round was technical round dealing with questions on RMI, web services, DB many to many mapping etc. Was asked to implement LinkedBlockingQueue
    Third round was architectural and Design patterns round. Given a use case what is the Design pattern you will use. ( questions were on map reduce framework, new features of java 8, observer patterns, multi threading, fork and join,)
    Fourth round was a scjp round. interviewer writes questions on a board and asks to predict the output. scjp questions on overloading, overriding, synchronized key word, finally block, abstract classes etc
    Fifth and sixth round more or less managerial rounds related Software engineering management concepts like agile , waterfall models etc .. and details on their projects
    Seventh Round HR

    Interview Questions
    • Given a directory which contains sub directories and each sub directory contains multiple log files and each log file being around 40GB, write a program that can give me the name of the log file that has a maximum number of error statements within a particular time period.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    a very good HR.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • Nothing as such. Simple questions.

      Asked me right 2 programs in telephonic. and general discussions about collections, multi threading and exception from java.
       
      Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not bad... upto the expectation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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