ESRI Poland Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Software Engineering Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and interviewed at ESRI Poland.
Interview Details – I applied last fall, and was initially contacted to set up an interview in early February. The interview was over the phone with 2 ESRI employees. They asked me to describe my educational and professional background. We also discussed my interest in the position. There were then several technical questions related to both GIS and software engineering.
The interview was very relaxed and conversational. Within a couple of days I heard back from the recruiter saying that the interview had gone very well and she would like to set up a phone conversation to explain the offer they were giving. The next phone conversation was again very relaxed. The recruiter explained, in detail, the offer and discussed options for finding housing.
Overall, it was a very enjoyable interview process.
- Some along the lines of: "If your work was like a TV show, would it be more like Law and Order or 24"? This was very unexpected, but the interviewer did a good job of describing what they were getting at. Answer Question
- What is the difference between vector and raster data? Answer Question
- Explain the main principles of object oriented design. Answer Question
Account Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6 months - interviewed at ESRI Poland.
Interview Details – Hiring process takes forever. Multiple call backs to meet with the same people. Do not be "snowed" by HR's or Upper management's claim of a flat organization. Depts have many layers of management.
Interview Question – No "off the wall" questions. More of a get to know you type of interview Answer Question
Software Product Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at ESRI Poland in November 2012.
Interview Details – Met my recruiter in a campus job fair and gave my resume. He passed it on to other hiring managers and I was contact by another HR. They scheduled phone interview with 3 different people on three different days (Each interview was for 30-45 minutes). Finally I got a call from HR asking to schedule a date for onsite interview. Went to Redlands california for onsite interview. It was a day long interview. I was interviewed by 12 different people (mostly one to one interviews). Questions were mostly related to my undergrad projects, master's thesis, and my job experience with my previous employers. Though it was a tiresome day, people were really friendly. Got my acceptance within 10 days.
Interview Question – Be prepared with your previous projects and your work in those projects. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Tried Negotiating salary and succeeded with an increase of $1.25/hour
Applications Developer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at ESRI Poland in March 2008.
Interview Details – 2 phone interviews, one was HR and the other one technical, they asked simple questions on object oriented design, OOP programming, about my thesis. After a month I heard back from them about an onsite interview
Onsite interview with 11 people. It was a full day process. Questions: Mostly behavioral and questions relating to recursions, write a code on the white board, find errors in code, some mathematical questions.
Interview Question – nothing very difficult Answer Question
Negotiation Details – did not negotiate
Software Developer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I interviewed at ESRI Poland in December 2011.
Interview Details – I was an intern and had to go through the full-blown interview at the Headquarters in Sunnyvale.
It was a full-day (nearly 8 hours) interview.
I was given a schedule consisting of about 7 interviewers (ranging in seniority). This schedule moved around a little.
The interviews were tedious and back-to-back . It included a lunch interview as well.
Most questions were the usual "tell me about yourself, why do you want this job, why do you want to be in this field etc". However, there were the interviewers who probed further on the technical side of things
Interview Question – I would say that you need have your foundations set really strong.
I had a question about garbage collection which completely threw me off.
Be prepared for the usual data structures questions but make sure you have knowledge about pretty much everything basic ! Including advantages which some languages provide over the other and how Answer Question
Reason for Declining – I had a better job offer from another company.