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Software Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at Getty Images.
Interview Details – Since pair programming is important to Getty, my interview was a mock pairing session. I sat with two guys and a laptop, and was asked to solve a relatively simple coding question using TDD (test driven development). They had already set up the solution in Visual Studio and stubbed out the class we were going to write.
I also had a quick chat about some trivia (aka what are SOLID principles, what does the keyword virtual mean, what's the difference between a span and div).
Finally, I had a 10 min session with my potential manager, where he asked me the normal sort of questions like, why did I leave my previous company, what was the most challenging problem I had to solve, etc.
Interview Question – Programming while someone watches you was a new experience for me. Answer Question
Software Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Getty Images in September 2009.
Interview Details – Phone screen. All day Microsoft style interview process. A lot of technical questions which involved writing code on the whiteboard.
Interview Question – Coding out the usage of an IOC container using TDD - describe the overall concept and then write a test that fails. This is difficult to do on a whiteboard... Answer Question
Reason for Declining – They seemed more formal and buttoned down than Microsoft.
Software Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took a day - interviewed at Getty Images.
Interview Details – Perfectly normal interview. 4 sections that covered normal things for developers who have to know something about front and back end development in web sites
Interview Question – What would you rate your skills in xyz? (Who asks this still? We all know the continuum is different for everyone) Answer Question
Negotiation Details – What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?
Software Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
The process took a day - interviewed at Getty Images in October 2009.
Interview Details – Phone screen followed by in person interviews