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Senior Implementation Consultant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Guidewire (Chicago, IL) in April 2013.

Interview

refered by friend, applied, contacted and set up phone interview 1 (passed), took 3 hour technical test (passed), trip to chicago for final interview (was 3 seperate 1 hour interviews) - passed. On the way home from chicago I got an email letting me know they were working on my offer. 3 days later I had my offer and accepted

Interview Questions

  • I had background in there software, there for nothing was very difficult or surprising. In chicago I had to write some code for a recursive function to meet a specific need.,   1 Answer

Negotiation

I gave them a range and they of coarse started at the lowest end even though I nailed the interview. Fortuently I made my lowest number the number I was really wanting and that anything more was a bonus in my mind. I did ask why they offered what they did in the range I provided and they were able to explain with decent logic. As well as the company stock helps you not worry about it.

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    Senior Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at Guidewire (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in June 2012.

    Interview

    Referred by a Guidewire employee and I got a very good first impression of the company from him. Interview process, though, is a bit lengthy and it took me more than a month to go through it. One thing I liked about the company and interviewers is that everyone takes time to talk about the company and they show the pride being part of Guidewire. Round 1 - Started with HR who conducted screening interview on phone to make sure that I have enough hands-on coding experience not just high level design or architecture. Round 2 - Technical Phone interview with more emphasis on OOPS concepts and basic Java / JEE questions Round 3 - Coding exam for 3 hours with 3 coding problems to solve. First one is on JDBC, second one is to fix a buggy and inefficient program on Java I/O and the last one is on JMS. Round 4 - Another technical Phone interview, this time, not only on Java / JEE basics but also on design and architecture Round 5 - I was called to Chicago for 3 back-to-back personal interviews each interview lasting appox. 1 hour. Two of them are technical in nature and the last one was more on communication, interpersonal skills and domain experience. I was asked to write a program on the fly in one of the technical interviews. I was asked to talk about my prior project experience and was asked to explain design decisions that I had to take in my previous projects.

    Interview Questions

    • Write a program that takes a number from 100 to 999 as input and prints in words   Answer Question
    • What is difference between optimistic and pessimistic concurrency?   Answer Question
    • What design questions will you ask the customer when data has to be sent across heterogenous systems?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I have not negotiated as I belived that the offer is competitive

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