Informatica Interview Questions in Redwood City, CA

Updated Aug 21, 2015
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    Technical Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Informatica (Redwood City, CA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Recruiter contacted me through email to set up a 15 minute phone interview. She took note of what skills I was comfortable with and asked compensation expectations. After that I had a 30 minute phone interview which was mostly about my work experience. Then I was invited for an onsite interview that was 5 rounds, 30 minutes each.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were related to skills listed on my resume. I was asked questions on subjects such as OOP concepts, time complexity, mysql join query given two simple tables, and a question on java collections framework using iterator method. There were some behavioral questions like tell me how you handled a difficult situation working in a team? and why technical support engineer position?   Answer Question
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    Professional Services Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Informatica (Redwood City, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Many sessions.. decent questions on experience and knowledge of space/ecosystem. How much background do you have working in engineering/sales. What would you want differently in this role? What in your last job do you think would be relevant here?

    Interview Questions

    • Give me a time where you had a deadline but did not have enough information...what did you do? Where do you feel your skills are best suited?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Few rounds.. they paid fairly .

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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Informatica (Redwood City, CA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    3 phone interviews which went well followed by 4 rounds of 1:1 interview onsite. They have a good engineering team as well as hospitable HRs. Their responses were prompt and overall I was very pleased with Informatica. The process took 4+ weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were around multi threading, little bit around machine learning   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Informatica (Redwood City, CA).

    Interview

    Applied on campus, had an on campus interview with a director and then on-site interview with 5 engineers and 1 HR manager (but s/he did not show up).

    Interview Questions

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    Quality Assurance Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Informatica (Redwood City, CA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    I applied through career fair and got a on campus interview call within 3 weeks of application. The experience was good. The interviewer was good and made me comfortable by doing small talk regarding local weather and some past experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Interview experience was very good. The interviewer was good and made me comfortable by doing small talk regarding local weather and some past experience. The interview started with describe yourself. Then explain a project from the resume. Then he asked me 2 technical questions. First one was slight modification of Bread first or level exploration of binary tree. And second one was queue implementation having fixed size but if we add after the queue is full we should dequeue and then enqueue the new node.   Answer Question
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    QA Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Informatica (Redwood City, CA) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Two 1 hour interviews. Both technical. The first one was only technical which included coding, the second was more conversational.

    Interview Questions

    • No unexpected questions, I think the interview went well, but I did not get an offer. The first question was finding if there is a cycle in a linked list. Do not remember the second question.   Answer Question
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    Recruiting Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Informatica (Redwood City, CA) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Very unprofessional Company/HR Staff, set me up with a conference call time and number, I called in 5 mins early, was left on conf. line for 35 mins they had no idea the call was set up or just totally forgot about my scheduled interview.

    Interview Questions

    • All their questions were easy to answer, but when I hit them with questions, they didn't like it and even called my recruiter and lied on me then shot the job out to tons of agencies calling me for same job I had just interviewed for 5 mins, ago. How unprofessional is that.   1 Answer

    Informatica Response

    Apr 14, 2014 – VP Global Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your reply. I take candidate experience & feedback very seriously. Hence why Informatica has been awarded a Candidate Experience industry recognition award 2 years in a row. I have ... More

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    Staff Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Informatica (Redwood City, CA) in January 2014.

    Interview

    Contacted by recruiter, phone chat with recruiter, director of recruiting, and hiring manager before being invited to an onsite interview. Onsite interviewed with hiring manager and a couple of architects on real life system level design problems. No tricky questions and no code writing, but details are generally sketchy, though detail answers are expected.

    Interview Questions

    • We need to build software for customers to integrate their data. How do you build this software?   Answer Question
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    Marketing Communications Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Informatica (Redwood City, CA).

    Interview

    The interview process spanned about four weeks, during which I met with the hiring manager along with four other members of the team—including the head of the department (a VP). I met one-on-one with each of them, and found the interactions to be very engaging, straightforward, disarming, and pleasant. Part of that was a reflection of the overall work climate of their department specifically and of Informatica in general. And part of it was also, no doubt, a function of what was clearly to become a good match between me and the team.

    Interview Questions

    • I don't recall any difficult or unexpected questions. I did not feel that any of the interviewers were trying to test me, per se, nor had any particular agenda of questioning. Rather, each of them conversed with me in a way that seemed to get an overall sense of how well I would integrate into their team and the organization as a whole.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There was nothing to negotiate. Since I was recruited though a staffing agency, the salary and benefits for the position had been revealed from the very beginning. It was very much in line with my expectations, given the level of responsibilities for the role and my own background and experience.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Informatica (Redwood City, CA) in November 2013.

    Interview

    There is one round on campus interview. Took 45 minutes. Two simple questions about binary tree traverse and string duplications. Then there is one day onsite interview. About 5 round totally, each is one hour. No break between interviews (except the lunch). So its a tough day. The questions including design, algorithm, test case, brain teaser...

    Interview Questions

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