Medidata Solutions Interview Questions

Updated May 25, 2015
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    Dating Coding Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Medidata Solutions.

    Interview

    It was a very brief phone interview. It was very casual. Was told to call back to meet the research team but due to another job offer I did not get this far.

    Interview Questions

    • Essentially just asked me what stuck out to me about the job and if I thought it matched what I wanted to be doing.   Answer Question
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    Big Data Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Medidata Solutions (New York, NY) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Was contacted for a phone screen after sending a mail regarding internship opportunities. The phone screen was entirely behavioral. The interviewer was extremely pleasant. Was contacted for an on-site interview shortly. The experience was extremely pleasant, right from the HR representative to the interviewers.

    Interview Questions

    • Phone Screen: Basic behavioral questions. Nothing you wouldn't expect. On-site interview: Hadoop architecture Hive, Pig questions Speculative execution How to handle NameNode failure? Find second highest salary(SQL) Why Medidata? Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Discussed at length about the volunteer/social work experience from resume Bubble sort code Find pairs in an array whose sum is divisible by a certain number. Find number of occurrences of a character in a character array. How do you check the task ID of a process? How do you check if a service is installed in windows? What is MUTEX and semaphore? Was asked to answer a few Java questions on paper.(Most were basic questions) * What are web services? * What is Maven? Something about Maven targets was also asked. * What is the use of volatile keyword? * What are atomic classes in Java concurrency API? * Difference between final/finally/finalize * Name three design patterns   Answer Question
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Medidata Solutions (New York, NY) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Phone interview through conference calling, After a short interview (more of a walkthrough process) it became obvious the skills they wanted did not match my interests and discussions about alternate technical solutions were not appropriate. There was second interview scheduled but the person didn't show up at the call, waited for him and then dropped a mail to hr , she took 3 days to get back to me with a NO.

    Interview Questions

    • q: Difference between Sql and No sql , basic linux commands, and basic OOPs concept.   Answer Question
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    Senior Business Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Medidata Solutions (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Applied job through LinkedIn, followed up a couple of days later with the recruiter and got a call for a phone interview after a week. The phone call was pretty standard list of questions like describe job role, responsibilities, why Medidata and left some time for questions from my end. Got a call for in office interview in NYC with the entire team. The interview was lengthy with eight rounds of interview although the process was well organized and a lot of fun. Was given a hypothetical scenario where I had to design an account merge feature for LinkedIn. Quizzed by the interviewers around this for e.g. how will break the feature down into stories, how will you organize them, how will you test these features, give 5 +ve and 5 -ve test cases. A few interviewers had behavioral questions. Overall a very positive experience interviewing. At the end of the interview the recruiter gave me a round of the whole office, Must say the office is pretty cool and the recruiter (Sivadas Narayanan) was very friendly and courteous. The dress code in the office seemed very casual and every employee is given a choice on the laptops they can choose. Overall a great company. Would have definitely joined them if I hadn't received another offer for a job in California.

    Interview Questions

    • Design account merge feature on LinkedIn for someone who has multiple accounts under different email address on LinkedIn   Answer Question
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Medidata Solutions (New York, NY) in March 2015.

    Interview

    HR reached out to me to set up a screen call. We had a nice conversation and few days later they set up a 30 min phone conversation with the group that I will be working with. I really liked the company and was pretty excited to speak with the team. But once I joined the call, things went south really quickly. There were 4 people on the phone (not including myself) and I had no idea who they were. The team lead did not bother introducing himself or anyone else and proposed that we just dive into the interview. Which we did and it was uncomfortable and unfriendly, at times felt almost hostile. The interview revolved around them grilling me on my knowledge of agile methodology, specifically the story estimation approach. I told them how I did it in my previous experience (which was not wrong according to PMI-ACP, just different from theirs). At one point I heard someone sneering on the phone. No questions were asked about how I ran my projects or my skills as someone who can deliver solutions. To the interviewing team, the adherence to the book written methodology was the most important factor. Needless to say I did not make it to the next round but I don’t think I wanted to after having this introduction to the very “un-agile” team.

    Interview Questions

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    Technical Communicator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Medidata Solutions (New York, NY) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online and was contacted by an internal recruiter within a week of my initial application. A phone interview with two members of the team I'd potentially be joining was scheduled for the following week where I was asked general questions. At the end of the call I was told the recruiter would be getting in touch with me to schedule an in-person interview. The in-person interview lasted nearly 4 hours and involved meeting three people (two supervisors of the department and one employee) as well as an hour long skills test. At the end of it all, an additional person was brought in for me to meet with from a different department. I received a call that evening from the recruiter letting me know they'd be moving forward, and I had my offer letter within three days of my in-person interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Typical interview questions such as: asking about my current experience and how that would translate to Medidata... Why Medidata? Do I enjoy collaborative environments? Am I familiar with agile development? Have I participated in SCRUM meetings? Where do I see myself in 5 years? What was the last book I read? Am I a member of any technical groups? What documentation tools do I use currently?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation phase. I let the recruiter know where I'd like to be, and the exceeded my expectations.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Medidata Solutions.

    Interview

    1st round interview with HR for 30 mins. The second round is with your hiring manager. Very typical question. Why Medidata? Why you? Tell about team work experience? Those questions are quite straight forward. Nothing is unexpected.

    Negotiation

    No

  9.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Medidata Solutions.

    Interview

    Interview with 3-4 managers which went through important databases and code. After lunch, interviewed with a few more directors. Then went on to discuss the expectations and new company benefits as of 2014

    Interview Questions

    • How would you solve this scenario which we have been having trouble with?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Salary and Transportation/Career Advancement

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    Data Entry Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Edison, NJ
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Medidata Solutions (Edison, NJ) in April 2014.

    Interview

    I was sent through a temp agency for a casual interviewer at a Dunkin' Donuts in Edison, NJ in early April 2014. The recruiter and I discusses my background, and he described the company and the position to me. The recruiter and I spoke for about 20 minutes. He said, "I would be shocked if they didn't select you for an interview" based on my previous positions. I didn't want the position when he said that it only paid $13/hr, and it would take a year to possibly become permanent. I didn't tell him that I didn't want the position, but I never heard anything from the recruiter from the temp agency about the position after the meeting I had.

    Interview Questions

    • There were no difficult questions. It was a pre-interview.   Answer Question
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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Medidata Solutions.

    Interview

    Don't bother returning emails. Very unorganized interview process.

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