View All num of num See all Photos Savvis www.savvis.com Unclaimed Profile Overview Reviews Salaries Interviews Jobs Photos Benefits 142 Reviews 200 Salaries 37 Interviews Follow Add Interview Follow Add Interview Interview Question Database Engineer Interview Saint Louis, MO Savvis Most all of the questions asked were not really relevent to day-to-day DBA/DBE operations. For example, one question asked was how the database model changed when a recovery was performed -- the model shouldn't change, it should be as the model was when the backup was done -- but he wouldn't accept that answer. Another asked how I would troubleshoot a performance problem. As I mentioned methodolgies and tools I would use, SQL Nexus, Profiler, DMVs, etc., the interviewer took all of them away until there was nothing practical left to use, then insisted that I tell him more. I think he may have been taken back a bit when I indicated that if he wasn't going to allow me to use any of the tools I know, that I would leave the client stuck with their own performance problem -- frankly, if the DBA/DBE and client can't work together, using tools that make sense and solve problems, why bother? I really do hope their work environment isn't that way... Tags: See more , See less 8 Answer Add Tags Answer Interviews > Database Engineer > Savvis Add Answers or Comments To comment on this, Sign In or Sign Up.