Motorola Mobility Senior Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Apr 12, 2015
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Senior Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Motorola Mobility (San Diego, CA) in July 2011.

Interview

I'm actually kicking myself a little for not landing this job. As far as questions go, they were almost all softball/undergrad level questions. I had 6 interviewers, 4 from managers and 2 technical, 5 of them were polite and professional. The last one was a technical interviewer who looked quite unhappy to be interviewing me and would often interrupt and talk over me when I was trying to answer him. Considering it was the 6th hour my interview process, I would hope he would give me some time to write out my answers. However, before I could finish, he would often lean over and begin to cross out and write over my answers. At one point he said, "if you claim to have learned JAVA, then you should know singleton classes." This, to be honest, was a bit hurtful as it felt as though he was attacking my credibility and intelligence. When he attempted to explain it to me, I felt as though he couldn't give a good example as he tried to state something about using a private modifier when I believe he was trying to mention the keyword static. Overall, I liked the experience. One out of six interviews was not difficult, but unpleasant.

Interview Questions

  • Switch the nth digit of a binary number. Ex. for 1101 if you switch the 3rd digit it becomes 1011.   1 Answer
  • The typical 12 objects, 1 with different weight question.   1 Answer
  • What is a singleton class.   1 Answer

Other Interview Reviews for Motorola Mobility

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lowell, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Motorola Mobility (Lowell, MA) in May 2011.

    Interview

    this review applies to Motorola Mobility - a Motorola spin-off, which is somehow still in Motorola's corporate structure.
    After 1 phone screen was invited for an on-site interview with a group of engineers (4 total). Prior to the interview had to fill a long application form. Interviews were average, no difficult technical questions, very friendly. Took me around the place and labs. I was unimpressed with the work environment - small dark cubicles. I didn't feel excited about either the environment or the work they are doing. There was a little test they asked me to write. It was pretty easy, except for the ObjectiveC part, in which I didn't claim any knowledge.
    I rate this interview as a positive, as I liked all the people, the questions were relevant and to the point, and the attitude was friendly. I was not interested in pursuing this position, and, apparently, the feeling was mutual.

    Interview Questions

    • In the test there was a C code snippet, I you are asked to find a semantic error in the code.   1 Answer
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Motorola Mobility (San Diego, CA) in March 2011.

    Interview

    phone call and a bunch of tests

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    easy

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Libertyville, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Motorola Mobility (Libertyville, IL) in August 2010.

    Interview

    referred by an employee. brought in to a interview with everyone in the group ( 7 people in total). I had very similar intership experience before this job. so there was no difficult tech question for me. within a few weeks received the offer

    Interview Questions

    • no many very difficult question. basically just asked about the previous experience to see if you get what they are looking for   Answer Question
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Motorola Mobility (Sunnyvale, CA) in August 2010.

    Interview

    Phone interview - Search algorithm, Qs based on projects
    On site:
    Round 1: Based on Android fundamentals, previous work
    Round 2: Algorithm based on array manipulation, another in string algo.
    Round 3: Concurrency, threads based fundamentals, reader/writer
    Round 4: Graphics, bitmap fundamentals
    Round 5: Open ended Qs - analysis.

    Interview Questions

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plantation, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Motorola Mobility (Plantation, FL) in July 2010.

    Interview

    I am a fresher and we talked about various projects I did. I had 5 rounds where they explained how many teams are involved in the project and which team does what. The office was pretty informal and everyone was approachable and friendly. The interview procedure was also pretty informal.

    Interview Questions

    • A C program question to identify errors in the code   1 Answer
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Motorola Mobility (Sunnyvale, CA) in July 2010.

    Interview

    Call from recruiter, call from hiring manager, call from team member

    Interview Questions

    • Big Oh notation for insertion, deletion and look up for array, linked list, tree   Answer Question
    • Design file system using OO   1 Answer
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Libertyville, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Motorola Mobility (Libertyville, IL) in November 2009.

    Interview

    A phone screen with just questions regarding the resume. Was invited to come over for an onsite interview with 6 people. Questions ranged from highly technical to just conversational.

    Interview Questions

    • When validating a product what criteria do you check to see if it passes?   2 Answers
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Schaumburg, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Motorola Mobility (Schaumburg, IL) in June 2009.

    Interview

    It was simple for me since I was already working with Motorola

    Interview Questions

    • How would you design this product better than it is being done?   Answer Question
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Murray, UT
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Motorola Mobility (Murray, UT) in May 2009.

    Interview

    The interview process as a simple phone interview and then a face to face interview.
    The interview was the panel type, but there where no preplanned questions. The Interview felt more like a stump the candidate session instead of focusing on past work experience and education.
    During the interview it was clear that the job responsibilities where more entry level despite the title of Senior software engineer.
    After the interview HR called me, I told them I was no longer interested in the position.

    Interview Questions

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