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NAVTEQ Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jan 5, 2014
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Data Scientist Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Berkeley, CA

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at NAVTEQ.

Interview Details – I applied online to Nokia/HERE (formerly NAVTEQ) after finding the job listing.

My initial contact was a phone call from an internal recruiter. I was only able to chat briefly, but was able to schedule a talk with the hiring manager for that afternoon.

The phone call was very enjoyable. I talked mostly about my previous experience and my approaches to handling data. After that, I was invited to the Berkeley location for an in-person interview.

The first step of the interview was an hour-long presentation. I presented some work I'd done that wasn't at all related to what Nokia/HERE does, but contained a lot of different ways to using data, visualizing results, and reporting. This was done with some of the Chicago part of the team listening in via web conference. This was followed by more traditional interview questions, lunch, and then more questions from the hiring manager.

Overall, it was a very pleasant interview process. Minimal coding on a white board, and mostly they were interesting in my experience and my approaches to solving problems.

About a week after the interview, I received an offer. I ultimately declined, but I'd definitely consider interviewing again in the future.

Interview Question – Give an hour long presentation on something you've done.   View Answer

Reason for Declining – The role didn't have as much of a production aspect as I wanted. I got the impression I'd mostly be coming up with neat ideas and maybe patents, but actually getting them into products and used by people would take lobbying and convincing product managers to have their engineers implement it.

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No Offer

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3D Modeler Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Wayne, PA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at NAVTEQ in October 2009.

Interview Details – I received a phone call from a contact I had at the company offering me an opportunity to come in and interview for a full time position. I had been previously doing contract 3D Modeling work for NAVTEQ. I enjoyed the work, had a good experience with them as a freelance client, and thought it would be a great opportunity to keep doing something I liked full time.

Interview Question – Do you think your education was good for attending a for-profit, 3-year school?   View Answer

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

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Software Engineer Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee
Chicago, IL

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at NAVTEQ in October 2013.

Interview Details – It took around 2 months from start to finish. I was first interviewed after a school career fair, and then again at their HQ

Interview Question – How would you estimate the number of stoplights in Chicago?   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

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Data Analyst Interview

Data Analyst
Chicago, IL

I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at NAVTEQ in November 2012.

Interview Details – Phone interview first. Then onsite interview. 2 - 3 round of onsite interview with different people. Overall, the procedures are neat.

Interview Question – Most of difficult questions are technical questions. They are very good at technical skills.   Answer Question

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No Offer

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Lead Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at NAVTEQ.

Interview Details – 3 Days of interviews.
Day one: question and answer quizzes with junior staffer
Day two: Application design brainstorming in UML
Day three: more technical questions, interview with department head.

Interview Question – Application Design in UML. Seat of the pants design from top down to code level.   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

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Product Manager Interview

Product Manager

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 months - interviewed at NAVTEQ.

Interview Details – Had 4 rounds of interview - 1 phone interview with recruiter, 3 rounds of in-person interview. The recruiting process takes a few months.

Interview Question – How do you estimate how many golf balls are sold each year?   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

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Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer
Chicago, IL

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at NAVTEQ in January 2013.

Interview Details – 3 step process:
1) Technical Recruiter contacts you, tries to determine whether you fit the position being offered based on experience and keywords in your resume (the technical recruiter has no technical background).
2) Phone Interview: There is a scheduled 30 min phone interview where you will be asked basic questions about the main languages for the position at hand.
3) In Person Interview: there is a series of 4-45 minute interviews with a pair of interviewers each. The final pair will be the hiring manager and her/his 2nd in command (the ScrumMaster of the group).
4) Background Check: They will attempt to confirm your entire employment history that you put on your resume. Additionally, they will demand proof of your previous salary. This is a measure they take to keep your salary from coming in too high for their tastes.

Interview Question – -More in-depth questions about the language at hand and central libraries. (For Java, the Collections framework is focused on heavily).
-Questions about Design Patterns (Gang of 4 book).
-Questions about unit and integration testing, Agile Practices.
-Logic Puzzles.
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Negotiation Details – Research the market before giving an expected range to the Technical recruiter, that number will come back to you during negotiations. The recruiter is the point of negotiation. It is their job to temper the enthusiasm of the hiring manager and keep the offer "within reason." Don't be afraid to ask, the worst they can do is counter offer or stick to their original plan.

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No Offer

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Chicago, IL

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at NAVTEQ.

Interview Details – Gave my resume at JobFair, got mail to come to the Chicago office.
5 Interviews back-to-back. 30 mins each. Each interview was from a different team. Some concentrated on technical aspects, while others on behavioral skills and resume.

Interview Questions

  • Asked for the difference between java 1.4 and java 1.5. I didn't expect something so google-able to be asked in an interview.   Answer Question
  • Scalability issue. Function receiving a streaming array of characters. Length might be in millions. So, array.length() is out of the question. Array is sorted ascending. Contains duplicates. Find the nth largest element.   Answer Question
  • Questions on Binary Search Tree. for eg, checking if a given tree is BST, Maximum diameter of BST.   View Answer
  • HashMaps. Everything about it. Java hashing, hashcoding classes, general principal behind hashing, collision etc.   Answer Question
  • Cliche questions- final, finally. Exceptions, design patterns, MVC. Resume explanation, etc etc.   Answer Question

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No Offer

Negative Experience

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Summer Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Chicago, IL

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at NAVTEQ.

Interview Details – Gave my resume at college career fair. Was then selected for an on-campus interview in College. Cleared that and made it to the on-site technical interviews. All interviews went fairly well. Later on, had another technical interview on phone and was later told that there is a hiring freeze.

Not very prompt on following up.

Interview Question – Mostly algorithms and questions about Java.   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

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Senior Quality Assurance Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Chicago, IL

I applied in-person and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at NAVTEQ in January 2012.

Interview Details – Multiple rounds. Phone and then in-person with 8-9 technical people. 1 behavioral.

Interview Question – Technical - QTP, Framework, UNIX, SQL Quality technical etc.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Contractors can negoatiate

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