NEC Laboratories America, Inc. Interview Questions

Updated Mar 25, 2015
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    Summer Research Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at NEC Laboratories America, Inc. in March 2015.

    Interview

    The researcher discussed with me about my recent publications and project. They also introduced their research projects. It seems they are quite interested in PhD students with research background matches their projects. And they are also willing to build long-term collaborations with interns. The group in NEC Labs are paper oriented, the projects are all targeting on submitting to top-tier conferences and journals.

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    I got two interviews and I was accepted for the second one. The hiring process took two month and they give me a very short notice. I had only three months to be prepared for the job.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions are straightforward. The interviewer went over the job description and my resume and asked me related questions. Just be prepared for the items in the job description.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I have n't done any negotiation. I think their offer for internship is not negotiable.

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    Summer Research Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at NEC Laboratories America, Inc..

    Interview

    The researcher directly contacted me and make an appointment for a potential interview. The interview lasts about half an hour. I introduced my research for about half of the time. The interviewee then talked about potential future projects, and asked questions and future plans for the projects. About a week after the interview, HR contacted me to discuss the details of my schedule, and issued an offer afterwards.

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    • All questions are directly related to each individual's research background.   Answer Question
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    Research Staff Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Usually, the ads is posted on CRA and has the same hiring cycle as major university tenure track positions. The ads will be posted around Oct to Dec. The interviews usually from Feb to Apr. Sometimes, they interview many people for one positions, but sometimes, 2-3 onsite interviews for one head count. The onsite interview has an one hour and half presentation. A little bit longer than universities (usually one hour)

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    Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    It's standard interview process for researchers in industrial research labs and academia. The interview lasts a full day: you come in to meet HR personnel first, and the higher management. Then you give a 1.5-hour presentation of your past research. After that you have lunch with members on the team and in the lab. You'll meet with team members one-by-one. They sometimes bring the candidate for dinner and call it a day.

    Interview Questions

    • During the job talk, be prepared to answer questions on any part on your slides. Don't just put something that looks good but you have little idea about.   Answer Question
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    Summer Research Itern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at NEC Laboratories America, Inc..

    Interview

    Applied through their online system after I got an email from one of our faculty in CS department. Single phone interview with several researchers on the team, they asked my research background and the experiences on my resume, Q&A at the end of the interview. All researchers were really nice and focused on what skills you have in order to work with them efficiently (such as python scripting).

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    Summer Research Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Mostly about your own research. And whether you are familiar with some tools they expect.

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    Research Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at NEC Laboratories America, Inc..

    Interview

    Two phone interviews, mostly about my research and technical skills

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    Research Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Single phone interview, high level discussion of background and summer project goals.

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    Summer Research Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Emailed a cover letter and resume to fellow alum regarding posted position, and was contacted a few days later by HR to set-up an initial phone interview with them. Had an initial screening interview with HR who then indicated they would schedule a phone interview with the hiring manager. After the phone interview, HR invited me to the campus for an in-person interview with the hiring manager.

    Interview Questions

    • How I would go about deriving the number of cars in California without looking it up on the Web. Obviously, this was an attempt to get some insight into my problem solving/analytical skills   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No

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