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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Waltham, MA – Reviewed May 17, 2013 New
Interview Details – 2 phone interview and then onsite, questions are all related to OS, quit simple.
Interview Question – some problem they meet, which I don't understand Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Apr 23, 2013
Interview Details – Thorough, well structured, covered job specifics, as well as behavioral "what would you do" scenarios. Intense, quite a few interviews, however, everyone was pleasant, considerate, engaging and quite welcoming. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole process, though it seemed like it might never end. Appreciated and was pleasantly surprised at how interested each interviewer was in who I am outside of my professional mantle.
Interview Question – Tell us who you are when not working your 8-5 job... Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation.
No Offer – Interviewed in Sunnyvale, CA – Reviewed Apr 8, 2013
Interview Details –
I got the interview through a career fair on campus. I was flown up to their headquarters where they had a whole interview day planned. About 30 candidates attended.
It started out with a presentation about the company. Then there where three 45 minutes long interviews back to back. Almost all questions were behavioral. Everyone was very friendly and the company culture seems laid back and fun. Typical Silicon Valley company.
Interview Question – Nothing too unexpected, except for that there were basically almost no technical questions. Answer Question
No Offer – Reviewed Mar 30, 2013
Interview Details –
I spoke to NetApp at a career fair on-campus. I was invited after that to a final round interview at their headquarters at Sunnyvale, California.
They expected a detailed understanding of the position, roles and responsibilities. They also asked about prior experiences that would be a fit for the role
Interview Question – A mini-case - A client makes a request for modifying the storage software. The client is insistent but the development team is busy on other work and unable to dedicate time to the client request. Also, you are not sure if making an investment in modifying the software will be useful for other clients. What would you do in this situation? Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Sunnyvale, CA – Reviewed Mar 24, 2013
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First interview (phone interview) was smooth with a 1st or 2nd year analyst and went great. The interviewer made the process really smooth and comfortable. The interview was a meet and greet type and a couple of questions regarding my experience.
Then came the 2nd phone interview with the hiring manager. It was unorthodox to say the least. The questions had nothing to do with my ability to the job or the position itself but rather questions that were as if I was about to be given an offer. The interviewer seemed like he just went through my resume for the first time. He told me I was qualified and that everyone liked me and asked me questions leading up to an offer. After following up via email I waited about 6 weeks saying that they were pursuing other candidates.
Interview Question –
What do you like to do for fun?
Would you be willing to relocate for the internship? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Durham, NC Apr 2009 – Reviewed Mar 23, 2013
Interview Details – Phone call initially but I had previous experience as a contractor with them. The interview was very technical with some escalation engineers but I also knew someone on the team. One interviewer talked/taught me about a couple topics so it really varies on personality but they do try to be tough about it. They have a couple of scenarios they might throw at you -one where they give you a problem and you have to give multiple solutions to see how you troubleshoot. They are pretty relaxed and will joke around to get to know your personality also.
Interview Question – I don't really remember back that far but the scenario I had was say computer x can't talk to computer Y and troubleshoot it - what could it be and every answer you give is wrong until they run out of possible solutions - or its a random and very detailed solution that you wouldn't think of. View Answer
Negotiation Details – I didn't negotiate much - it matched what I was looking for.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Sunnyvale, CA May 2011 – Reviewed Mar 19, 2013
Interview Details – LOTS of interviews but not tough. Very thorough process
Interview Question – None really - but did have a group interview. That was unexpected Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Offer was above market - limited negotiations. Do ask for additional vacation from your manager however. Vacation is limited for first two years will get sucked up for two company shutdowns.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Sunnyvale, CA Oct 2012 – Reviewed Mar 22, 2013
Interview Details –
I applied online via their Jobs site. In a few days, I got an email asking me if I would like to be interviewed. Following a phone call with just some very basic background questions, I was flown to the NetApp campus at Sunnyvale.
The environment seemed great -- everyone was nice and friendly. I was applying for a low-level software position (something like OS, drivers, hardware interaction etc.). They tested me on some fairly standard questions on kernel development (as in creating the kernel, not developing the created kernel) and data structures. Some of the interviewers were also interested in quizzing me on some brain-teasers, like if you have x-number of balls and y-number of scales, what is the shortest way of finding the heaviest ball and what is the run-time of an application finding the ball using method. There were also of course a few behavioral questions, like "Tell me about a time you worked on a team."
Interview Question – Personally, I found the brain-teaser about finding the lightest ball (mentioned above) the hardest. But my interviewer was more interested in my way of thinking and of approaching the problem and not the solution itself. He guided me a bit, and after a long while, I did figure it out. But like I said, he was only interested my attitude towards the problem. Answer Question
No Offer – Reviewed Mar 21, 2013
Interview Details – The initial phone interview was surprisingly comfortable. Questions were asked in a very point-blank fashion but was able to field most questions having prepared that morning for about an hour over a cup of coffee (if you want to pursue a corporate finance career in Silicon Valley, you best start drinking coffee now if you already haven't in college).
Interview Question – Technical question regarding forecast modeling (learn everything you can about this subject and talk about it in your interview) and regression analysis. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Sunnyvale, CA – Reviewed Mar 18, 2013
Interview Details – Came in for a half-day "Interview Day" with other new grad applicants. Very organized and pleasant experience. Provided us with traveling compensation, breakfast, and lunch. Three rounds of interview, lasting 20-25 minutes each, with my hiring managers. Questions will definitely depend on the position you're applying for, but it was seemed very casual. Some interviewers took notes, some did not. Turnaround time was ~1 week, so extremely efficient.
Interview Question – Nothing too out of the ordinary, mainly asked me to walk through my resume and talk about a couple situational experiences. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Did not negotiate.
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