I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at NetBrain Technologies.
Interview Details –
I was contacted by an HR who asked me a list of questions, and it was either you know them or not.
If you passed that (which I did), you would be sharing your presentation with another representative.
If you have passed that too (which I also did), you would speak with the CEO.
The CEO would simply ask you behavioral questions and that was it.
After that, I would call back and e-mail HR back twice and I got nothing back.
I did not get a yes, or a no (but of course, I assumed it was a no because they ignored me).
Too long didn't read?
This is a horrific company that has no idea what they are doing due to the lack of 'basic' knowledge that they have. You will also notice this if you ace the interviews like I did, except got nothing in the end (and have no reason why)
Interview Question –
None. All of the questions were computer basics and networking basics. Either you know them or not, because the person asking you the question doesn't know anything either.
The person asking you the questions would ask you a question, in which the answer has already been provided for them.
I have answered HR's question above and beyond to the point that it over-qualified what they were looking for because I already have my bachelor's degree + my CCNA cert. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at NetBrain Technologies.
Interview Details – The interview process was a little confused. I was told to prepare for a presentation that I never gave. I met with the CEO twice, and with the head of HR twice. Both are very nice people, but the CEO can be a little intimidating (what CEO isn't?)
Interview Question – Mostly simple character-based questions, but there were a few thinking/math questions. "Why are manholes round?", "What is 2^30?" Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was not really in a position to negotiate at the time. For those with negotiation experience, they will low-ball you, so be prepared for that.
Interviewed at NetBrain Technologies
Interview Details – Absolutely terrible. Had a phone screen with somebody from HR reading random technical questions off of a script expecting you to rattle all sorts of answers off the top of your head. Any company that thinks this is an efficient way of evaluating candidates should be avoided.
Interview Question – The questions were just randomly selected. You either knew them or you didn't. It is ridiculous to believe that a candidate can be evaluated properly on this basis. Apparently this company has yet to realize that IT pros and engineers research and document topics so this sort of memorization is not a necessity. It is far more important if someone can find an answer and problem solve than have answers to random questions memorized. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at NetBrain Technologies.
Interview Details – First you must have a phone interview. After that you will have another phone interview. If they like you, then you will be asked to come in for an "in-person" interview. After meeting with the HR person, VP and CEO you will have to submit some sample emails to them. They will call you back if you get an offer.
Negotiation Details – You get what you get. No negotiating
Very Difficult Interview
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at NetBrain Technologies in May 2012.
Interview Details –
Very difficult to find the actual office, which I learned will move in a few months...again.
Arrived and had to fill out an application with the HR person sitting across from me waiting. She was very pleasant but it was awkward.
The interview is in an abandoned office suite but had carpeting and was well lit, good space heater.
After filling the application, HR has you wait for the CEO and founder Lingping Gao. That's when the interview starts.
He will ask you about your other jobs and base the success of the interview on that and a portfolio. He wanted to see examples of social media strategies- a little bit odd. He is extremely difficult to understand so to ace the interview, you better be able to understand Mr. Lingping Gao because his accent is thick! So you need to decipher what he is saying + describe to him what you did in your past jobs and why + try to tie that in to whatever NetBrain needs as well. Harder than it sounds.
You are expected to ask a few questions but by the time you get to that point, the CEO's mind is made up.
Interviewed at NetBrain Technologies
Interview Details – A phone interview asking questions about OSPF backbone, Cisco Router commands, and so on.
Interview Question – Need hands-on experience to answer those questions. Quite difficult for me. Answer Question
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