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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Netezza (Cambridge, MA) in October 2010.

    Interview

    I first had a phone screen. The hiring manager was very personable. Then I had a 5 hour on site interview. I am local so there was no travel issues. Every person I spoke with in the interview was nice. The seemed like a close team. Unfortunately they were looking for someone with kernel programming experience. I wish this was more upfront so I would not have wasted my time.

    Interview Questions

    • Implement a queue with two stacks.   1 Answer
    • Find least common parent in a tree.   2 Answers
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    Software Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Netezza (Boston, MA) in May 2010.

    Interview

    phone interview contain two round, the 1st round is just check your background and introduce yourself. In the 2nd round, the interviewer will ask you some questions about SQL, Linux, Data structure and puzzle. Not very difficult. The guy interview me are very nice.

    Interview Questions

    • question about sql, linux cmd, data structure and puzzle   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    I am in west coast which is far from Boston, and they refuse to pay for the ticket and hotel.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Netezza (Framingham, MA) in April 2009.

    Interview

    General phone interview to cover background and skills with Engineering Manager. This was followed up with an on-site interview with members of the engineering team. 1:1 interviews were varied but it soon became clear that my skills were not quite a match for the position so interview became more of a personality test without any detailed tests/questions.

    Interview Questions

    • How to maintain database record consistency when updating rows which are accessed by multiple CPUs with minimal record locking.   1 Answer
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    Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Netezza in April 2010.

    Interview

    First I spoke to the manager of Sales Engineering and then with the sales representative. I took 4 online tests to evaluate technical capability. After these interviews, they flew me to Boston where I met with Sales Engineering Manager and Director. I also met with the Director of Sales. I went through additional 2 tests and then presented some content to all of them. Based on feedback, I was told that I did all the interviews well, but they felt that I would be a better fit for a more established company.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle objections during a sales call or presentation?   Answer Question
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    Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Netezza in January 2010.

    Interview

    Very traditional and straightforward. I had three rounds of phone interviews with sales, engineering, and sales again, then I flew to their office and interviewed in person with most of the same people as well as some C level people. Two days later, they gave me the offer. Over the next week, they moved very quickly with the paperwork. Very professional. When they want something, they're aggressive about it.

    Interview Questions

    • The Presentation - it was sprung as a surprise (although I got tipped off during lunch, so I had at least a few minutes). They ask you to stand up and present on something, anything that you've worked on or sold or designed or implemented in the past and pretend to sell it to them as they are customers.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    They're pretty standard with their salary, I haven't had to do much negotiation, but that's primarily because their standard salary was higher than I was making at my previous employer. There might be some flexibility if I was coming from a job or competitive situation where I was making as much or more than the offer. But I wouldn't know.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Netezza in July 2008.

    Interview

    Interview process began with a quick phone chat where the interviewer and I went over my background. Subsequently, an onsite interview was scheduled quickly. I was very impressed with the accommodation and transportation arrangements - it was all paid for and there was no reimbursement hassles. I spoke with 5-6 people, each session lasting approximately 45 minutes. The interviewers were very knowledgeable and it was a very enjoyable process. In between a couple of interviews, I got a tour of the facilities. Overall, it seemed like a pretty good place to work.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you parallelize an aggregation operation?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Had a better competing offer.

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