I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Nokia in November 2013.
Interview Details – 1phone call and 2 onsite interviews
Interview Question – asked mostly about data structures and java related questions Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Nokia in June 2011.
Interview Details – I was interviewed by five different people that would've been my peers. Except for the initial disucssion with the business manager, the interview teams seemed to lack any real training or preparation in interviewing and the questions seemed haphazard and disorganized. I felt like they were going through the motions of interviewing and that another candidate had already been picked.
The interviewers seemed beaten, tired and lacking energy. A common question that was asked was about how I handled conflict management.
I got a bad feeling about the Nokia given the low energy of the group, and the common question about conflict management.
Interview Question – How do you handle conflicts? What is your style of conflict management? Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Nokia in March 2010.
Interview Details – Initial phone screens consisted of general review of past projects, technologies, etc. that seemed related to the job description. Followed up with in-person interview with two different groups and two different interviewing styles.
The first group was much more data structure and algorithm oriented. Big "O" questions, recursive algorithms, tree search (depth and breadth) , etc. done at the whiteboard. Professional but adversarial feel to these interviews.
The second group was much more "experience" oriented. Concentrated on the what/how/why questions of previous projects. Still did some whiteboard work, but mostly for design/implementation diagrams. Professional and much less adversarial than former group. Got the feeling they were much more interested in hiring smart people that could adapt to change.
Interview Question – Write recursive breath and depth tree listing methods. Constraints were no use of explicit arrays, queues, etc. View Answer
Negotiation Details – I didn't negotiate because the salary and work environment was better than previous position. I took the job with the second group basically because of the group dynamics.
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