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- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Nokia (Irving, TX) in October 2013.
They just ask you some personality questions to see if you are good fit. Mine was a skype interview so 3 people were in a room asking me some generic interview questions. This was not a test of your knowledge by any means. They didn't seem to care if you knew pretty much anything as to how telecom networks work.
- Q: tell me a time when amended a difficult situation Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Nokia (Chicago, IL).
2 phone screenings (30 min each) on site interview with people with different roles (Engineers, Architects, Product Managers). (3 hours long) Technical and behavioral questions. Coding exercise on the board.
- solving coding problem Answer Question
They gave what i asked for.
Helpful (1)No Offer
Typically a HR phone screen followed by a technical phone screen. Then a few hours of on-site technical interviews
- What is polymorphism Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Nokia (San Diego, CA) in July 2013.
Spoke with 6 people, in 3 groups. Interview went well in most groups. There was a lot of technical questions, which I should have prepaired for a little more! Though some questions were downright pointless, see below.
- Why are manhole covers round? How many meter maids are in New York City? 1 Answer
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Nokia (Chicago, IL) in June 2013.
After an initial phone screen with a recruiter, I interviewed in person with members of the department. This included each member of the team, the team lead, and the hiring manager.
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
1. Sent email. 2. Received response with 4 questions; I sent responses. 3. Called in for face to face which I nailed. 4. Received email 2 weeks later saying I was being offer employment but their legal team found a conflict of interest. (because i have a personal project i do for my skill improvement). Issue: Being in the tech industry I have a side personal project for personal growth as of today, as many tech people do, and I told them about it, biggest mistake. Their legal team rejected employment for having this project without speaking to me or even taking to time to see if there is a conflict. The project has nothing to do with Nokia yet employment was rejected. Just shows a company that is so full of itself and legal teams who are far off from reality where a tech person in today's industry cannot do a side project to improve their skill when it has nothing to do with their business. What this tells me: Nokia wants slave employees who will only work for them and not do anything outside work or be passionate about technology. Other companies I interview with take the time to actually validate if there is a conflict and almost always the answer is no conflict. I was shocked by their legal team's decision. Advice to Nokia: Hire smart legal experts who understand the tech industry. If you reject people because of side projects you will never grow into a quality company like Apple or Google where employees do side projects and thus increase work place contribution.
- None. Interview was too easy. Answer Question
- No OfferDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Nokia (Irving, TX) in May 2013.
I went through a phone interview first and then got a second in person I interview. The phone interview was technical but the in person interview was way more technical. I was always answering questions on the board about different circuits and they asked me questions about Smith charts as well.
- Frequency response of different electronic components. Answer Question
Helpful (2)Declined OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Nokia.
Submitted my resume online through university recruiting and received a call a couple days later. The recruiter was extremely nice and set me up with phone interviews with different team leaders to find a project that interested me. Overall process consisted of an general HR interview followed by team leader interviews about my experiences and their project availabilities. Both the team leaders and the recruiting staff were extremely courteous and intelligent people and the interviewing process was smooth and fast.
- No tech interview questions in the form of "solve this problem or present this algorithm." Most of it was general chatting about previous projects I had done and my skill set in relation to the projects being offered for the summer. Very conversational and pleasant. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Nokia (Itasca, IL) in April 2013.
A temp recruiter for Nokia reached out to me initially. Soon after I spoke with the engineering manager, and then later had a morning full of interviews with engineers. The interviews were almost all with 2 people and were mostly technical with some behavioral stuff mixed in. It was a bit exhausting but not the most difficult technical interviews I've had. They moved really fast and made me an offer that night.
- The most difficult question came from a woman with a thick accent which made it difficult to understand her. I don't think she and I ever got on the same page as to what she was asking. However I think the other interviewer in the room understood that the question wasn't really well phrased (on top of the language barrier) and it didn't seem like a big deal. Answer Question
I asked for additional vacation and they said it was non-negotiable.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Nokia (Irving, TX) in April 2013.
There were 3 interviews- 2 on the phone and 1 in person at their facility in Irving, Texas. The first phone interview with a friend of the manager I am working for now. He asked questions to get to know me and my accomplishments. Then to try to understand what I wanted to do. The next interview was a technical phone interview with the manager I am working for now. He asked me technical questions about my resume. Most questions focused on little details of the C/C++ programming language. The last f2f interview I traveled to their facility in Irving Texas. They paid for my hotel stay and gas. I met the friend of the manager and we had informal talk about the group and what they did. I asked him question about how I could succeed with the group, etc. Then before I knew it, he started talking about bonuses and salary.
- C/C++ programming question such as left and right shift of bits. Which has precedence over the other right shift or the and logical operator? And some compiler questions and how it handles the code. Answer Question
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