I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Nokia in August 2011.
Interview Details – It was easy, conceptual related, questing were related to my current and past employers and technologies
Interview Question – Expected salary, and how soon you could join Answer Question
Reason for Declining – got better offer
I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Nokia in November 2011.
Interview Details – Had two phone interviews; first was with a recruiter who contacted me and inquired as to my interest in my job and gave me a basic background of the job. The second was with the project manger who asked me a few technical questions(What is the difference between CSS and HTML, Why do you need CSS?). Finally, I went to the office and had a interview with 5 people in total(4 team members and the recruiter).
A few examples were,
1) If I was troubleshooting a browser, what would the steps I would take?
A) First just do a basic sanity check and make sure it opens up. Second make sure all the functions that are advertised(Flash support, multiple tabs) work the way they are supposed to.
2) What is the one thing you do when you are troubleshooting/ What is the most important thing about troubleshooting? --This questions was kind of vague
A) The answer he was looking for was that I document everything so people will have future reference.
3) Some basic differences between HTML-5/HTML 4.
Thats all I remember from the tech part.
Some of the behavioral questions were
4) Since I have a degree in engineering and this job is not strictly engineering, how would I adapt?
5) Why I wanted to work at Nokia?
6) If I knew anything about Nokia's overall motto/goal?
A) Bring internet to the masses.
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 a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Nokia in October 2010.
Interview Details – Met with 1-2 people at a time. They asked questions about items on my resume and had me code simple programming examples.
Everyone seemed really nice and smart.
If you have something on your resume, you better be able to back it up.
The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Nokia in July 2010.
Interview Details – Phone Interview, HR
Phone Interview, Technical
On-Site Interview, Technical
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Nokia in April 2008.
Interview Details – After speaking with a recruiter, scheduled a face to face with the hiring manager, followed by a meeting with his manager. This went extremely well and was basically offered the position on the spot
Interview Question – Describe a technical product Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Asked for 10% increase in base. Recruiter did not think it would happen but presented it to them - and it was approved.
If you don't ask, you'll never know!
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Nokia in July 2010.
Interview Details – Generally a good interview process. Liked the senior folks more than the less-senior ones. I'd call it a typical tech interview...a few people were upbeat, one was clinically depressed, one had a frozen smile on her face and eyes like a pterodactyl looking for prey. You know, the usual suspects.
Interview Question – This interview was so plain-vanilla that I do not remember any specific question as standing out in any way. 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.
The process took a day - interviewed at Nokia in March 2008.
Interview Details – I applied online and was called for an interview.
I interviewed with a developer, product manager, hiring manager and director of engineering.
Many question like:
How would you turn around a project that wasn't going well?
Tell me about a project you had that was going poorly. Why was it?
Pick a game you like, how would you design it?
How does AGPS work?
I was impressed with the people I met.
Interview Question – Pick a game, how would you design it? View Answer
Reason for Declining – Got another offer at a company headquartered in the bay area.
The process took 5 days - interviewed at Nokia in January 2007.
Interview Details – Overall the interview was very comprehensive. It lasted several days as meetings with a number of people had to be arranged. Unfortunately they could not all be accomplished on one or two days. Questions ranged from personal to experience as well as explanation of the basic working of a GSM network
Interview Question – Described the internal workings of a GSM Network Answer Question
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