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Senior Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee  in  Bangalore (India)
Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
Application Details

I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at Nokia Networks.

Interview Details

1 round technical interview, 1 design round, 1 hr.

Interview Questions
  • design round: 4 files, each size is 500 MB, you have 1 GB RAM, how will u sort all the files data and insert into a new file in a sorted order?

    Rectangle is parent class, square is child class. is this relationship correct?
      Answer Question
No Offer
Average Interview

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    2 interviews: intial screening, face to face interview

    Interview Questions
    • questions regrading bit manipulation and code optimsation( some algorithms)   View Answer
    No Offer
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Wrocław (Poland)
    Anonymous Employee in Wrocław (Poland)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 7 weeks - interviewed at Nokia Networks in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    No HR interview with typical questions, only an interview with four developers. This position was mainly about software design in C++, but there were no questions on software design. The interviewers seemed to be in hurry. Many questions unrelated to the position. They expect dictionary definitions as the answers.

    Time and money wasting for experienced looking for a better paid job. It takes them extremely long time to make and inform their final decision, you have to ask them for that from time to time. Rude interviewers. Unprofessional and _no_reimbursement_.

    Interview Questions
    • Testing techniques (black-box, white-box, regression, unit testing - they expect the answer from the book, not from your experience and the real-world programming), testing strategies (not assertions, mocking and so on... but answer as it is defined in one of the books they have probably read before).   Answer Question
    • Implement an algorithm to find balance point of the array. Proposed one, with average complexity of O(N-1) but it seems they were looking for another one solution (which I have found on Stackoverflow later).   Answer Question
    • What's wrong with this code (they were looking for "exact answer from the book" not what you can observe in the particular code example).   Answer Question
    • What is polymorphism (in-deep question (vtables, vptrs implementation details) with example on whiteboard, marking as virtual in base and not-marking as virtual in derived - what would happen)?   Answer Question
    • What comes along with copy-constructor? (Silly question, correct answer is assignment operator). Plus standard questions on memory leaks, mutex and semaphore, difference between stack and heap, overloading of operator new, etc. No questions on "advanced" C++ features like templates.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Helsinki, Southern Finland (Finland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Helsinki, Southern Finland (Finland)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Nokia Networks in November 2008.

    Interview Details

    Rather straight forward. You might get invited to a more psychological "test" with group tests and where you have to present a topic of your choice. An interview with your hiring managers is also included. That's then more about technical topics.

    Interview Questions
    • Most difficult was probably talking about a topic of your own choice without notes and no extra presentation material to someone who is not really interested in the topic.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    you get a number and then you accept it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Nokia Networks in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Mostly candidates will be called for the Initial round after a rough sorting of resume internally. Preferences will be given for candidates with telecom background. Initial round will be telephonic which they'll primarily concentrate in determining what sort of work you are currently involved with and your proficiency in that. Then if they are satisfied, they'll ask some technical questions just to ensure you can be ramped up in their project quickly.

    Once shortlisted in the first-round, you'll be called for a F2F round where you'll be grilled on your skill set and telecom domain expertise. The interviewers mostly don't mind the relevance of experience in the domain as long the domain is telecom. Sometimes if the interviewers don't have the required expertise in a particular, another expert will be called. Its professional in that aspect.

    Then the third round is a managerial round, where the manager of the product for which you've been interviewed will have an discussion with you. This can be technical depending on the manager. But mostly its a discussion to get a feel of your expectations/attitude sort of stuff.

    If everything goes fine, HR will get in touch with you and discuss regarding compensation and will send offer letter.

    DISCLAIMER:
    This is a personal experience and should not be considered as a general format.
    Interview experiences are purely subjective.

    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation is a crucial part as you've wont get a proper hike for the Initial year. So discuss thoroughly with any inside sources what the current salary offered for your experience and skill set and get a acceptable package and then proceed with your negotiations. A joining bonus can also be negotiated.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Hangzhou, Zhejiang (China)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hangzhou, Zhejiang (China)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at Nokia Networks in March 2009.

    Interview Details

    The interviewer is very kind. The interview is started from self introduction and some short personal question, Then some technical question, include wcdma hspa/hspa+ technology, the experience you learned from the work, the problem met in work and how to resolve it

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a staffing agency. The process took a day - interviewed at Nokia Networks in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    I had two round of technical interview and then one HR interview.

    In technical interview, they asked about my current work and basic OOPS concepts, data structure questions and an puzzle.

    Interview Questions
    • Find nth node from last in a given linked list.   Answer Question
    • What is Polymorphism in OOPS? different types of polymorphism.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    They were delaying the offer letter for some reason, meanwhile I accepted some other offer.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Nokia Networks in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    Consultancy has aranged telephonic interview, two senior developers gave interview, it was easy, asked some general questions. then F&F round after 4 days, system analyst gave this round, asked about all projects, and tested design patterns and architecure of some modules inplemented in my previous projects, then HR round, in two days, HR called me and said that they are sending offer letter.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    i did not negotiate, i accepted it.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Nokia Networks in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    Consisted of one telephonic interview, one face 2 face with a senior developer, then another one with architect, then one with R&D head and finally one with HR.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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