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Novell Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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Solution Marketing Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Provo, UT

The process took a day - interviewed at Novell in April 2010.

Interview Details – Fast paced questions that were scenario based. Terse, cut me off before answer was complete to get to next question.

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I applied through college or university - interviewed at Novell in July 2013.

Interview Details – First Round - Aptitude,c basics,operating system,50 questions.Questions based on work,boat,interest.51 questions in all were given.50 MCQ's and 1 coding question

Interview Question – Coding question.   Answer Question

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Marketing Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Salt Lake City, UT

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Novell in April 2012.

Interview Details – Great Interview Process. Really detailed questions that helped me to focus more clearly on the position's contribution to business goals.

Interview Question – Calculate the CPA for various social media channels.   View Answer

Reason for Declining – Found a better company closer to home.

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer

I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at Novell.

Interview Details – Written test of 70 mins.
15 ques aptitude, 20 ques on OS and Networking, 15 Ques on C. All these questions were objective.
There was one C program which was tough

Interview Question – The C Program   Answer Question

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SSE Interview

Anonymous Employee
Bangalore (India)

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Novell in July 2010.

Interview Details – Was asked about few basic linked list qns and pointer basics

Interview Question – Was asked to write a logic for deduplication   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – After negotiation got sign-on bonus.

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Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer
Trichy (India)

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Novell in June 2008.

Interview Details – -Written test
-Aptitude
-3-4 Technical rounds
-HR round
-Team manager round
-Senior manager round

REad : java , DS , Algo , OS and your past experience.
Be ready for good HR question which could reject you as well.
Take care on all the Question and round.
They have asked to write an essay on Linux and open source communities.

Interview Question – Domain questions + JAVA and DS was quite good level   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Threre was not much to negogitate , it was fixed salary offered in campus

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Bangalore (India)

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Novell in August 2012.

Interview Details – First round: Written round compromising of 3 sections; logic, operating system+networks and programming language concepts
Interview: 2 rounds of interview, First by the technical engineer and next by the director of software development

Interview Question – The syntax of a header file, suppose <stdio.h> and few different questions related to compilation of a program and its steps   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Was not negotiable. Got a fixed salary of 6.2 lpa which included a joining salary of 50k INR

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Bangalore (India)

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Novell in August 2011.

Interview Details – Written test
C/C++, Networking, OS and other concepts
Technical interview
OS concepts, coding skills, Netwoking concepts, C++ concepts
HR interview
Package discussion

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Inside Sales Representative Interview

Inside Sales Representative
Provo, UT

The process took 1 week - interviewed at Novell in October 2008.

Interview Details – I interview first for their Customer Service back in 2006 then in 2008 I interviewed for the Inside Sales Rep and got it. All interviews where with a Panel

Interview Question – Why are man holes round   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Unfortunately you can not negotiate pay. At lest that is what they told me

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Bangalore (India)

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Novell in September 2012.

Interview Details – - starting from C, like dynamic allocation and some more easy conceptual questions,
- then in C++ concepts like abstraction, polymorphism, inheritance, Virtual functions, VPTRs etc were asked,
- then some discussions on binary trees and other data structures, complexities in them etc.
- then some questions from OS like involving Locks, semaphores, mutex, scheduling, paging, LRU, virtal memory etc.
- and finally some questions on networking like different transport layer protocols, difference in them and questions revolving around them basically.

Interview Question – two linked lists are givem (unsorted and having some elements repeated unknown number of times) make a sorted list containing elements from both lists but each element should appear only once ( i.e discard the repeated elements )   Answer Question

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