Novell Interview Questions

Updated Aug 20, 2014
Updated Aug 20, 2014
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  1.  

    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Novell in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Novell process consists of 3 rounds. 1st round was online test, questions were basically on quant, data structure, system software basics, compiler design. 2nd round was technical interview consists of coding round and 3rd round was HR .

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Software Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I had been selected from campus

    Round 1 :
    On paper round . There were questions on aptitude and computer fundamentals.I cleared this round this is actually a filtering round as out of 113 candidates only 13 were chosen after this round

    Round2 :

     It was heavily technical .Was being asked questions on pointers and OS and networking questions since I said that networking was my strength at that time

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    It was a decent offer at the campus
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Senior Consultant Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Novell in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Comparatively easier, more technical, only two rounds of interview. need to bargain for salary, salary depends on the previous salary. Very straight forward. Some times director round is difficult. interviewers are friendly.

    Interview Questions
    • why should we hire you, what value add you bring it to the company   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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  5. 19 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Novell in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Hi I attended Novell Interview on april, 2014. I had 6 rounds in total.

    All the rounds were simple. They ask only the very basic questions
    1. Aptitude, verbal, technical (system concepts and coding snippets), Essay on open source was not required. [details about the questions are mentioned below]
    2. Programming interview.
    3. System concepts and testing concepts [how will u test a pen, tell us some test cases in ur project]
    4. Interview with Manager [other than technical questions]
    Since everybody was busy, my interview was moved to next day.
    5. Interview with Senior Manager [other than technical questions] - she was very kind.
    6. Interview with HR [She discussed about the company, benifts etc.]

    Once you clear the first 2 rounds, you are almost selected.

    Salary range 6 - 7 L for freshers. Value varies in between for candidates from PSG, NIT and others.

    out of station candidates, if selected will get accomodation in a business class hotel for 15 days. They welcome you with big flower boquets etc.

    This is for a full time employee through employee referal without any consultancies, contract, contigencies etc.

    Novell is a very peaceful place to settle. Compared to many companies in bangalore, it has a very good work life balance. Sat and sun off. Good benefits. No work pressure. No timings. My managers are really kind.

    Below are the questions i noted down after each rounds. All the best. :)

    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Marketing Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. 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 Questions
    • Calculate the CPA for various social media channels.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Found a better company closer to home.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Provo, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Provo, UT
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Novell.

    Interview Details

    Communication leading up to the interview was professional and timely. The HR recruiter did a great job with a screening interview. The actual face-to-face interviews were both one-on-one with the hiring manager and the +1 manager. The team I managed interviewed me as a panel.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked why I would want to join the company as it was struggling.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There wasn't much negotiation. I was able to push toward the top of the range with HR before interviews. No movement after that.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    SSE Interview

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

    I applied through a staffing agency. 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    After negotiation got sign-on bonus.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Provo, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Provo, UT
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Novell in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Initial application and contact was very quick. The Director of Product Management himself did the first rounds of interviews to filter more quickly and not wait for recruiters to filter. After the first interview, the second round was a week or so later. Then a long wait.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation was limited--my boss was great and came in at the max offer point.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Software Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Novell.

    Interview Details

    It was pleasant experience interviewing for Novell. There were 2 rounds of technical interview followed by couple of managerial & HR interviews based on which I got the offer. The technical rounds were focused on Coding. The interviewers expected you to write Java/C++ code. They expected in depth knowledge on OS & Networking.

    Interview Questions
    • Which data structure would you use for storing duplicate key value pair.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not much.
    Accepted Offer
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency - interviewed at Novell in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    1. Written

    Written questions includes 5 sections i. Aptitude ii. OS&Networks iii. Data Structure iv. Java v. C&C++

    But while verifying they skip Aptitude part. So you have to score good in technical sections

    2. F2F(2 rounds)

    - First round was a 1 hr Java F2F. The interviewer asked almost everything from Java. So nothing to mention here. Almost every thing he asked me.

    - Second F2F was more brain storming. The interviewer asked many data structure(basic of linked list, tree etc) questions, OS questions like thread, process. Some good java design related questions.

    Mind it Whatever position it is, Novell interview gives more emphasis on data structure and algorithms.

    Interview Questions
    • 1. You have some classes like A, B, C . Which all classes can class D extend ?

      2. Produce Consumer problem using concurrency ?

      3. A lot of questions "static" in java.

      4. Reverse of singly linked list. BST.

      5. Stack implementation

      6. Deadlock, process & thread

      7. Create your own immutable object

      8. How HashMap works.

      9. Serialization specially how Externalizable works.

      10. How to synchronize static class objects.
        Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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