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Updated Jan 9, 2015
Updated Jan 9, 2015
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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Novell in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Written test , 50 MCQ 1 coding question . Total Duration 90 min. 13 people were shortlisted out of 150 . 15 question for aptitude, 20 programming skills and 15 system concepts questions . Two rounds of interview . One is technical and second is HR . For technical interview there were 2 people in the panel . Difficulty was average . HR was 1:1 .

    Interview Questions
    • Write c program for tail command which can support -F option .   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    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 Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Typically is a 3 stage process. Stage 1 is the hiring manager interview. Stage 2 is the role's Director interview and Stage 3 is HR.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Novell in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Skillset: C#.NET

    Telephonic technical interview, followed by the full day interview of 4 rounds
    1) Technical F2F round (1 hour): Asked to write a simple XML file parser program, questions on remote debugging in .NET, assert mechanism, multi-threading
    2) Manager round: technical questions on real world application of data structures, algorithms complexity calculation, problem solving, puzzles
    3) Director round
    4) HR round

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I shown the desperation in accepting the offer which resulted in no salary negotiation, no joining bonus, lesser compensation than expected.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Consultant Interview

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

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Novell.

    Interview Details

    I got a call from SJ Consultancy mentioning there is a requirement for Test Engineer in IC role. The recruiter from Novell called me and arranged the interview.

    > 2 F2F Technical interviews and 1 managerial round
    > 1 onsite telecon interview with Senior manager/Director
    > 1 F2F Director round followed by HR interview

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    The recruiter and HR are least professional - I need to follow up them for many times And there were negotiating the salary for 10-15% . Before forwarding the resume I mentioned clearly that i was expecting a decent hike. Really got disappointed with the whole process ...

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    QA Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Novell.

    Interview Details

    Symphony telca called up & send interview to their client Novell. Had tw0 F2F rounds. Both rounds many questions on windows & Linux. We can answer most of the questions (not much difficult) But interviewer was expecting the answer that he knows, so if a question has multi answrs / multi ways to answer then ur bad luck :) And I felt they should have looked up for a well experienced Sys admin instead of a QA Engineer. So I didnt continued the process.

    Interview Questions
    • Unexpected: What you do if windows installation doesnt find the hard disk, but disk is present. Interesting is he was looking answer for which he knows / which he is facing in his work. He may shd know there will be a many reasons when windows not find disk :)   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Technical Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Started with an initial phone screen, followed by 2 on site technical interviews. one with senior tech writer and hiring manager.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    There were two rounds , HR and technical . The HR round was basically a mini tech round which was focussed at finding out the candidate's area of interests and then the technical was based on the information passed by the HR and obviously surprising - HR before technical.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no unexpected questions.
      They asked me simple alhgorithmic problems . I was asked to code to get the mirror image of a binary search tree and print and save the reverse of a given snetence .
       
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    Accepted Offer
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    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 dayinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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