I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Novell in December 2011.
Interview Details – clean
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – As usual .. routine questions Answer Question
Reason 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 ...
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed 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 Question – 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
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Novell in April 2008.
Interview Details – It consisted of a written test, a technical round, a Managerial round and then a HR round. Written and technical round were based on testing basics and scenario based testing,debugging or test case writing. Fairly simple. Managerial round had discussions on career goals, projects done etc. HR round was just goals and compensation.
Interview Question – Nothing specific. It was simple. But it purely depends on your interviewer. I have heard people handling tough questions on coding,algorithms for a post of automation test engineer. View Answer
Negotiation Details – They are open to negotiate, if there is an urgent requirement.
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
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Novell in June 2008.
Interview Details – -Written test
-3-4 Technical rounds
-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
Interviewed at Novell
Interview Details – Started with an initial phone screen, followed by 2 on site technical interviews. one with senior tech writer and hiring manager.
Interview Question – What are your responsibilities in your current role? Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Novell in August 2008.
Interview Details – I have applied to this position with 1+ years of experience. Had to give test which comprised of analytical, system concepts, Programming languages and an essay. After clearing the test, had a panel interview. Questions were mostly around my previous experience and on accademic project. Had one more interview with HR and another with the department head. Complete interview process completed in the same day.
Interview Question – Why does few applications stop working after windows xp is updated to SP2 Answer Question
Interviewed at Novell
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 Question – 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 . View Answer
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
Pros: “Since its acquisition by The Attachmate Group, Novell has begun to undergo some important changes in culture. On the positive end of things, there is a stronger focus on Sales and on the…” “Since its acquisition by The Attachmate Group, Novell has begun to undergo some important changes in culture. On the positive end of things, there is a stronger focus on Sales and on the customer. Within the Novell Business Unit, the engineering team has new life! Important improvements in products are being released much more regularly.” – Full Review
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