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Updated Aug 20, 2014
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Average Interview

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Allahabad (India)

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed 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 Question – Write c program for tail command which can support -F option .   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

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


No Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer

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


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Associate Interview

Associate
Bangalore (India)

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Novell in September 2011.

Interview Details – 2 rounds of interview face to face, the questions were pretty straight forward and easy.

Interview Question – Novell was a good brand, but I am afraid of company's future growth because of incompetent managers who misuse their power.   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Software Consultant Interview

Software Consultant
Bangalore (India)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Novell in May 2011.

Interview Details – Couple of technical rounds, management round.

Interview Question – None   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They provide salary based on years of experience. They dont check the hike percentage etc.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Systems Engineer Interview

Systems Engineer

Interviewed at Novell

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 Question – Do a 10 minute solution presentation on a product   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer
Bangalore (India)

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Novell in December 2011.

Interview Details – clean
transparent
fast
ethical


1 person found this helpful

Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Software Consultant Interview

Software Consultant
Bangalore (India)

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 ...


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

QA Engineer Interview

QA Engineer
Bangalore (India)

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


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer
Chennai (India)

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.

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