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Vienna, VA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Novell in March 2008.

Interview Details – Very smooth and very friendly.

Interview Question – How to use Linux command to find any file in the OS contains certain string.   View Answers (2)

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Senior Software Engineer

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 Question – 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.
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Senior Software Engineer
Bangalore (India)

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

Interview Details – clean
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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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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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Banga (India)

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

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Bangalore (India)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Novell in June 2009.

Interview Details – Written test, followed by technical, followed by HR/ Director round.

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Negotiation Details – They will pay nicely

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Anonymous Employee

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Novell in January 2008.

Interview Details – One round of Written test

And 3 rounds of Interview. very friendly and very cool.

I had 2 years of experience and they asked me reversing the list and few questions on networks

Interview Question – Reversing the list   Answer Question

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