Nuance Interview Questions in Seattle, WA

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Nuance (Seattle, WA).

    Interview

    I applied through linked.com and got an email to set up a initial phone call with the development manager. The manager started with good introduction of his team but he questions were very general and can have user defined definition. For example he asked me what is the difference between process and threads, which is a very basic question and anyone can translate this into their words. He asked me to provide examples. Next he asked me how to shoot a product page on a shopping website which has the problem of price displaying intermittently. This is a very open ended question and there can be no specific answer to this . I said the basic points what would i go and check. After a week he rejected me saying lack of technical skills.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the difference between process and threads? How will you troubleshoot a web page knowing that price is coming on and off intermittently?   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer In Linguistics Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Nuance (Seattle, WA) in May 2011.

    Interview

    I was definitely an entry-level employee but came with a recommendation. I had a phone interview for a standard software engineering position which was (in my estimation) inconclusive, and they sent me some programming questions over email and gave me a few days to complete them. I don't know if this was standard practice or if I got a little special treatment because of my combination of a recommendation and lack of formal experience. The questions were pretty standard CS fare: one on linked lists, one concerning binary trees, and I was rusty but I suspect someone who wasn't could have banged them out in a night. After a little while my resume got diverted to the linguistics team, and I ended up having an interview which I think was kind of a hodge-podge: it was with a couple members each of two different teams. It was not all that clear to me which position I was interviewing for—the software engineering one or the linguistics one—but coming from working in retail I didn't much care. The questions were almost entirely centered on coding, though I went out to lunch for one of them and got some looser, more open-ended questions about teamwork and general problem solving then. My last interview was on speakerphone with someone who telecommuted most days. Everyone was friendly and patient with me despite my total lack of knowledge of what to expect, and I felt like it was a very encouraging experience all around. I had to come back a few days later for another interview; this one was just with the manager of the engineering team, it was over lunch, and it felt very casual and not much like I was being quizzed. He did a good job of putting me at ease and it was as pleasant as the other interviews had been.

    Interview Questions

    • You're given a keyboard and a key on it. How would you determine all the keys that are adjacent to that one?   1 Answer
    • Given a phone number, determine all the words that can be made from it using the letters corresponding to each digit on a 12-key phone keypad.   2 Answers

    Negotiation

    I have no advice, sorry. I didn't attempt to negotiate; my expectations were low and I felt the offer made me was very generous.

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Nuance (Seattle, WA) in April 2011.

    Interview

    it was nice experience They asked me a bunch of tech questions and gave a problem to implement on a computer Overall it was a nice well thought out good interview

    Interview Questions

    • WAP to take a sentence as input and change each word Camelcase wise   Answer Question
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