Very Difficult Interview
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at OSIsoft in November 2013.
Interview Details –
First Interview: Phone Interview - Lasted about 30 minutes. Talked about the job, aspirations, qualifications. Asked Question 1. Fairly straightforward.
Second Interview: Didn't hear back for a long time (3-4 weeks) about a second interview. Got an e-mail asking if I would like to come out to Philadelphia. Spent a couple of days hashing out the logistics of when and where I would fly out. Note: They do not plan your itinerary for you. You have to plan it with a travel agency. Flew out to Philadelphia - stayed at Sheraton Philadelphia Airport Suites. There is public transit from the airport to the downtown Philadelphia. There is also a shuttle to and from the hotel and the airport.
Interview for me consisted of 5 people, with two of those people over conference call and video chat. I happened to come in when a lot of people were out of towm.
First Person: Conference call. Asked about my aspirations and experience, similar to the first phone interview. Asked Question 2.
Second Person: In person- This person was the riddle person. He asked three questions: Questions 3-5
Third Person: Video conference- Pretty much the same as the first person. No technical questions.
Forth Person: In person - Talked about OSIsoft overall as well as asking logistical questions in terms of preference of start date and salary information.
Fifth Person: This person was another technical question person - Asked questions 6-8
Very Difficult Interview
I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at OSIsoft in November 2013.
Interview Details – I applied through college/university recruiting and had the initial interview on campus. The initial interview was fairly easy and straightforward and afterwards I was flown out to interview on site. The entire onsite interview takes about five hours and is pretty intensive. Know some basic programming and some of the trick questions found on here.
Interview Question – How many golf balls can you fit in a schoolbus? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at OSIsoft.
Interview Details – Phone interview with a recruiter -- skype interview with a customer support engineer in Shanghai -- skype interview with a customer support engineer manager in Singapore. Will ask you for your general interest in the company, position, your plan for the future, etc. And also behavior questions. Generally not hard
Interview Question – You have 3 switches corresponding to 3 light bulbs upstairs. You don't know which switch is for which light bulb, and you can only go upstairs to check the light bulb once. How would you figure out which switch is corresponding to which light bulb Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at OSIsoft.
Interview Details – i applied online for the position customer support engineer located in China. The second day a HR contacted me for a phone interview. It is a typically basic information questions about you and some behavior questions like how you handle stress, biggest achievement.
Interview Question – how do you troubleshoot a problem that you can not open Excel by double click the icon? Answer Question
I applied through college or university - interviewed at OSIsoft in October 2013.
Interview Details – On campus interview, mostly behavioral questions such as what is your most stressful experience, what is your greatest achievement, etc.
Interview Question – How would you explain to others what is MATLAB? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at OSIsoft in August 2013.
Interview Details – They invited me to on-site interview after having a 30 min behavioral interview with the college recruiter. On the on-site interview at Philadelphia, I was interviewed 4 times by either a single or two people groups. The questions were mostly included basic coding and/or trick questions. They were very nice and polite. They all asked me about some personal questions like what I like to do in my free time.
Interview Question –
How many golf balls can you fit in a school bus?
You have nine balls all of the same size and 7 of them weigh the same, and one of them weighs slightly more. How can you find the ball that is heavier by using a balance and only two weighings?
What do you think is the most useful function in Excel?
How would you debug in Excel? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at OSIsoft in August 2013.
Interview Details – Phone interview and then a long in-person interview with 4 interviews.
Interviewed at OSIsoft
Interview Details – Was emailed and asked to schedule a phone interview. After the phone interview, was asked to travel to San Leandro, CA for an in-person interview (Have not completed this yet). Phone interview was simple, mostly about my resume. Some behavioral questions, a logic question, and a tech support questions.
I applied online and interviewed at OSIsoft.
Interview Details – They contacted me to conduct a phone interview. The phone interview was mostly behavioral with a couple questions on how I would troubleshoot certain problems. Questions about how an error works and how I would troubleshoot a pc which wouldn't boot up.
Interview Question – How would you troubleshoot an error caused by excel. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at OSIsoft.
Interview Details – Had phone interview with typical questions listed here. Then had on-site interview. Consisted of 4 meetings with different people over 3 hours. I felt the company was rather too casual and unprofessional (one manager was wearing only a t-shirt and jeans). Perhaps, you should not wear a suit and tie to the interview? Also, the office and the area around the office were not very nice. Did not receive offer, but wasn't very impressed or interested after visiting the office. Job seems just like a glorified IT support position.
Interview Question – Technical questions on solving differential equations Answer Question
Pros: The people are very nice and the work is very rewarding. There are great opportunities for advancement. Also there is a great social scene in which new hires can make friends with one another. – Full Review
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