I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at OSIsoft in January 2014.
Interview Details – Applied through university career site. Had one on campus interview ,and got invited to San Leando, CA two weeks later. All the interviewers were very friendly.
Interview Question – Know your object oriented programming. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at OSIsoft in September 2013.
Interview Details – Was first contacted by email and asked to submit a code sample. Phone interview followed that discussed said code sample. Finally was brought in for an in person interview. This interview involved multiple people. Interviewers were somewhat laid back and very personable. Lunch was also provided which included a more informal q/a session with an employee.
Interview Question – There were a few code based questions that required some creative thinking. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at OSIsoft in November 2013.
Interview Details – I applied to OSISoft after coming to know about this opening at university career services. First was a telephone interview which lasted one hour in October 2013. Phone interview was mostly resume based and one puzzle (a rail track goes around the equator....). Then I was invited for on-site interview at San Leandro office. On-site interview consisted of 1 HR interview and 3 technical interview. Again most of the questions are already listed here on Glassdoor so I will add only those questions that are not listed here. Overall, everyone was fair and interview process was good.
Negotiation Details – Did not negotiate
Interviewed at OSIsoft
Interview Details – There was one phone screen and on-site interview. For the phone screen, a current Support Engineer interviewed me and asked me a mix of technical and behavioral questions. At the end of the conversation, I was told I would know whether or not I would be invited for an on-site interview within a week. I received an e-mail from HR less than a week later.
The on-site interview had multiple components: one interview with an engineer in the Field Service department, one with an HR representative, one with a programmer and one with an engineer in the Techincal Support department. It was mostly behavioral-based, but the programmer did ask me some brainteasers. At the end of the interview, I was told I would receive news of an offer, or no offer, within two weeks. A week later, I received the offer.
Interview Question – There was nothing unexpected. The brainteasers are straightforward, and there is a correct answer (which differs from some other software companies in the bay). Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I asked for a slightly higher offer, but they said they were giving me the maximum amount for my position.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at OSIsoft in December 2012.
Interview Details – I had a phone screen about 2 weeks after meeting the company at a job fair. The call took about 40 minutes and went over my resume and basic knowledge pertaining to the job description. Then I was called in for an onsite interview with 3 different people one at a time. Onsite total time ~ 3 hours.
Interview Question – They will ask you some test questions regarding programming and some logic riddles at any stage of the interview process. Be warmed up and don't take this in the morning. 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
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at OSIsoft in March 2013.
Interview Details – Met with recruiter at university career fair, was given an interview slot on the spot. On-campus interview was very informal, mostly informational and asked basic questions about why you are interested in the job, etc. Invited for in-person interview in San Leandro a week later.
In-person interview consisted of four 45-minute interviews with people from various departments including Customer Support, HR, Development, and Field Services. One of the interviews was via webcam, and was a surprise, but went well overall. Toughest part was the final interviewer, who grilled me on MATLAB and mathematical problems.
Interview Question – Given an infinite vector [x1, x2, ...] and a set of evolution equations [dx1/dt, dx2/dt, ...] write a MATLAB program to calculate the value of the vector at any time t. View Answer
Reason for Declining – Benefits not that great, offered better salary and bonus at another BI software company.
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at OSIsoft in March 2013.
Interview Details – Met with a college recruiter on campus and submitted my resume. Applied online to the position then a couple of weeks after got a phone interview. Phone interview is about technical background through college and behavioral questions. Also there was some brain teaser questions. A couple of weeks after I got invited to the headquarters in San Leandro, CA for the 2nd round of interviews. Got interviewed by 4 different employees, one at a time (45 mins each). And thats it!
Interview Question – What is HTML?
Why do you want to work for OSIsoft?
What is Cloud Storage?
What other companies did you apply for?
Why do you want to work for a software company?
What's your strengths? Weaknesses? Answer Question
I applied online - interviewed at OSIsoft in February 2013.
Interview Details – I first submitted my resume to them in the fall of my senior year of college. I first had a brief phone interview with HR. A second phone interview was scheduled with an IT employee from San Leandro. Then a third phone interview with the Director of IT. At this point, they flew me out to their office in San Leandro for a final interview. There I had four 1 hour long interviews.
Interview Question – How could you use the PI system to monitor IT? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at OSIsoft in December 2012.
Interview Details – I talked with recruiters at my university career fair and applied online. About 6 weeks later I received an email asking me to schedule a phone interview, which lasted for about 45 min. The phone interviewer was very nice. She asked almost exclusively behavioral questions and asked me to explain my research. The next day I received an email asking me to schedule a site interview in their CA headquarters. Upon visiting the company, I participated in 4 45 min interviews wherein I was asked both technical and behavioral questions. Some of the interviewers seemed very prepared, but one of the managers pretty much only wanted me to ask him questions, so be ready for that. I don't know if he is just lazy, or if he is trying to see if you actually want the position.
It took nearly two weeks to get a response, and the response was "we need another phone interview with you." I was pretty puzzled as to why they would fly me out there just to do another phone interview. A few days after the phone interview I received an email saying that I didn't get the position.
Interview Question – Alot of the specific technical questions they ask (e.g. what is HTML, etc..) are already on this page.
They did ask me how I would troubleshoot a problem with a Pi application. Specifically where I would look to troubleshoot (reboot computer, check with another persons computer, examine if Pi server hard drive is corrupt, etc...).
Also, they asked me what I would do if an equation in excel was causing my computer to crash. They wanted to know what a MS Tech support person might look for in helping me. Answer Question
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