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Updated Jan 20, 2015
Updated Jan 20, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Associate Software Quality Assurance Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Submitted my resume online and was also referred by an employee. I received a email within two days to schedule a skype interview with VP of Quality Engineering. The interview revolved mostly around java and SQL queries. The entire process was really ridiculous and rude. The interviewer did not care for any of my answers or did not bother to give me a feedback. As soon as she came on skype, she just copy pasted the questions and asked me to type out the answer,and asked me to let her know when I am done and carried on with her work.

    Interview Questions
    • The only difficulty was trying to communicate with the interviewer   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    The interview experience was not very nice. It reflected really bad about the company.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Technical Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    3 Interviews. They are very upfront. There is a set wage coming in and they express the hardships and benefits from the beginning. They understand the job supporting this software is difficult but advise with time the knowledge will come. They have attempted to keep the Apple Culture after being acquired by Pearson. Mellow, open resources, open communication and employee benefits. They really sell themselves as much as the potential new employee sells themselves during the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you handle a difficult customer? How do you overcome challenges?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation. They made it very clear the beginning wage is set.
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Principal Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Pearson.

    Interview Details

    I went through through three interviews. The first interview was a grilling technical interview by three people each of whom took turns quiz me on the area of their technical expertise. This was mostly to assess my technical skills. The second interview was by a manager on phone. It was more about to see if there is a cultural fit. The last interview was with the director and was mostly a mutual introduction.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions about data structures in computer science and related programming which made me go back to the fundamentals of computer science.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Software Quality Assurance Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Pearson in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied Online got a mail from the VP the same day asking me about my Scheduled and mail backed with a skype interview
    It was more like an assessment she gave java programming question and one sql quesry they were easy not that difficult
    I cleared that with in hour i got a call from a supervisor again a skype interview it was more behavioral and he asked me about my background (very relaxed and a good interview)
    After that in 2 minutes an interview with the hiring manager
    It was very technical and behavioral it was bit difficult one but he was helpful he dint grill me but was asking difficult questions and he had a really good background and very good knowledge of what he was doing i really thought i might not get it coz the questions were difficult but i answered them with the best I could

    2 hours later i get a verbal offer from them and they gave me a good compensation and a really good one

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Not much negotiation
    But they gave what I wanted
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Associate Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Pearson in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    First contact after my application was quick. I was contacted by the department manager and discussed setting up an interview.

    I interviewed with both the department manager and the team leader for the position. Questions were straight forward and without any catches or pitfalls. The job was explained well and matched exactly what the job ended up being.

    Within approximately a week and a half I was contacted by the human resource contact and offered the position.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you think you can handled around 40 open projects at once?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Test Scorer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Pearson in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Elaborate web site form to fill out. They don't want your resume, only proof that you are a college grad. They want to know if you are honest and play well with others. You receive a conditional offer that will be confirmed once they have proof you're a college grad and a citizen, and appear in person for a photo for your tag. It's a secure site, so you will beam in everywhere. No phone activity in the black box area.

    Interview Questions
    • They will want examples of cooperative work, dealing with situations where you were asked to do something iffy, etc.. This is all web sit entry. You will have to repeat it for the off-site scoring, if you apply for both on-site and remote location, so save your answers in a file somewhere!   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    None. Flat rate--$10.00 US an hour for training, $12.00 US an hour for scoring, slight (pennies) incentive over a certain number of tests scored a day, if the rate lasts a week. If you fall under that rate, you lose the bonus for the pay period. This was my first contract--they may have wiggle room on later contracts,
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Pearson in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and get response back in a few days, asking for a Skype video interview. It consists of three questions. The Skype interview was really ridiculous. The interviewer seems not willing to communicate with you. It makes me feel like be insulted. It is the worst experience I ever have.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Internal Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Pearson.

    Interview Details

    They just asked some general questions and won't ask any behavior questions. And they care about internal auditing background or CIA certificate.

    Interview Questions
    • I don't think there were some difficult or unexpected questions. They want to find someone who has the expertise of internal auditing and at the same time fit their team.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  10. 10 people found this helpful  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    5 step process that includes phone, two face to face interviews, a campus project and a phone interview with the VP of sales.

    Accepted Offer
  11.  

    Technical Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Iowa City, IA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Iowa City, IA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Pearson.

    Interview Details

    Very light, very unprofessional. An oddly fun interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions about proxy and content filtering were expected but difficult.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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