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Updated Feb 6, 2015
Updated Feb 6, 2015
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Software Engineering Interview

Anonymous Employee
Anonymous Employee
Application Details

I applied through college or university – interviewed at Pegasystems in October 2014.

Interview Details

I was contacted after giving them my resume a career fair. Had a 30 minute phone interview with a senior engineering manager. She gave me an overview of the program and the workplace environment, and then asked me some questions about Java (this was my language of choice), such as the difference between an abstract class and interface, what is a JVM.

Interview Questions
  • What is the difference between a StringBuffer and a String   Answer Question
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Other Interview Reviews for Pegasystems

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Initial phone interview with recruiter was very basic. A brief introduction of the company history and then we went over the technical skill requirements for the position. A week after the phone interview I went for a group technical interview. Brief introductions again to high level team members and discussed the product and software used. Afterwards we went into the technical questions followed by whiteboard coding.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Pegasystems.

    Interview Details

    Initially met at a job fair and was invited to an interview at their Cambridge, MA location. It was about 6 hours of interviewing during which I was asked technical questions about programming, specifically Java, and team management type questions. I met with members of several different teams and also had to take a 1 hour on-paper test to determine programming skils. The new office was quite nice, and everyone was pretty friendly.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked how I would deal with a software project that was running behind schedule and there was no way to get the required functionality completed.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Pegasystems in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interview was fairly straight forward. First session with HR to discuss opportunities and salary requirement. Onsite interview was scheduled promptly in the following week. In person interview comprised of technical written test as well as 1:1 session with manager and few other folks. Initial verbal offer from HR and lengthy negotiation process which lasted for about couple of weeks before the final offer was tendered.

    Negotiation Details
    Pega tends to low ball most of the prospective employees. Have another offer in hand and be ready to put your foot down.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Pegasystems in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    Phone Screen:
    I was contacted by the HR rep. She scheduled a phone interview with the hiring manager. The manager seemed nice and asked detailed language related questions from java collections, generics, serialization, threading, design patterns, etc. Some of the topics were a little over my head but I managed to get a positive result.

    Interview 1:
    I was asked to come in for an interview and also fill in employment application. It lasted for about 3 hrs. I met with the hiring manager and the principle/senior engineers. I was asked logic questions, a couple of java programming questions, and database questions. The interview went well and I was asked to come in for a second round.

    Interview 2:
    Met with manager at first, he issued concerns about my salary requirements and then we went on with the interview. I met with some senior/junior engineers, the interview was much more technical than the first one. I was asked to go to the board and write code, draw graphs of sql join diagrams, write another programming question, explain every data structure I know, every sorting algorithm I know, write complex MySql queries, etc.

    Post Interview 1
    The overall interview was positive and we began salary negotiations. Manager ended up low-balling me on my salary requirements and the picture became clear from interview 2. Tactics such as "you don't have enough experience" and "your not a senior engineer", "what if I pay you X will you accept" were used. Beware that they pay 10%+ below market. Anyways, manager asked if I would accept the position if offered at below my requirements. I said no and asked him to follow-up with anything that he can do to make it work out.

    Post Interview 2
    Manager followed up but had made his mind that he wasn't going to budge. Didn't find that out until later. First told me about the amazing things about working with them and how they engaged in team building and outings the previous day. Next, he filled me in on his decision and hung up. Unfortunately, a positive interview experience went south fast.

    Interview Questions
    • If you have a large rock on a boat in a lake and then you throw the rock into the water, do you expect the lake level to rise or fall?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Pegasystems in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    Recruter found me on linkedin. I had 2 phone interviews, one with recruiter and one with team manager. Than other recruiter set up an interview with a team manager. At the interview, it turned out that the manager is sick and conversation was led by two developers. They gave me to do a quiz on the front-end developer, from time to time by asking their own questions. Overall, the atmosphere was very friendly, and the conversation itself quite loose.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Anonymous Employee in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Pegasystems in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had a phone call with a recruiter who informed me that i will have an aptitude test (a personality test) to determine what kind of fit I would be.
    The test was in form of a list of qualities that i describe myself with or that i present myself as. Honestly, a bunch of BS.
    The real interview was an onsite interview with the technical lead and a senior engineer.
    They described the company as being a vibrant startup-like environment and mentioned that they have a majority stockholder that allows them to keep the decision process quick.
    In reality the office appeared dull and sterile, and I had the impression that staff wasn't really happy there.
    They asked me to present myself and then presented the company, and then proceeded to give me a coding test I should execute using pen and paper. Yep. PAPER.

    Interview Questions
    • Implment basic algorithms such as fibonacci, yet on paper it's difficult to write clean and perfect code.
      Use of a laptop and pair programming would have been a better approach IMHO.
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Warangal (India)
    Anonymous Employee in Warangal (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Pegasystems in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    aptitude and java questions were asked in first round.followed by interview and h.rIn the first round aptitude was given preference i.e 2 marks for 1 question where as 1 mark for java questions.technical round was bit difficult

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Pegasystems in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    1st round is aps and then technical round and then HR round, 1st round 45 questions on general aptitude and java

    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād (India)
    Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Pegasystems in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    saw my resume in one of the job portals, asked to attend return test containing aptitude and java, got selected.After 1 week got call from hr asked 25- 30 java related questions answered almost all and left 2 questions,asked about expected salary waiting for the final result.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview

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