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Network Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Philips Healthcare.
Interview Details – 1. Phone screen/interview with HR representative.
2. Phone screen/technical interview the multiple engineers.
3. In person interpersonal skills interview with Director/Senior Engineer.
Interview Question – Initial HR screen was fair and balanced.
Technical interview was difficult and you had better know your trade.
In person interview was very difficult. I left wondering if I would receive an offer. Many different interpersonal behaviorism questions and the Director wouldn't accept a typical boxed answer. He kept digging for difficult circumstances and waited for me to give him personal experiences regarding argumentative work circumstances, which I did. Oil and water circumstances where things boiled over, etc. I would say that if you tell the truth...you have good odds, assuming you're actually qualified. I would say one suspicious answer would probably cause the Director to take the offer off the table. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate. There was not a lot of difference between what I wanted and the initial offer, but I stood my ground and eventually received an agreeable offer to my counter offer. I advise caution here. You had better be a good wordsmith and know how to word your counter letter before you decline the initial offer. The Director I worked with is a no non-sense personality type.
Network Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Philips Healthcare in March 2011.
Interview Details – First you speak with Philips HR recruiter who asks you basic questions to see if your interested in the position. Then a day after you speak with the Sr. Network Engineer who asks you some technical questions to see if your a good fit.
After you pass the phone interview you go in person and speak with the manager who also asks you technical questions along with some personal questions.
What port numbers do the following protocols use: FTP, TFTP,DNS,ETC (whole list of technologies)
How do you setup OSFP
How do you telnet into a device in Cisco IOS
Then you speak with the Sr. Engineer again, he puts you through a lot of simulation technical questions such as setting up EIGRP or OSPF. Also stuff about ACLs
Interview Question – What port numbers are designated to the following protocols: FTP, TFTP,SSL,HTTPS,DNS,WINS..........ETC Answer Question
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