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Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
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Interview Details

Phone screen with basic questions on core java, difference between interface and single inheritance, diff between final, finally and finalize, diff b/w array and linked list, hashmap vs.hashtable and onsite interview

Interview Questions
  • difference between interface and single inheritance, diff between final, finally and finalize, diff b/w array and linked list, hashmap vs.hashtable   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Proofpoint in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    got interview, phone screened, then went onsite, meet 5 people, 1 of them is manager. the engineers gave a question to solve. the problem difficulty is medium.

    Interview Questions
    • write code the navigate a matrix , from outside to the center.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    yes. make sure you have other offer when you negotiate with this company.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Proofpoint in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    No nonsense process

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Proofpoint in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    The recruiter who contacted me was very nice and helpful. He set up a phone screen for me with the hiring manager. He said to expect a standard 30-45 minute session.

    The hiring manager called me about 15 minutes late, seemed to be very distracted. Spoke for about 10 minutes, and said he will arrange for an on-site interview.

    I never heard from him again. I contacted the recruiter, who also said he had not received a feedback from the manager. He spoke to him and let me know he decided to go with someone else.

    Overall, I think it was very irresponsible on their part to not follow up, and make a decision based on a hurried, 10 minute conversation

    Interview Questions
    • What Java collection would you use to store a million strings   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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