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Proofpoint Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Nov 22, 2014
Updated Nov 22, 2014
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Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
Application Details

I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Proofpoint.

Interview Details

1. Phone screen.
2. Panel of 4 interviewers

After the panel interview nobody got back to me until I followed up myself in 2 weeks. The answer was that the position I applied for had been repurposed to some other team.

Given the amount of time I spent on phone screen, driving to their office and stress associated with the interview it was very frustrating to hear that the position was not even available. So I consider my experience as a negative one.

Interview Questions
No Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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
    Accepted Offer
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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 Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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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