Qualys Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2014
Updated Jul 15, 2014
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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Qualys in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was blindsided with a full phone interview that was earlier advised to be just an initial screening call. Interviewer doesn't seem too professional. Doesn't listen. Interviewer seems more interested in giving criticism remarks rather than observing. I have answered each question well with logical support but was told I do not qualified with because I don't sound comfortable enough. I wonder who can be comfortable after being asked with ridiculous non related questions. Interviewer advised me he would recommend my profile to the BD department instead as I would qualify there but as expected interviewer did not keep his words. Thought I was applying for a high school summer job. I question the integrity of Qualys.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you live with your parents? What does your parents do?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Qualys in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and heard back from a hiring manager 6 weeks later for an initial thirty minute phone screen. After the initial phone screen --- was asked to come in for an in-person interview within the next week.

    After scheduling an onsite interview and arriving --- met with two hiring managers individually for thirty minutes each about the position and goals.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do on your very first day with no direction?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Technical Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source - interviewed at Qualys.

    Interview Details

    Initial phone screening, 1st interview with multiple people over couple hours. Second interview was more of a formality to negotiate details of employment offer. Straight forward, concise, good questions, good process.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing crazy, good technical and sales type questions that determine intangible elements as well as face value information.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    TAM Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    The process took 1 week - interviewed at Qualys in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    First interview was with the TAM Director who asked primarily what my interests where, how technical do I consider myself etc.

    Second Interview was VERY technical around application security and vulnerability management.

    Third Interview was with the VP of Strategic Alliances who was incredibly rude, arrogant and sounded like he had better things to do. He would ask a question, I would answer and he would say that makes no sense! (Without giving an explanation). Bizzare. Did not end up getting an offer based on the fact that the VP did not like my lack of technical abilities.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Vuln/Security Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Qualys in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    Phone call with manager followed by onsite @ Redwood City , CA
    Traveled to Redwood city, CA
    Panel interview - more of getting to know each other with the team.
    1:1 - too many redundant questions that were already asked//discusses before.
    50% experience | 50% technical

    Interview Questions
    • XSS , CSRF , SQL Injection , puzzle (water jug) , writing simple regex , scripting TLS/SSL etc   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Unprofessional upper management.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Qualys in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    Did a phone interview with the manager.Explained my strengths and weakness and what I can bring to the position.Wasn't very clear on what exactly the job requires.Was asked to come onsite

    Had three interviews
    a)2i QA engineers quizzed me on various SQL questions(one of my weaknesses..so didn't do that well)
    b)2 developers quizzed on various Junit related questions and API related questions.At this point I realized the job position didn't meet my qualification and I kind of lost interest.Also one interviewer was extremely rude when I didn't answer some basic question from his view point.I had made it clear in my phone interview what I was bringing to the table.Guess the manager should have communicated to the interviewer.
    c)1:1 interview with the same person whom I had phone interview with.I kind of explained him that this position only needs 20% of my strengths and other things I will have to pick up on the job.

    Overall,the interview experience was bad-I expect the interviewers to be humble about the questions they ask and if the interviewee is not meeting their expectations,it's not end of the world and should be treated as such.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    TAM Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Qualys in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    Process overview applies to all client-facing roles. Initial interviews were not very challenging. After phone screens, an in-person meeting is conducted with at least one of the people that screened the candidate. After that, the candidate must prepare and deliver a ~20 minute presentation via the web to these same interviewers. Passing that, the candidate next heads to corporate in CA to present the same presentation to the CEO plus other executives that are available. Presentation is followed by a group interview/discussion, and then individual interviews. Be prepared for rude and antagonistic behavior from the corporate panel.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you believe that SaaS is the only way forward for software?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    QA Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Qualys in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    Group of six took the interview. Getting a interview is tough now a days and setting such a scene is really an act of a genius. Already tense and it makes matters worse. Taking on 6 minds at a time. Asked about networking, unix and yes there were seven different thoughts about a question. Not a professional way to take an interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Sales Position Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Qualys.

    Interview Details

    Having been screened on the phone for an hour with the the director of sales, and then being brought in for an interview with several people was not walk in the park. Having made it to the final round, one would think that there would be a modicum of professionalism. Communication post interview was pretty much non-existent.

    Interview Questions
    • What outside hobbies or interest do you have that would apply to this position?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Technical Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Qualys in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    Phone screening done by Sales manager, covered technical skills and industry knowledge
    Face to face interview with 5 people: Technical Account Managers and Senior Account Managers: Technical questions, work under pressure questions, time management skill questions, activities outside of work, ability to articulate complex technical questions to non technical customers

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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