REI Systems Interview Questions in Herndon, VA

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at REI Systems (Herndon, VA) in July 2010.

    Interview

    Easy Phone Interview

    Interview Questions

  2. Helpful (1)  

    Database Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Herndon, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at REI Systems (Herndon, VA) in June 2010.

    Interview

    I have applied online for the job, the interview was set for a Friday. It consisted of a technical interview to test my DB skills for about 1.5 hours and then a one hour interview to test my analytical skills. Monday they contacted me to offer me the position, and by Friday we signed the contract. It was probably one of the most technically-challenging interviews I had to go through, but that was a good indication on the level of expertise that is expected from the employees.

    Interview Questions

    • Analytical questions to identify problem solving approaches   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Herndon, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at REI Systems (Herndon, VA) in May 2010.

    Interview

    Had a phone interview initially and another phone interview testing my analytical skills in order to bring me for an onsite round. There were three rounds again at the onsite testing technical, analytical and a HR round

    Interview Questions

    • questions like asp.net page life cycle, and other basic .net questions.   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at REI Systems (Herndon, VA) in May 2010.

    Interview

    The company did a presentation at my school. I interviewed with them that afternoon. I had a technical interview first. Then I had a problem solving interview where we discussed both my project experience and some critical thinking problems. They were very friendly and very easy to talk with. When I got stuck with some of the problem solving questions the interviewer gave me some hints to help me discover a better answer.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain the ASP.Net Page Life Cycle.   1 Answer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at REI Systems (Herndon, VA) in March 2010.

    Interview

    With over 15 years of experience building web applications, I was interviewed by a developer just out of college who was barely able to speak English. Further, he was unable to recognize a correct answer to a question about SQL (which I later confirmed to be correct).

    Interview Questions

    • The interviewer asked me to craft a SQL statement that would return a specific result set. I had to ask him to repeat himself a number of times because of his inability to properly speak English.   1 Answer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at REI Systems (Herndon, VA) in March 2010.

    Interview

    The recruiter was very unprofessional in handling the interview process.....advised me of how to carry, present and prepare myself which I felt is not her business and she did not get back and let me know the interview results. They made me wait in the lobby for quite some time and no apology. The person who interviewed me did not seem to be interested in finding out how I would contribute to their team or organization. Just asked me a bunch of questions most of which were irrelevant to the position I was interviewing. The interview also ended very abruptly, the second person who was supposed to interview me had already left. What a weird experience....Certainly would not want to work with such people.

    Interview Questions

    • Unexpected question - Guess the number I am thinking of which is between 1 and 100 by asking minimal Yes or No questions.   2 Answers
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Herndon, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at REI Systems (Herndon, VA) in March 2010.

    Interview

    The career services at my school set up the initial interview overnight (I was told the day before the interview). The interview was a three step process. First: I spoke with with a senior software engineer at the company on the phone, Second: I spoke with an HR representative about my personality, and Last: I spoke with the person who would be my boss for his own knowledge of what kind of person I was.

    Interview Questions

    • Given the dimentions of a rubics cube (3x3, 4x4), what is the formula for figuring out the number of cubes that can not be seen on the surface. (If it did have cubes on the inside)   1 Answer
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at REI Systems (Herndon, VA) in February 2010.

    Interview

    The initial phone screening was a very bad experience. The way interview was conducted was not professional and they were not ready to listen what I had to say. The questions were very random and after a while I was not sure if they were interviewing to hire for a position or just wanted to test where you break. Even before hearing their feedback, I made up my mind that I will not be accepting this position....afterall it's not only that a company wants talented people to be part of their team but one should enjoy working with the team too

    Interview Questions

    • How would you co-ordinate/clarify requirements with off shore dev/testing teams   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at REI Systems (Herndon, VA) in February 2010.

    Interview

    The initial phone screening was a phone interview. I got their phone call after 5 hours of the scheduled time and no apology from the interviewer. After a week, they called me for face to face interview. It was supposed to be 2 hours, but they made it 3 hours. They kept me waiting in the lobby for 30 minutes. Three people interviewed one after another. There were lot of analytical questions like number guessing, pan balance questions and logical puzzles. The HR person did not get back and let me know the interview results. They pay less and expect more work from their employees. Most of the employees work till late nights and also in weekends.

    Interview Questions

    • I have 9 coins, out of which 8 coins are identical in weight and one is lighter in weight. Is it possible to find the light weight coin with only two weighings, using pan balance?   2 Answers
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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at REI Systems (Herndon, VA) in February 2010.

    Interview

    The Head of HR initially called me and she was great...very friendly and personable. We spoke for about 45 minutes and she talked a lot about the role and the organizational structure there, the company's clients, etc. After the phone interview she asked me if I'd like to come in for a face to face interview and I said yes. I was told I'd be meeting with three people total and would be there for two hours. I went into the office in Herndon and spent a couple minutes with the Head of HR. All went ok with her (although the couple minutes we spent talking was her "preparing me" for the two people I was about to meet - I should've known at that point where this was going) but then the next person came in (who I believe is the COO) and although I was "grilled" extremely hard, the interview ended up being ok. After that I proceeded to sit by myself in this interview room for about 45 minutes waiting for the VP to come in and meet with me and when he finally "showed" he made no apology for being so late. He was very rude and even stepped out twice to take a call! He did apologize about that but I've been in HR and Recruiting for almost 10 years now and unless there is some EXTREME emergency, you don't take calls during an interview. He was extremely difficult to interview with - he asked the same question over and over (just in a different way each time) and didn't seem to even be listening to the answers I gave. He made no eye contact at all and was so stiff and unfriendly that he made it to be the worst interview experience I've ever had. I ended up being there for over three hours and when I walked out I just hoped I'd never be back! It's a shame the interview was this way because the company does seem to be thriving and they seem extremely customer focused which attracted me to the company. From the couple minutes I spent in the office lobby though I got the sense that the office/work culture is very similar to management - stiff and formal and not necessarily the funnest place to work.

    Interview Questions

    • Tons of "What would you do if this?" and "What would you do if that?" and "How would you handle this?" types of questions. Very behavioral based.   Answer Question

See What REI Systems Employees Are Saying

  Former Software Engineer in Herndon, VA

Pros: “* Very flexible office hours, you can come and go as you please as long as you get things done (with some managers). * Good medical benefits for the company size. * There are a few...”“* Very flexible office hours, you can come and go as you please as long as you get things done (with some managers). * Good medical benefits for the company size. * There are a few people in the company who are great at what they do. If you end up working there, find out who they are and stick with them; your life will be easier.” – Full Review

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