Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Red Hat (Chicago, IL) in October 2013.
I was surprised that the interview process was not as professional as I expected. All of the engineers and managers I dealt with were fine, but I had to email the HR representative multiple times to get feedback.
- The most UNEXPECTED question was, "So... tell me what design patterns you have used. Just name some." Answer Question
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Consultant InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Red Hat (New York, NY) in March 2012.
Phone screen with recruiter, technical phone interview with a Sr. Consultant, and for the final interview, they flew me to NYC for a full day interview that consisted of a two hour long technical interview and hour+ long interviews with two different managers.
They paid for the flight, and told me I had to pay for everything else and that I would be reimbursed for all expenses. I submitted my receipts and they reimbursed me for about 1/3 of the real costs.
- Tell me a joke. Answer Question
Consultant InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Red Hat (Washington, DC) in August 2010.
This was a pre-screening interview to determine if my skill set matched the Red Hat requirement. I was applying for more of a consultant/systems architecture role, with a background in many flavors of UNIX support and systems Integration, but they were looking for a Red Hat certified systems administrator/engineer. Interesting that Red Hat prefers to hire people who are already experts in their products. Since I did not have 5 years or more of hands-on Red Hat Linux experience, they were not interested.
- How many years of direct Red Hat Linux Support experience do you have? 1 Answer
Consultant InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Red Hat.
After a few phone calls with an HR recruiter there was a tech screening interview. It lasted an hour and had maybe a dozen linux specific questions. I passed on the ones I couldn't answer 100% correctly and gave detailed explanations when possible. There was also time to ask the screener, who was also a consultant, questions about their job. I'd say that I had a good 2/3 of the questions answered with great detail.
I traveled for an in person interview with the consultant manager and a senior consultant. It was fairly relaxed. There were some role playing questions, preparation for the amount of travel required, and general "why Red Hat?" questions.