Red Hat Interview Questions in Raleigh-Durham, NC

Updated Sep 15, 2014
Updated Sep 15, 2014
33 Interview Reviews

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    Junior Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Red Hat in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    2 rounds of Phone Interview followed by a face to face interview round in the Company with a panel of 3 team members.

    Questions Asked:
    1. Thread
    2. Synchronization
    3. Serialization
    4. Hash Map, Vector, Set, Array List - Uses and Differences
    5. Static - Variable, Method and Class Purpose
    6. Inner Class - Purpose and Example
    7. Multi Threading
    8. Asked to write a basic Java Program - Logic Specific
    9. Asked to draw tables and show the 3rd Normalization and from those tables drawn, was asked to perform sum() with a specific condition

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Inside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at Red Hat in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    3 interviews typically, though in my case I was referred to the Director of Talent Acquisition directly, so we skipped 2 of them. Questions about desire, RH knowledge, reason for move, time to relocate, etc. Overall very friendly and positive. The role was a little lower than I had planned but Red Hat offers promotional achievement internally, so I wasn't worried about moving up quickly, which is why I went forward with the role.

    Interview Questions
    • How will my experiences carry over to Red Hat as I'm unproven on their particular technology despite supporting it for 3 years...this caught me off guard.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Sales Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Red Hat in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    I went to a career fair and met the internship program coordinator. They called me about an internship, and I said I was only interested in full-time. Interviews were a series of telephone and Skype interviews with ~5 people, and extra calls and time spent with my 2 direct supervisors. It was clear I needed to know Excel. Much of the interview focused on Excel competence, and various ways I'd used Excel in past challenges.

    Interview Questions
    • I don't recall the specifics, but it was a question about have you ever found yourself in a specific situation, and how did you solve the problem. I answered a very similar situation, and the main interviewer said, No, I was asking about SPECIFIC SITUATION.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Research glassdoor, salary.com, the NACE calculator, or other online calculators and databases, and find the appropriate salary for your role. Just by asking, you'll almost always get at least 10% more. The way you ask is important. State that fair compensation for (role) in (city), based on your research on glassdoor, salary.com, etc is $X. I'm sure we can work together toward a fair compensation package for me.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Red Hat in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I found the job description on local java meetup group. A recruiter post it. Then I got connected with her. She introduced me to the position. Then I had a screen technical interview with her. After a day, she told me I passed it. After that, she told me that she would talk with a software manager and schedule a phone interview.
    I waited for about 10 days before they gave me the call. The interview was very technical. Then the recruiter called me after 3 hrs to tell me I was denied.

    Interview Questions
    • thread
      multi thread
      hash map/map/hash table

      iterator
      static
      final

      pass by reference/value
      private/public/protected/default
      constructor/method/class

      linked list and array list
      hash table

      final
      abstract class

      E-R model
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at Red Hat in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview was harder than expected for a phone screen. Interviewer asked very technical questions that I was not at all prepared for. The previous phone screen I had was not technical at all.

    Interview Questions
    • What is REST and SOAP and explain the difference   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Red Hat in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    I received a call from an internal recruiter. Then she set up an interview for me with a hiring manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Mostly behavioral questions such as what are your weaknesses and strengths and tell me a time you were successful   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 months - interviewed at Red Hat.

    Interview Details

    The best way to get a job with Red Hat is to join an open source project that Red Hat is running. They will accept most volunteers. After you prove that you can do the work you have 2 options. Wait for a position to come open and they will ask you if you want a job. OR you can go online and apply for open positions. Depending on how much time and effort you put in the open source project determines the interview difficulty.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked to do a code walk through of an entire project that I wrote on and hosted on github.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    The position only had a certain amount of funding that year, it was just below what I was asking but it was worth it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Red Hat in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Very efficient process. Behavioral interviewing approach.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Red Hat.

    Interview Details

    Had one phone interview and one F2F interview.

    Interview Questions
    • I was peppered with detailed API and SQL questions. Then I was asked how I would deal or solve some hypothetical scenario regarding database transaction. It was not a well thought out question and had difficulty understanding his English and his train of thought. Its possible he was asking for a solution he was currently dealing with.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  11.  

    IT Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Red Hat in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Great contact with the recruiter, good follow up and communication. Met with hiring manager, 3 team members and the IT Director.

    Interview Questions
    • IT Director asked me to tell about a time I failed.   View Answer
    • Also, I asked each interviewer about how they viewed the role I was interviewing for   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

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