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Riverbed Technology Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Jul 26, 2014
Updated Jul 26, 2014
23 Interview Reviews

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Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Riverbed Technology.

Interview Details

Applied online. Had a call from the recruiter first and a phone screen with the VP of engineering at a later date. They then had me fly to their office in Sunnyvale where I had about 4 technical interviews and one with the VP again. Questions were mostly related to systems and couple of standard algorithm questions. There was a simple question about bit manipulation, another one about LRU cache design, a synchronization problem and standard questions like the toughest problems I worked on, etc. Finally had a talk with the VP. Overall the experience was good. Couple of employees took me out for lunch in between interviews. The travel arrangements were good.

Interview Questions
  • I was asked about signals, and although I knew what signals are I didn't articulate it well. But the interviewer was really nice and indicated what is the key thing about it.   View Answer
Reasons for Declining

I received an offer from another company where the work was more to my liking.

Declined Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Other Interview Reviews for Riverbed Technology

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Riverbed Technology in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Was reached out by an in-house recruiter and connected with the hiring manager. Each person spoke as if they were very interested. After losing touch for a week and reminding them, the recruiter contacted me again and said they would put together a call in the afternoon. That call never came.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Riverbed Technology.

    Interview Details

    I sent my resume in a job fair in the university. So the 1st interview occurred exactly in the job fair. I did very well, because the question is simple. I remember it is about counting sort. And after a week, I got the 2nd interview at the career center (again in the university). Roughly 1 month later (may be 3 weeks?). I got contact from a recruiter and he was quite positive on my profile. Later on, a manager contacted me and he talked briefly about the company. I finally got 3 interviews (all technical) before I got the offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Check whether an area is overlapped with a given one. And some classic question such as remove a node in a link list. (a blackbox function decides which node to remove).   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Riverbed Technology in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interviewer threw a question: writing a piece of code for finding the max sum of a path in a binary tree.

    Interview Questions
    No 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 online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Riverbed Technology.

    Interview Details

    1 phone screen interview
    1 paper based test
    5 onsite interviews

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Riverbed Technology in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Saw opening on LinkedIn. Recruiter contacted me within 24 hours. Had 1st phone interview with hiring manager. Gave position description, product description. Asked details about past work. 2nd phone interview was with senior engineer, asked to code on shared document in C++. Recruiter never contacted me after 2nd interview. Not even rejection email.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Met the HR on Campus Recruiting. They gave one sheet with one question to applicants to answer. I think I answered it well, and I got the second round of interview in the second day. It was one to one interview. He asked two code questions. One is shuffling cards, the second one is bi-tree question.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 4 days - interviewed at Riverbed Technology.

    Interview Details

    It was 6 round interview. Recruiter are really quick in setting up interview. For me 4 interviews goes well and 2, I had tough time. Pretty much standard question.

    Interview Questions
    • Design an api to read a block of memory of a given length from memory disk.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Riverbed Technology in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Posted my resume on their site. Got call from recruiter 2 days later.
    Recruiter was dis-organized and messed up calls, didnt know which candidate he was talking to when he called me. Anyways he figured it out later and sent my resume to hiring managers. After 2 follow-up mails with the recruiter he got me a phone interview. Interview lasted for an hour. Hiring manager took it. He spent first few minutes in explaining the product and what does his team do. Went over my resume and latest project. Asked couple questions on resume. Later he gave me a hash table to implement i.e. insert in it and find a node. I had to take care of collisions. He expected in c++. I told him I have never worked in cpp. So he told me to go ahead in C. I did the program and he seemed happy with it. Next day I got email saying there is mismatch in my experience and requirements of the opening, so they decided not to go ahead with my further interviews.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Riverbed Technology.

    Interview Details

    Applied at a career fair. Was scheduled for an interview after answering a questionaire. Interviewer was really patient and helpful.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain everything that happens when a user enters a url in a browser, the protocols involved, the routing that takes place, the name resolution, etc   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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