Rockwell Automation Embedded Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Apr 23, 2015
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Embedded Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
No Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Rockwell Automation in March 2014.

Interview

Upload the resume and the HR contact me within 2 weeks. The phone interview consists of two parts, the behavior and technical. The HR asked general behavior question in the first , then he asked his teammate to start the technical part. Then I failed on the technical question.

Interview Questions

  • Was asked about the use of statics but I didn't prepare for it   Answer Question

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    Embedded Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Rockwell Automation in September 2013.

    Interview

    Phone interview for 30 minutes followed by on-site interview for 4 hrs

    Interview Questions

    • Asked questions about the Operating System, Object Oriented designing. Also asked few programs to write for C++ concepts.   Answer Question
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    Embedded Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, WI) in March 2013.

    Interview

    The interview process was just amazing and smooth. It all started with an email by the hiring manager and a time for a phone interview was set up. I had a phone interview that lasted for about 30 minutes. The hiring manager asked me questions based on my experience and education and some technical questions based on PLCs and HMIs. I was called for an on-site interview which was scheduled for about 2 weeks after the phone interview. I had 3 panel interviews of 45 minutes duration each. The first round was with the hiring manager and one of his team members. I was asked questions based on my prior work experience and why I wanted to work for this position. The second interview (I guess this is the only one that went bad for me) was on programming skills. Given that I did not have much embedded systems programming experience, I did face some difficulties here. Moreover, this wasn't an entry-level position (though I wish it would have been). The third round was again a mix of technical questions and personality related questions. I answered questions based on polymorphism, abstract classes, etc. I then had a wind up conversation with the hiring manager where my availability and salary expectations were discussed. I got a feedback two weeks following the on-site interview where the hiring manager said that they were overall quite impressed with my work experience but at the same time they needed someone with more programming skills, which I acknowledge I lacked to some extent given that this is NOT an entry level position. I feel my chances would have been good had this been an entry level position. What impressed me was that the process was smooth and they did not take long in arriving at a decision. A "no" is a good answer, better than waiting for an answer for over 2 months (I've had that experience too).

    Interview Questions

    • Just had some difficulty where I was shown some code snippets and asked to explain what the code did and if there were any issues with it.   Answer Question
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    Embedded Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Rockwell Automation (Cambridge, ON (Canada)) in January 2015.

    Interview

    The process was involving a single face to face interview with a panel of three persons. I was told that following this unique interview, the successful candidate would get an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Surprisingly, questions were general and definitely not technical which was very surprising.   Answer Question
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    Embedded Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Rockwell Automation in May 2010.

    Interview

    Phone interview was very technical. Half an hour of only programming (C/C++) questions. Then followed the on-site interview, which was taken by 8 people over 4 hours. Not so technical, mostly all questions pertaining to my resume.

    Interview Questions

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