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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at SERENA Software in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Very detailed process and you can tell it's designed to hire the best candidate for the job. Starts with several phone interviews that lead up to a panel interview. Very lengthy but worth it as you learn a lot about the people and the company throughout the process.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Staff Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at SERENA Software.

    Interview Details

    Went through a series of 3 interviews. One initial phone HR screening, one technical phone interview with two technical resources and a final in person inteview with senior executives.

    Interview Questions
    • Most difficult questions were scenario based on how you would handle certain customer situations or issues that arise.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation phase was short and to the point. They have specific define ranges for each technical position.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Solutions Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vienna, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vienna, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at SERENA Software in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Headhunter coordinated initial meeting with Regional Director. My new manager and I had previously worked together. Being familiar with my work performance, he endorsed me. I had also worked with or was familiar with everyone else on the team. Being known entities made identifying a good fit easier. The headhunter then coordinated the offering negotiations.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to leave your previous job?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Headhunter coordinated. Offer was below asking, but further discussion led to a mutually acceptable package.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Director of Professional Services Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at SERENA Software in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    Quick and easy. I had been an employee before and so the process was quick

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at SERENA Software.

    Interview Details

    I had an interview at the office and also phone call with my future American boss and another technical specialist from the US office. 1-1 interview at the office was more technical, with tests, tricky questions, writing the example code. While phone interview was more about my experience and background, though some interesting programming questions/situations and their resolutions were discussed. It was surprising to have the director of Kyiv office on the interview, even more surprising was to talk with him about some internals of the programming language :)

    Interview Questions
    • There were some code examples those are not realistic to meet in real life, so you should to understand well how compiler behaves, execution order, etc. to answer them.
      Traditionally there were some logical exercises to utilize your brain CPU 100% ;)
       
      Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at SERENA Software in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    I was asked general questions about C++ and Java

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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