I applied online and the process took 5 months - interviewed at Silver Spring Networks Inc. in November 2013.
Interview Details – Extensive. Many phone interviews, in-person interview, and a trip to Corporate headquarters for another round. This process lasted months. Each interview covered the same information as related to past experience and this went on and on. During my visit to Corporate Headquarters, I had 5 interviews from employees ranging from project managers to a VP. All were pretty much the same and left me wondering what the Company was looking for?
Interview Question – Nothing difficult. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – The process of getting an offer took so long, that I was able to interview with another firm, get an offer, relocate, and start my new position by the time SSN made the offer!
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Silver Spring Networks Inc..
Interview Details – Applied on-line and also had employee contact. Phone discussion with recruiter followed by setting up 1-1's with 2 folks in HR. Met recruiter and other HR individual who greeted me and chatted about the company as interviewers were running late. I liked all the people that I met and spoke with - good energy and appeared to be a positive culture. One interview was challenging and was mostly behavioral interviewing questions - the 2nd was mostly conversational in tone. No timeline was shared with me regarding next steps on the interview process or when they would get back to me.
Interview Question – No particular question stands out. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied through other source and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Silver Spring Networks Inc..
Interview Details – recruited by former colleagues
Interview Question – when can you start View Answer
Negotiation Details – named, received requirements.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Silver Spring Networks Inc. in March 2013.
Interview Details –
The found me. The initial contact came through connections I had online. It was an initial call to test to see if I was interested. I did some research on the company, then called back with interest. An initial screening with the recruiter took place, then a phone interview with the hiring manager. While that was happening, they were also scheduling an onsite meet and greet with the team, and later scheduled 5-6 half-hour phone interviews with people throughout the organization.
The interview process, in general, was pretty lengthy. Lots of people to talk with, lots of scheduling. Since they had folks throughout the country, and I had a full time job, the process was a bit more complicated than I thought it needed to be.
They are looking for very specific personality traits and specific experiences to make sure you fit into their culture. I got along well with all of the interviewers.
The one concern I had with the interviews was that they were scheduled for 30 minutes, often by phone, and they would call late and want to end on time. That didn't leave much time for me to ask questions and getting clarifications. That meant, after an offer was ready, I had to slow them down and go back and ask a bunch of clarifications afterward.
I did end up declining their offer. I felt bad about it, and do feel like I missed an opportunity. It just wasn't the right time since my wife and I just found out we were pregnant.
Interview Question – Most of the questions were pretty straight forward, so I don't have anything to add here. Answer Question
Reason for Declining –
Yes, I got an offer. I did decline, reluctantly. I only wish the offer could have waited a few more weeks.
First, for someone like me, this is a PERFECT company. Technical, progressive, focused on "green" initiatives, and also small enough to be agile and flexible. I really, really wanted to work for them and really liked their personality.
The one thing that held me back was the potential for lots of travel and, potentially, having no local job after the contract with our local energy company is up. My wife is pregnant, and even though I really wanted to work for Silver Spring, I couldn't risk not being there or having to travel a lot. t the time I couldn't tell them we were expecting, so I think they probably thought I was someone who wasted their time. That's truly not the case.
I really hope to work for these folks in the future. I wanted to when they made the offer, but my life circumstances just didn't allow for it.
Very Difficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Silver Spring Networks Inc. in March 2013.
Interview Details – Their recruiter contacted me and scheduled a phone interview. However, at the scheduled time, the manager never called and could not be reached. Later I was told the manager had changed his mind.
Interview Question – "We’re still trying to get in contact with the manager" Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Silver Spring Networks Inc. in December 2011.
Interview Details – During the screen and 1:1 interview, I was asked network related questions, as the job description mentioned L2/L3 layer testing and the interviewer mentioned, it is for testing routing features. The group interview consisted mainly firmware related questions and algorithms for programming. All the interviewers were very polite and considerate, though the interview itself was very confusing.
Interview Question – How is much is 20db compared to 40 db? Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Silver Spring Networks Inc. in December 2011.
Interview Details – The interview process included phone screen first with recruiter then with hiring manager. This is followed by 1st round on-site, then 2nd round on-site. The interview process wasn't that difficult, it was to understand my background/experience, my communication/interpersonal skills and how I handled certain work situations. Once completed, the veral offer came within 2 days.
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Silver Spring Networks Inc. in December 2011.
Interview Details –
Group interview consists of 3 individual. Each conducting 30 minutes of time.
Mostly asking questions concerning email, and troubleshooting.
Interview Question – What is the difference between pop3 and IMAP? View Answer
The process took 2+ months - interviewed at Silver Spring Networks Inc. in June 2011.
Interview Details –
0) informal contact
1) phone interview
2) set of 4 interviews
3) set of 4 interviews
4) one extra interview
5) they called my references
6) they checked up on my education certificates
All in all, each individual person I met was very nice and forthcoming, but the process overall was long-winded, tedious, bureaucratic. Most of the practical aspects and formalities worked well, but the response times between interactions were several weeks.
Interview Question – Why do you apply for this job when you have that other type of experience? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Silver Spring Networks Inc. in March 2011.
Interview Details –
This was an HR phone screen. I got a voicemail one afternoon and tried to call back the next day. We had to play phone tag a bit. Fortunately he was very flexible and understood I was on a business trip, so it was very hard to duck out of customer meetings.
He was prepared, having read my resume, and asked relevant questions. All very friendly. The only thing that struck me as funny was that he mentioned the hiring manager was already very close to making an offer to someone else, so the HR person could only try to get the hiring manager to call me. I wondered why I was being screened at all. I suppose to be a backup if the first guy didn't accept the offer.
I called back a week later. The HR person couldn't talk and said he'd get back to me, but didn't.
Interview Question – Why are you leaving your company? Answer Question
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