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Updated Aug 18, 2014
Updated Aug 18, 2014
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    QA Lead/Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Smith Micro.

    Interview Details

    Upon submittable of my resume, received a phone interview directly from the hiring manager. We spoke for about 15 minutes. At the end of the call, I was asked for my availability to have an in person interview. At the in-person interview, which lasted about 3 hours, the hiring manager, a PM and 2 additional staff members interviewed to discuss product lines and corporate culture.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    IT Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Smith Micro in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    Be honest and straight forward. Must be an excellent communicator. Must be a great self-starter.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Simple
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Product Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Smith Micro in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    HR contacted me maybe a week after I applied. Everyone in HR was friendly as could be. I was interviewed by two people, typical "good cop, bad cop scenario", but overall it was a standard interview for a great company.

    Interview Questions
    • Basic Interview questions, nothing out of the ordinary.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Product Management Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Smith Micro in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    Informal in-person interview. About an hour after I left, HR Representative called me and said I got the job.

    If you know someone at the company and can get an interview, you will probably get the job.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you think you would be a good fit for the position?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Didn't need to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Wireless and Broadband Quality Assurance Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Smith Micro in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    Very laid back, asked me technical questions related to the project at hand. Did ask me questions about resume/past experiences. Very much like other Technical Internship Interviews, except the engineer was very nice and straightforward.

    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation as I am only an intern. But didn't seem like they would have rejected a proposal. Very nice HR and staff.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Engineering Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Smith Micro in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. The HR person sent me an email asking several questions such as why do you want to want to work for Smith Micro, etc. Next came a phone interview with the manager then a live interview with the manager and 2 others.

    It was a straight forward interview with no trick questions.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    The manager was unsure what the position actually was. From what I've seen from the manager and 2 team members, they didn't seem like they knew what the direction of the company was. I wanted to work at a place with the brightest people but I did not get the impression from the interviewers.

    The offer was also too low.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Smith Micro in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview consisting of C++, OOP Questions
    On site Interview with 4 people individually
    Asked C++, OOP, Design Patterns, OS threading questions and background

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Senior Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Smith Micro in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    The interview was done by two people and it has a mix of technology and personality questions

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    The negotiation was intensive and always prefer the bonus program
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    This was a three stage process. Had two technical phone interviews - one with a senior software team lead and the other one with the software development manager. The third stage was a face to face interview the software development manager. The whole process was transparant and casual with good communication all throughout.

    Interview Questions
    • No unexpected questions. There were only relevant technical questions and questions about past work experience and projects worked on.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  11.  

    Software Quality Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Smith Micro in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    A contact that I knew worked there forwarded my resume. Within a few weeks, I was contacted by HR via email, and was phone screened by the hiring manager. The HR contact and the hiring manager seemed confused --- they had not ironed out exactly what they want, when they wanted me to start, who was going to train me, and a variety of other important details. The phone screen was basically non-technical and just a review of my resume and how my previous background and experience would relate to the job.

    I met and/or spoke with approximately four people. Some of them asked pointed details, but almost none of them made me prove what I knew. I was applying for a job that required a specific experience --- this experience was not put to the test. There were behavioral questions and technical questions. The technical questions were more or less generic and could be answered by anyone with a general (not specific) familiarity with the topics at hand. If you knew the right buzz words, they assumed you knew what you were doing.

    There are clearly some unqualified people in management, and its pretty obvious that some key decision makers should not be in the positions of power that they are.

    Interview Questions
    • What did your very first job in your field contribute to your overall learning of the subject?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    The impression made by management and HR was that there's no one serious running the company. You can usually spot the guys that are faking it --- they ask the standard google'd interview questions because they aren't resourceful or diligent enough to ask real questions that can help filter out bad candidates. If they aren't asking good questions, they probably didn't ask the last people good questions, so you might be working with a bunch of poorly filtered out rejects.

    The offer was clearly under the salary range for this type of position in this area. I'm not sure why they would low-ball me --- they didn't spend enough effort to determine my real skills, so how would they know where I should fit in?

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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