Sourcefire Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 6, 2014
Updated Jun 6, 2014
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    QA Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Columbia, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MD
    Application Details

    The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Sourcefire.

    Interview Details

    I applied in April 2014 through HR who forwarded my resume to the QA manager. I was interviewed on phone by three people who were the experts on the team. The next day I received an email inviting me for onsite interview in the following week. Was informed about the decision the next week. The process took less than three weeks from receiving an email for a phone interview to being hired.interview was very long. Do not expect it to be easy for interns or more about your resume. They care about what they need not what you know.

    Interview Questions
    • Secured login to remote machine, grep command, if config, how to set an ip address for a machine   Answer Question
    • What is next generation firewall, ips, ids, sip protocol, rtp, threeway handhshake.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  2.  

    Research Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Long. Very Challenging. Ranging from Highly Technical to Culture Fit. I loved every single second of it.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Columbia, MD
    Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Sourcefire in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter reached out via LinkedIn. Interview with hiring manager was informative and went 5 min over scheduled time. Manager mentioned getting additional interviews scheduled. Recruiter said she'd be in touch with feedback. Neither happened, despite follow-up emails to recruiter and hiring manager. Several weeks later, received form rejection email.

    Interview Questions
    • Hiring manager was very keen on Boy Scouts or Eagle Scouts code of conduct or some such thing.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Technical Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Columbia, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MD
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Sourcefire.

    Interview Details

    A recruiter sent me an email out of no where asking if I would like to join the company. I replied saying I was interested, and the recruiter called a couple minutes later for a phone interview. After that, I had to take a half day from my then-job in order to do an interview there. The interview was about 3 hours long, with all of management. 3 consecutive interviews, leading up to the director of the department. 48 hours later, I was given an offer letter.

    Interview Questions
    • You must know the functions of each of the OSI layers. Also, they are going to drill your knowledge of linux commands. You don't have to know them all, but you must know your basics and some advanced things.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They gave me the highest pay for the position and stock option.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    QA Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Columbia, MD
    Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sourcefire in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Get phone interview from sourcefire, mainly questioned on network knowledge, like TCP/IP, ARP. Then some questions on linux, basic commands, vi editors

    Interview Questions
    • Very Detailed in Linux. The network part is general, but the linux is very detailed questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Columbia, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MD
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Sourcefire in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    Thorough and informative. They want to make sure you are not only qualified for the position but fit into the culture as well.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the most important position to your career at your current place of employment.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation is an option. Simply prioritize your offer components and if there is a deal breaker be sure to justify it and they will consider it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Columbia, MD
    Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Sourcefire in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    Take home written test (2 rounds). The recruiter gave good feedback once in a while but the process took almost a month. All team members interviewed me for an hour each. Two rounds of face to face interview. The interview gave a impression that I may get a job but don't know what happened. Everyone who interviewed were very friendly and professional.

    Interview Questions
    • Algorithm to sort a huge number of records stored on the file system   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sourcefire in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    Sourcefire was very quick in lining up and conducting interviews. They understood the position they were looking to fill and sought to interview quickly with a purpose. They also set up six interviews in a short period of time to ensure those who would interface with this position had a chance to weigh in.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I thought the negotiation was very fair - they initiated with a good offer and listened further in the negotiation process.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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