Spirent Communications

  www.spirentcom.com
  www.spirentcom.com

Spirent Communications Interview Questions

Updated Nov 17, 2014
Updated Nov 17, 2014
26 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

34%
34%
30%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

64%
18%
10%

Interview Difficulty

3.0
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

Candidate Interview Reviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty
  1.  

    Software Engineer Testing/Intern Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Spirent Communications in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    2 round
    first, manager, behavior questions, and questions on resume
    second round, technical questions about javascript, ruby, and database concept.some java questions, network questions. unix questions

    Negotiation Details
    ask for more rate,but get rejected. and hr sucks. response huge slow
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Spirent Communications in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    mail was sent to set up the interview.The interview went well and could know the positive reply.

    Interview Questions
    • general wireless communications topics   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Marketing Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Spirent Communications in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    They have me interviewed with total of 8 people lasted about two months w/o a final decision or any feedback afterward. The problem was that those interviewed were not well planned with unexpected next day meeting requests. So, my advice is to nail down interview agenda before you go!

    Interview Questions
    • They may ask you million dollar questions of the entire industrial trend, the competitive info and your solution ideas.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review


  5.  

    Senior Staff Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Spirent Communications in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    HR person contacts you and sets up phone interview with some lucky person call you. That person takes notes and told me it goes somewhere and he does not know what they do with it. I believe my interviewer was from Canada and nice guy and I answered
    all questions correctly. So after that goes into a black hole. After multiple emails and voicemails to the HR contact and the main manager I cannot get any feedback ....or response. Totally rude. Funny i think its a great job, but like what is your problem ? Call me back. Why do you play these games for professional positions. From all appearances a bad place to work and what i can only surmise as an incompetent HR person and messed up hiring practices.

    Interview Questions
    • Most difficult thing is why do you waste my time with phone interview then just go silent ?
      What the devil ?
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Eatontown, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Eatontown, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Spirent Communications in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    Applied online.. got a call for a phone interview . Was asked about my OPT, from when am i ready to work, etc. Questions were basic C like recursive functions, memory operations. What surprised me was that though the job requisition mentioned knowledge of CDMA/GSM protocols for which i had prepared a lot, I wasnt asked anything. Instead I was asked about filters and modulation (16 QAM vs qpsk)

    Interview Questions
    • What surprised me was that though the job requisition mentioned knowledge of CDMA/GSM protocols for which i had prepared a lot, I wasnt asked anything. Instead I was asked about filters and modulation (16 QAM vs qpsk)   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing Specialist Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 8+ monthsinterviewed at Spirent Communications in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    I feel I got the run-around from this company. I first applied for a marketing job back in December. I had a panel interview. It seemed to go well. I heard nothing from them, not even a rejection, or an explanation of what happened.

    Then in August 2010, I got an email from a new, totally different HR manager saying they re-opened this listing, and would I still like to apply. I said sure. I interviewed with Ken, the manager, one-on-one. It seemed to go well. Almost immediately afterwards, I got an email from the HR person asking for some references and permission to do a background check. I said ok.

    2 weeks later, I was asked to do a follow-up phone interview with Ken. I did. It seemed to go well. I know my references gave me glowing reviews, and my background check was spotless. After the interview with Ken, he said he'd let me know ASAP. 2 weeks later, I heard nothing.

    I finally emailed them to see what was going on. 3 days later, I got a rejection email from a DIFFERENT hiring manager (this company changes personnel faster than you can blink; that is a red flag, if you ask me) saying "you wear too many hats. We need someone focused speficially on this job."

    Well, that is the WEIRDEST rejection I ever got! How can someone "wear too many hats"??? Of course, if I were hired, I'd focus on the requirements of the job at hand, but wouldn't any company want someone who has more skills than the job requires?

    Plus, they knew back in December that I have a wide variety of marketing skills-I made no secret of that!

    I told them to toss my application-I have no interest in working with a company that would waste my time like this.

    Interview Questions
    • They gave me 3-4 business cases all about how to craft an email message.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Spirent Communications in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    6 hours' interview. It is very difficult and generally technical interview. 5-6 interviewers asked you technical questions. Around one hour for one interviewer. Spirent has both interns and full-time jobs, like software engineers, product verification & test engineers, hardware engineers, and product marketing & product management. And the locations is basically in SanDiego, CA.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Spirent Communications in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    Initially the recruiter called, and analyzed the background and skill set match for the job position.
    Asked about my current salary at the previous company and scheduled a 1:1 interview.

    Interviewed with about 5-6 people 45min - 1 hour each. More technical. C++ focused questions.
    Following areas were tested
    Understanding of C++, STL, Boost - questions
    Programming - Queues operations, Simple sort / search programs, basic array operations programs
    Questions on previous work
    Networking based questions to test my understanding of networks, TCP / UDP, subnets, IP, Multicast video etc.,
    Security protocols based questions.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Senior Staff Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Spirent Communications.

    Interview Details

    They will mostly conduct around 5 Rounds in total. 1 Telephonic and 4 F2F onsite. Interview was average. But it is very disappointing that even after clearing all the rounds and wasting my 6 hours, they just stop communication. They don't have dare to inform the status of the candidature on repeated mail and calls. This shows there attitude how responsible they are. One more thing, In India operation there are "No HR". Actually they interviewed people and compare them among the CTC.

    My suggestion: Stay away from this organization.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Spirent Communications in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Asked me many questions on gps. Could not answer most.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

See What Spirent Communications Employees Are Saying

1 person found this helpful

 Current Software Engineer

Pros: “Wide range of technologies to work with. Some telecommute. Good team atmosphere. Decent pay.” Full Review

Work at Spirent Communications? Share Your Experiences

Spirent Communications

 
Click to Rate
or

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.