Splunk
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www.splunk.com San Francisco, CA 500 to 999 Employees

Splunk Software Engineer Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Feb 6, 2014
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I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Splunk in October 2013.

Interview Details – 1 technical phone screen with no technical questions

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I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Splunk in September 2013.

Interview Details – Applied for front end engineer, contacted by the HR within 2 weeks of application, and scheduled for an interview days later.

Interview Question – The questions are not hard. Asked about previous projects, basic JAVA concepts, and questions regarding Javascript.   Answer Question

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San Francisco, CA

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Interview Details – Interviewed by four or five individuals. Moderate chit chat and discussion of background, interests, problem-solving techniques. Was highly impressed with consideration and politeness of interviewers. The company needs better communication between recruiters and interviewers.

Interview Question – Perl scripting   Answer Question

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I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Splunk.

Interview Details – Applied for the position through LinkedIn, within a week an HR contacted me about the opportunity. For the following week I had two technical phone interviews with the technical members in the team. I cleared both the interviews and was called for a day long onsite interview.

The onsite interview process was pretty smooth. Mostly open ended questions like how would you design a search tool and some question about debugging skills.

Interview Question – The questions were bit tricky, like the open ended ones when there is no right and wrong answer.   View Answer

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San Francisco, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Splunk in March 2011.

Interview Details – Splunk people are not organised.They dont know what they need from candidate.
Eventhough they knew that i did not have the skills they were looking for they called me for personal interview and wasted my 1 full day.
Beware of it and make sure your skillset matches before going for an interview.
Otherwise you will waste your time.....

Interview Question – Sorting algorithms,Performace,scalability,Unix and Linux   Answer Question

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Interviewed at Splunk

Interview Details – First round phone interview. Data structure and algorithm.
Second round on site, more questions about operating system.

Interview Question – operating system questions   Answer Question

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The process took 5 days - interviewed at Splunk in May 2012.

Interview Details – Career fair meeting. Then the person who I met at the career fair called me (cold, no warning), to ask me some technical questions. After I answered these, they wanted to set up a time to do a programming skills test. They then sent me an email with the specs for this test. They gave 4 hours to complete the task of writing this in two different languages. It was very easy. After completing this, they asked me to implement it in a different way than I had at first. This was also relatively easy. However, I guess it wasn't that easy, because they didn't call me back for a further interview. Not sure what I did, as there was no communication about this.

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  • What is the difference between final and finally in Java?   View Answer
  • Explain mutability in Python with examples.   View Answer

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Anonymous Employee

The process took a day - interviewed at Splunk in April 2011.

Interview Details – It's just like any other tech interview - came in the morning, met with a few people, talked about what they did, what I've done in previous jobs, got asked some technical questions. Had lunch with some employees.

Splunk is uber laid back - it's very informal, there's always something going on, and just a good place to be around.

Overall, people were very nice and willing to answer questions.

Negotiation Details – Negotiate a job, team and work that you're passionate about. Everything else just works out afterwards.

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