StrongView Software Engineer Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Software Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at StrongView.
Interview Details – Applied online, recieved an email within couple of days for a phone screening. Lot of JAVA related questions. How would u write a hash table(override equals and hashcode), exceptions, Why strings are immutable, concurrency deadlock volatile syncronised.
Interviewer alo asked an algo q. Find dups(inplace) in an array of size n where elements will be within 0 to n-1 in O(n). Ans- use each value as index and the set the value to negative.
Software Engineer Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at StrongView in December 2010.
Interview Details – an arrogant, rude, and ridiculously self-conceited company.
the recruiter contacted me about the software engineer opportunity in StrongMail, he also sent me an email of questionaire for me to complete as the initial screen, which he claimed a required step as StrongMail is a very good company.
But later I learned that the compensation for a software engineer is about 80K-90K, which looks subpar with 110K-120K offered by other employers like eBay, VMWare, Constant Contact and SaleForce.
I felt like it's an insult of my intelligence given the low-ball compensations they offered and the recruiter's bragging about a strict hiring process of a very good company. Of course I didn't take their skills tests seriously.
Software Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at StrongView in July 2009.
Interview Details – Got a call from the manager of the group. Setup a 30min phone interview. The phone interview consisted of C++ questions and data structure questions.