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Senior Product Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Sun Microsystems in October 2008.
Interview Details – Fairly informal interviewing process. Referred internally by an employee via the HR organization to the hiring manager. Two initial phone interviews, followed by an in person interview and then a series of brief interviews by my managers Director, other individuals who I am now working directly with, and one other Director in the organization.
Interview Question – Why do you want to return to the company? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Some. I was a rehire and was able to negotiate backup to my departure salary.
Really consider if you want to work at Sun and why. The company is under a lot of stress, but there are opportunities to learn global enterprise skills that few other companies can offer.
Work Environments Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sun Microsystems in January 2008.
Interview Details – Due to Sun's practice of setting up global teams who can work from anywhere, the initial contacts were all via phone. I was first contacted by the Hiring Manager, and then another member of her team via phone interviews. This was followed by a group interview on location.
- Would I be able to pick up a major project in which the planning was nearing completion, and run with it? View Answer
- Did I have a problem reporting to more than one Manager? View Answer
Negotiation Details – I attempted to negotiate everything I could, but was given an offer (which was fair and generous) and only one of my negotiation points made it into the final hiring plan (flexibility). I believe this was due in part to the urgency in which they needed to place the position.
Software Architect Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Sun Microsystems
Interview Details – Phone interview, followed by onsite. The interviewers appeared to have varying knowledge levels, this was especially apparant when they gave their questions.
Interview Question – Bionomial Queues Answer Question
Member of Technical Staff Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Sun Microsystems in December 2009.
Interview Details – submitted my resume through a referral, it took some time for the hiring manager to call me , once I was called, I initially had to go through a written test, and 2 rounds of face to face interviews.
I was not too confident, but as such the interview went on well
Interview Question – technical questions on java mostly Answer Question
Software Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Sun Microsystems in June 2009.
Interview Details – Interview questions are generally designed to assess applicant attributes that are specifically relevant to the job for which the person is applying. The job-relevant applicant attributes that the questions purportedly assess are thought to be necessary for one to successfully perform on the job. The job-relevant constructs that have been assessed in the interview can be classified into three categories: general traits, experiential factors, and core job elements.
Interview Question – Not aware of Answer Question
Systems Support Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Sun Microsystems in April 2008.
Interview Details – One interview process only, interview with 3 panelis talking about non-technical and after that continue with HR for salary offering
Interview Question – None of the question is difficult or unexpected, all the questions are standard Answer Question
Negotiation Details – One time negotiation phase
Systems Support Specialist Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Sun Microsystems.
Interview Details – Interviewing and hiring process were very easy and fast as I had done work with the them in the past and my skill sets were already know. Interview was more of a formality than anything else.
Interview Question – No really difficult questions. Answer Question
Senior Business Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Sun Microsystems
Interview Details – Interviewed by 3 members of the opposite gender, at the same time.
Interview Question – How do you handle difficult people or people who you don't get along with? Answer Question
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