Sun Microsystems Interview Questions

Updated Sep 8, 2014
Updated Sep 8, 2014
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    Senior Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interviewed by 3 members of the opposite gender, at the same time.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you handle difficult people or people who you don't get along with?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Engagement Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sun Microsystems in January 2008.

    Interview Details

    Why you want to change your current job?
    Why we have to hire you?
    What is your experience that related to our openings?
    What is the case that demonstrate best of your ability?
    What is the failure case and what you learnt from that experience?

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    User Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at Sun Microsystems.

    Interview Details

    Reasonably fast. One or two people interviewing you at a time.

    Accepted Offer
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Sun Microsystems in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    very easy and clean but confusing and tough at same time

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Education Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Sun Microsystems in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Not too rigorous because I came in with excellent recommendations

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiations were easy due to specialized expertise
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Engineering Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Sun Microsystems in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Described working experiences, technical capabilities and project management techniques. Former projects were also discussed and asked by the panel during the personal up front interview. Went to the drawing board to describe the processes, quality control practices that were done by the previous experiences. Asked personal questions regarding plans, rooms to growth and etc.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Sun Microsystems in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    First there is a phone interview. After that you will be invited for an on-site interview by 4-5 people.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Sun Microsystems in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    The first round was a skills test consisting on C, C++, OS questions. They were very tough, especially questions relating to unix system programming and concepts. The second round was 1:1 onsite. The third round was a telephonic one with a senior colleague from the US and the final one was with the Director of the group regarding salary negotiation.

    Interview Questions
    • How does the proc interface differ between Linux and Solaris?   View Answer
    • Explain a project on your resume   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    It was respectful and progressive. Do not be afraid to ask a little higher salary than what you desire, and there will be a little bargaining here and there. However, do not be too rigid - Sun is a great place to work at and you will have a great work-life balance.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Staff Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2 days - interviewed at Sun Microsystems in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    Very orderly, fair and respectful.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe the process of performance tuning.   View Answer
    • Describe the debugging of a memory leak problem.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Member of Technical Staff (MTS) Interview

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

    The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sun Microsystems in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    It consists of 1 written test for 1 hour covering 4 sections C Programming, OS, Aptitude, Puzzle. I guess it was some 70 questions overall. Then 4 rounds of F2F interview, each round is elimination round.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Straight.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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