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Getting an Interview
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- No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Sybase (Shanghai, Shanghai (China)) in June 2014.
1 round phone intereview, asked basic c++ questions and some common algorithm questions. 1 onsite interview after 1 week, took about 3 hours and interviewed with three people. The first person asked your previous work experience and some algorithms. The second person asked some IQ questions and the third one is a manager, told you what you would be doing and asked you what salary you would expect.
- Nothing difficult, very easy. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive Experience
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Sybase (Pune (India)) in December 2013.
Structured. Focussed. Intense. I was interviewed during campus recruitment drive. During pre-placement talk, they clearly mentioned the would-be job role. And the interview was just a reflection of that. Interview was focussed on database technologies - from beginning to end - I was asked to explain every concepts in relational database that exists. Interview process was smooth, the interviewer was very friendly and was keen to explore the answer with me, not pressing me for one.
- Questions related to the very architecture of traditional relation database - file storage layout, indexing, query processing, query optimization, transaction management, concurrency, recovery ... Answer Question
- No OfferEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Sybase.
The hiring process is good, but really difficult. They are clearly looking for systems people and the interview process is highly tuned towards that. people with DB background has a higher chance of getting in. There are close to about 3-4 rounds of interviews. but otherwise the interview process is not that hard
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 6 weeks – interviewed at Sybase (London, England (UK)) in February 2013.
I applied online on SAP website and got called by an HR peson the next day. The person was going on holiday the following week, thus the urgency in calling me. We set an appointment that same day for a 1h interview. The interview went well, the HR was very interested in my profile and raised questions related to the job that matched my skills. He forwarded my CV to a colleague in CZ to set-up a face-to-face interview in their london offices. 10 days go by, I hear nothing about the interview and get no reply from the person in CZ, so I email my first contact asking if he was already back from holidays blabla. he emails me back the same day and sets a face-to-face interview 2 days later. I was very interested in the position and didn't mind them being this unorganized (at the time). I go to London, to Sybase offices by Monument, where I have an interview with a team-member. I get from the person the feeling they've not read my CV, or they just had a look at it on their way from home. I wasn't asked any questions matching my skills with the jobs specifications. Instead, I had the usual boring interview questions (strenght/weaknesses, describe your career..) the interview was very short, and felt my phone interview with the HR person made more sense to me than this one. Anyway, the person didn't really seem to understand what skills the position required and didn't ask the right questions. Anyway, I understand from him that he is going on holiday the following week, and therefore I should be hearing from them within 2 weeks. 15 days later, no reply, I send and email to the HR guy (as I didn't ahve the email of the 2nd person) no reply, 15 moe days later I send a second email to the HR guy (no reply).. I check on SAP website, it still states I'm in the process (it states rejected when the candidate is).. 1 week later I call the guy, he picks up the phone, no sorry no nothing, just a simple you were not selected and we went for a person that matched the position better blabla, and he tells me he is going to call me to give me more feedback. I've never heard of him again and didn't really search to. I went as well on SAP website and withdrew my application (so now it doesn't state I was rejected, but rather that I just withdraw my candidacy) This was the worst interview experience I've ever had, especially that I had to ask my current manager for days off at the very last minute to be there for their interviews and had to wait and expect an answer when in fact the people just didn't care enough to even send a generic email
- To be fair, I didn't have any challenging question. During the phone interviw it was more about my language skills and my background. and in the face-to-face interview the most challenging one would be "strenghts and weaknesses" Answer Question
- Accepted Offer
I applied through college or university. The process took a week – interviewed at Sybase (Waterloo, ON (Canada)).
I applied through my school's recruitment process and was selected for an onsite interview. The interview was 45 minutes long and consisted of basic Java-related questions.
- A few java libraries I did not know, which was not a huge issue. Answer Question
It was my first co-op work term, so once I got the offer I accepted it.
- No Offer
phone interview: some background, relavent projects on-site: datastructure, and algorithm questions
- They asked some MySQL optimization questions Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at Sybase (Maidenhead, England (UK)) in June 2011.
It was a series of written tests. Lot of them there was one related to networing then another one related to rpogrammin then an other one related to wondows networking , then there was one related to woindows OS, then there owas one that was specific to SQL commands then there was a customer services interview which was quite fun to take. Overall it was not very difficult if you had a bit of background in everythign which I had. THe Java one was maybe a little bit hard.
- sql commands, insert update delete write the commands for some tables and so on 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
interviewed at Sybase in August 2010.
2 round technical interviews done through phone 2 round technical interviews done through phone 2 round technical interviews done through phone 2 round technical interviews done through phone 2 round technical interviews done through phone
I was contractor at that time
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Sybase in April 2010.
In was interviewed by two persons separately for half an hour each. First person asked about my resume, my school projects, general linux based questions like GREP, cron job, other commands. Then he asked me java technical questions. If you worked in java, then you would definitely be able to answer them. He asked me to write some sample code for string related interview questions. Second interview was very much non technical, she asked me more behavioural questions like how would i perform during stressful situation, what was my most challenging project and why? what was my previous company projects, etc..
- what is observer and observerable pattern? Answer Question
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