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Symantec Associate Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Oct 13, 2014
Updated Oct 13, 2014
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Associate Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied through college or university. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Symantec.

Interview Details

1 phone screen - C++ and OOP basics
4 interviews onsite - C++, OOP basics, simple programs like reverse a string, analytical thinking questions like design a rubiks cube, testing oriented questions

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Accepted Offer
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Associate Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Herndon, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Herndon, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Symantec in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    I had one on-campus interview. It was all about my resume and projects that I have worked on. There were 2 guys, one of them was asking me questions and the other one was making notes. Nothing much of technical in the first round. Then they called me on-site to their Alexandria, VA branch, I had 4 technical rounds. you have to write code on whiteboard. They want to assess your thought process.

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    In the beginning as soon as you hear from them with the offer, I don't think you can negotiate.. Once you start talking to them with the possibilities and if they know that you are really interested and excited about this offer and you are for sure accepting the offer, they will consider increasing the base salary to some extent.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Associate Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Roseville, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Roseville, MN
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Symantec in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    I had an initial phone interview from HR followed by 2 on-site interviews. Both interviews were with a panel of people. The first was non-technical interview mostly based off my resume and interests. The second was technical - answering a few basic computer science questions as well as writing pseudocode for "fizz buzz" program as well as writing pseudocode for a sort algorithm.

    Interview Questions
    • writing pseudocode for a sort algorithm was probably the most difficult question as I was about 8 years out of college and the last time I looked at writing such an algorithm. Thankfully I always remember quicksort.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't try to negotiate because the salary offer was good. In hindsight, I should have tried to negotiate a sign-on bonus.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Associate Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Roseville, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Roseville, MN
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Symantec in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    The interview was mostly based on my resume, describing the projects i worked on in graduate school and the challenges that went with it. It was a friendly interview and lasted only 1 hour.

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    Negotiation Details
    I tried to negotiate but they did not have any wriggle room.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Symantec.

    Interview Details

    I have applied through recruiter. Got call from HR and invited me for the written aptitude test and symantec office. Test consists of questions on python, Java, database, android and operating system and some security related. There were also 3 algorithms to write.

    After Test, there 3 technical interviews which took almost 2 weeks. One from India and other two are from onsite. 4th was with Vice president.HR was done over telephone.

    Negotiation Details
    One should prepared well for negotiation. If you DON'T demand, then you WON'T get it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Symantec in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    I got selected for interview through the campus recruitment process.First round was coding and tecnical quiz.They were pretty easy.Next day they asked to come at symantec work location for interviews.Interview process consisting of two technical interviews and one hr round.Finally at the end of day they declared results.And I got the job :).

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were mainly based on operating systems and data structures.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Symantec in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    There were 3 to 4 rounds depending on your talent.
    Written test consist of 3 sections i.e. Aptitude , English, OOPS & Java, OS and Networking.
    Two Technical rounds..
    HR interview.
    As I was an Electronics and Telecommunication grad, I was unable to crack written due to JAVA section. The quantitative section was so easy. The operating system consist of calls , linux commands .

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    No Offer
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    Associate Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Mostly Data structures and algorithms, Operating systems and C are enough.2-3 rounds of interviews followed by an HR.

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    Associate Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Symantec.

    Interview Details

    Online test: 20 questions 2 marks each. -1 for each negative answer.
    Technical interviews: 2 rounds. Tests your skill and expertise in your preferred area.
    HR interview: Very simple.

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Associate Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Symantec in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    One written test, followed by two technical interviews and one HR interviews.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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