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Getting an Interview
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I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Symantec (Mountain View, CA) in March 2015.
Phone: About project and interests, just show your enthusiasm and you will be okay.
Panel: 4 people:Grilling, was asked to write code(easy) on the whiteboard, they went in great depths of my projects(difficult).
- How did you improve the efficiency of your code in your project? time of execution of code? algo. development? 1 Answer
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Intern InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university – interviewed at Symantec (Mountain View, CA) in November 2014.
Apply in school job fair. Then receive a email to arrange an half day interview with 3 department managers. Each manager have interview for about 45 minutes. There was a 5 minutes break between each manager. After all interview, they arrange a lunch and campus tour to all the candidates.
- If a customer complain about the website feature, what will you do? 1 Answer
Intern InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university – interviewed at Symantec (Culver City, CA) in November 2014.
Met a recruiter at my school's career fair. He sent me an email a few days later asking to schedule a 30-45 minute technical interview. I scheduled the interview for a few weeks after the email was sent-- all coding questions (3 or them): one on implementing a stack with template, one on trees, one about parenthesis checking (also stack). Coded in C++ on collabedit.
Moved on to on-site interview: mostly conceptual questions about polymorphism, classes, and data structures. Got phone call a few days later saying I made it through, and HR contacted me the following week. Took about 2 weeks to finalize offer.
Total time taken to finalize things after the initial phone interview: ~3 weeks.
- Question about malloc, free, realloc (more C like terms) Answer Question
Did no negotiate. First time applying for internships (inexperienced), offer was competitive.
Intern InterviewAccepted Offer
A phone interview of basic C++/C data structure questions including differences between algorithm run times, classes and structs, polymorphism, inheritance. The onsite interview included two interviews, 45 minutes each.
- Reverse a linked list given the head node. Answer Question
Intern InterviewNo Offer
I applied through college or university. The process took 6 days – interviewed at Symantec.
Technical Phone Interview by the Sr Software Engineer. Generally, It is a 45 min technical interview and mostly technical questions and programming questions. C, C++, Java. All the concepts of Java were prominently asked quite often in the interview.
- Java Concepts Answer Question
Intern InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Symantec (Mountain View, CA) in May 2014.
Pretty simple process. Met them at a campus career fair and followed up later with an online application. Had a quick screening call with the hr manager then one 30 minute phone interview with the department manager. Got the offer a week later. I was applying for a non-technical position so they were looking more for fit and experience than technical knowledge.
- If you were given 3 tasks that were impossible to complete by the deadline, what would you do? 2 Answers
Intern InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at Symantec (Mountain View, CA) in April 2014.
2 rounds - tech
got call hrough college recruiting process took 3 weeks to respond and schedule the interview.
expected questions based on what is on your resume or whatever language you prefer to answer
Intern InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at Symantec (Culver City, CA) in November 2013.
I knew someone in the company, told them I was interested in a position after finishing college. A couple of weeks later I received a phone call from a recruiter who asked what kind of position I was looking for, and when I would want to start. I told them I was interested in a software development position, but didn't know any specifics about what was available. They set up an in-person interview with several departments in order to find out what best suited my abilities, which took about 3+ hours (one hour for each department.) Each interview started with a few questions about my experience and then moved on to questions about general concepts in the computer science. A couple of the interviewers also asked me specific problems that I worked out on the board in the room in front of them. If I didn't know a part of the way to solve a problem, they would explain that aspect.
- Unexpected: The interviewer for the general intern position asked me to write a simple algorithm for calculating where the hour and second hands should be on an analog clock, given a time. Wanted it to handle malformed times given as input. Answer Question
Intern InterviewAccepted OfferAverage Interview
I applied through college or university – interviewed at Symantec (Mountain View, CA) in May 2013.
One telephone interview
On-site interview: 5people
- 1 How to store the data in a database? Answer Question
Intern InterviewNo OfferAverage Interview
I applied through college or university – interviewed at Symantec (Mountain View, CA).
Interview was super nontechnical, basically asked about my background and talked about what their team did.
- Tell em about yourself Answer Question
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