Symantec Interview Questions

Updated Jul 6, 2015
425 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

65%
19%
15%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

25%
22%
21%

Interview Difficulty

3.1
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

Candidate Interview Reviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty
  1. Helpful (2)  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Not so tough. Any one who goes through http://www.careercup.com/ for few days can easily crack the interview.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. I had to accept what they offered.

  2.  

    IOS Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Symantec.

    Interview

    I had 3 telephonic round. all technical one HR

    Interview Questions

    • What is the difference in having a static vs. a dynamic library in iOS platform.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Not much

  3. Helpful (1)  

    Inside Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at Symantec.

    Interview

    Hiring process starts with a phone interview. Once past that, you will be panel interviewed by either multiple managers, multiple peers, or both. Primarily behavioral interviewing technique used. If you make it to the next step they will run a background check. If background check is passed, you are hired.

    Interview Questions

  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review


  5.  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    1.Written Test(mainly of aptitude)
    2.Technical interview(3 rounds)
    3.HR interview

    Interview Questions

  6.  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took a weekinterviewed at Symantec.

    Interview

    This was internal but these are things they will ask externals. They believe that so long as you fit the Symantec mold and have the correct skills and traits for sales you can come from any background and succeed.

    Interview Questions

    • Ok so sell me one of our products.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Again, this was internal but they have limits below standard market so find out what the standard is and negotiate up from there.

  7.  

    Software Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Symantec.

    Interview

    Semi-professional,phone screen and 2 on-site interviews. One guy was obsessed with his blackberry while interviewing me. Like come on, you can't not read email or play solitaire for 20 minutes?

    Interview Questions

    • How do you maintain integrity in a difficult situation and how do you know you are maintaining it?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Decent, I negotiated

  8.  

    SQA Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Symantec.

    Interview

    Met the hiring manager at a career far, was invited for an on-site interview about a couple later. Interview process was two individual technical interviews, pretty short. I also met a couple of the other people in the department, and got a tour of the site -- just a quick intro sort of thing. The HR people called back within a week to give me an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Iteratively perform an in-order traversal of a binary search tree. The problem included discussions about the pros and cons of various implementation depending on how low-level the implementation was, what memory was available, etc.   Answer Question
  9.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    Phone screen, then a few interviews with hiring manager, HR, director

    Interview Questions

  10.  

    Developer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Application

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

    Interview

    Submitted resume to company through university's job-search website. Got an interview a week later. First part was just talking about the company and what interns do. Then got to the technical questions. Two interviews were scheduled at the same time, but one interviewer was late and didn't show up for 30 minutes. So instead, we had a 2-way interview where the interviewer asked us a question each. Symantec told me that I would hear back in 2 weeks, but I never did. Nobody is responding to my e-mails and I cannot contact them.

    Interview Questions

    • Write a function that reduces a string to a certain format, where for instance
      "abcefg" would turn into "a4g"
      "dog" would be "d1g"
      "monkey" would be "m4y"
       
      Answer Question
  11.  

    Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Symantec.

    Interview

    6 rounds of interviews from HR to members of the team

    Negotiation

    What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?

Work at Symantec? Share Your Experiences

Symantec

 
Click to Rate
or

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.