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Symantec Interview Questions

Updated Nov 17, 2014
Updated Nov 17, 2014
355 Interview Reviews

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    Senior Technical Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    a bit grill on personality - how to handle test and work - technical test is ok not too difficult the whole process does not take long - 2 interviews - one for group interviews for techie and last interview with manager

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    not able to negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Symantec in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    • If a customer complain about the website feature, what will you do?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Financial Analyst Rotation Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    After applying, was contacted about a week later to set up a phone interview. The phone interview was 30 minutes long. The person I talked to did not really know what he was doing and instead of asking me questions he were given, he ended up just asking me random questions about my background. He was extremely detailed and wanted to know every detail about my work experience and background, so know your resume inside and out! I was told by a recruiter that the interview was going to be very casual and they just wanted to get to know me but I was given a case study, which completely caught me off guard, especially since I was applying for an FA role not a consulting job. That kind of bombed it for me.

    Nonetheless, the interviewer was extremely friendly and helped guide me through the case study.

    Interview Questions
    • Difficult market sizing question based off of little to no information   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Automation Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Symantec.

    Interview Details

    Have applied through Linked-in, HR got back with telephonic Round, for Mobile Automation Testing, 1-2 testing questions were asked, all were core java and data structure OOPS concept, cleared, 2nd round of technical interview, again same OOPS and java concepts have to write code here only 1 question in terms of automation testing,
    3rd round technical again, same concepts of OOPS, JAVA , Data Structure, No question on Testing or Tools or Mobility Automation <-- Didn't really understood what they really require?

    Interview Questions
    • basic questions, How would you install application on device, How would you automate Login scenario, explain Activity Class in android app, interface vs abstract, Reverse String, Anagrams etc..   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Technical Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reading (Jamaica)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reading (Jamaica)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Symantec in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    Recruitment agency called to gauge interest, passed on CV.

    A peer from the team called and did a telephone interview, technical questions mainly around Microsoft/AD and some basic logic questions.

    Face to face with peer and similar types of MS questions and basic logic. Before leaving a brief discussion with the manager.

    Offered role, no room to negotiate on salary in this instance.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No room to negotiate on salary. Asked for x and got offered slightly below this, because of benefits and the company I decided to take the role.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    initially i got call from recruiter about the opening within a week attended telephonic interview which was around 1 hours. once i completed the first round i went for face to face and had manager around. overall process took around 2 weeks to get the offer letter.

    Interview Questions
    • if your manager cant solve your reported problem what will be the next step ?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Symantec in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Standard hiring manager interview > Situation interview with hiring manager > Technical interview with hiring manager > In-person presentation for entire sales team. The interview process was very drawn out. Usually during the interview process if you have to reschedule because of a conflict they would look into another time that day or sometime next couple days. Instead, I would be scheduled like a week later

    Interview Questions
    • The technical interview was almost all hardware questions. For a software company, I expected software questions, but it was the complete opposite. Know your storage hardware   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Principal Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    After the call with a knowledgeable recruiter, spoke with one of the core persons in the team. This was for the first round. First round went well with the basic set of questions. Followed up and heard the team chose another candidate.

    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    IT Applications Specialist Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Symantec in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    6 rounds of interview,2 technical round over phone,1 technical through video conference,3 managerial round from managers offshore and onsite.after I got through all these levels I was given a tentative offer.Now my offer was refused suddenly because of the company's split up.I was jobless for a month

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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