Symantec Interview Questions

Updated Sep 16, 2014
Updated Sep 16, 2014
339 Interview Reviews

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    Senior Software Quality Assurance Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Got a call from the hiring manager directly. First round was the phone interview and was regular QA questions.
    Next round was face to face. I was interviewed by like 6 employees. They were nice and asked expected questions.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked to write a program for one of the automation scenarios. I did not remember the syntax, but gave them the logic.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Symantec in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Posted my resume on a few career websites and got contacted by an internal recruiter. Pretty fast process. 1 phone interview, then 4 on-site interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing unexpected. Normal Java, SQL, OO interview questions.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I've been in the industry for 5+ years and graduating with my MS, so even though the offer was better than my then-current job, it was below other Silicon Valley offers.

    I didn't like this particular recruiter. I've been with the same company outside of the Bay Area for 5+ years, so my salary was severely below market rate. When the recruiter called to discuss an offer, and I gave my number, he pretty much told me "Your current salary is X, how it works in the industry is that by switching job, you'd get a 5-10% raise, so your next salary should be around Y."

    At that time, I already got a much better un-negotiated offer from another Silicon Valley company (+30% raise, signing bonus, RSU), but I resisted the urge to laugh and give it straight to him. I just diplomatically decline the offer.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Software Engineer In Test Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    4 rounds onsite interview. I was asked about work experience and background. Some questions about Unix commands, networking knowledge, python coding test.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Senior Sales Ops Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Beaverton, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Beaverton, OR
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Symantec.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process was smooth - interviews were all with people I already knew, who asked tough, but fair questions, and challenged my assumptions about the job.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a moment when you turned a failure into an opportunity.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Easy.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Development Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Symantec in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    one phone, one on campus, two onsite

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Principal Mobile Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Symantec in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a recruiter and she setup the interview pretty fast. Had an initial phone screen and then invited onsite. Had an algorithm question, a few process related questions and such. The questions were very easy and the people talked very positively, as if I would be asked to join the next week. Anyhow the recruiting manager got back to me after a couple of weeks saying they were looking for people with more expertise in relevant area.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Development Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Had one phone screening and one six hour interview on-site.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Frontend Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Culver City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Culver City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Symantec in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    The process took a month. I was initially pre-screened by a person in Mountain View who later scheduled a phone interview with a Frontend Engineer. The phone interview was about 45 minutes. We talked about my previous experience and later she asked me a series of Javascript and jQuery questions. Basic questions like what is closure, variable hoisting, DOM manipulation questions. The onsite interview lasted 6 hours with six different 6 engineers. Some engineers were not asking too many technical questions and just wanted to get a feel for you. Some were very technical. Come prepared with Backbone.js and AngularJS knowledge.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Principal Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Symantec in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    It was a 5 hours in person interview. One hour for each interviewer. Questions were basic data structures and algorithms. I didn't get the offer because I didn't prepare and I stumbled on a couple of questions or maybe they were too picky on the candidates because the position has been available for a while.

    Interview Questions
    • They did ask something not related to the job but from your resume so make sure you know whatever you put on your resume   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Symantec.

    Interview Details

    Worst ever I saw. People don't know how to interview for a director position. For example: They ask the commands in a technical interview for a director position. The interviewer's motto is to fail the candidate. I suggest them to have a feedback review for the interviewer.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the command to copy a file from local directory to Hadoop environment ( In an interview, a senior architect asked interviewer for a position of Director).   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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