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Updated Feb 21, 2015
Updated Feb 21, 2015
375 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Software Development Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  2.  

    Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed 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
  3.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Symantec in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    2 rounds - tech
    and behavioural
    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

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    QA Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    One phone call... on site with 3 others..questions were basic java...they asked me about my projects..i explained them all..then they asked normal testing questions..test frameworks..also one or two puzzles to solve

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    HR called and set up a phone interview then was called for onsite.
    There were 3 onsite interview
    1. Coding interview where they asked to do tree traversal
    2. Coding interview where they made me do directory traversal
    3. Testing interview where I was given a scenario which I had to write test cases for

    Negotiation Details
    They gave me 10000 more than I asked but in Stocks
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Symantec.

    Interview Details

    interview with HR, then phone interview with a Developer and finally 1-1 interview with 4 engineers

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Interviewed in September 2010. Had a phone interview. The interviewer was nice to talk to. Started with a discussion of project mentioned on my resume. Asked basic questions about C coding such as static variables, auto variables, register variables. Stack vs heap. Memory allocation. Structure vs union. Ended with a brief discussion of the position.

    No Offer
  9.  

    Partner Account Manager Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    They use behavioral type questions, Ie provide an example of time when you did X, how did it work, what was the results, what could you have done better. The have a list of them from their HR site, so expect to hear similar questions alot. Some managers dont use them, but be prepared to be as specific as possible.

    Interview Questions
    • Desribe a time when you had a conflict/disagreement with a fellow employee, what happend and how did you respond. What is the result now?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was really not a negotiation, it was here is what we will pay take it or we find someone else.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed 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
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    Associate Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Symantec in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    1. Pre-screening by HR recruiter
    2. Phone Interview with hiring manager
    3. Non-Technical Interview
    4. Technical Interview
    5. Hired

    Interview Questions
    • Interviewers prepared and compiled questions from all network and VM related topics.
      The questions based on scenario, and you need to describe the steps of troubleshooting and fix.
      Sometimes, they also ask about Linux and DOS commands such as like diskpart
       
      Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Got a better offer from other team

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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