Symantec Interview Questions

Updated Oct 20, 2014
Updated Oct 20, 2014
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    On-campus interview. Questions on implementing fibonacci and palindrome. Then a couple of questions on recursion vs. iteration and memory allocation in C++.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Software Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Applied through university portal.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Associate Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Symantec.

    Interview Details

    1 phone screen - C++ and OOP basics
    4 interviews onsite - C++, OOP basics, simple programs like reverse a string, analytical thinking questions like design a rubiks cube, testing oriented questions

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I talked to one of their recruiting representatives at the univ career fair, and then after three weeks, I got a call from one of the hiring manager requesting for an on-site interview. On the interview day, I meet 6 persons including the hiring manger, half an hour for each interviewer. They mainly asked project experience from the resume and coding problems. Some of them also asked about some system design questions and brain teaser questions. I followed up after two weeks, no one replied my email.

    Interview Questions
    • a system design question about client and server design and the speed limits. You need to consider both the hardware part and software part, also need to know some virtualization techs.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Intern Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Symantec in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    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.

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    • 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
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average 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+ weeksinterviewed 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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    Cloud Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The process was simple. I sent my CV and got some phone calls. After the whole process, they started the background check and I got the offer. I just think it's took to much time.

    Interview Questions
    • Was about the change I was doing in my role and how I was prepared. You never know before you try. I was confident and was the right thing to do.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
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    Senior Administrative Assistant Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Symantec in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Started with a phone interview where we discussed the job role and how my background could apply to the position. Was told over the phone that they would like me to come in and meet them. Met manager in person, casual interview, just a formality because the phone interview went so well. It was a good moment when I knew leaving Symantec that I probably got the job.

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    I wasn't able to negotiate because I was told the pay was firm
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Software Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Symantec.

    Interview Details

    I visited Symantec at my University's career fair and Symantec contacted me 3 weeks later for an interview. The interview was about 40 minutes long with a very few technical questions as I was just a sophomore in college. They were just trying to get a feel for me.

    Interview Questions
    • Just a simple coding problem. Really just trying to see if you understand loops, outputs, and remainders.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Symantec in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    3 phone interviews - first with the manager and other two with software developers. After that I was called onsite for 4 hours of interviews.
    During the phone and onsite interviews, I was asked questions related to all different technologies that is needed for the role.

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    • couple interviews were tough. Other were okay and manageable.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I got a reasonable offer so I accepted without negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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