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Updated Dec 21, 2014
Updated Dec 21, 2014
364 Interview Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales and Marketing Leadership Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Symantec.

    Interview Details

    The first round interview process was relatively simple, with a structured interview format and the interviewer reading straight off a list of questions. I was asked some situational questions that were a bit unusual, i.e. "tell me about a time when you've done some work but then had to hand it off to someone else who dealt with the implementation/results. how did you influence that end process?" - i was thrown off by that one and am not sure i answered it very well. however the interviewer was very nice and helpful, so overall it was a good experience.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you think the market opportunity is for consumer antivirus software in the United States?   Answer Question
    No Offer
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Senior Principal Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Symantec.

    Interview Details

    Multiple screenings, in-person and presentation

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Found the job advertisement on Craigslist. Applied online. They had invited all potential interviewees to the HQ. Interviewers were expected to carry their resumes (which I had forgotten and had to spend 45 min. finding a Kinko's nearby). The interview lasted about half an hour. Questions were standard, with curve balls whatsoever.

    Interview Questions
    • Query optimization techniques. ASP.NET validators. String vs. StringBuilder. Given a list of requirements, what would be the next steps. Design Patterns.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Quality Assurance Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Symantec in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    The recruiter worked quickly to set up a phone screenings and an onsite interview. Everything was pretty standard in terms of questioning. Coding exercises, basic demonstrations and verbal descriptions of software solutions was chiefly the way to go. The team that I interviewed with was very supportive too. Overall, it was very pleasant.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Basically, my desired compensation was not matched. Pretty disappointing but no hard feelings about it all.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Symantec.

    Interview Details

    Through career fair. Went to their office and had two interviews. One with the manager and other with 2 engineers. It wasn't very technical.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing really that technical. Mostly behavorial stuff.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    As an intern, I couldn't negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Principal Mobile Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed 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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    Senior Software Engineer 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 February 2014.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed for the platform team for senior software engineer position. I had one telephonic interview which was pretty easy and then I was called onsite.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    First interviewer asked general questions in my resume. Then he let me solve two programming problems. One is about linked list,but I cannot remember the detailed question now. It's quite easy. The other is about binary tree, to find the lowest common ancestor of two given nodes.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Symantec.

    Interview Details

    Applied through a career fair at university.

    Interview Questions
    • Basic C++ questions, mainly to check if I knew the fundamental concepts of C++.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Norton Engineering Intern Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Symantec in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Was promptly contacted for a phone screen with an HR person, asked a few questions about my project plus some filter knowledge questions, mostly regarding IP stuff and relational databases.

    I moved on to the next round with a manager at the the team. He didn't ask any technical questions -- just ones about my experience and projects.

    After about three weeks of no contact or actual technical interviews, I was rejected,

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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