Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Symantec (Mountain View, CA) in April 2014.
The first interview was a phone interview with two analyst. This call was to get to know me and my experiences and how I would be an asset to the team. The second interview was about a week or so later. The interview was with a panel of supervisors and Senior Analysts. They asked questions about your experience in customer experiences and about how you approach policies and procedures. They also had an example of an authentication process, asked how you interpret the directions and what you would do. Finally, there is a typing test that is on a screen that the panel can see. I received an offer a few days later and started two weeks later.
- How have you contributed to any policies/procedure changes at your previous position? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Symantec (Mountain View, CA) in April 2014.
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 OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Symantec (Mountain View, CA) in April 2014.
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
- Accepted OfferAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Symantec (Culver City, CA).
interview with HR, then phone interview with a Developer and finally 1-1 interview with 4 engineers
- Detail java questions Answer Question
Helpful (2)Declined OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Symantec (Mountain View, CA) in March 2014.
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.
- 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.
- No Offer
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.
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Symantec (Eugene, OR).
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.
- 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
There was really not a negotiation, it was here is what we will pay take it or we find someone else.
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Symantec (Culver City, CA) in March 2014.
- Declined OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Symantec (Culver City, CA) in March 2014.
1. Pre-screening by HR recruiter 2. Phone Interview with hiring manager 3. Non-Technical Interview 4. Technical Interview 5. Hired
- 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
- No OfferAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Symantec (Mountain View, CA) in March 2014.
They gave me an interview from a career Fair, a month or so later i received an email that was fairly badly written asking for an interview. I went and they asked about conversion of mb to KB and pb and a method that could do it. Also asked about the Fibonacci sequence. Nice environment and people, seemed very business like.
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