Symantec Interview Questions

Updated Aug 22, 2015
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    Associate Authentication Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Symantec (Mountain View, CA) in April 2014.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • How have you contributed to any policies/procedure changes at your previous position?   Answer Question
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    QA Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Symantec (Mountain View, CA) in April 2014.

    Interview

    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

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Symantec (Mountain View, CA) in April 2014.

    Interview

    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

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Culver City, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Symantec (Culver City, CA).

    Interview

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

    Interview Questions

  6. Helpful (2)  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Symantec (Mountain View, CA) in March 2014.

    Interview

    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.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    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.

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    Partner Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Eugene, OR
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Symantec (Eugene, OR).

    Interview

    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

    There was really not a negotiation, it was here is what we will pay take it or we find someone else.

  9. Helpful (1)  

    Frontend Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Culver City, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Symantec (Culver City, CA) in March 2014.

    Interview

    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.

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    Associate Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Symantec (Culver City, CA) in March 2014.

    Interview

    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

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Symantec (Mountain View, CA) in March 2014.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • Fibonacci recursively and iteratively   Answer Question
    • What is java brief down into before it's compiled?   1 Answer
    • Convert kilobytes, megabytes, bytes and petabytes to each other from user input of size of data   Answer Question

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