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Symantec Interview Questions & Reviews in Pune

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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Senior Customer Hub Agent Interview

Senior Customer Hub Agent
Pune (India)

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Symantec in September 2010.

Interview Details – Applied via job site. Telephonic interview was conducted.
F2F interview was conducted in the office. Basic windows and networking questions were asked. Though they are not at all relevant to the job profile.
Basic technical troubleshooting questions. MS Office, Word, Excel, Powerpoint.
Fluent communication in English is a MUST.

Interview Question – What is your weakness?   Answer Question

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Software Engineer
Pune (India)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Symantec in September 2010.

Interview Details – Initially telephonic interview, then FTF of two rounds.
Took almost 2 weeks for offer.
I have joined as fresher. So basic questions about OOPS concepts, Java and some questions to test problem solving skills.

Interview Question – Almost all the questions are answerable. not that difficult.   Answer Question

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Associate Software Engineer Interview

Associate Software Engineer
Pune (India)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Symantec in November 2013.

Interview Details – I got selected for interview through the campus recruitment process.First round was coding and tecnical quiz.They were pretty easy.Next day they asked to come at symantec work location for interviews.Interview process consisting of two technical interviews and one hr round.Finally at the end of day they declared results.And I got the job :).

Interview Question – Questions were mainly based on operating systems and data structures.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no negotiation.

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Associate Configuration Management Engineer Interview

Associate Configuration Management Engineer
Pune (India)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Symantec in May 2012.

Interview Details – 1 interview with group panel + written test

Interview Question – scripting   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – i accepted the offer .there was no negotiation

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Principal Software Engineer Interview

Principal Software Engineer
Pune (India)

I interviewed at Symantec in January 2010.

Interview Details – Mostly puzzles and past experience related questions. Managerial round too was almost like a design round

Interview Question – Gave a use-case to design in an area not familiar to me   Answer Question

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Senior SQA Engineer Interview

Senior SQA Engineer
Pune (India)

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Symantec in May 2010.

Interview Details – Interview process is based on how well you follow instructions

Interview Question – It was not difficult, but it was the most difficult question based on their IQ: How will you test copy command?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate but it was not a positive experience

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Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer
Pune (India)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Symantec in August 2010.

Interview Details – referral work well, I was referred, there were multiple rounds of interviews with senior team members & managers, and lastly with HR on telephone.

Interview Question – Analysis of a scenario w.r.t operations in kernel.   Answer Question

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Pune (India)

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Symantec in November 2011.

Interview Details – Hiring and interview process is not good.

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Associate Interview

Associate
Pune (India)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Symantec in January 2014.

Interview Details – referral hiring

1 round :: Telephonic round taken by 2 people for 1 hour, all technical stuff from your resume.

2 round :: Face to face with 2 people for 50 min, kind of technical as well as Problem solving skill and communication skills.

3 round :: With project manager, just a 5 min look up to resume, followed by some professional details of yours like last company, last salary drawn, expected salary...
And asked me to wait for HR round next week :) hope for the best :)

Interview Question – Analytic problem given to solve.   Answer Question

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Associate SQA Engineer Interview

Associate SQA Engineer
Pune (India)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Symantec in March 2013.

Interview Details – First I got a call from HR, saying that first round of interview has been scheduled. He also assured my availability. Then I got the first round confirmation mail.

First Round Experience:
It was more technical and questions were just coming at me non stop. It lasted for around 2 hours. Questions were mostly based on what I had written down on my resume. Projects which I had done in my graduation, which subjects were interesting, Data Structures, Linux & windows OS, Programming(JAVA/C++) and little bit of Networking concepts.

After I cleared first round, I was asked to leave and was told that the feedback will be communicated by HR. Next day I got a call from HR for Round 2.

Second Round Experience:
It was basically little less technical but here I was given couple of programs to be written and explaining logic to senior engineers. Programs were mainly on trees and linked lists. After I completed this round I was asked to wait for some time.

Third Round Experience:
It was a general discussion with the Manager and I was selected.

Interview Question – As a starter, SQL injection was difficult for me to answer.   Answer Question

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