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Senior SQA Engineer Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Symantec (San Francisco, CA) in March 2012.
The interview process even though straight forward was little bit unprofessional. The interview consisted of two phone interviews. The first interview (on phone) was with the Recruiter who had reached out to me on a professional social networking site. He basically check listed my skills and gauged my interest in the position. The second interview (on phone) was with the Hiring Manager. The interviewer even though very pleasant and was more interested in exact solutions rather then the methods themselves. After 5 minutes in the interview, both of us realized that I was not a good fit for this position. The position they were looking to fill was more towards debugging customer issues rather than data or software quality analysis. The recruiter followed up with an hour of interview to let me know that they are not going to proceed further. The whole set up was handled little unprofessionally. The Recruiter set up the initial interview and never called up because of some other commitments. There was no update or message to let me know that the call was rescheduled. Also, when he sent out the rejection email, he just forwarded me the email he had sent out to previous candidate, including that candidate's email address and phone number! Given the way they treat candidates, not respecting their time or efforts, I am not sure how they would have treated me if I had been employed. Also, I got a feeling that this company tries to fit an ideal job for a given candidate rather recruiting an ideal candidate for the position they have. Given that I am currently employed, and really like my current position, I am not terribly disappointed that it didn't work out.
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Senior SQA Engineer InterviewDeclined OfferDifficult Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Symantec (Pune (India)) in March 2014.
I got initial call from HR. My job profile meet their requirements exactly. There were 3 technical rounds. 1 was taken by someone from India office on phone. 2nd round from US team. 3rd round was technical programming round.
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Senior SQA Engineer InterviewDeclined OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at Symantec (Tallinn (Estonia)) in June 2011.
it was hard but worth it. They were probably tired, maybe not first interview that day. I was feeling somehow pressured and that pressure did it's job, probably that's the reason i declined the job. I wasn't feeling like they will accept me.
- most of questions are standard, like where you are seeing yourself in 5 years. 1 Answer
Senior SQA Engineer InterviewAccepted OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Symantec in July 2010.
during the first round of interview ask many questions on technologies like Linux,unix,storage and backup and they said that team belongs to R & D team so you would get all the exposure(false information)
- it was not difficult interview 1 Answer
biggest mistake of my life that i have accepted the offer
Senior SQA Engineer InterviewAccepted OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Symantec (Pune (India)) in May 2010.
Interview process is based on how well you follow instructions
- It was not difficult, but it was the most difficult question based on their IQ: How will you test copy command? 1 Answer
I was able to negotiate but it was not a positive experience
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