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Updated Dec 30, 2014
Updated Dec 30, 2014
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Software Engineer Interview

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

I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Symantec in June 2011.

Interview Details

recruiter called me. I passed the phone interview of 1 hour.
I went on to a face to face interview at their office in Culver City, 6 people including the Hiring Manager, taking 45 minutes on each person. All the guys interviewed me were young, in their early 30, very friendly.
Questions were mostly about algorithms and data structure. Interview went ok but I haven't heard from them for 2 weeks. Checked with recruiter and got update that they didn't offer the position, citing looking for more senior one.

Interview Questions
  • how to detect cycle in linked list   View Answers (3)
  • print out binary tree's nodes in certain layout (it was in order traversal)   View Answer
  • print out nodes of a binary tree by levels. i.e., all nodes on level 1, then all nodes on level 1, then all nodes on level 2, etc.   View Answer
  • convert the result of 7^n (7 to the Nth) to string   View Answers (3)
  • find lowest common ancestor of 2 nodes in a binary tree   View Answers (3)
No Offer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Symantec in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    Everything moved very quickly. Manager was very motivated and lobbied for higher money and perm position. One phone interview and then a site visit meeting with 3 pairs of people. All very nice. People, office and culture are nice. Have an office which is rare in Silicon Valley.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Received considerably higher rate than initially offered, but I am experienced and know the value of what I bring. manager lobbied for a permanent position, because that was my preference. However, company eliminated all employee slots so a contract was all that was available.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Symantec in July 2008.

    Interview Details

    This was a fairly standard Silicon Valley software engineer interview. First, a general chat with the recruiter about past experiences and my skillset. Then, an interview with several engineers who asked more technical questions about data structures and algorithms. As part of the interview, I had to write code (C, Java, or pseudo-code) on the whiteboard or a piece of paper.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA
    Application Details

    The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Symantec in November 2007.

    Interview Details

    There was no phone screen as my resume made it to the compnay thro' a recruiter who had talked to me over phone. I'd 2 sessions on 2 different days on 1:1 interviews with 3 people on each of the days - each person interviewed me for approximately 45 minutes.

    Interview Questions
    • Linked list related problem don't remember the full details   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Symantec.

    Interview Details

    1) telephonic which is easy. there are very less c++ ,c questions
    2) face to face technical. there are very less c++ ,c questions
    3) Managerial round. ask for managerial questions
    4) HR round. nothing much it just take 5 min to complete

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    nothing
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Got shortlisted in there written test in campus, the test consist of mainly data-structures basics, algorithm, OS etc. and then 2 technical interview and 1 HR interview were conducted in Pune office.
    1st technical interview was on basic knowledge of algorithm, OS, data-structures and 2nd on projects and programming knowledge.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interview process was long around 5 rounds 1-written, 3-technical and 1 HR. HR round was not that great as salary negotiation was not that good

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pune (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pune (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Symantec in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter called me for the telephonic round.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Contacted by hiring manager after posting my CV, first call then on site meeting.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pune (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pune (India)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Symantec in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Two Interview:
    1)Coding -> Higher Level
    2)C/C++ basics

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview

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