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Symantec Software Engineer Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2014
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Waltham, MA

The process took 4 weeks - interviewed 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.

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Software Engineer
Mountain View, CA

I applied through other source and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – Why did you leave your last position?   View Answer

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.

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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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Software Engineer
Chennai (India)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Symantec in May 2011.

Interview Details – Symantec tests on a person ability to think logically .. Best for people who want to work more on development and white box testing

Interview Question – Salary negotiation   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – This is very important phase and will subsequently affects the rest of your career. If you dont negotiate what you deserve , no matter how much ever you prove yourself you salary will remain low

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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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Software Engineer

Interviewed at Symantec

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

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Software Engineer
Pune (India)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Symantec in October 2013.

Interview Details – Recruiter called me for the telephonic round.

Interview Question – Got many questions on DS   Answer Question

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Software Engineer
Pune Dungari (Nepal)

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Symantec in January 2009.

Interview Details – have 3 rounds of technical interviews.

Interview Question – asked bout the projects and architecture.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – not paid as expected

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Software Engineering

Interviewed at Symantec

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

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Software Engineer
Pune (India)

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Symantec in March 2013.

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

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