Symantec Software Engineering Intern Interview Questions

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Software Engineer Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Symantec (Minneapolis, MN).

Interview

Through career fair. Went to their office and had two interviews. One with the manager and other with 2 engineers. It wasn't very technical.

Interview Questions

  • Nothing really that technical. Mostly behavorial stuff.   Answer Question

Negotiation

As an intern, I couldn't negotiate.

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    Software Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Symantec in January 2014.

    Interview

    Applied through university portal.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain and code the Philosophers Problem.   1 Answer
    • Reverse a string.   Answer Question
    • Example & usage of virtual keyword in C/C++.   1 Answer
    • Example of operation overloading in C++   Answer Question
    • How would you explain in a class about Garbage Collection in Java. Show a code comparison with C++.   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Symantec.

    Interview

    I visited Symantec at my University's career fair and Symantec contacted me 3 weeks later for an interview. The interview was about 40 minutes long with a very few technical questions as I was just a sophomore in college. They were just trying to get a feel for me.

    Interview Questions

    • Just a simple coding problem. Really just trying to see if you understand loops, outputs, and remainders.   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Symantec.

    Interview

    Online Application Phone Screen On-site Interview with 2 rounds, 2 interviewer each

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    Software Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Symantec in March 2013.

    Interview

    One phone interview

    Interview Questions

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    Software Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Symantec (San Francisco, CA) in February 2013.

    Interview

    Phone interview and on-site interview

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    not yet.

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    Software Engineer Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Symantec (Mountain View, CA) in February 2013.

    Interview

    Invited to onsite interview without phone screens. I changed it to two skype interviews because I did't have time to travel. Some technical questions regarding Java (OOP) , networking and unix command for the first one and behavior questions for the second one. No coding questions are asked. The interviewers are both hiring managers.

    Interview Questions

    • when you create a socket, what's in the parameter? Why Java needs interface?   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Intern 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 December 2012.

    Interview

    Submitted my resume to a university recruitment website. Had one campus interview- fairly simple conceptual questions about object oriented programming in C and java. Moved on to four on-site interviews. First two were technical, second was personal, and last was mainly conceptual about multithreading. Interviewers and university recruitment staff were friendly- accepted an offer in Culver City.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Didn't negotiate since the offer was reasonable and competitive.

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    Software Engineer Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at Symantec (Culver City, CA) in November 2012.

    Interview

    I first interacted with Symantec at a career fair at my university. I spoke to one of the reps present, left my resume, and received a phone call several weeks later asking to set up a hone interview. The phone interview was a technical screening that focused on programming concepts and past projects. About a week later, I was asked to come in for an in person interview. I was interviewed by three people - the first two were mostly technical, with some personal questions, and the third was largely soft questions. I left not really knowing how I did, but they called next day to make me an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions relating to processing char* into c++ strings and creating a vector   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    They made a very good offer.

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    Software Engineer Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Symantec (Mountain View, CA) in April 2012.

    Interview

    Met the recruiter at career fair on campus, had an interview questions then and there. Got a call from recruiter a few weeks later, had onsite interview Basic questions, encouraging to think...not to complex, nice people, talked nicely Recruiter was fast to get back in tough with details Accepted offer because got fast response from recruiter

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Recruiter contacted after interview, made a fair offer, compensation was above average. So, didn't negotiate

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