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Summer Software Engineering Internship Interview

Anonymous Employee  in  Culver City, CA
Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
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I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Symantec in February 2012.

Interview Details

I attended USC's Viterbi Industry Networking event and had a chance to speak one-on-one with a technical, recruiter for a good length of time. I gave him my resume and he emailed back the next day asking to set up a phone interview. We had a brief back-and-forth about the time of the phone interview, and then finally got around to it.

Additionally, I attended a career fair the next day and spoke with two more members of Symantec's recruiting team. I learned more about the company and answered a few very basic technical questions (how to print only odd numbers from 1-100 using a for loops, etc). I was then told to submit my resume online through the USC recruiting portal (connectSC). I was informed today that I was rejected from this position, but I still had my phone interview.

Interview Questions
  • What is the difference between a Class in C and an Object in C++?   View Answers (2)
  • What is the difference between "Abstraction" and "Inheritance"?   View Answer
  • Give some examples of Big-O notation time complexity. What is the time complexity to insert an element into a singly-linked list? What is the time complexity to access an element in a collision-free hashmap?   View Answer
  • What is the difference between a signed and unsigned integer variable type?   View Answers (2)
  • How are signed numbers represented in binary notation?   View Answer
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