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Symantec Interview Questions & Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated Apr 3, 2014
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Software Quality Assurance Engineer Interview

Software Quality Assurance Engineer

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Symantec in March 2012.

Interview Details – First I got the chance to speak to two students currently on placement with the company, who were there to relax me and answer any questions I had. This was not part of the interview.

I was then taken in for my interview with one line manager and one senior manager. They asked me questions about my CV along with a few others, but nothing particularly difficult. They explained the available roles to me and asked which I would be most interested in.

Interview Question – No unexpected questions. Just be sure you are able to go into depth about your CV.   Answer Question

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Technical Support Engineer Interview

Technical Support Engineer
Reading, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Symantec in September 2011.

Interview Details – Three interviews :
- 10 technical questions of general unix/windows knowledge
- technical questions about different scenarios where troubleshooting is required
- social skills and motivational with two hiring team managers

Interview Question – Major and minor numbers for storage arrays   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation because the salary is pretty much standard for the job role

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Senior Director Interview

Senior Director
London, England (UK)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Symantec.

Interview Details – Telephone interview, 1st round f2f interview with HR, 2nd round panel interview with recruiting manager and peers, 3rd round f2f interview with manager's manager

Interview Question – None - pretty standard interviews covering experience to date, competency based questions and motivation to join   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Back and forth 2-3 times before we agreed on the basic salary

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Senior Support Engineer Interview

Senior Support Engineer
Reading, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Symantec in November 2011.

Interview Details – I was contacted by HR and schedulled 3 interviews:

-(1:1) Technical concepts: OS (Solaris)
-(1:1) Networking (UNIX/Solaris solving technical concepts)
-(1:2) Support and background experiece solving technical problems.

First two weren'tt too difficult and in the last one difficult increased (two interviews, questions about work habits, face problems, ...)

Interview Questions

  • tell me a especial problem you face a how you solve it (method you follow)   Answer Question
  • how do you act with your work mates in critical situations ?   Answer Question

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