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    Human Resources Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Symmetricom.

    Interview Details

    The process was quick and efficient. I submitted my application and resume. A few days later, a recruited contacted me to schedule a time for a phone screen. The recruiter was awesome, very professional and straight to the point.

    Shortly after that I was invited in for a first round interview. A few days later, came in for the second interview. Their background checking process was also efficient. The offer came shortly after that.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Software Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Symmetricom in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    The process was three phone interviews. I had an interview with the engineering manager and HR representative and the hiring manager. They were very nice but no technical questions were asked. Very straightforward, no hard questions. Oddly enough the hiring manager only asked me one question which indicated to me I probably wasn't going to get the offer.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Director of Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Symmetricom.

    Interview Details

    I joined a newly formed group, hence this may not match exactly the process for other groups. The interview process was professional and efficient - it lasted two days (consecutive weeks). I met with all the senior management and some of the team that I will have. The interview ranged from deeply technical (details about large scale system design, programming language/OS specifics) to more strategic (product strategy, team building methodology). After the second round, I received the offer in 2 days.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a 6 month plan to introduce a new technology and product to challenge the market leader.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at Symmetricom in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    1-2 Technical Phone Interviews, An all day face to face with 5-6 different people. Face to face HR at the end.

    Interview Questions
    • Not too much difficult. Will test your confidence thoroughly with the achievements you have had in the past. Couple of them got questions. One of them was thorough enough to have markd everythign in the resume and ask about it.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Not a good a package for the position. And secondly, company does not have any good plans for any kind of advancement in the future. No chances of growth.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Embedded Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Symmetricom in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Started with an human resource phone interview. The human resource lady collected all the necessary data. Then she arranged a technical interview with hiring manager. He asked some simple questions related to C basics(volatile, priority inverse etc). Then he asked my availability for onsite interview. Then they changed their mind and put a couple of more phone interviews. (suspicious). One was again with technical guy and the other was with director. Then finally decided to invite for an onsite interview.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boulder, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boulder, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Symmetricom in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interview process in fast. For a Technician job, they asked you about schematics diagrams, board components, test equipment.

    Interview Questions
    • None. There was no games. It was just questions about doing the actual job.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Other candidates would really appreciate relevant details that affected your decision.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Hardware Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Symmetricom in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    it was easy and had to give 2 phone interview for summer intern position.

    Interview Questions
    • question about your resume and related projects?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Technical Writing Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 5 days - interviewed at Symmetricom in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was originally contacted by the Intern Coordinator and then connected with my Hiring Manager, who eventually was my manager, and the two writers on staff. The questions mainly concerned my impending degree, my plans for after the summer (grad school) and my experience at former internships. We also discussed the period in which I was available to work and the benefits offered to interns (relocation package and housing stipend).

    Interview Questions
    • Question related to my certificate in technical communications and the skills on my resumé   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 8 months - interviewed at Symmetricom in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    each interview experience was neutral to positive, however the number of starts and stops and the length of time it took the company to make a final decision was not at all positive - 8 months is extraordinary.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Phone interview followed by on-site interview. Questions on C programming - finer details like bit manipulation, dynamic memory allocation, pointers etc. Was asked to write code for a very simple problem. Although solution was not difficult, interviewee is expected to think about worst case run times, cases where an exception will be thrown or result might not be computed correctly, and address them in the code.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer

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