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Updated Apr 11, 2014
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Professional Services Architect Interview

Professional Services Architect
Raleigh, NC

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Tekelec in June 2013.

Interview Details – First the HR will contact you only asking you about your experiecne and will ask about Diameter (HSS, PCRF, OCS, OFCS, etc), later the manager will contact you (remotely) and they will ask questions about diameter (advanced) and UNIX/Linux

Interview Question – Diameter loop detection, Diameter interfaces for IMS, PCRF rules and IP CAN session management   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – If you are a contractor in the US ask for 100 a year at leats (if you are 7 years of experience with strong skills), from then star negotiating down maybe 10Ks less ( no more)

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Software Engineer IV Interview

Software Engineer IV
Morrisville, NC

I applied through other source and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Tekelec in January 2009.

Interview Details – Starting as contractor, there is no additional steps to become full-time.

Interview Question – None   Answer Question

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Project Manager Interview

Project Manager
Raleigh, NC

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Tekelec in November 2008.

Interview Details – Three to five individuals, from the hiring team, will interview each new applicant. The team fit is crucial. Technical competency is second, as the software/hardware is proprietary and will require train-up for each position. Hopeful candidate follow-up is extremely helpful. Typically, "Homework" is assigned after interview, to determine communication skills and attention to detail, when analyzing and reviewing an industry topic.

Interview Question – Based on your limited understanding of the proprietary product, without knowing the details, explain to the client, why the product failed, and how you plan to insure that it will not happen again. What efforts (read - plan/processes) do you have in place to resolve our issue.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Salary was negotiable, within a 3-5K band. No negotiation on vacation. No negotiation on company vehicle.

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Software Test Engineer Interview

Software Test Engineer
Morrisville, NC

The process took a day - interviewed at Tekelec in May 2010.

Interview Details – Had 1:1 interviews with 2 engineers, 2 team leads, and a manager. The first interviewer drew out a network diagram of how the EAGLE works, indicating that it was just for overview, then erased it. 3 people later, the interviewer asked me to redraw the diagram from memory. Other questions were heavy on telecom process and QA testing methodologies.

Interview Question – You are in a room with 3 light switches, there is another room you cannot see with 3 light bulbs. Each switch is known to control exactly one of the bulbs. How can you tell which bulb is controlled by which switch, if you can only walk into the room with the bulbs one time   View Answer

Negotiation Details – This was a contract to hire position, the contract company was not willing to budge

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Regional Project Manager Interview

Regional Project Manager
Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Tekelec in April 2010.

Interview Details – Pretty good which it was an extensive quantity and quality of interviews. Starting with Human Resources, then Operations, Services and Sales areas and finally managment. In paralell there were some test to pass in order to go on with the rest of the interviews process.

Interview Question – None   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Only proposal and then some comments and revised proposal.

Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Pre-Sales Manager Interview

Pre-Sales Manager

The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Tekelec in June 2010.

Interview Details – My CV and background were checked against the jopb description. HR was not flexible to improve the offer and requested me to make a decision before benefits were presented.

Interview Questions

Reason for Declining – Salary below my expectations.

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