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Trend Micro Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Inside Regional Account Manager Interview

Inside Regional Account Manager
Arlington, TX

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Trend Micro in July 2010.

Interview Details – Three interviews,1 phone and two in-person interviews

Interview Question – What is the most difficult problem you face when building your pipeline.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – minimal, they did not negotiate


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Regional Acct Representative Interview

Regional Acct Representative

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Trend Micro.

Interview Details – Very simple hiring process. First meeting was a run through of my work history, education and expectations. Second was to calrify compensation expectation. Third was to offer me the job. Negative was there was no training after hire which has since changed.

Interview Question – None, very straight forward   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Sales Engineer Interview

Senior Sales Engineer

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Trend Micro.

Interview Details – Interviewed Q1-2014. Initial interview was a phone screen by the hiring manager and the follow up was an in-person interview at their offices. Position was for a remote location/work from home. After the in-person interview I meet with the local sales representative who I would be working with.

None of the questions were particularly difficult or challenging. I just answered them as I always would.

They seemed a little pressed for time during the in-person.

Interview Question – Most difficult situation was the requirement to deliver a 15 minute presentation to the hiring team. They wanted it to be on their product line, so it required some significant research into their products, marketing, positioning and goals.   Answer Question


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Senior Engineer Interview

Senior Engineer

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Trend Micro in November 2010.

Interview Details – Friend referral, whole day interview with 6-7 people, some engineers, 1 program manager, 1 director. Asked technical questions. One gave couple pages of technical questions to answer. Questions about Linux, differences between exec and fork

Interview Question – Compiler questions. Performance improvement questions for their products.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Not much room to negotiate on base salary and stock option. Promised to give better bonus.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer
Cupertino, CA

I applied online and interviewed at Trend Micro.

Interview Details – Interview in Cupertino, CA. Interviewed by Senior Architects and Software Engineers. Most of the interview is on relevant implementation and product questions - e.g. high performance proxies, cloud security paradigms etc. Some questions also cover standard computer science questions e.g. sort/search etc. Very pleasant group team. There is no in your face attitude here. People are very respectful and have a very positive attitude.

Interview Question – Explain the 10K limit in threading for Linux performance. Also explain event driven architectures such as epoll etc. Be prepared to whiteboard code snippets and explain your reasoning.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Very straightforward and pleasant. Good group of people.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Technical Account Manager Interview

Technical Account Manager

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Trend Micro in September 2010.

Interview Details – Lots of interviews (had 8 with various individuals) with not just immediate team but team you'll potentially collaborate with, good screen process. You have a great latitude to ask alot of question regarding the position the work, and company culture

Interview Question – How to you treat a confrontational customer that has issues but not communicative   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Product Manager Interview

Product Manager

Interviewed at Trend Micro

Interview Details – This was very painless and without confusion


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Product Marketing Manager Interview

Product Marketing Manager

I applied online and interviewed at Trend Micro.

Interview Details – These guys are basically pretty sloppy on this front. What you'll get is standard stuff, nothing unique, but it will be based on the individual hiring manager as the HR isn't very good. The problem with Trend is there is no training of managers, no consistency for interviewing or managing for that matter. Even when you are a manager (I was), they basically don't give you any direction as to how to do your job at Trend (systems, policy, etc.) This is true for interview as well, so it makes it tricky in some aspects to say what you will get, but as noted in most difficult, remember that their criteria is based on an Asian founder and primary viewpoint, so that makes it a little different as it's a mix of western and Asian cultural aspects.

Interview Question – As this is an Asian company, you really need to be sensitive to how they don't like any conflict, everyone should play nice together is a key element in talking with them during an interview. How well you work with a team, aren't confrontational, easy to get along with, etc.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They are cheap....


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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Senior Product Manager Interview

Senior Product Manager
Cupertino, CA

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Trend Micro in December 2011.

Interview Details – Ad hoc process, not very structured.
Lots of open questions raised, and will put in per on in ad hoc basis.

Interview Question – What is your family structure   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

IT Manager Interview

IT Manager
Fort Worth, TX

The process took 1 week - interviewed at Trend Micro in March 2011.

Interview Details – The on-site interview went from 10 AM to 3 PM with no lunch break and no lunch. The company did not tell me that there would be no time for lunch, either. Some interviewers were late and dressed very sloppy. People there were very stressed out and tired.

Interview Questions

  • Do you picture yourself as a nice manager or mean manager?   Answer Question
  • Since the first interviewer was tired and did not perform well, would you fire her, when you were her manager?   Answer Question
  • Dealing with a low performance worker, how do you deal with the performance issue?   View Answer
  • Can you ask your people to work for extended hours? (Interviewers told me that they all work for extended hours all the time.)   Answer Question
  • Why do you want to work for us?   Answer Question

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