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Trend Micro Interview Questions

Updated Dec 14, 2014
Updated Dec 14, 2014
47 Interview Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Regional Acct Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Senior Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cupertino, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cupertino, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online – 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 Questions
    • 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
    Difficult Interview
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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    This was very painless and without confusion

    Accepted Offer
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Product Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – 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 Questions
    • 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....
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cupertino, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cupertino, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Trend Micro in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    Check their job decryption first. Get ready to find someone from internal referral will be always easier to get the chance for interview. HR will deliver the selected candidates to hiring manager, sometimes hiring manager will invite senior peers to interview for the first round then 1-1 interview for the second round. If it is a senior position, candidate might be interviewed by VP to make sure the qualification.
    Hard skills are the necessary, Software skills are the key to guide the candidate to this BIG family.

    Interview Questions
    • Those questions are always opened up from some general questions "Talk about your self", "Why are you interested this position", "How do you think of this position" , "Tell me about the most/worst project experience...", "What did you learn from that challenges or risks". Then followed up with some behavior question; if you have chance to be a PM who was assigned to a project like..... "What will you do?"   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    IT Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Worth, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Worth, TX
    Application Details

    The process took a weekinterviewed 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
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Senior Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
  11.  

    Technical Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • How to you treat a confrontational customer that has issues but not communicative   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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