I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Tripwire in April 2013.
Interview Details – Applied online and I was sent an email to go to the RoundPegg website in order to take a personality survey. I obviously did well because I receive a call from HR for a preliminary phone screen. About 10 technical questions were asked; ranging from port numbers, Active Directory-OU, how to tell what ports are listening, what does SCP stand for, in Linux, where are Log files stored. That went well so I was scheduled for an interview with the Team in Portland, OR. Received an email from the Team Lead and had a panel interview with 4 people. The team also asked a range of questions in order to verify the skill set listed on the Resume.
The range of questions asked were:
Commonly used Port numbers
What command is used to see listening ports in Linux or AIX?
How to remove directory in Linux?
How to make a directory in Linux?
How to remove a file in Linux?
What is an OU in Active Directory?
How to see a routing table in Linux?
Where is the log file found in Linux?
What statement on Oracle SQL is used to get all columns from a table?
What are some of the flags shown in a network analyzer?
Describe the TCP three-way handshake.
How to see network configuration from the CLI on a window machine?
Interview Question – What are some of the flags shown in a network analyzer? Answer Question
I applied in-person and the process took 12 months - interviewed at Tripwire in November 2009.
Interview Details – Was hired into another group. Didn't pass the phone interview. Took a year before I could score another chance. Didn't do well on the second phone interview, and the face-to-face they didn't want to hire me. Manager did. Within six months he had found a new home for me in Product Management. Boom
Interview Question – How do you tie your shoes? Explain it. No hand waving Answer Question
I applied in-person and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Tripwire in November 2009.
Interview Details – was initially by phone and in person with 5-6 people and manager afterward
Head of HR was odd and added little value to the process
Interview Question – lots of behavioral interviewing questions which were tough, but fun to handle Answer Question
Negotiation Details – standard terms, some room for negotiation. Under new management, pay packages are less attractive
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Tripwire in April 2013.
Interview Details – The hiring process consisted of an HR phone screen, including basic technical questions; then a full phone technical screen by the support team; and finally a in-house group interview. They interview well and are looking for team fit and motivated people.
Interview Question – They are focused on achievement and career goals. What is your 3-5 year career goal? What have you done to recently to achieve your goal? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They were upfront about the starting range, but have a scheduled raises the first three quarters based on performance. If you perform you can earn another $2500 annual increase each quarter. Start at $40-45k, and $47.5-$52.5k at then end of the first year.
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Tripwire in February 2010.
Interview Details – Had a phone interview. Took a while to schedule, was rescheduled a few times. Interviewer was honest and open, almost too much so. Ultimately said I didn't have enough startup experience since my 10 year career has been at large companies.
Interview Question – How will you be able to handle the startup environment that has fewer resources than your prior employers? Answer Question
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