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    Enterprise Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Tripwire.

    Interview

    Solid, professional, on time for each meeting. Each interviewer was professional and asked task and situational questions. The online behavioral survey prior to interviews was odd but isn't used and your results aren't discussed.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you expand new territory sales   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    They exceeded my compensation request to on board me immediately

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    Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Tripwire (Portland, OR).

    Interview

    The process was well-managed, with an initial phone screening followed quickly by group technical interview over the phone. Within a day I was called to arrange an in-person interview. Within a day of the in-person, I was emailed with the decision. All very professional, very competent. In-person interview was 4:1, featuring traditional "describe a time when you really screwed up" and "accomplishment you're most proud of" type questions. Oh, as well as "how do you make a PBJ sandwich" and "how do you tie shoes". Also, interview started with "write down how you got from waking up this morning to here".

    Interview Questions

    • I dropped the ball on "talk about a recent example of outstanding customer service" - guess I should have seen that one coming!   Answer Question
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Tripwire (Portland, OR).

    Interview

    Phone interview was high QA / networking questions.

    In person was very technical from OS questions, networking, database
    Test automation framework and tools
    There were also team fit type of questions.

    Negotiation

    Negotiated for higher package

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    Technical Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Tripwire (Portland, OR) in April 2013.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • What are some of the flags shown in a network analyzer?   Answer Question
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    Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Tripwire (Portland, OR) in April 2013.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • 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

    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.

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Tripwire (Portland, OR) in February 2010.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • How will you be able to handle the startup environment that has fewer resources than your prior employers?   Answer Question
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Tripwire (Portland, OR) in November 2009.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • lots of behavioral interviewing questions which were tough, but fun to handle   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    standard terms, some room for negotiation. Under new management, pay packages are less attractive

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    Senior Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 12+ monthsinterviewed at Tripwire (Portland, OR) in November 2009.

    Interview

    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

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