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Declined Offer – Reviewed Mar 4, 2013
Interview Details – It's an on campus interview. One round only. Basic Java terminologies and simple String questions. Some behavior questions such as your plan in five years.
Interview Question – No difficult Answer Question
Reason for Declining – I accepted another offer.
No Offer – Reviewed Feb 21, 2013
Interview Details – Campus recruiting
Interview Question – What is your favorite class Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in New York, NY Oct 2011 – Reviewed Nov 7, 2011
Interview Details – Was invited for on campus interview first, which is basically a discussion of your resume. Then got invited to superday at their office location in Jersey. People were great. They changed the interview pattern a little, it's more technical now with a a few written coding questions.
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Jersey City, NJ Jan 2008 – Reviewed Jan 4, 2010
Interview Details –
Phone interview came first, then I went on site to meet with various groups.
This was actually back in Feb of 2007.
They asked java 1.5 questions (template type vectors), various elements of JSP, and some SQL. They must loved textbooks definitions.
Interview Question – Elements of JSP View Answer
Reason for Declining – salary offered was too low
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Chicago, IL Jan 2007 – Reviewed Mar 18, 2009
Interview Details – Very fast and straight forward. It lasted around one hour. I was interviewed by 2 people, they were friendly and open. Questions were about my previous experience and some database related questions specific for their environment. Office was good and clean. Work culture open and friendly.
Interview Question – what was the hardest project challenge you faced on your previous project View Answer
Negotiation Details – I gave them my previous salary and they gave me 5 k more. Not a lot of negotiation happened on my part, which I regret now.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Mar 2012 – Reviewed Mar 22, 2012
Interview Details – I was interviewed by one person and they have asked questions regarding polymorphism, inheritance and an example of interfaces
Interview Question – Did you have any problem when your developing a code and how did you overcome it Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Jan 2011 – Reviewed Jan 28, 2011
Interview Details – I signed up for the position through my school career services. The interview was a 1:1 with a manager from the technology division.
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Zürich (Switzerland) Mar 2010 – Reviewed Mar 16, 2010
Interview Details –
Initial contact was a telephone interview with both technical questions and more general discussions about myself. The usual sort of core Java questions were asked: hashCodes/Equal and their use in HashMaps etc. Mainly questions to ensure that you know or at least have thought about what is going on under the Java APIs. The phone call was around 40 minutes.
This was then followed up with an in person interview in Switzerland. The interview was more of the same, technical interview with three teams over the course of an afternoon. The interview technique varies between teams but you can expect to have a well known computing problem to walk through. Remember the right answer is no always as important as showing your workings and talking to the interviewer about what you are doing and thinking. Other teams just wanted to talk about my cv, the role and why I was looking to move to Switzerland.
The office tour was brief but from what I saw it the open plan areas was very quiet (good or bad you decide) and desks seemed reasonably well equipped, though there were developers with only one screen or just a laptop.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in May 2008 – Reviewed Feb 9, 2010
Interview Details – Bit of a weird one...I was referred by my (then current) employer from overseas (they knew I was moving overseas), so had an initial phone interview which was a lot more technical than I expected. This was followed by another phone interview about a month later, and then a 3-person panel interview when I arrived in London.
Interview Question – Let's say I have this system that needs to do XXX...how would you design that? View Answer
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