Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at VMware.
It took around 2 weeks to proceed the interview. I am asked to do some online coding test first and later a HR send me an email to schedule a on campus interview.
2 Software Engineers rotating interview. Pretty intensive and require fast coding skills.
- Convert string to integer without using atoi and some algorithm problems Answer Question
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Intern InterviewDeclined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at VMware (Palo Alto, CA) in March 2015.
The interview was telephonic and I was asked three questions. Two questions were coding related and I was asked to write my code in Codepair(hackerrank). The other question was about the coursework I took at my University.
Intern InterviewNo OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day – interviewed at VMware (Urbana, IL) in March 2015.
Two 45-minute sessions, one is mostly about behavioral questions and introducing projects listed on the resume, the other is mostly coding on whiteboard. The first behavioral session also checks some basic programming knowledge about Python and C. The interviewer for the coding session looked a bit weird, and seems depressed and distracted by something else, she even had no knowledge about k-d tree.
Intern InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at VMware (Burlington, MA) in December 2014.
My experience of interviewing with VMWare was great. The process was very systematic and the university relations recruiter was very co-operative and flexible about the interview timings. I got all the information that I asked for on time. I applied in Dec, 2014 and got a call within a week. The first round was a phone screen with the Manager. I got my result in 2 weeks. The second round was a technical phone screen with the Manager and a Sr MTS. The recruiter called me and told that my interview went good but they found a better fit for that role. But that manager suggested to forward my resume to some other team and my phone screen was scheduled with the other Manager. I think this is a very rare case where rather than rejecting straightaway, they tried to find a better fit for me and this impressed me a lot. I got the result that day itself and I was given a home assignment. I completed that and got the call for second phone screen in 10 days. My final interview with this new team was also a phone screening with a Sr MTS. In 4 days, I got the offer. I was made very comfortable in all my interviews and never felt nervous even if I coudn't answer few questions.
- 1st team
Behavioral - Tell me about yourself? Why VMWare? What would you do if you are given 1 million dollars? Where do you see yourself after 5 years?
Technical - Simple questions about my work experience and academic projects, what are generics in Java, would you write merge sort in java or use sort method? What do you know about REST?
Technical - Each and everything from my resume including all my academic projects, questions from courses that I took.
1) questions on Multi-threading, mutex, semaphore
2) UML diagrams, Singleton design pattern
3) TCP vs UDP
4) What is MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit)
5) Explain one routing algorithm
6) Explain Merge sort, time and space complexity
7) Explain one shortest path algo- explained Dijkstra. What if edge weights are negative (told Bellman-Ford)
8) Implementation to find the merging point of a linked list. Space complexity
Behavioral: Tell me about yourself? Which was the most interesting project that you did?
Technical: Given a scenario, how to design it?
Home assignment: Related to REST web services
1) Which was the most challenging project? What was the challenge and what did you do?
3) Design question on search engines 1 Answer
Did not negotiate as the compensation was good
- 1st team
Intern InterviewNo Offer
Had a telephonic interview. Mostly asked about my resume and my knowledge of Android programming. I did not know much about it at that time. So that was a minus point in my profile.
- Asked about how to open sockets and the steps in socket programming. Answer Question
Intern InterviewAccepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 5 weeks – interviewed at VMware in May 2014.
Recruiter contacted me, went through phone screen, phone interview, and in person interview.
The recruiting process was somewhat jumbled - I was put in touch with 3 different recruiters, one of who forgot to tell me that my phone interview was scheduled. Otherwise, everyone was pretty good with response time.
- Nothing unusual, everything was pretty standard Answer Question
Offer was much higher than any other place I'd looked at for this type of position so I didn't negotiate.
Intern InterviewNo OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day – interviewed at VMware in October 2013.
Asked to write an algorithm for word Wrap.
Asked about Hashing and hash code
Sql question: display third highest salary of an employer
Algorithm: knapsack and its efficiency
- They asked me to write an algorithm for word Wrap . Answer Question
Intern InterviewNo Offer
I applied online – interviewed at VMware.
HR called me to make appointment. Then an engineer called again who asked some background questions and coding question
- how to implement atomic semaphore (dekker's algorithm ) Answer Question
Intern InterviewAccepted OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ months – interviewed at VMware (Palo Alto, CA) in January 2013.
It was long and pretty much a nightmare. I only ever had to interview once and it was a pretty intense interview, but getting in touch with the right people afterwards was challenging. You can tell there is a bit of a lack of communication between the different groups at vmware.
- I do not really remember a lot of the questions, but almost everything I did iteratively had to be redone recursively and vice versa Answer Question
The offer was kind of to good to have to negotiate anything
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