I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at VMware.
Interview Details – Most of the initial process went through my school which sent my resume to the company. Once the company reviewed my resume they scheduled a face to face interview. It was a 30 minute interview, with some candidates going through 2. The questions were fairly simple: experience, leadership, "how would you solve...", etc."
Interview Question – Nothing really, everything was fairly standard. Answer Question
I applied through other source and the process took 3 days - interviewed at VMware in November 2013.
Interview Details –
I was blown away by the speed and nimbleness of the process. I happened to have an open day in Silicon valley, called the hiring manager for the role I was interested in and she managed to set up 5 interviews and get things dialed in within 2 days. I went from having a job-in-hand at another company the day before to doing a complete 180 and joining VMware with an option to work remotely. I did have prior knowledge and experience with the company as a consultant so I knew I loved the place and they knew me, but it's still a testament to the 'crank it out/get er done' culture at VMware that this could happen so quickly and seamlessly.
On the HR side, I found the recruiting support person (happened to be from Austin, TX) to be incredibly helpful and responsive. She and I were able to have a very open and honest dialogue and I'm happy where I landed.
Interview Question – Fairly informal interview process; I don't feel ok getting into more details than that. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Pretty comfortable and good. My prior salary helped set the bar and they were open (in this case) to flexible work arrangements. I had a really helpful conversation with the recruiter that helped me negotiate a good salary, while staying within the bounds of 'normal' so I don't shoot myself in the foot later by coming in too high and leaving myself no upward mobiity.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at VMware in October 2013.
Interview Details – I was contacted on LinkedIn by a recruiter about a private interview event in my city. The communication was pleasant and informative. I was asked to complete a timed (one hour) coding question online at my convenience. If the coding question went well, then I would be invited to participate at the interview event. I completed the coding question, and submitted my solution. A few days later I received word that they would be not be moving forward with me.
Interview Question –
You are given a dictionary, such as /usr/share/dict/words, containing a list of words, one per line. You are also given seven tiles. Each tile is either blank or contains a single lowercase letter (a-z).
List all of the words from the dictionary that can be produced by using some or all of the seven tiles, in any order. A blank tile is a wildcard, and can be used in place of any letter.
Try to use a minimal amount of memory.
1. Find all of the words that can be formed if you don't have to deal with blank tiles. (You may skip this step and go straight to step 2).
2. Find all of the words that can be formed, including those where blank tiles are used as wildcards.
3. Would you do things differently if you had to process several hundred tile sets with the same dictionary? View Answer
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 1 week - interviewed at VMware.
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The hiring process was intial phone screen. After that it was onsite interview.
Only one person took the Interview.
Interview Question – Unexpected question was like he was more concerned about their requirement and not listening to my experience. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at VMware.
Interview Details – Was contacted by a recruiter through linkedin and there was a technical phone interview scheduled.
I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at VMware.
Interview Details – I submitted my application and heard back very quickly, was brought in to a hiring blitz with people of varied backgrounds in which I was asked to prepare a presentation, go through a mock call, and talk about my background.
Interview Question – The mock call was the most difficult because I was the least prepared for it, and I became very nervous. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at VMware.
Interview Details – Once you get passed HR the process is easy. Know what you are talking about, have the relevant experience and you'll be fine.
Interview Question – You need to launch a project in 90 days. What do you do? Answer Question
I applied online - interviewed at VMware in October 2013.
Interview Details – Applied online. A little clumsy. Contacted by HR screener. Reasonable conversation. They went dark for two months before they called me back. Now that want to do the process yesterday. A little frustrating but ok. The actual interviews are fair and reasonable.
Interview Question – "What one thing would you improve about yourself" Answer Question
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I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at VMware.
Interview Details –
The interview process was grueling to say the least. It consisted of 8 phone interviews, followed by a half day of 30 min, in person interviews, followed by a group interview.
The depth of questions was challenging in both technical as we as business.
Interview Question – "Please define Risk" Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Very easy !
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