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- No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at VMware in September 2015.
Sent my resume online and got a online challenge link in s few days. The online challenge take about 200 minutes and contains 5 questions, which are all coding problems. The questions are long and time-consuming. I think the company is testing if you truly want to apply for the job.
- Assume A is a number smaller than B. Find the nth number created with combination of A and B (such as AABB, ABAB, ABBA). The number of A will be equal to the number of B. Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at VMware (Palo Alto, CA) in September 2015.
Interviewer didn't show up. I was asked to give them 3 days they could set up an interview. I gave them 4 days. After the interview date was confirmed nobody called me at the time specified. Recruiter did asked phone or email.
- no questions were asked because interviewer didn't show up. Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at VMware.
Online coding challenge round is compulsory. Unfortunately I was asked to write programs in java where as I am only comfortable with c and python. But recruiter was really a nice guy. He was very quick in responding to emails and any queries.
- search a element in a cyclic sorted array . Answer Question
Helpful (4)No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at VMware (Palo Alto, CA).
It was a phone interview in which there was a discussion of several computer networking concepts and a coding question. The coding question was to write a function to traverse the nodes of a tree in breadth first manner. This was followed by an onsite interview in which I talked to six people
- How to obtain the sum of the elements from (0,0) to (r,c) in a 2D array, where r and c are the row and column numbers 2 Answers
Helpful (2)No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at VMware (Palo Alto, CA) in July 2015.
I had a horrible experience recently with the storage and disaster recovery team. The recruitment process was not professional. They had no clear process in their hiring. I had to do 1 phone round, 4 skype rounds(supposedly on site), 1 round with the hiring manager and then again I was called for another "real" on-site(4 rounds). Totally around 10 rounds. I have to tell you, when you are interviewing someone who already works for another company(not a fresh college grad), he/she is reserving a lot of professional time to give the interview. Better respect their time. The whole process took around 1.5 months. I should mention this, the hiring manager had no professional ethics. He sounded very condescending and had no respect for the candidates time(He missed my interview schedule twice and did not sound apologetic about it at all). I was not offered the role but I am very glad I did not get to work with a horrible boss. His teammates very lovely and nice though. I have to be honest. They seemed much intelligent and pleasant to work with. My advice: Plan to take a lot of time out of your work, if you are planning to interview with them, because they take your time for granted.
- Questions around BST, a lot of linux based questions, what happens when you turn a computer on? they were more keen on multi-threaded programming. Answer Question
- No OfferNegative Experience
I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at VMware (Palo Alto, CA) in June 2015.
These guys is very annoying in LinkedIn. Even if you saying that not interested you'll get this position again in one month. And again. And again. VMware recruiters, please, read the responses and don't contact person with the same position again and again. Please.
- Why you planning to leave your current job? 1 Answer
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at VMware.
Shortly after applying online, I was contacted by a recruiter who directed me to their online technical screen. This is not for the faint of heart! The questions on the technical screen span a lot of area and you are expected to know names and processes directly from memory (no googling allowed). Do your homework before embarking on this mission.
- What is the maximum throughput for a fibre channel in a fibre channel switched network? 1 Answer
Helpful (2)No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at VMware (Palo Alto, CA) in May 2015.
First telephonic round: 1 hour technical.They will test you on DS,Algorithm,Java. Onsite round:4 interviews 45 min each back to back.Highly technical.Detailed but not very tough.I could answer most of them.Lot of whiteboard problem solving.You will be tested on data structure,algorithms,java,concurrency in java,projects on resume,design pattern and database.
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at VMware (Palo Alto, CA) in May 2015.
online test with 3 problems to be solved in 1 hour followed by onsite 4 interviews. Interviews were well organized and interviewer were polite and willing to help if required. It was a good experience. After interview though HR updated me that my technical interviews were good but my work experience doesn't seem to be relevant for their requirement. During interview however we didn't talk much about my work experience (only ~5 min in the first interview) and all questions were related to problem solving skills. I requested for another interview via email to discuss my work experience. They took about 20 days to say they have done a deep dive assessment and I am not the right fit for their requirement. If my work experience was not a relevant for the opportunity (which is not the case I know) then they should not have invited me for onsite interviews.
- 1. find k max numbers from n numbers 2. string anagrams 3. fibonacci series 4. sort billions of numbers 5. find nth prime 6. 8 identical balls and find heavy ball using scale Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at VMware (Clifton, NJ) in May 2015.
Started out with the initial call from the candidate development recruiter. Followed my multiple scheduling emails. Technical interview consisted of 3 calls, 2 w/Sr. Consultants & 1 Consulting Architect. After successfully completing these, I was asked for an in person with the hiring manager. Was flown out to meet with the hiring manager and all went well, shook hands and was told "looking forward to having you on the team." After a few weeks, a follow up phone interview was scheduled with the director which was considered a formality. The call went well, nothing overly technical just basic questions, ie "why are you leaving", "why do you think you'd be a good fit here" etc. I ended the call excited and ready to make the transition in my career to the company I have strived to get into for so long. Two weeks later I was informed that I would not be getting an offer and that two others were presented with one. I was devastated but learned a lesson I had forgotten in my excitement - there's no such thing as a verbal offer, only those that exist on paper. If i had the opportunity in the future to pursue the same position, I 100% would and while it didn't end as I had expected, it was a great experience.
- Tell me about an accomplishment during your childhood and how it relates to the person you have become? Answer Question
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