I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at VMware in June 2013.
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I have been talking with these people for a while, even before graduating. Once I am graduating, they were fast to follow up (in fact, they are the fastest to do so). However they were not pushy or anything, which cannot be said about all the employers/HR out there.
The exact interview is quite fun, with interview questions being interleaved with chats about your work, their work and their short-term to mid-term focus. This gives you an idea of what you will get to work on and helps to have an informed decision. Again, many companies from my experience does not provide such information which makes a decision hard.
As for interview questions, expect some of the typical coding questions with some system design questions. The latter is probably due to my area of expertise. Be prepared. There is really nothing special about coding questions. Study for it.
Interview Question – The employer has asked that I kept the question to myself, and I would respect that. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – I had a better offer from another company to do something I am personally more interested in.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at VMware in May 2013.
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Went through the phone interview and interview with the HR manager, former Pricing analyst associate, 3 pricing analysts.
Didn't get the position in the end.
Interview Question – nope Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at VMware.
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There was an initial recruiter-type screening, followed by a number of separate technical and business-process type interviews. Following these, there was several weeks of no activity, then an inperson interview process that included a total of 6 people in groups numbering 1,2,3.
After the interviews, I was told someone would get back to me within a week. After a month of no responses, I asked for a status and was again told someone would get back to me within a week. I have yet to get any response at all.
Interview Question – They peppered the interview with out-of-left-field type questions. They weren't crazy how would you move mount fiji type questions, but they were asked totally randomly. It left me feeling a little uneasy and unsure of the flow of the conversation Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at VMware in May 2013.
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1-Initial phone screen with recruiter. About 20 intermediate difficulty questions covering a range of general system administration and technology topics.
2-Technical Phone Screen. About 90 questions of varying degrees of difficulty. Mostly Linux/Windows and general technology questions.
3-In person interview. Deeper situation based questions and manager interview.
Interview Question – Explain what makes Paravirtualization different than 'standard virtualization' Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Recruiter handled negotiations between myself and hiring team. Asked for more twice and was turned down once.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 days - interviewed at VMware in May 2013.
Interview Details – Just chatted with VP Sales and then he looked me straight in the eye and said, "Why YOU?" I did not receive an offer for this job, and concluded that they are looking for dyed-in-the-wool enterprise sales people with ca. 10 years experience. I come from a non-traditional background and so should have had a better answer for that question. They need people who can hit the ground running immediately since they are up against Amazon and Google.
Interview Question – I was given a scenario in which the customer says that using public cloud is too risky, and why should they consider VMware as a cloud provider? The answer is that it's built on the same software stack and so the integration will be seamless. Answer Question
I applied through other source and interviewed at VMware.
Interview Details – Had short 10-15m phone screen, interview the next day with manager, team member and Associate on cross functional team. Lots of construction going on. Huuuge campus, wear comfortable shoes, and get there early, parking may be problematic, and no public transportation there YET, but I hear they're working on it. Generally hiring everyone as contractors for 1 YEAR- not direct hire, even if you know someone, seems to be where public tech co's are going. Interiors are very barebones, no frills. Cafeteria has good food though a bit pricey. Lots of changes going on as they keep buying companies, so everything's in constant flux. People seemed chill and nice, very personable, dress code was casual so dress one level above. Lots of hiring going on, but delays in decision making process bc HR process not very streamlined. another round of interviews awaits me.
Interview Question – What would your ideal manager be like? What would you need to do your best? View Answer
Very Difficult Interview
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at VMware in April 2013.
Interview Details – 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.
Interview Question – 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
Negotiation Details – The offer was kind of to good to have to negotiate anything
Interviewed at VMware
Interview Details – Recruiter found me at linkedin and give an initial phone interview asking about some overview questions, which went well. Then arranged a phone interview with a engineer. The questions are not difficult, but in details. For example tcpdump command, constructor of derived class in python and so on... I used them in previous project, but cannot remember the details. So failed quickly.
Interview Question – Tcpdump command, what the constructor of derived class in python look like, some other Linux commands Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at VMware in April 2013.
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I had applied for some internship positions at vmware but never got any call. However, one day, I got a call from a recruiter to tell me about this position. They had seen my resume on their portal and was interested in some of my work. So we scheduled for my first interview which was 60min. My first interview was easy and generally about writing some code in C and giving complexity of algorithms. I was also asked about some of my projects. I was contacted for setting the second interview just 40min after my first one finished. In my second interview, I was asked to writing codes in C++ and debugging some codes. The second one also was about complexity of some algorithms and some OO concepts.
The interviewers were great. It is still my best experience. They were patient and answered all my questions kindly and they let me think as much as I needed. They also guided me to the right direction. The recruiter also was very helpful and he explained the process very well. He also followed my process until the end.
For passing your interview, just be calm and be prepare to have a 60min talk. Find a good spot and have a pc, a paper, and a pen ready and you'll be fine. Don't be afraid to ask questions and think loud when you're solving a problem.
Interview Question – There were no surprise. All questions were algorithms and C/C++ data structures and performance issues and some testings. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I got accepted for this position but during hiring position, because of my nationality they couldn't proceed since my country was in the restriction countries. As a result, they had to cancel the offer and stop the process.
Pros: “Plenty of cool things to work on, from bit-fiddling in the hypervisor, to big data analysis and machine learning in the management software. Smart co-workers. Great work/life balance.” – Full Review
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