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- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at VMware in January 2015.
A HR contacted me in Dec, 2015, just before Christmas, asking for my resume. At first I did not notice it. In Jan 20th I replied. And I got a phone call to schedule my phone interview with department director on 28th. The interview went pretty well. The director said that she was very impressed. And I went into the 2nd round interview with the manager. They said they just want me to meet with team member and the final decision will be made in a week after that.
- What do you know about Channel Operations in VMware? What do you expect to get from internship in Vmware?(Actually same to why Vmware) failure&success weakness&strength 1 Answer
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied in-person. I interviewed at VMware in January 2015.
I was first contacted by rescruiter on linkedIn. Had an initial phone converstion after which I was asked to do online test and then come onsite for the interview. There was in person interview with 5 rounds. There were few minutes break during the interview.
- Nothing unexpected. Very easy data structure and algorithms. No system programming or operating system questions were asked. One design interview question was asked. 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at VMware.
The interviewing/ hiring process was very concise. It was super easy on my end. I went through a 45 minute phone screen then that was followed up with an in person interview that lasted about three hours. I'd suggest preparing notes with product info, as well as focusing on use case examples of your resume history.
- How often do you speak to lawyers regarding employment? I was taken off guard with this question. This isn't usually a standard question for recruiters. 1 Answer
Helpful (2)Accepted Offer
I applied online. The process took 7+ months. I interviewed at VMware.
I actually interviewed more than once for two separate TAM roles. The first round went through a series of 6 phone interviews. From what I understand I was final round but didn't get it. That started off with a technical interview which was a lot of questions surrounding the product stack. Be aware of new products and versions of vCloud, vSphere, vCAC, vCops, etc... Not sure if that many interviews is typical. The second time I applied was when they called me back after 5 months for another opening. This interview process took around a month and was a few more interviews technical, and scenario type questions. I'd suggest preparing notes with product info, as well as focusing on use case examples of your resume history.
- The scenario questions are more of "what would you do in this situation". A lot of high level overview scenarios along the lines of how you deal with business stakeholders, interact with account teams, handle difficult conversations like customer pain points. Again, discuss use cases where you've implemented their products and what business problems you solved with them. Answer Question
Very happy with the offer, didn't negotiate.
Helpful (2)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I 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.
Did not negotiate as the compensation was good
- Accepted OfferPositive Experience
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at VMware (Palo Alto, CA) in December 2014.
Seamless. Everyone I talked with was amazing and really smart. It was very well done. the first interview was with an internal recruiter, then I talked with a couple of what I later found out were soon to be peers, of course i ended the process with my direct report and her manager. It was not easy by any means but well done and I was updated as the process moved into an offer. The offer was awesome.
- If you were an animal what kind of animal would you be? 1 Answer
- Declined OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at VMware in December 2014.
I met the recruiter and one of the staffs during the tech talk at my school. He is mainly resposible for recruting PhD student in VMware. We first figure out possible groups that are suitable for my research and then start the interview process. My interviewer was another staff from VMware. We first went through my resume and I explained my research to him. He seemed not that interested to me but we continued with 2 technical questions: what is context switch, explain hash table implementation. I think I answered most of them. The coding part was translate a sorted list in to a balanced BTree, which is easier than I expected. This interview ended with a simple Q&A.
- What if we have no idea the key space of a hash table. How to modify the implementation to avoid collision. 1 Answer
Reasons for Declining
Have other plan
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at VMware (Palo Alto, CA) in December 2014.
Went through two technical rounds of interview and a background / behavioral interview. All three interviews were done over the phone. The first interview was more of a general technical question, and the second one was specific to my role at VMware.
- How would you go about coding an auto-complete feature for a search bar? Describe the data-structures and methods, etc. Answer Question
- Declined OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at VMware in December 2014.
Absolutely no respect for my time. I was at their office multiple times in a 2 month period. After 13 rounds of interviews and tests with peers, managers, directors, Vps and hr they didn't even bother updating me on the status. After round 7 it started feeling like an overkill. Not sure why I wasted so much time. Maybe I believed that it was a great company to work for and the experience was worth it. Any employer that doesn't respect prospective employees can't obviously be great.
- Salary expectations in round 1 along with detailed breakdown of current compensation Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at VMware (Broomfield, CO).
The recruiter asked me some basic Windows questions after I passed that phase I had an onsite interview. Each Escalation Engineer there were 4-5 people had asked multiple questions based on a scenario to see your troubleshooting methodology. If they asked about a network printer what would you do to get it to work it would start pretty basic and they kept going until your ideas had run out. It differs between each department what questions are asked. There were no right or wrong answers. Windows troubleshooting skills are what they are looking for. If you pass that phase you will meet with the managers. They will discuss & recommend for an yes or no to an offer.
- They expanded each question asked which increasingly was more difficult. They wanted to see if you painted yourself into a corner or if you could expand outside of the box. Answer Question
They made an offer and I accepted.
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