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Updated Mar 25, 2015
Updated Mar 25, 2015
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    QE Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at VMware in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Talked to the recruiter at a career fair in November got a call in Mid Feb asking for a 45 minute technical interview.

    Interview Questions
    • All the questions were based on Java as the intern position was a requirement fr an excellent core java developer. The toughest question was I was asked if I ever used a "load controller" in Java. I had no clue as to what it was.   Answer Question
    • Can you explain how synchronization function works in Java. He asked me about how JVM implements synchronization between 2 threads. As a follow up question asked what is lock in java.   Answer Question
    • My resume had a web development project. He asked me how can I make sure that in an online poll, a particular user can vote only once and not more than once.   Answer Question
    • what are the dis advantages of inheritance in Java.   Answer Question
    • Given an unsorted array of elements say a[] = {1,4,3,6,10} and a number say 7 print the pair of elements that add up to the number n this case I need to print {4,3}. Most efficient way of implementing this.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Staff Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at VMware in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was initially contacted by a VMWare recruiter via Linkedin. After the initial phone conversation with the recruiter, my details were put into their recruiting database. Within a week I was contacted by 5 different recruiters looking for front end web developers for their respective VMware teams.

    I picked one of the teams and had a phone call with the recruiter. After talking to the recruiter about my background and interests and confirming my interest in his team, a technical phone screen was scheduled.

    During the technical phone screen, I was asked questions about my background, and then a few coding questions and UI design questions. The interviewer was satisfied, so I was then schedule for an on-site interview.

    The on-site interview was an all-day affair, starting at 9am and ending at 4:30pm. I talked to 5 engineers and 3 managers. The engineers asked coding questions (design and code a Tic-Tac-Toe game, implement a LRU cache), algorithm questions (various ways to efficiently scan logfiles), and web UI questions (how to present data for different scenarios).

    After the on-site interview, the recruiter contacted me with an offer at the Staff Engineer level, salary, signing bonus, yearly target bonus, and RSUs.

    Interview Questions
    • Implement a LRU cache that can be initialized with a max size (in bytes) and keeps track of the hits/misses.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The group wasn't the right match for what I was looking for. I was looking for a group with more Web UI expertise, but this team was comprised of people who were systems and backend oriented.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at VMware in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    My circumstances extended the process as well as the time of year. However the process was smooth overall. Many of the interviewers remained on-topic and wanted to ensure that the position was being fulfilled. Beyond that, they were interested in other interests to see where I may want to go within the company.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Offer was competitive however I was looking forward to a better base salary. not a match with better compensation in other categories.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at VMware in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Submitted resume on university career fair and Vmware company day. Attended on-campus interview. Two rounds with two engineers. Quite different from regular ones.. The first interviewer started with one of my Java project and dig into mutex and lock, which I did not prepare for.. But the engineer was quite nice and it was more like a lecture on lock for me.. The second interviewer asked about algorithm and spent much effort on corner case. He also interrupted several times when I was talking, which I didn't feel that comfortable. Still haven't got feedback but I have taken another offer.

    Interview Questions
    • operating system, locks. basic algorithm questions (pay attention to wired corner cases)   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    2 rounds of phone and 5 rounds of onsite

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
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    Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    It went for almost a month.
    first 3 telephonic interviews happened after that on-site (in Bangalore India office) interview happened.
    After 3 days of on-site interview I got the offer

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were fairly easy.
      Graphs, trees concepts were the focus
       
      Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Technical Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at VMware.

    Interview Details

    Was contacted by a recruiter and the initial phone interview went well, just talked about my experience and got a feel for the job responsibilities. The next call was set up with one of the team members and this was where the technical questions were asked. Most were about SQL queries and how to pull information from tables. The third interview was set up with the hiring manager and the call only lasted about 30 minutes, with him not really asking any questions, just talking about the job. Was told I would be hearing from them within the week and I heard nothing so I contacted the recruiter and got no response.

    Interview Questions
    • Just questions on how to pull data from multiple tables and then output that data into a report.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at VMware in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    campus interview.
    Asked only one question in 45 mins. It is Knight's Shortest Path Chess Question.
    I am using BSF to sloe it , but not good enough, asking to solve it by DP in constant time. If you did not see it before, it would be hard to get the right answer

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Segment Solutions Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at VMware in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied for a Field Marketing Position, but their "scouting" recruiter (a contractor) convinced me that I was more suited for another role she had a req for, so she submitted me for their Solutions Marketing position instead. I did 3 phone interviews and then had 7 in-person interviews... I sent thank you notes to all the interviewers, followed up at timely and regular intervals with both the Lead Recruiter and the hiring manager... and never heard a single word about the position. They would not respond to my voicemails or my emails, not even a form email telling me they had filled the position and thanking me for my time.

    Interview Questions
    • The first 6 of the the interviewers asked good questions and reinforced that I would be a great fit based on my skills and personality... Basically telling me what I wanted to hear about the position. The 7th interviewer (their Sr. Director) was brutally honest, he told me what the job would really be like (very different from what the more jr. folks described), and said that based on the breadth my background he didn't feel that I would be happy in this role that he felt was very restricted in scope.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at VMware in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Long and comprehensive interview. For a recent graduate from college, prepare to dig deep in your theoretical knowledge on computing, engineering, algorithms, software languages (both script and compile). They hire the best, and they want to make sure you qualify and can keep up with the rest.

    Interview Questions
    • I was given several "find best algorithm" of a given scenario. In this case, it was to create a random number generator of seven numbers recursively buy only using a random number generator of 5 numbers.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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