VMware Interview Questions

Updated Sep 7, 2014
Updated Sep 7, 2014
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    Senior Product Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months - interviewed at VMware in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    Was recruited by their headhunter. Met with a few people, hiring manager 3 times total.

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    I didn't really need to negotiate. I wanted the job and they wanted me.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Marketing Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. 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."

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  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Manager Change Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 days - interviewed at VMware in September 2012.

    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.

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    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. 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.

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    • 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?
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    No Offer
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    Sfdc Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 week - interviewed at VMware.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was intial phone screen. After that it was onsite interview.
    Only one person took the Interview.

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    • Unexpected question was like he was more concerned about their requirement and not listening to my experience.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Average Interview
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    Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at VMware.

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    Was contacted by a recruiter through linkedin and there was a technical phone interview scheduled.

    Interview Questions
    • On a NUMA architecture, if there is a huge process say running on NUMA node 0 and it is migrated to NUMA node 1 and you want to copy the process address space from NUMA node 0 to NUMA node 1 local memory how would you do that?   View Answer
    • How Linear to physical address translation works and what are the field in PTE.   Answer Question
    • If there is one spin lock used for N different thread and each thread has its local variable which is just incremented by 1. If these threads are running all together on N cpus will after say 10 seconds the count of all the local variable be same. different? why?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. 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.

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    • You need to launch a project in 90 days. What do you do?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
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    Inside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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.

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    • The mock call was the most difficult because I was the least prepared for it, and I became very nervous.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    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.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at VMware in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed at VWMare twice, and both experiences were strangely simliar. First, the hiring manager thought I was great and a good fit, and seemed ready to have me start right away.

    Then I met the hiring manager's manager -- and in both cases, it was a disaster.

    The first senior manager showed up very late to a 5pm meeting saying they had been through interviews all day long, and commented, "I think I must have seen your resume." That's not something to inspire confieence in a prospective hire. The person was obviously in poor health and exhausted. Unfortunately, I presented a copy of my resume -- note to self: never do that again -- and we spent the next 20 minutes discussing the definitions of the terms in my objective paragraph... they were just too tired to think clearly and kept asking random questions that were off-topic. It was a waste of time.

    In the second round of interviews for a similar position, the senior manager showed up (again) late, 20 minutes into a 30-minute interview. I tried to give short answers but they seemed unsatisfied and we never connected, then they had to run off to another meeting, complaining about how the recruiters don't allow enough time.

    For the first job, I was told I would "not get along with the team." For the second, I never heard back from the recruiter.

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    • I was interviewed by the technical lead who asked me, "you've worked at XXX for years, you must be burned out."   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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