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 January 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 March 2013.
Interview Details – 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.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at VMware in November 2010.
Interview Details – VMware only hires the top engineers in the industry, and their interviewers really knew their stuff. If you're confident you're among the top in the field, there's nothing that can prevent them from hiring you. Just come well-prepared.
Interview Question – No questions appeared too difficult for me because I was prepared. I would advise to interview at other companies before VMware just to gain experience. VMware doesn't ask you puzzles or give you coding problems that will take more than 10 minutes to solve. However, if you just feel lucky and decide to give it a try, you won't pass. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The salary was so good that I didn't have to negotiate. They were flexible on the start date.
I applied through college or university and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at VMware.
Interview Details – Applied thru the university's career site. Had two on campus interviews . Was asked to code some questions like implementing merge sort , connecting siblings in BST etc. Had another interview after 2 weeks with questions concerning Linux, DataBases and Java. Was contacted by the HR after 1 week regarding the team information and the offer.
Interview Question – Write a code in Java to enable a user machine fetch information from multiple log files which are placed on different servers. The log files will contain time stamp for each set of information and you should fetch only those sets which fall in a given time range. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at VMware.
Interview Details – Now: inconsistent. you could get hired on a single phone call or go through a 14 people round. Depends on who refers you
Interview Question – Algorithms Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Did not negotiate
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at VMware.
Interview Details – Screening phone interview, one programming question and a lot of discussion about networking concept. On site interview also networking concept questions and few coding questions, and some test case discussion.
Interview Question – Nothing was unexpected if you have a good networking fundamentals. Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at VMware in January 2009.
Interview Details – This was an interview experience I had back in 2005. 1 phone screen with VMWare's HR recruiter, followed by 1 phone technical interview with a senior engineer, what I am working on now, why I want to leave my current company, etc. Then got down to business, Java questions: Memory Model, volatile, synchronized semantics.
Invited back to half-day onsite interview the following week. Tough 4.5 hours: each round was with a very senior member of the engineering team each with their own areas of expertise. C++ deep dive: struct vs class, virtual destructors, multiple inheritance, polymorphism, detecting memory leaks, he gave me some code and asked me if there's a bug in there. Algorithms deep dive: reverse a linked-list, find largest sub-sequence of an array and comment on Big-O of my implementation. XML deep dive: write XSLT code to do some XML parsing, XML Schema questions.
Invited back again the following week for onsite with engineering manager and director.
Interview Question – Why would you want to have a Virtual Destructor in C++ View Answer
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