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very long and tedious. I had 5 phone interviews and then 4 in person interviews. they sat me down in a small conference room and I had 4 back to back interview all asking the same questions, which took up to an hour.
- Why do you want to work here 1 Answer
Helpful (5)No Offer
Had a telephonic interview. Mostly asked about my resume and my knowledge of Android programming. I did not know much about it at that time. So that was a minus point in my profile.
- Asked about how to open sockets and the steps in socket programming. Answer Question
Helpful (4)No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at VMware in October 2014.
I had two back-to-back interviews with VMware on my college campus. The first interview was with a hiring manager. It was non-technical and lasted 45 minutes. It primarily consisted of a brain-teaser question unrelated to software. This interviewer was professional and informative. The second interview was easily the worst I've ever had. The interviewer was arrogant, impatient (to the point of interrupting me to ask the next question), and made it clear within the first 10 seconds that he had no interest in interviewing me. The first question he asked was a brain-teaser unrelated to software. The second question he asked was an algorithm question. This interview lasted about 45 minutes, and I fully regret not walking out after the first 5. Based on this experience I would never consider working for VMware.
Helpful (2)No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at VMware in October 2014.
It is a On campus interview. At first I take the online quiz on the Hackerrank.com. Then they managed a interview in the campus. The interviewer can not write code, only ask me a puzzle. And then ask me about the resume. The whole interview last about 30 minutes. And a week later, I get the result.
- Given 25 horses, and 5 tracks. Only at most 5 horses can be in one round's match. Ask at least how many rounds to get the three most fast horses. 4 Answers
Helpful (2)No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at VMware (Palo Alto, CA) in October 2014.
VMWare has a very professional interview process. Their recruiters are top notch and will always keep you in the loop as to where you stand. They are also very friendly as well. With other companies sometimes you never hear back from anyone. First there is an initial technical phone screen interview which lasts about 45 minutes or so. If you pass the phone interview they invite you onsite where you will be interviewing with at least three people. Each interviewer has one technical programming question which you are expected to code on a white board. This lasts around 45 minutes per interviewer. You may get a fourth interviewer added into the mix if they still don't have a good feel about you. (Most likely it's because you got 2 thumbs up and 1 thumb down) Be prepared to go back and study CS fundamentals because this is what they are looking for. stacks/hashtables/binary trees...etc as well as sorting algorithms such as mergesort/quicksort. If it's a "VMware hiring event" you have been invited to, you will encounter as little as three other candidates up to twenty who are interviewing at the same time. So don't be surprised with that. Overall the experience was very positive.
- Given an array of integers write a function so that all the even numbers are on the left side of the array and all the odd numbers are on the right side of the array. 2 Answers
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at VMware (North Augusta, SC) in October 2014.
My recruiter kept in close contact throughout the process. Being new to civillian employment, this was a different experience. The entire onboarding team really took great care of me and had a full team of folks to help me every step of the way. Awesome company who really takes great care of employees. I immediately felt like a long time team member and honestly have never dealt with a more pleasant help desk team. The first week was filled with training and onboarding and there seemed to be an expert right there for me the entire week. Even though i work from a remote site the help teams around the world were a phone xall away and handled every request quickly and with the most positive and polite demeanor.
- The interview was a discussion centered around my experiences in the field more than a quiz of knowledge. The recruiting team had researched my previous work prior to the hiring manager ever calling me so the interview focused on my goals with the company. Answer Question
Not at all what I expected. I have never experienced this before having spent entire adult life thus far with the military. The team was very helpful and walked me through the process fairly and quickly.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at VMware in October 2014.
- Accepted OfferPositive Experience
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at VMware (Boston, MA) in October 2014.
There were 2 interviewers, we had about 30 minutes with each. Both were kind and personable and I felt as though it went great. I received a call later in the week to inform me that I was hired. The hiring manager was one of the kindest ladies I've ever interviewed with.
- What was a time when... Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at VMware (Houston, TX) in September 2014.
At least 7 recruiters from VMware called me, got days and times mixed up, asked the same questions over and over...(why they didn't cc each other, I don't know) and then finally set up my technical interview. My first interviewer was impressed with me and I got to the second round. There were two ladies interviewing me on the second round. They spoke in hushed tones to each other while I was talking (such I found very rude and distracting), talked about how busy they were these days and barely had any serious questions for me. I emailed 4 of the recruiters back twice and no-one even had the courtesy to say they weren't interested. All in all a waste of time. Oh and I wasn't even looking for a job, they found me on LinkedIn and hounded me till I have my number for a phone call. Speaks volumes for their lack of professionalism.
- Don't remember. Most behavioral. Answer Question
- No OfferAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at VMware in September 2014.
I applied on my school's career service website, and received an email from VMWare to take an online test on HackRank. There were 5 coding questions to be completed in 1.5 hours. Two days later, I got an email notification from my school's career service to set up a campus interview. The interview consisted of two 45 minutes parts. The first one was a brain teaser and some regular first-round questions such as self introduction and what do you know about our company. The second one was another brain teaser and a coding question. I heard from the recruiter that this was just a general preselect interview, candidates will only get into a formal position-specific recruiting process if any technical groups in the company have matching positions.
- I didn't expect brain teasers in the interview, so when I got the first one to solve, I was quite surprised, since that was the very first part of the interview after very short greeting from the recruiter. It was not that hard, but I didn't get the best answer in time. I feel I did not bad in the second part, so I guess this brain teaser was the reason I didn't enter the next round. Answer Question
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