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Updated Aug 20, 2014
All Interviews Received Offers

Getting an Interview  

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Interview Experience  

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No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Sfdc Developer Interview

Sfdc Developer

I applied through a staffing agency and 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.

Interview Question – Unexpected question was like he was more concerned about their requirement and not listening to my experience.   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Member of Technical Staff Interview

Member of Technical Staff

I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at VMware.

Interview Details – 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


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Program Manager Interview

Program Manager
Austin, TX

I applied through an employee referral and 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.

Interview Question – You need to launch a project in 90 days. What do you do?   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Inside Sales Interview

Inside Sales
Austin, TX

I applied online and 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.

Interview Question – 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

Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative
New York, NY

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.

Interview Question – "What one thing would you improve about yourself"   Answer Question


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No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Marketing Manager Interview

Marketing Manager
Palo Alto, CA

I applied through a recruiter and 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.

Interview Question – I was interviewed by the technical lead who asked me, "you've worked at XXX for years, you must be burned out."   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Technical Consultant Interview

Technical Consultant

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at VMware.

Interview Details – The interview process was grueling to say the least. It consisted of 8 phone interviews, followed by a half day of 30 min, in person interviews, followed by a group interview.
The depth of questions was challenging in both technical as we as business.

Interview Question – "Please define Risk"   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Very easy !


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Intern Interview

Intern

Interviewed at VMware

Interview Details – On Campus

Interview Question – So, as a freshman how will you be able to contribute to VMware?   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Lead Development Representative Interview

Lead Development Representative
Austin, TX

I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at VMware.

Interview Details – "Hiring Blitz:" 3 step process

1. Company presentation- present company information in front of two hiring managers, then sit down standard 2:1 interview.

2. Sales Simulation- Call "client" (managers in different room) and go through a sales simulation and sales transcript. Then standard 2:1 interview with two different managers.

3. Interview- Move into a room with two other managers for a sit down lengthy 2:1 interview.

Interview Question – What is the current market capitalization of VMware?   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Senior Member of Technical Staff Interview

Senior Member of Technical Staff
Palo Alto, CA

I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at VMware in September 2013.

Interview Details – Initial communication with HR who asked why do you want to join VmWare & what do you know about the products etc. Followed by phone screen which turned out to be coding round.
F2F was 9 rounds including 1 with HR. All 8 were coding rounds on white board & included mostly data structures. However, 4 rounds were pretty similar.

Interview Question – Write the implementation for LRUMap.   Answer Question

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