I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at VMware in May 2013.
Interview Details – The interview process was long but they offered lunch. I met with several people for 30 minutes at each time. The questions asked about my job were basic however, I had the feeling that they wanted me to address how to deal with each of their pain points and how I would solve the problems that they currently faced.
Interview Question – The most difficult question was on how to deal with a specific internal issue. As I was not privy to the details, I had to guess what the situation was about. I felt that I was reaching in the dark for answers as the interviewer didn't detail the issue. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Negotiation phase was easy however, the background check took longer than anticipated. I assumed it was due to the flood of candidates that were hired.
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
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at VMware in April 2012.
Interview Details – too many interviews that were all the same questions. Nothing was staged to develop a conversation flow that could aggregate new data from each call.
Interview Question – What is your strength, sales or marketing View Answer
The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at VMware in March 2011.
Interview Details – Overall interview process was positive. The position was withdrawn after 5 interviews and the reason no offer. Consisted of an initial phone screen. Two weeks later a 1:1 with team lead and then a few weeks later interviews with various team member. Overall positive interview experience. Only negative is that the positiion was withdrawn, so an assumption is that they did not know exactly what they needed. Nothing out of the ordinary in terms of questions (assuming you keep up with your interview skills and are prepared).
Interview Question – Tell me about a cool/positive marketing project you worked on and the teams involved and the steps involved. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at VMware in February 2011.
Interview Details – The process continues and has been going on for well over a month. The process began by the internal recruiter contacting me shortly after she received an employee referral about me. Interview Round 1: was scheduled for early March via phone and confirmed via email. I met with 4 out of 5 people scheduled during the allotted two and half hours. One was sick and whom I've yet to meet.
My job function would be unique. Each person on the team that I interviewed with did not "touch" my job and had very different responsibilities but all reported to the same hiring manager. The interviews were all conversational. All the interviews revealed a very busy culture. It was interesting how most of the work/balance discussions skewed to work.
The final interview was with the hiring manager. I felt there was an immediate connection and that we bonded. The hiring manager said I should meet with the "stakeholders" and others throughout the organization for the 2nd round.
No one responded to any of my queries until I reached the hiring manager on the phone about two weeks ago who demured..didn't say no, just didn't say yes ...other than that they were slammed... I backed off.
Today, April 5.. over 4 weeks later and a series of thank you and bi monthly emails and phone calls to both the recruiter (who told me she couldn't help and had been reassigned and another recruiter would contact me) and the hiring manager resulting in a "surprise" second interview tomorrow.
The interview is with the "new" recruiter only.. not sure what to make of all this.
Interview Question – Why would you want to leave XXXXX Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at VMware in May 2012.
Interview Details – Spoke with a sourcer regarding this role. She forwarded my resume to the hiring manager. Even though my background was not an exact match I was invited for a phone interview.
Hiring manager was personable and knew what was needed. Looking for someone who had exact experience not someone who could easily move into the role.
Interview Question – Give examples of your work which relate specifically to this role. View Answer
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