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Program Manager Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at VMware.
Had several rounds of phone interviews with cross teams and in teams. Invited on-site but it was not a great experience. Not sure if I was in the midst of their urgent projects deliverables but the interviewer' minds were on other pressing things. Process took around 3 weeks end to end.
- Why are you interested in working for us? Answer Question
Other Interview Reviews for VMware
Program Manager InterviewAccepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at VMware (Austin, TX).
Once you get passed HR the process is easy. Know what you are talking about, have the relevant experience and you'll be fine.
- You need to launch a project in 90 days. What do you do? Answer Question
Program Manager InterviewAccepted OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at VMware (Palo Alto, CA) in January 2010.
Phone screening by recruiter; scheduled for a full day of interviews with 7 team members. Interviewers were gracious. Each were certain to ask if I had any questions for them before ending their portion of the interview. The interviews were heavily technical in content, although there were also questions regarding soft skills. The second day of interviewing was scheduled with two senior staff. This interview was daunting. I was asked to solve puzzles and was given multiple technical 'quizzes'.
- Describe a situation where you had to deal directly with an angry customer. Answer Question
There didn't seem to be room for negotiation. It was a very fair and generous offer, however.
Program Manager InterviewAccepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at VMware in September 2011.
Slow, long, more than 5 interviews. I was interviewed three times in a face to face meetings, and 3-4 times in short phone call meetings. I had the impression in some cases that i speak to myself :(
- Can't really remember something unique Answer Question
Program Manager InterviewNo OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at VMware in June 2010.
Applied online for a couple of positions and recruiter called about a week after. The standard questions but got into details about coding methodologies and technology. Usually Pgm Mgr aren't asked technical questions but more on skills related to handle estimation, forecasting, and progress tracking. Was surprised to hear about this. Spoke with hiring manager the following week and was invited on site. Again, asked the same question whether reading/editing code is required and the answer was no. Last person to talk to was the hiring manager's boss, who actually makes the hiring decision (gasp). Was told a completely different story. It was a spectacular waste of time.
- Does this position require writing code? 1 Answer
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