Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at VMware in August 2015.
The hiring process at VMware was very long and drawn out, spanning several months from when they first contacted me. There was an informal interview with the recruiter, telephone technical screen and finally a face to face interview. The technical screen was as you would expect, lots of technical questions which you should know a fair amount of going for this type of role so was par for the course. The face to face interview was pretty straight forward. There were no 'trick' questions (apart from one which had absolutely no relevance to the role - "Explain how to convert an IP address to binary) and my interviewers were very easy to get on with. I was also asked to pre-prepare a 15 minute presentation on a subject of their choice which also seemed to go well and I was complimented on. The thing that really irritated me however was despite everything going well, I was not offered the position due to 'lack of experience in large projects'. While my experience seemed to match the size of projects mentioned in the face to face interview, my experience is laid out in some detail on my CV and also from the technical screen where several times drilled into in detail, so if it was not of the size they were looking for then they had all this information up front. This meant that I was invited for a face to face interview which I actually had no chance of actually succeeding at, as I failed it based on information they had up front, and nothing I could do during this face to face interview would make a difference. It felt like I was simply invited to 'make up the numbers' for interviews for this position. Upon reflection this seems more than likely as there was also a distinct lack of normal questions like what your availability is, which is usual when they are seriously interviewing you. They also only asked if I had any questions whilst they were already leaving the room and rushing me out the door. Despite this, VMware is a great company and it is still my goal to one day work for them. I am glad I have at least interviewed there and found the process valuable, I will be back and try and land a similar job again some time in the future.
- Convert an IP address to binary Answer Question
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at VMware (London, England (UK)) in June 2015.
One on one interview with hiring manager. Very straightforward. Not much else to say. Seemed very keen to get a warm body in as soon as possible, so as not to lose the headcount.
- When I could start Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at VMware (Frimley, England (UK)) in November 2014.
Relaxed, Open, two-way process. Fast process end to end. The best interaction I ever had in my last 11 years of IT career. Just perfect. From screening to technical phone test everything was structured. They all spoke the same language and open to questions.
- No OfferPositive Experience
I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at VMware.
I was contacted via the recruiter and given a list of items to prepare for. on attending the interview i was made to feel very welcome and could see the great company culture shining even after just a few minutes. I was interviewed by the current intern and after getting past the 1st interview by the division manager. My overall experience was extremely good, never have i had such a relaxed and interesting interview.
- What would you find diffcult at VMware? Answer Question
Helpful (2)No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at VMware (London, England (UK)) in May 2012.
I applied for the above role through their website and been screened (with in a week) through the HR team on telephone (around 45 mins), with in few days they setup another telephonic interview with the technical manager. I did really well and explained my skills (presales and technical) and the projects I have worked. The telephonic interview took over 1hr15 mins, which included the technical and standard general questions like why you want to work for VMware, what would be your next career step. With in 2 days I had an email saying that I have not been selected as I'm more on the "delivery side". which is really a joke as I never worked on delivery side and emailed about all the Opportunities I have worked and questioned this. within a day I had response saying that you have some good pre sales experience, however for this particular vacancy we require someone with more experience (standard response)....
- Nothing, as answered most of the question with in my domain Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at VMware (Frimley, England (UK)) in June 2011.
Recruiter approached me via LinkedIn. Spoke to 6 different interviewers over the phone - with different Paolo Alto based teams. 3 face to face interviews - with local people. I think it is important for different teams to approve a candidate - so many of the interviews were quite repetitive. I guess they want to get "buy in" from as many people as possible. I tried to ensure that I tackled each new person as if they were the first person I was speaking to.
- Typical functional and technical questions - no attempts to catch me out. Focus on previous experience. Answer Question
We negotiated a slight increase on the initial offer.
- Declined OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at VMware (London, England (UK)) in May 2010.
Telephone interview - with the recruitment team in Ireland face to face interview with practice manager and technical senior consultant Ask questions about - skill sets, product knowledge, life experiences, availability. The offlice location was relaxed and free vending machines were available. The VMware head office was located in Frimley within the business estate.
- why do you want to work for VMware Answer Question
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