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Varicent Software Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 3, 2014
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Software Developer Interview

Software Developer
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Varicent Software in February 2014.

Interview Details – Applied online through job searching site. Process took one month, culminating in one in-person interview. Interviewer was friendly, patient and good at listening. Strong focus on coding and ability to design well-structured programs.

Interview Question – Asked to lay out structure for an interface used to build card games in Java.   Answer Question


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Average Interview

Software Developer Interview

Software Developer
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Varicent Software.

Interview Details – Initially had a test sent by email that consisted of two questions and 1 hour limit. After successfully submitting the test, had an on-site interview with two technical people. The technical people seemed nice enough, although not particularly helpful when stuck. They did not seem to appreciate the fact that I had traveled a long distance to come in for the interviews. In hindsight, if you have prepared for a month or so for interviews, you should be ok for this type of interview.

Interview Questions


No Offer

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Senior Software Developer Interview

Senior Software Developer

Interviewed at Varicent Software

Interview Details – 1. Given an array of integers, find two of them to sum up to a target value

2. Design an API for a card game that can shuffle and draw

Interview Question – 2. Design an API for a card game that can shuffle and draw   Answer Question


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Software Developer Interview

Software Developer
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Varicent Software.

Interview Details – There were two interviews. The first one was one hour long including 2 questions. Designing classes for a card game and 3-sum : if a list of numbers have 3 numbers adding up to zero. For this one first sort the list and use binary search for last number.

Interview Question – In the second interview, I have asked about my opinion of two designs. One was implementing a set with a list as a variable (containment) and the other one with inheritance. Inheritance is dangerous as it is against information hiding. There are many other good reasons to avoid it too.   Answer Question


No Offer

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Average Interview

User Experience Designer Interview

User Experience Designer
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Varicent Software in September 2011.

Interview Details – Was contacted by the HR by phone and asked usual HR questions about the resume, my skills, education. I was then scheduled for an in person interview. The atmosphere of the workplace seemed business casual.

Interview Question – The first in person interview involved showing my previous work to the team lead and talking about why I think I'm a match for this position. I thought the interview went very well and I was informed that I would be contacted for a next interview which tests my design capabilities but oddly enough I didn't hear back from the company again, even after sending them a request for update a week later. This is the first company to not have the courtesy of informing me of the results of an interview.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Technical Support Analyst Interview

Technical Support Analyst
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Varicent Software in July 2012.

Interview Details – When I was least expecting it, I received a phone call that was used as a tool for pre-screening candidates. Because I was rather unprepared, I did not expect to move forward to the interview stage. The actual interview was conducted 1-on-1 at Varicent's office in Toronto, and there was to be a follow-up phone interview following the in-person interview, which I unfortunately did not get. The questions were mostly based on my resume, and I was also asked to provide a writing sample and answer a technical question related to the position.

Interview Question – What was the best idea you've ever had?   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Software Developer Interview

Software Developer
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at Varicent Software in May 2012.

Interview Details – First the guys ask about experience and previous jobs/projects, then there are technical questions, then some talks about your ideal job, what kind of development work you like, etc.

Interview Question – You are given an array of integer numbers (not sorted, possibly negative, with possible repetitions). You are required to write a function that, given a number x, would find whether there are two numbers in the array summing up to this x.   View Answers (2)


No Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Software Developer Interview

Software Developer

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Varicent Software in October 2011.

Interview Details – The interview was an hour long and consisted mainly of technical questions. The first question involved coming up with an algorithm to determine if 2 distinct numbers in an array give a specified sum. The interviewer expected different possible solutions and an analysis of the different algorithms. Eventually, when a suitable algorithm was found, I was asked to implement it in Java. The second technical question was to define the classes, interfaces and methods to implement a library for building card games. It was an interesting exercise in object oriented design, and I was encouraged to give my opinions about different designs and justify my choice of design.

Interview Question – Create an object-oriented design for a library that would be used for building card games   Answer Question

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