Verizon Telematics Interview Questions

Updated Jun 7, 2015
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    Software Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Verizon Telematics (San Diego, CA).

    Interview

    Two phone interviews followed by a series of onsite panel interviews. Interviewers ask for examples to backup your answers. There are multiple software teams so you might be interviewing for more than one available position depending on which team your skills would fit best on.

    Interview Questions

    • Some of the questions are standard: Tell me about a time when your project was a success or a failure? What made it successful or what didn't go well? What did you learn from that experience? Some are more technical: What do you know about dynamic tables? What is your experience with TeamCity? Communication skills are very important. Your responses to situational questions or conflict resolution need to be supported by examples. Remember everyone they interview thinks they're the best person for the job. Give the interviewers information about what you did, how you did it, why you did it the way you did it, and how you got buy-in.   Answer Question
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    Instructional Designer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Verizon Telematics (Atlanta, GA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Preliminary interview included questions about employment history and scenario-based questions that allow candidates to describe projects a they've worked on, along with the software used to complete projects. Face-to-face interview rehashed questions already answered in the preliminary interview. Was required to create a presentation using a mock training requirement, followed by a discussion about the candidate's approach to Instructional Design (i.e., finding out who really knows the design process), and more scenario-based questions about working with limited bandwidth, immediate turnarounds, and multiple iterations for the same training program. Follow-Up interview was dominated by interviewers; no time to ask questions about projects and how the candidate fits into that overall vision; the directly abruptly ended the meeting in the middle of me asking a question. The interview process is rated Difficult, simply because the total time spent during the interview process was unnecessary. After a preliminary phone interview, work samples, and a 3 hour face-to-face interview that included a presentation, the follow-up interview was not needed.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a project that you worked on in which you had to developing a training program from scratch. What approach did you take? How did you design the training program? How did you determine what resources you needed? How did you decide what materials were necessary? What tools did you use to develop training? How did you measure its effectiveness? Describe a project in which you developed a training program with a limited bandwidth for delivery. How did you alter the scope or your approach to development to ensure that you met the training goals and the deadline?   Answer Question
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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Verizon Telematics (Atlanta, GA) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Fairly standard: phone screen followed by on-site interviews with peers and leadership. I met first with the person I would directly report to, followed by two peers and then the executive of the product team. I then had lunch with a peer.

    Interview Questions

    • Discuss the types of business models in use by TSPs. What are their characteristics and trade-offs?   Answer Question
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    Senior CRM Siebel Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    You will be brought onboard via a recruiter and interviewed by a manager. The manager does not have time to filter out bad candidates and will depend on the references to hire people.

    Negotiation

    Poor. There is much competition so there is little leverage.

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    Software QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in La Jolla, CA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Verizon Telematics (La Jolla, CA) in May 2014.

    Interview

    Interview process: I had a one hour long phone interview with the manager of the QA department. She was nice on the phone and asked questions like "how many rest stops are there between here and NY?" "What's your favorite bug?" "What do you rate your SQL skills as?" Then I went in for an on-site interview: I took a Gallup Strengths Finder test which is supposed to identify your personality strengths. It was very boring and I started blazing through it without much thought towards the end. The on-site consisted of meeting with a panel of three QA Engineers. That was followed by another panel interview of three QA individuals. They asked me questions like "how would you test this conference phone?" "How would you handle difficulties with a developer that doesn't want to believe that a bug exists?" "What tools are you familiar with?" "What would you do if there is a bug that isn't reproducible or intermittent?" During the panel interview, I was asked to do a whiteboard exercise. I had to write all the scenarios for testing a smart kitchen. I made a list of every edge case there was. I filled the white board up where there was barely any room left. I did well on this exercise. Then I interviewed with a panel of three developers + 1 QA: I got questions like "What would you do if a bug is not reproducible?" "How would you test the interaction between a client, server, and database?" "what is the most important piece in the three?" "What's your favorite bug?" "What is an inner join?" "What is a left outer join?" "What would you describe the Agile process as?" Very general questions which you would find at any interview. "Define the various testing methods?"

    Interview Questions

    • Some of the SQL questions were out of left field because it was on a whiteboard with no table drawn out in front of you. Not like anything you would deal with in real life scenarios.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    I wouldn't work for this company based on the stringent hiring process and overall rude/arrogant QA department. The developers were lovely but the QA team was unprofessional.

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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Verizon Telematics (Atlanta, GA).

    Interview

    3 level interviewing process. 1 - 30 min telephone interview w/ internal recruiter - 2 - 30 min telephone interview w/ hiring manager - 3 - interview w/ several executives of the team

    Interview Questions

    • no really unexpected questions: How would you market the product? How would you price the product? etc.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    offer was better than expected and accepted as it was

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    Call Center Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Verizon Telematics (Atlanta, GA) in January 2012.

    Interview

    Applied through Linkedin - interviewed within 2 weeks. The interview was with 5 supervisors/managers.

    Interview Questions

    • No real difficult questions. The questions were more job skills and personality related.   Answer Question
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    Senior Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Verizon Telematics (Atlanta, GA) in December 2011.

    Interview

    Asked to explain experience with SDLC process, Agile practices and challenges on previous projects.

    Interview Questions

    • All questions asked were typical and were based on industry standard.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Easy, at that time the range was pretty open based on experience. It is very different now that Verizon acquired the company, salaries I hear are much lower.

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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Verizon Telematics (Atlanta, GA) in June 2011.

    Interview

    I was initially contacted by an internal recruiter a few days after applying to an advertisement on Indeed.com. First phone interview with the recruiter touched on my background and desire to relocate to Atlanta, GA for this opportunity (however no mention that they would be unable to provide assistance if I ended up accepting an offer?). I explained that I was interested in the location as some family members currently reside in the Atlanta area. A week later I had a second phone interview with the hiring manager, which went well and after one more week I was invited to fly in for a day of interviewing as I was not a local candidate. The onsite interviews consisted of a group activity, tour of the office and two one-on-one interviews (HR and hiring manager). My last interview of the day was with the HR leader who candidly informed me that there were no relocation benefits available for the position and asked if I were still interested? I said that there is still interest on my side but upon reflection I would not have accepted the offer as that tells me a lot about this company from a financial aspect and how financially I would not be rewarded after joining. In addition, while touring their offices I did not see a lot of smiling faces (red flag!). So, it turned out to be a waste of time for both parties considering proper vetting was not conducted around their inability to offer relocation assistance at the initial phone screen. There was also no follow-up from this company after the interview. I had to find out on my own after the job had been refreshed on the Internet a couple weeks later. Very lame.

    Interview Questions

    • HR leader reverted to typical interview questions around strengths, weaknesses, accomplishments, etc. with the main objective to simply ride out the clock so I could be sent on my way back home.   Answer Question
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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Verizon Telematics (Atlanta, GA) in June 2011.

    Interview

    Met with 8 people in one day over 4+ hours- I think almost everyone of importance in the company. The interview process was LONG. I should have known something was up when the 1st person who interviewed me handed me his card as soon as he walked in the room and said. "They usually don't let me talk to people, here is my card- you can email me in a few weeks to find out why they really didn't hire you." SERIOUSLY- that was the 1st thing he said to me. I thought he was joking but apparently not- they talked a lot about CULTURAL FIT- I guess I wasn't the right CULTURE. I rate this as difficult- not because of the questions asked- but because of the stamina required to have Four 45+ minute interviews with 2 people in each session - and that was after 3 phone interviews that were about 45 minutes each

    Interview Questions

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