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Updated Dec 4, 2014
Updated Dec 4, 2014
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    Staff Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    One phone interview then got onsite. 5-person team, about a day's interview. Questions covers java basics, coding and fibonacci series. One of person is missing from the panel so the phone interviewer walked in and filled in. He seems unprepared. They all sound nice.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Virtual Instruments in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Phone screening:

    I got interviewed on campus first. The guy asked me straightforward questions, about stack implementations and some more. Knowing my interest in Databases field, he asked me couple of questions in databases too. The interviewer was nice, he was really helping along in the process and I enjoyed it. Afterwards I got a telephonic interview with one of the managers of the team, He asked me questions related to multithreading in Java. He gave me a program and asked me to find the problems with the code. The problems were not obvious at first and I was really nervous, but then the interviewer asked me the basics of java and then I started relating it with the question I had on screen. It was an interview cum informative session and he asked me if I can come to San Jose for onsite interview.

    Onsite Interview:

    Me along with many of my friends were called onsite for the interview. I had a breakfast in the morning and then started 6 rounds of interview 45 mins each. First was an HR round and asked me about the behavioral questions. Then came 5 technical rounds ofcourse with a fantastic lunch in between. Interviewer in each round made sure of my interest in the field and asked me questions related to that. It was one of the nicest things I have ever seen while interviewing with any company. One of the interviewer even told me that I don't want waste anyone's time by asking questions you don't know, but rather lets discuss more of what you know. My interest revolved around data structures, algorithms, databases and Java as a programming construct. All the questions were pretty straight forward, though I fumbled little bit when asked to sort a String Array without using any of the inbuilt methods for sort in java.

    Overall Experience:

    Then we all were taken outside for 3 course dinner and had too much fun till midnight. All the employees were very much friendly with me. I had a chance to know the very details of Virtual Instruments and about its history. I liked the the environment and the people thoroughly. It was a real pleasure to meet the CEO of the company, who recently replaced Bill Gates and is the chairman of Microsoft.

    Interview Questions
    • Sort the array of String without using any of the inbuilt methods of Java.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer (DevOps) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Virtual Instruments in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I got the interview through college Career Fair. I was reached through phone by their HR in 2 weeks after I dropped by resume. I went through 1 phone interview and 6 on-site interviews (superday). The experience was really good. I passed the phone interview and flied to San Jose, CA where I stay in a nice hotel called DoubleTree within walking distance from Virtual Instruments. The people were very nice and it feels like home. Virtual Instruments has the feel of a small startup at Silicon Valley. Questions were quite tough even though my role is only DevOps.

    Interview Questions
    • 1. Given a random positive number. Determine the smallest palindrome number that is larger than the number
      2. FizzBuzz Questions
      3. Some Unix/Linux questions
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Staffing Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Virtual Instruments in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was referred by a friend whom had recently been hired by Virtual Instruments. After a brief phone interview on a Friday morning, I was offered an onsite interview. I came in Monday afternoon, and after interviewing with three different members of the team, I was offered a contract position on the spot by the department's manager. Everyone was very friendly and answered all of my questions about the company and the position.

    Interview Questions
    • Most questions had to do with my past experience with Outlook and social media. I wasn't caught off guard by any question really.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    interviewed at Virtual Instruments in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    long and relative touch, 7 people with long hours technical questions. Get recruiter screen and meet manager couple time and team members interview. Then recruit talk again.....etc. finally give offer.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Product Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Virtual Instruments in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Initial Phone screen followed by a 3 hour interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer - Full Stack User Interface Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Virtual Instruments.

    Interview Details

    Everything was good other than the attitude of some of the interviewer as this position clearly mentioned as for User interface the person was asking to explain how will you provide solution for a problem in coming Java new version ..(This is a joke as the position is for UI ) even i provided all the answer for java questions .They are more to wards java multi threading but job description says looking for HTML 5 ,CSS 3 and Ext Js.

    Interview Questions
    • This position is for User interface and job description says looking for HTML 5 ,CSS 3 and Ext Js but interviewer expecting a master in JAVA who can even provide Solution for upcoming JDK which is not available in current JDK version.The funniest part of this is that the position is open for more than 6 month and they couldn't find a match yet.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Senior Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Virtual Instruments in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Very Technical Lot of questions on Programming

    Negotiation Details
    It was smooth.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Virtual Instruments in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was very impressed with Virtual Instrument's interview process. They were very organized from the time I was contacted by their recruiter to the offer stage. After interviewing with a few companies that were less than professional, I kept Virtual Instruments at the top because of the good feeling I had after my interview. I REALLY wanted the job after talking to everyone.

    The technical interview was challenging...coding, data structure questions, multi-threading, etc. I was also given logic and puzzle questions. It was good that the interview was not too easy to pass. The interviews I pass easily I always seems to worry at whether I am truly working with bright people. This interview had the right level of challenge where I had to really think about my answers. The interviewers are engaging and they will provide hints if you go off in the wrong direction in a very constructive way. I really liked that. It felt more like a discussion than a real interview. My best advice to anyone that interviews here is to be concise with your answers and able to talk about some of the projects in detail on your resume. I know I hate interviewing someone that can't give me details on work they clearly stated they did on their resume.

    I was able to walk through the company and I saw people having technical discussions and doing work in the labs. The atmosphere was pretty relaxed. Everyone seemed happy and the definitely not stressed. I got to ask a few folks about the work hours and I was surprised to find out that the hours were very normal and flexible.

    Another part of the process I enjoyed was working with their recruiter. I don't usually like working with recruiters but this one was different. She really knew the industry and she was able to clearly explain the company's product, direction and the how it all fits in the market. I even asked her about competitors and other products and we even had a pretty good conversation on the storage space. She offered very practical advice on what to look for in a start up. I'd say she had me at hello....

    With such a great experience, Virtual Instruments definitely topped my list and when I was offered the role, my compensation package was very attractive. It really was a no brainer to take this job.

    Interview Questions
    • Please describe a development project that you led. What were some challenges you faced? How did you resolve it? How did the overall project turn out? Would have done anything differently?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The recruiter asked me for what I was currently making and what I wanted in my next job pretty early in the interview stage. I was reluctant to give out this information out but she did mention that the hiring process was very quick...and it was because in less than week I got an offer. The negotiations and offer phase was very professional. This company is looking for talent and they know what talent is worth. When the offer was made to me, I really didn't need to go back for more. The package was very attractive and the company did try to meet my needs (which I let the recruiter know in the beginning).
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Virtual Instruments in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    Very disorganized....

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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