Websense Interview Questions

Updated May 15, 2014
Updated May 15, 2014
24 Interview Reviews

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    Senior Technical Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Austin, RI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, RI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Websense.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was pretty straightforward. As with all Vista-owned companies, the first thing I had to do was to take a 30 minute timed aptitude test, and a personality test. After that, I retook the aptitude portion of the test with a proctor. Next was a short phone interview with the recruiter, and finally an in-person interview at the office. None of the questions were very difficult, even though I am a career changer who doesn't have a lot of experience in the industry. The in-person interview consisted of 2 people who interviewed me for about 40 minutes. They asked a lot of behavioral type questions, and a few questions on whether I was able to navigate Linux, what I knew about networking, etc. Overall, it was a good experience.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They don't really negotiate on salary, but they did give me a couple of other things I asked for - a title change and the flexible work hours I needed.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Websense in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    the recruiter was very hard to communicate with, the assessment was over the top for what the job actually entailed. overall, unprofessional and disappointing.

    Interview Questions
    • They were all easy and was hardly given the chance to sell myself   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Intern Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Websense in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Phone Screen. Then a on-site interview with 4 different people. You are asked some technical questions and behavioral questions. You are asked about your accomplishments.

    Interview Questions
    • There was a question that tested you knowledge about stacks. Your job was to discover the bug in a segment of code. The bug was caused by a pointer pointing to variable in a stack frame that no longer exists.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    All interns are paid the same amount.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Websense.

    Interview Details

    I had an initial call with the very friendly recruiter that went well. The questions were typical and we discussed salary expectations. The salary range was low and I let the recruiter know this; he stated their was some wiggle room and that he wanted to schedule a f2f with the hiring Director. We scheduled an interview for the following week, but once the new week started, I was emailed that their was a conflict of schedules and all interviews were on hold. It has been exactly on week since that email conversation.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing really; very typical interview questions from the recruiter.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Technical Support Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through other source - interviewed at Websense.

    Interview Details

    Technical Phone interview followed by on-site interview that included an technical exam, technical interview with technical specialists, an interview with two managers and finally a meeting with the head of technical support department

    Interview Questions
    • What is WCCP
      What are the proxy types
      WHat are the ACL types
      How to use Wireshark
      Active Directory questions
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    negotiation only did 2K difference
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Associate Technical Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Websense in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, and shortly after received an email from a recruiter from Vista Equity Partners about taking an IQ Assessment Test. Fairly easy assessment and had SAT type questions. Once I passed that, the same recruiter and I set up an initial phone screen about my experience and general support process.

    I was contacted a week or two later for an in-person interview with a Director. The interview also composed of a short assessment test at the office. The interview itself was fairly simple, and I ended up asking more questions than I was asked.

    Lastly, I had a final phone interview with a Support Manager in the San Diego office. He asked about my experience and my support process in a given situation.

    I got a call the following morning from the recruiter at Vista with a verbal offer, and received written offer later that week.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you know about Websense and its products?   Answer Question
    • If a client called in and tried to launch our software on their computer, and all they said was "There's just a blue screen on my monitor", what would be the first few steps you would take to solve the issue yourself?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Technical Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Websense in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Process took about 2 weeks. Met with two managers and one peer. Overall good experience.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Software Engineer Intern Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Websense in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    A technical phone interview mostly related to network related topics

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Enterprise Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Websense in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied for the Account Manager position and was contacted by a recruiter with the company who asked the typical questions. The Regional Manager regarding the Enterprise Account Executive position which was odd and created a little confusion when I asked him about farming accounts. I have to say we didn't connect during the phone interview, basically he was pitching me the position and I felt he was to willing to forward me to his boss. I was scheduled for a follow up person to person meeting with their National Account Manager who I met with and had a great discussion, again it was kind of an easy interview with little vetting on their part regarding my qualifications (mostly it was them selling me on the company). The NAM then scheduled me to speak with VP of Sales for the company. My call with the VP was really the first time that I was actually vetted, at the end of the call my answer regarding prior quotas was not satisfactory to him (this came up with the recruiter, not sure why I wasn't clipped then). I asked him about what characteristics he looked for in consideration of the ideal candidate, he basically stated a rep coming from one of their competitors (particularly his prior employer Blue Coat).

    Interview Questions
    • Actually one of the easiest interview processes I have had. Doesn't seem like the VP's vetting process is communicated down to the recruiter.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Software Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    1 phone interview, 1 onsite interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer

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