iDirect Technologies
3.5 of 5 13 reviews
www.idirect.net Herndon, VA 150 to 499 Employees

iDirect Technologies Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 5, 2014
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Contracts Specialist Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at iDirect Technologies in May 2013.

Interview Details – After making it past a screening call, I spent one day meeting with potential co-workers, HR, and one internal client. The people I met with were all very friendly and pleasant. In total, the interviews lasted around three hours.

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Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer
Herndon, VA

I applied online - interviewed at iDirect Technologies in September 2013.

Interview Details – I applied online for a embedded developer position and I was contacted by a recruiter and a phone interview was setup within a week. The person conducting the interview called me at the date and time agreed upon and we had an hour long phone screening. Although, the job was for an experienced senior level engineer, my feeling was that the interviewer himself did not have the domain expertise on embedded development to conduct the interview. He, instead veered off to other topics ranging from java/C++ questions, OS fundamentals, database etc. In the end, I did not have a chance to speak about any of my projects or talk about my knowledge of embedded development at all. It was a complete waste of my time.

Interview Question – None were difficult questions, but the the shear amount of idiocy into some of these questions being asked wanted me to hang up and end the conversation right there.   Answer Question

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Software Systems Engineer Interview

Software Systems Engineer
Herndon, VA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at iDirect Technologies in January 2013.

Interview Details – Phone Interview followed by onsite panel of 5-6 people, followed by another stress interview via webex for 1:30 hr.

Interview Question – How do you implement TCP/IP protocol on your own   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Herndon, VA

I applied online - interviewed at iDirect Technologies in April 2012.

Interview Details – Met five people in a morning. Get result the other day.

Interview Question – C/C++ programming, knowledge on routing and switching. Many questions are from careercup.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Negotiate on salary and title with HR. Get a little more than they initially offered.

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Accepted Offer

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Operations Interview

Anonymous Employee
Herndon, VA

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at iDirect Technologies in September 2010.

Interview Details – Initial contact after an online application was over email. HR person asked to schedule a phone screening interview as I was a good match for the position.
In about a week a have received a call directly from the hiring manager. We discussed my skills, area of expertise and what I can do for the company.

Interview consisted of a multiple 1:1 sessions with hiring managers and peer interviews. It took at least 2 hours and 6 different people showed up in the meeting room.

Everything was on the professional level. All questions were directly related to the position and included informal skills test and personality assessment.

Interview Question – "Tell about yourself"   View Answer

Negotiation Details – You need to ask as much as you can imagine. The company is willing to pay for a good candidate.

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Accepted Offer

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Difficult Interview

Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Herndon, VA

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at iDirect Technologies in October 2011.

Interview Details – There was one phone screen which was brief and surprising as I wasn't expecting a call before an email confirmation about a possible phone interview. I did a decent job apparently as I was called later for an onsite interview.

The onsite interview process was very good. I was interviewed by 2 peers first who gave a lot of importance to my algorithmic skills. I was later interviewed by the manager who was very encouraging during the interview. I thought I did okay. A month later, I was called and told that they would like to hire me.

The work culture seemed very professional and I was told that a lot of stress is laid on taking initiative and learning what is unknown. The team seemed very solid in their fundamentals. I was told that encouragement is given to take up projects of ones liking - which pretty much implies that you are responsible for it from start to finish (covering the basic design to the detailed design, coding, unit test and possibly integration testing) They said a lot of attention is given to follow programming standards. In short they wanted their employees to code right - write code that scales well, can be reused and is object oriented. All that is absolutely true.

Interview Question – Describe the internals of how the GMP library handles big numbers   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Negotiations will probably be unsuccessful. A lot of money is made via bonuses which is a very encouraging culture here.

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Very Difficult Interview

Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Herndon, VA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at iDirect Technologies in September 2011.

Interview Details – Extremely dissatisfied with the process. Started professionally with a phone interview with HR and then follow up with the hiring manager a few days later. Went very well. Was scheduled for a range of team interviews the following week for 5 hours with 5 employees and managers. Left there feeling very good and satisfied it went well. Sent a thank you that day. One week went by with no email, call or letter. Called to follow up and left message with HR and hiring manager. Another week went by with no contact. Called again and this time got manager who said they would finish process in a few days and advised me I was strong candidate and I had another offer so needed quick resolution. Never heard from them after that via email, phone or letter. Took the other job. Very unprofessional conduct and would not recommend.

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Product Engineering Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Herndon, VA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at iDirect Technologies in September 2011.

Interview Details – It was one hour phone interview and most of the questions were related to the how the current Job functions matched the Job responsibilities listed in the application. They were very patient in explaining their expectations. They emphasized on the problem solving skills. Lot of questions were asked related to the six sigma methodlogy of problem solving and FMEA related questions.

Interview Question – What does RPN do in FMEA   View Answer

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Engineering Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Herndon, VA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at iDirect Technologies in April 2011.

Interview Details – the phone interview was done by the respective manager and director of the department. It was completely based on technical knowledge and they understood the fact that I was a recent grad ( which I really liked). I was confirmed for a 1:1 interview just after the phone interview was done.
the 1:1 interview was taken by 8 people from the same department but at different posts. All of the questions were again directly related to the job post and entirely based on my resume.
Everything on my resume was discussed.It also had a 1 hour break for lunch with the Director. But for some reason I was rejected in the end. No regrets. But overall a good company.

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Accounting Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Herndon, VA

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at iDirect Technologies in July 2011.

Interview Details – I applied online and received a quick response for a phone interview. Two days, i had a very fast paced interview with the interview with hiring Manager and HR Manager . It was less than 30 mintues.For me was an indication of the Company/Department fast pace enviroment.

Interview Question – What's your type of Management.   View Answer

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