ikaSystems Interview Questions

Updated Jun 4, 2015
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at ikaSystems (Boston, MA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Phone interview with someone from HR and then phone interview with the Director of Engineering. The technical interview spent most of the time talking about terms within programming versus my actually experience programming. If you are looking to work here I'd recommend reviewing programming terms that you would learn as a second year college student. I figured they would want to talk more about my actual experience and things that I have done but they didn't talk about that at all.

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  2.  

    Software Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Worcester, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at ikaSystems (Worcester, MA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I had an on campus interview at the career development center of WPI in March. The interview process included introducing one project on my resume. And I was asked which language I was most proficient with. From my friend who interviewed for an summer internship, her total interview process was one round, and she got an internship offer one week later.

    Interview Questions

    • What is structure in C? What is the difference of structure in C and class in Java? Describe on moment that you feel challenging and how you overcome it.   Answer Question

    ikaSystems Response

    Jun 4, 2015 – Director Human Resources

    Thank you for your feedback on our campus recruiting programs. We value our relationship with WPI and are excited for our incoming class of new co-ops and recent graduates. While you didn't receive ... More

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    Release Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at ikaSystems.

    Interview

    The whole hiring process was seamless and fast. Approximately 3 weeks from online resume submission to receiving an offer. Initial phone screen with HR then advanced to technical phone interview with hiring manager. The following week was the typical in-person interview. I met with HR and 4 other individuals for approximately 30 minutes each.

    Interview Questions

    • No difficult questions were asked. It was the typical questions of how does your experience fit in with our goals.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation - offer was in line with what I was looking for.

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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at ikaSystems.

    Interview

    Interview process was not very hectic. Phone screen was good and elaborate. Face to face interview was technical and not very long. People from different teams were in the panel. Each session was 1 hr. There was a good dialogue between myself and the interviewer.

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    Negotiation

    Negotiation was good and not very long

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    Senior Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Southborough, MA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at ikaSystems (Southborough, MA) in June 2014.

    Interview

    I participated in a 30-minute telephone interview where the hiring manager described a difficult personnel issue where the incumbent PM was insufficient in fulfilling their duties and needed to be replace with someone with more customer-facing and diplomatic experience because their internal processes had broken down to the point where they were unable to produce software releases without major delays and quality issues. Within a week I was told by the third party recruiting firm (Starpoint; do not trust them!) that the hiring manager had decided to hire me for a contract-to-perm position and the paperwork was being processed. Three weeks later and after two confirmations by Starpoint, I still had not received written confirmation from the hiring manager. It turns out that they had hired a person for the position but they had left after a week because the commute was too much and they wanted now to fast-track me into the position; they scheduled me for a one-hour F2F meeting they called an "interview", despite my being assured that I already had the job. It had been four weeks since the first "you are hired!" message. The hiring manager and another senior manager (who had only been there two weeks) met with me; the organization was described to me as a completely ad hoc environment (CMMI Level Zero), most of the desks were empty and a high turnover rate kept them from building any type of quality assurance protocols. It was at that time I decided that ikaSystems was not the kind of place I wanted to work. Starpoint as the recruiter failed to get confirmation/commitment from them and kept me hanging for a whole month and the lead recruiter would often keep me hanging for days (because of personal business) when an immediate turnaround of communications & decisions was called for. It definitely seemed like a part-time job for the recruiter and communications definitely suffered for it.

    Interview Questions

    • There were no challenging questions, but I was asked how I have worked to bring disparate working groups with conflicting interests to work cohesively together.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    The organization is struggling with high turnover, poor quality and no commitment to a formal quality improvement program and appears to be chasing their tails on a closed course, with no problems, plans or escape from this vicious circle being identified or defined, so no hope of resolution was in sight. Plus, their was no insight!

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    Technical Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at ikaSystems.

    Interview

    Phone screen and then 3 rounds of interviews. 1 Phone interview 3 face to face interviews 1 technical in nature. Went ok, could have been imporved by combining the 3 face to face interviews

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    Senior Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Process was not very professional it was basically a popularity contest. If the interviewer liked you, you got to the next step.

    Interview Questions

    • If the interviewer did not like you, the questions were very technical.   Answer Question
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    SQL ServerDBA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Southborough, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at ikaSystems (Southborough, MA) in November 2013.

    Interview

    Interviewers quite hurried. Kind and technical. But both were hurried. The hiring manager was leaving for a flight to India, where he would spend 4 weeks. The reporting manager wqw q principal oracle DBA with no sql server experience. No time for my questions

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    Database Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    I had a phone screening,face to face was taken by 3 people, was given offer in the same week

    Negotiation

    I could have asked for more money, the hr gave me more than I had asked for based on my qualifications.

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    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at ikaSystems.

    Interview

    screening interview, Telephonic and skype

    Interview Questions

    • how would you handle a client for which a product was developed and something was missed during implementation.   Answer Question
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