- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Essex Lake full-time (more than an year)Pros
- Great people to work with.
- solves some of the complex and unique research problems
- great company culture in terms of employee satisfaction and grooming.
- lots of learning in terms of machine learning and big data problemsCons
No such cons.Decent environment to work.Advice to ManagementAdvice
technology training should be more in case of research lab in spite of other training programs to make group more productive.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Essex Lake.Interview Details
1: I got an email from a job portal
2: I emailed them, and later HR connected with me.
3: HR told me that there will be 3 technical rounds followed by 1 HR general discussion regarding compensation, joining date etc.
Round 1: Asked everything in detail from everything that was mentioned on my resume. I was asked on machine learning. They ask about what learning techniques and what were the parameters that were used in the projects that I did. Some general data structure questions such as sorting, binary trees.
Round 2: General discussion on Machine learning, general research interests, some questions on distributed computing. How fault tolerance can be ensured in distributed systems ? How would you distributed a given machine learning algorithm on a cluster ?
Round 3: Since this interview was based for big data analytics, they asked me the following.
1: Given a 100mb file for consumer data versus 5TB of consumer data. Which file i should be reading, and what will I try to infer ?
2: How will you read a 5TB file without using distributed computing ? How will I try to infer things that I mentioned in answer to question 1 in round 3 without using distributed environment ? Apart from my answer, interviewer also gave a hint to use entropy for better sampling !
Round 2 and 3 were more of an open ended.Interview Questions
Negotiation DetailsI unfortunately quoted less ! My bad :-/Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
- For round 1 they told it would be a general discussion and turned out to be a through and detailed technical interview. For round 2 and 3 interviewer was principal research scientist and was very friendly but was innovative in asking research questions. Answer Question
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