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64 Reviews
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SoftLayer CEO Lance Crosby
Lance Crosby
37 Ratings

    Very good experience

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer - Summer Intern in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer - Summer Intern in Dallas, TX

    I worked at SoftLayer as an intern (less than an year)


    The team I worked for as an intern was amazing. Everyone person in the team was very helpful and very welcoming.


    I don't really feel there are any cons.

    Positive Outlook
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SoftLayer Interviews

Updated Sep 8, 2014
Updated Sep 8, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Server Build Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at SoftLayer in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied on the official IBM website and got a voicemail on my phone three weeks later stating I am a potential candidate for the position. I scheduled an appointment one week later.

    They ask the normal top 10 questions with the remaining time allocated for questions of your own for the interviewer. They explained how the business operated along with a typical workday during the interview.

    Keep in mind that this position is an entry level position so pay may not be as high as you anticipate, but the job has a lot of capacity for learning new things. My impression was that this is a great place for growth as a new graduate into the workforce.

    Soon after the interview, they conduct some background checks based on another application you have to fill out. Another couple of weeks of waiting after submission, I received an offer.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Shift hours not to my liking. Cannot change once your preference is submitted during the interview. When offered the position, I was told I could not change to a different shift, but the option may be open down the line.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

SoftLayer Awards & Accolades

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Best Companies to Work For in Texas (Large), Best Companies Group, 2012

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Headquarters Dallas, TX
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 2005
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Rackspace, Google,

SoftLayer, an IBM Company, provides a cloud infrastructure platform built for Internet scale. With 100,000 devices under management, 15 data centers in the United States, Asia and Europe and a global footprint of network points of presence, SoftLayer provides Infrastructure-as-a-Service to leading-edge customers ranging from Web startups to global enterprises. SoftLayer’s... More

Mission: To empower innovators around the world to build the future.

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