- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Verizon Telematics full-time for more than a yearPros
Work - Life Balance is GoodCons
Compensation & Project Mgmt is not good
Hard to find new growthRecommendsNeutral OutlookNo opinion of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Verizon Telematics in May 2014.Interview Details
I had a one hour long phone interview with the manager of the QA department. She was nice on the phone and asked questions like "how many rest stops are there between here and NY?" "What's your favorite bug?" "What do you rate your SQL skills as?"
Then I went in for an on-site interview:
I took a Gallup Strengths Finder test which is supposed to identify your personality strengths. It was very boring and I started blazing through it without much thought towards the end.
The on-site consisted of meeting with a panel of three QA Engineers. That was followed by another panel interview of three QA individuals. They asked me questions like "how would you test this conference phone?" "How would you handle difficulties with a developer that doesn't want to believe that a bug exists?" "What tools are you familiar with?" "What would you do if there is a bug that isn't reproducible or intermittent?"
During the panel interview, I was asked to do a whiteboard exercise. I had to write all the scenarios for testing a smart kitchen. I made a list of every edge case there was. I filled the white board up where there was barely any room left. I did well on this exercise.
Then I interviewed with a panel of three developers + 1 QA:
I got questions like "What would you do if a bug is not reproducible?" "How would you test the interaction between a client, server, and database?" "what is the most important piece in the three?" "What's your favorite bug?" "What is an inner join?" "What is a left outer join?" "What would you describe the Agile process as?" Very general questions which you would find at any interview. "Define the various testing methods?"Interview Questions
Reasons for Declining
- Some of the SQL questions were out of left field because it was on a whiteboard with no table drawn out in front of you. Not like anything you would deal with in real life scenarios. Answer Question
I wouldn't work for this company based on the stringent hiring process and overall rude/arrogant QA department. The developers were lovely but the QA team was unprofessional.Declined OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
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