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AlienVault Interview Questions

Updated Jul 8, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Sales Development Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at AlienVault (Austin, TX) in July 2017.

    Interview

    AlienVault replied to my application to set up a phone interview. I replied with my available options they replied that they can't schedule that week because they are busy so I gave them my available timing for a phone call for that week they wanted. 4 days after I didn't hear anything, so I sent an email , after a week total - no reply. A poor reflection of the company.


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    Training Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at AlienVault (Austin, TX) in April 2017.

    Interview

    I worked with Laura Bennett, senior recruiter from Providence Partners who correctly identified a good fit for both my skill set and the cultural fit that matched her client's requirements (broad professional development and training experience with hands on cloud app and data consulting experience along with OS, networking and security awareness) in a comfortable and highly professional initial screening interview. We discussed the role, company and hiring manager as well as my career and career goals along with the transition period I experienced at the time. Laura's knowledge of her client was excellent and she facilitated an initial conversation with the hiring manager which obviously went well.

    She assisted in a rather long process (8 total interviews including a technical interview and an onsite visit to meet the hiring manager, VP and operations manager) and was always there following up and making sure I had excellent feedback quickly and follow on next steps (which I made sure of as well, but it was great to have a backstop). Here was the process:
    Initial remote 30 minute conversation with hiring manager.
    Hour technical interview with senior trainer - we discussed technical terms and processes, then there was a hands on practical where I configured some Linux processes and solved a problem.
    In person interview with hiring manager, VP (who happened to be in the office that day) and operations manager for training (new to job this year).
    Follow on remote interviews with a new but highly experienced trainer and a courseware developer.
    Only blemish was that I had to wait over a week for the offer after I was notified I would get one. Positive is the hiring manager and recruiter stayed engaged and I had plenty to do anyway.

    The recruiter's enthusiasm, insight, calm phone demeanor and willingness to help was invaluable. She was organized, prompt in response and provided me with many useful tips and feedback throughout the interview process as was the hiring manager.

    Interview Questions

    • How I would approach and solve various training challenges in developing courseware and delivering classes for cloud software.   1 Answer
    • My training approach and philosophy   1 Answer
    • Two linux servers are online, but one cannot get to the internet. Solve it.   1 Answer
    • Two linux servers on are on the network. Configure one to send its logs to the other and check to see that it has done it.   1 Answer
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at AlienVault in June 2016.

    Interview

    Coding challenge, data structure conversation, then met with team members and head of development. Given a great feeling i did well with all points of the interview. Questions were not that complicated. Gave references, then waited 4 weeks for a response which was a pass with no constructive reasons why.

    Interview Questions

    • Code a priority queue with tests. Specs were confusingly written so take your time.   Answer Question

  4. Helpful (2)  

    Sales Development Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at AlienVault (Austin, TX) in April 2016.

    Interview

    One phone interview. Then called in for in person interview for SDR manager and ISR manager. Called in for second interview with another department manager. Offer the day of second in person interview. Very easy and quick process. Extremely happy after a month into the job as well

    Interview Questions

    • As a sales person no matter what you're selling what are your 3 go to's that are essential for a successful salesman   Answer Question

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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at AlienVault.

    Interview

    Applied online, was invited to meet with the sales manager onsite with no pre qualifying phone calls or anything - thought... Sweet!

    Had interview, didn't really feel it personally... The questions were too generic, ambiguous and 'used car salesy'. It felt like the dude thought I wasn't a good fit basically right away - and he'd have been correct, as I definitely felt that AlienVault wasn't the company for me within about 2 minutes of the interview beginning.

    I mentioned I had several interviews lined up and was asked to keep in touch about how they went... he started to pack his stuff up before I had a chance to ask any questions... so I interjected with "what are the next steps" to which he said "errr, I'm interviewing a few more people and then I'll get back to you"

    I never heard back - I was fine with it all until the no response at all, very unprofessional in my humble opinion, but whatever, I scored a job with a company that has reviews 100x better and is an awesome place to grow a career. Good luck to Alienvault in the future as the product seems pretty awesome and clearly them and I were just not the right fit, but it would have been nice to get a response of some sort.

    Interview Questions

    • There really weren't any of significance to stand out...   Answer Question

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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at AlienVault in January 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online for this position, and heard back from the hiring manager that same day via e-mail. He wished to scheduled a preliminary call for the following day. After agreeing upon a time and sharing contact details, I did a bit of investigating on Glassdoor.com. The reviews for sales roles were pretty unimpressive, but I decided to still take the call and make my own opinion. The following day at the agreed upon time, I sat by my phone for approximately 30 minutes before realizing that I had been blown off. Now I have my own opinion: I definitely don't want to work here.


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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at AlienVault (San Mateo, CA) in August 2014.

    Interview

    I was referred to AlienVault by a former co-worker. The hiring manager contacted me to set up a phone interview the same day my resume was submitted. I was asked to come in for an onsite interview and met with the Director of Sales for North America and learned more about the company's direction, growth, and cultural. The process was fast and they answered all of my questions with out hesitation. The people that I met with showed excitement and a sense of pride on working for AlienVault. Because of this, I had no problem accepting their offer.

    Interview Questions

  8. Helpful (1)  

    Sales Development Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Mateo, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at AlienVault (San Mateo, CA) in December 2012.

    Interview

    They brought me in for an in person interview and followed up with a presentation interview.

    They were in a bit of a rush to fill the position so they skipped the phone interview and jumped right to trying to get to know me. Very friendly bunch over there. They ask a lot around what your general process is for sourcing leads and they want to see if you have a personality that would fit with them.

    Be prepared for the presentation interview. Have your presentation ready, know who is going to be in the room with you, and most importantly give each person a role to play and explain exactly who they are and what their needs are along with purchasing power and timeline.

    The presentation needs to be planned out, they will throw a couple wrenches in your pitch.

    Interview Questions

    • Just be ready to be creative with your presentation and the curve balls they throw.   Answer Question

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    Technical Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cork (Ireland)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at AlienVault (Cork (Ireland)) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Remote voice conference interview with several people with an estimated duration of 4 hours. I am interested im moving abroad and the first interview I got was a remote conference without video where several people tested my technical knowledge.


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