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Arbor Networks Interview Questions

Updated Jul 20, 2017
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    Senior SQA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burlington, MA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Arbor Networks (Burlington, MA) in June 2017.

    Interview

    Applied through an internal referral, got email from recruiter to schedule phone screen after about 1.5 week, had 1 hr phone screen with hiring manager, it was all technical questions, after another week after phone screen, recruiter contacted me to schedule on-site interview, this on-site interview was kept being rescheduled multiple times with various reason(manager not available, team not available etc etc), after another 3 weeks, finally went in for on-site interview. It was 3 sessions interview, 2 technical sessions of 45-minutes each with 2 engineers (2 engineers local, another 2 engineers from MI), of course those two sessions were all technical non-stop. The third session was with a project manager and hiring manager, was more on behavior type of questions and Agile. Personally think the interview went well, and recruiter said there was no negative feedback on me, yet, there was no offer, just like most people left review for this company, I do not think they are seriously or determined to hire, I think they just look around in market, or something like that, before my own interview, I had read all the reviews on glassdoor for this company, I had feeling that I would have similar experience like everyone else, sure that was what happened.

    Interview Questions

    • technical were all networking protocols you list, database/SQL, test design, test automation
      behavioral ones were typical ones such as why this place, what you see yourself in 3-5 years, why we should hire you, the project manager was more on Agile.   Answer Question

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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Arbor Networks (New York, NY) in December 2016.

    Interview

    It was the most fluid process I have experienced while interviewing with startups and industry leaders. Had three interviews and everyone of em felt very natural and not so rigid.

    Interview Questions

    • What was your biggest accomplishment   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Very easy going and exceeded my expectations.

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    QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burlington, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Arbor Networks (Burlington, MA) in November 2016.

    Interview

    Pretty standard interview format. Recruiter followed by phone screen and then an in person interview with 4-5 people.
    The difficulty of the interview was good with questions ranging from various domains.


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    QA Position Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ann Arbor, MI
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Arbor Networks (Ann Arbor, MI) in November 2014.

    Interview

    I had a friend that worked there. He suggested I try for a job there. The referral got me in the door.

    The interview was very long. I spent 6 hours (plus lunch with the team) being interviewed by teams of 2 to 3 people at a time about my knowledge of QA processes and networking technology. People were friendly enough, but it was a very grueling day.

    There were two positions open, and I was told I would get a call in a week or two. After two weeks I called back and they said the position was still open, I was still being considered and they would get back to me. After a month I called again and they said they still hadn't decided, even apologized for not having made a decision yet. At that point I told them to cross me off their list as it didn't seem there was a serious offer coming, and for some reason they just didn't want to turn me down.

    My friend later told me they never actually hired anyone for either of the two open spots.

    Interview Questions

    • Lots of questions about networking and routing protocols. Some as simple as picking a valid IP address from a list, some as hard as diagnosing a routing issue in a described network setup.   Answer Question

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    Senior Human Resources Business Parttner Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Arbor Networks (Burlington, MA) in November 2014.

    Interview

    Applied directly on the website and a few days later got a call from recruiter. Was invited to onsite interviews. Had 9 interviews spread out in 2 different days - had the opportunity to meet with several people from different areas of the business.

    Interview Questions

    • A lot of behavioral questions. Tell me about a time... sort of questions.   Answer Question

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    NA Channel Sales Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burlington, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Arbor Networks (Burlington, MA) in November 2014.

    Interview

    Interviewed with 6 individuals that appeared to not understand the job I was applying for. They did not prepare themselves for the interview process and did not understand what was required by myself for the opening. They were disconnected with the industry as a whole and came off very unprofessional. If I received the "nod" I would not have taken the job.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you overhaul the Channel Program?   1 Answer

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Interview

    In campus recruit. Submit resume in campus career fair. And get interview invite a week later.
    Interview hold in campus, about 1 minute introduce to their company and team. Then started to write code on paper. After that several CS basic question.

    Interview Questions

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    I went there to get some interviewing experience. They seem to have a very rigid, full day interviewing procedure. At most stages there are two interviewers asking questions in tandem. One odd thing was that there was no interviewer of international background, which I found quite odd for a tech company located in Massachusetts.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing particularly difficult or unexpected.   1 Answer

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    2:1 on campus interview

    Interview Questions


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    Network Device QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Michigan Ctr, MI
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Arbor Networks (Michigan Ctr, MI) in January 2010.

    Interview

    i got a call from the recruiter. She asked very basic questions about networking like tcp/ip and RIP and OSPF and a very definations about software testing. This lasted about 20 mins. She told me that i should expect a call from the team manager in about a week. She scheduled an appointment for next week. The interview was taken over the phone by two people. One QA specialist and one Network Specialist. They concentrated more on my resume. The projects i had done earlier. I was asked a lot of RIP and OSPF and again just the basic definations in QA. They asked me about LINIX shell scripting which i dont know. It lasted about 40mins. They were supposed to call back for the on-site. But did not. whenever i follow up they say that they are still considering me as a potential candidate for the next round but have not decided yet. Its been 45 days and still haven't heard from them.

    Interview Questions

    • what are virtual links in OSPF   1 Answer
    • what is the address in the IP field when it goes from one router to another   1 Answer

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