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CRITICAL Software Interview Questions

Updated Sep 4, 2018
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    Junior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Porto, Oporto (Portugal)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at CRITICAL Software (Porto, Oporto (Portugal)) in June 2016.

    Interview

    Applied online, and after a few weeks was called to an interview.
    On the personal note, I got one of those classic strong gut feeling that they didn't like me, even before we shaked hands and talked.

    So, the interview was quite straighforward. There were two people present, an HR person (via skype) and a very young team leader (I think).
    Standard questions: why this and why that.
    Several technical questions related with java. Well, all I can say is that for a junior position, there were not only numerous questions but they were also quite advanced. How can a junior have extensive experience with scrum? Did they forgot I was applying for a junior and not a senior position?

    Anyways, after a week or so, their final decision came.

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    Junior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at CRITICAL Software (Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal)) in May 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process takes a full day. There are several tests taken during the day (programming, IQ (or similar) and group behaviour). There are no paid meals and there is some wait. The whole process is in a group (maybe 30 people).

    Interview Questions

    • Design, document and implement a simple program that reads data from a file and outputs a calculation based on the data of that file.   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at CRITICAL Software.

    Interview

    Skills, Personality, Math and English Paper Tests followed by 1:1 Interview. All Tests were done on-site. the 1:1 Interview interview was a videoconf from Porto to Coimbra. Conditions were discussed by telephone.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Porto, Oporto (Portugal)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at CRITICAL Software (Porto, Oporto (Portugal)) in October 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process was done initially by phone, followed by a remote test on a specific platform to confirm knowledge and after approval, personal interview with two dev and one HR.
    The first interview; by phone with HR, went well and the purpose was to define / filter if my profile fit in the clients needs to the job title.
    The remote test was a little hard, multiple-choice exam, with a countdown, to check what we know and in what time.
    The personal interview went well, because the two dev knew what they wanted, clearly had knowledge regarding the subject and made some theoretical questions and a practical exercise to solve in Google Docs in real time.
    Despite not having selected me for the role, the interviewers proposed me a very good solution adapted to my profile.

    Interview Questions

    • Giving a function that returned an int and had as parameters an int array, return in the less code possible, the sum of pair values.   1 Answer

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at CRITICAL Software (Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal)) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Day 1:
    * Psycho-technical tests
    * Simple programming test (offline, without documentation, may use one of several programming languages)
    * Group dynamics behaviour test (in English)

    Day 2 (only for those who "pass" day 1):
    * Personal / Technical Interview

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at CRITICAL Software (Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal)) in September 2017.

    Interview

    It was my first interview ever, It went quite well but wasn't expecting the technical questions. The questions weren't hard, but I was nervous and answered them all wrong. They also asked a lot of questions about the company.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at CRITICAL Software (Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal)).

    Interview

    Interview was interesting. They did not sugarcoat it, the project would be challenging but rewarding (in terms of the challenge itself). A few questions about the company and that's it. Focus was on culture focus, along with a bit on the technical side as well. Took a bit over one hour to find out technical skills, along with time for questions by the interviewee.
    Very willing to answer questions about the company as a whole.

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    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at CRITICAL Software (Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal)) in February 2017.

    Interview

    The first interview was done by Skype and I had one more in person. It was a very relaxed conversation with questions about my background, the company, possible challenges, expectations, etc... I also wrote a press release in Portuguese and translated an article.

    Interview Questions

    • What are the biggest challengs you think you will face?   Answer Question

  9. Helpful (1)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at CRITICAL Software.

    Interview

    Two interviews made by the area manager and a board member. The interviews took about 1h30-2h00 and were very directed to the role and profile CRITICAL was looking for. Very human in the relationship, I felt comfortable in both interviews.

    The questions (more like a conversation to be honest) was clearly organized in two main areas: hard skills (IT & Project Management) and People management.

    Interview Questions

    • What was the most difficult situation I ever had been and how I solved it   Answer Question

  10. Helpful (3)  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    The interview was quite smooth, I was made at ease from the very beginning of the interview. The discussion was well oriented, with the company assessing not only my background, but also my social skills, making clear that it is equally important what one knows and what one can deliver to the team. I was provided with all the information requested regarding the company, with very clear answers, which gave a feeling that the company is very well managed at all levels.


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