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  1. Featured Interview

     

    Senior Sales Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Calix (Austin, TX) in February 2018.

    Interview

    The interview process went fairly smoothly, though it took many weeks to complete. My manager was very upfront about the timing of the position, and kept me informed of the timing of all next steps.

    The interview process was scheduled and managed via a combination of HR and the hiring manager.

    I interviewed with my hiring manager, my direct sales team, several engineers for a technology check on my skills, then with the VP managing our group. Everyone was extremely nice and many of the interviews felt like a conversation rather than a grilling that many companies favor in interviewing today. There were pointed question to make sure my background and skills matched the needs of the role, then many questions on how I would fit into the unique needs of the job but it always felt like they respected me as a candidate.

    When I was down-selected to the final group, I flew to Austin to meet the team in person at an event to complete an in-person interview with my hiring manager, the VP, and my sales executive.

    Once I reached the later stage of the hiring process, I got a call from the CEO who then spent more than 30 minutes with me directly both interviewing me and encouraging me to ask tough questions for him.

    Once I was selected for the role, they did an in depth background check and reference check before the offer was finalized.

    Interview Questions

    • What made you look at Calix specifically versus other companies in the industry? What makes you the best hire for this role?   Answer Question

    Calix Response

    Jul 7, 2018 – SVP, Talent and Culture

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us your feedback on your interview earlier this year. Your process is longer than more traditional time frames based on the fact that we value cross-team... More


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    Associate Buyer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Petaluma, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Calix (Petaluma, CA) in December 2016.

    Interview

    I interviewed with 4 people total. Each person explained the position and had specific questions related to past job experience, how challenging situations were handled/resolved, knowledge of supply chain process, managing suppliers etc.

    Interview Questions

    Calix Response

    Jul 7, 2018 – SVP, Talent and Culture

    Thank you for your feedback you provided on your interview process in December 2016. We continue to focus on areas of improvement and alignment. We wanted to thank you for providing us valuable... More

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    Associate Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Calix.

    Interview

    Two phone interviews followed by an on site interview. Both interviews involved mainly behavioral questions, personality quizzes, and the standard tell me about yourself. Also some technical questions were thrown around such as my previous experience, knowledge of TCP/IP

    Interview Questions


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    Associate Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richardson, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Calix (Richardson, TX) in June 2016.

    Interview

    Initially it was a phone screen. Mostly behavior questions were asked and It went good, received call for the second round.

    Second round of interview was horrible. Interviewer was rude, he was speaking slowly so could not hear him properly and was unclear what he wanted to ask. Took long pauses between the questions, call gets disconnected. Very bad experience.

    Interview Questions

    • What technology you are very good at? Talk about its advantages and disadvantages.   Answer Question

  5.  

    Associate Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Calix (San Jose, CA) in August 2012.

    Interview

    Went in for an interview and talked to many different guys and was presented the technology...etc. Pretty casual conversation with a little technical flavor in it.

    Interview Questions


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    Associate Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Petaluma, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Calix (Petaluma, CA) in September 2009.

    Interview

    Pretty straighforward. a Phone interview followed by quick on-site interview. Very fundamental questions. All interviewers are good.


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    Associate Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Calix (Richardson, TX) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Three Steps:
    1. HR Phone Screen from HQ
    2. Engineer Phone Screen from office applying to
    3. Video interview with 4 managers (2 at HQ, 2 at office applying to)

    Full interview process was on phone or video chat.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe DHCP, RSTP, ARP, etc.
      How would you go about troubleshooting a problem?   Answer Question

    Calix Response

    Jul 7, 2018 – SVP, Talent and Culture

    Thank you for your constructive feedback you provided us last year. We continue to leverage your input and the details you provided to continue to enhance our planning process and processes around... More

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Petaluma, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Calix (Petaluma, CA) in July 2013.

    Interview

    Telephone Screening + Face to Face.
    Met with direct manager, his boss, another manager and 3 potential co workers.
    Each person had about 30 minutes. Part of the time was spent on a lab tour.

    Interview Questions

    • Overview of design experience
      Review of products
      Test on code knowledge   Answer Question

    Calix Response

    Jul 7, 2018 – SVP, Talent and Culture

    Thank you for your constructive feedback you provided us last year. We continue to leverage your input and the details you provided to continue to enhance our planning process and processes around... More


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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Calix (San Jose, CA) in November 2016.

    Interview

    I was interviewed on one day by a number of people (6) both in-person and via GoToMeeting. The questions ranged from previous experience and knowledge to specific coding questions. The interaction was pleasant.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe an example of a difficult problem that you solved.   Answer Question

    Calix Response

    Jul 7, 2018 – SVP, Talent and Culture

    Thank you for your constructive feedback you provided us last year. We continue to leverage your input and the details you provided to continue to enhance our planning process and processes around... More


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    Senior User Experience Designer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Petaluma, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Calix (Petaluma, CA) in November 2016.

    Interview

    The interview process was very smooth, well coordinated. Agenda was sent to me way in advance so that I could prepare better for the roles I am meeting/presenting to. I was welcomed the moment I walked in. People were very professional yet very friendly throughout my interview process. Very rare interviews I have been to, where people were so welcoming.

    Interview Questions

    Calix Response

    Jul 7, 2018 – SVP, Talent and Culture

    Thank you for your constructive feedback you provided us last year. We continue to leverage your input and the details you provided to continue to enhance our planning process and processes around... More


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    Senior Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Calix in June 2014.

    Interview

    It's a phone interview, and it went quite smoothly, met some technical stuff and also HR, a couple of technical questions and for HR part it is ok.
    HR talked about compensation in the interview, and be prepared for this.

    Interview Questions


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