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Interviews at Carbonite

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  1. Featured Interview

     

    QA Tester Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Carbonite.

    Interview

    short but has nothing to do with your actual job. recruiter story is different with actual real life situation. managers prefer people they like as opposed what team thinks. team interview is unpleasant as they do not approve candidates sent by recruiters send them

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  2. Helpful (4)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Carbonite (Boston, MA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Applied for the position online. HR contacted me within a week.

    Phone calls:
    Had phone conversations twice, both times with different manager. Was OK.

    In-person interview:

    I was told the interviews would last for 3 hours. Was fairly excited that I would be asked some good to great technical questions. Here is how it played out:\

    - Met the HR. Her questions
      -- Why are you looking to change?
      -- Are you interviewing other companies? Are you going to take up the offer if they extend one?
      -- What is your salary reqs?

    - Met the VP. No technical questions. Professional fit questions only.
       -- Describe yourself in 3 words
       -- We need the engineer to interact with other non tech teams and sometimes even with customers. Are you willing to do that?

    - Met 3 different managers, one of them was a hiring manager. No technical questions. Again, only professional fit questions.
      -- The hiring manager mentioned that he wants all his employees to be always working on other technologies so that they are ready to switch jobs in the future.
      -- I asked the one other manager about what he likes the most about working, to which he replied by mentioning everything except for the kind of work he has done at the company.

    - Met an engineer: Professional fit questions only. I don't even remember the discussion.

    The experience was mind numbing. In a nutshell, I spent 3 hours interviewing and there was not a single technical question asked. Bad reviews about the company on Glassdoor could also explain the hiring process.

    Interview Questions

    • - Describe yourself in 3 words
      - We need developer to interact with other teams. Does it work for you
      - Do you have any open source projects?   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (3)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Carbonite (Boston, MA) in May 2016.

    Interview

    I received a mail from the Recruiter if I am still interested in the position.
    I had initial phone screen from Team Manager. It was nice speaking with him and called for onsite post my resume walk through. The position they were hiring was for Frontend
    I had five in person interviews with the engineers in the team.
    All the interview focussed primarily on basic JavaScript.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked about call, apply,bind methods in javascript.
      How do you find a missing number in 1..n numbers.
      Difference between == and ===?
      Design question on how you design a web page for a particular usecase
      Type Coercion in JavaScript
      Describe advantages of using MVC pattern?
      Asked about Angular basics, data binding etc.
      How you implement Encapsulation in JavaScript?
      The difference between map() and reduce() method in JavaScript?   Answer Question

  4. Helpful (3)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Carbonite (Sunnyvale, CA) in October 2015.

    Interview

    Simple algorithm questions. Their main focus is on the technology rather than the problem solving capability. I do not blame the engineers. The VP of Engineering in Sunnyvale office is extremely confused person. He was never convinced why I am leaving a bigger company to join a company like theirs. It actually made me question his trust in the company and his products. He went ahead to check my references and it seems he was satisfied after talking to them. I am assuming an offer was on the way but maybe his suspicious nature got the best of him. I would never want to join such an unprofessional company.

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  5. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Carbonite (Boston, MA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Coding challenge, technical phone call with Director of Engg (he mentioned various teams and their work and asked me which one I would be interested in), on-site interview has 3 rounds with different members of the team (the team for which you are interviewing). All possible string permutations. Previous challenging project and what were the obstacles you faced and how you overcome them.

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  6. Helpful (2)  

    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Carbonite (Boston, MA) in September 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online and got a call from Recruiter to set up initial discussion. Next round was a telephonic technical interview with hiring manager. Basic OOPS and C# concepts like Dependency Injection, Anti Forgery token etc. Final onsite interview with the team, 4 rounds one hour each. Basic DS and algorithm questions. C# questions like difference between IEnumerable, IQueryable etc.
    After the onsite interview Recruiter emailed me and said received positive feedback but was waiting on other candidates.
    After a week got rejected email saying my experience does not match with requirements. I guess they are too selective.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic DS and algorithm questions. C# questions like difference between IEnumerable, IQueryable etc.   Answer Question

  7. Helpful (7)  

    Software Architect Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Carbonite (Boston, MA).

    Interview

    Completely bad experience!

    I worked with HR on multiple occasions to be interviewed by their technical staff. All told I probably spent two weeks with multiple days onsite. Their technical staff really like what I had to say with a few exceptions. Some of their architects seemed threatened by my experience. The VP of Engineering was excited to have me there.

    Things went south when they asked me to architect a solution for a problem they were having as a part of the interview. I felt uncomfortable doing this because it would address major issues they were having. They then asked me to submit a document on the architecture and present it to their team. At the time I wanted to escape my current job and felt I could really have a positive impact on Carbonite. So I proceeded, created the document, and presented my architecture.

    The very next day I got a call from the recruiter saying that I was to high level and not really technical. The presentation and document I provided had extreme technical depth. There was technical details including algorithms used, details regarding high availability, multi-tier design, and much more. Their claim that the document was not technical was completely untrue.

    This interview was probably the most unethical moment from a company I have experienced in my entire career.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me to whiteboard architectures that I have implemented and describe the challenges.   Answer Question
  8.  

    Channel Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Carbonite (Boston, MA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Several phone interviews leading to a final in person interview at company headquarters. On site interview included 45 minute meetings with 6 individuals including peers, manager, director, and VP of Sales. What was frustrating about the process is I never got a direct answer to the compensation question. I may have saved everyone time if this question had been answered.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you drive sales with the CDW sales teams.   1 Answer
    • Q: What was one thing that they asked you?   1 Answer

  9. Helpful (1)  

    Inside Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Carbonite (Boston, MA) in December 2013.

    Interview

    Very efficient and in depth, a pleasure to speak with everyone. From the initial contact from the internal recruiter to the last person, being my future manager, the entire process was very enjoyable. No real high pressure situation of any sorts. plenty of time for questions and answers. While interviewing you had a sense there was a lot of knowledge to be shred and it is a very open work environment.

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    Negotiation

    they offered me more than expected.


  10.  

    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Carbonite (Boston, MA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Phone interview, then interview in the office with everyone I would be working with, so I got to know the team I would be with and to see the office. They answered my questions honestly and I'm happy with the decision

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    Carbonite Response

    Oct 24, 2017 – Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your feedback, we are happy to hear your had a positive experience while interviewing at Carbonite!


  11.  

    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Carbonite.

    Interview

    Nice, smart team who have a great space in down town Boston. I was impressed with every team member I spoke with. They asked the right questions and made me feel very comfortable

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