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Charles River Development Interview Questions

Updated Nov 12, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)  

    Senior Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Charles River Development (New York, NY) in September 2016.

    Interview

    I applied through a recruiter. Few days after I had a phone call with CRD recruitment department. where they made sure I have right background and then forwarded my resume to hiring managers. 2nd interview was with hiring manager over the phone we discussed the technologies and projects followed by some technical questions. They called me in for onsite interview since went there from Philadelphia have to wake up 3:00AM to get to the flight. Then it was about an hr from the office. After the whole day of interview I felt it went well as I did fairly good on their analytic test and technical question during the interview. The hiring manager found that everything was good but I was low on energy. A humble opinion if someone gets up 3:00 Am and travels till 9:00 to interview venue it makes sense to get little lazy till lunch.
    interviewed with CRD in Sep 2016. Initially got a

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    Anonymous Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Charles River Development (Burlington, MA) in July 2016.

    Interview

    The process was typical - phone screen, round robin of interviews, presentation. There was an IQ test and a writing sample required, which I found weird, but hey, to each their own. The interview and the company were not awful; I was enthusiastic about having the opportunity to interview. The reason I am giving a negative review is because with all the effort I put into the interview, they never had the courtesy to loop me in to where I was in the process. The recruiter kept up for a little bit, but then just vanished. I interviewed for this role in July, 2016 and to this day, the position is still open. It was a shame, really, because I felt like I brought a lot to the table. Also, since I was an employee referral, I feel that a little professional courtesy should have been extended in the follow-up process, especially given the energy and effort that went into the whole process. It has left a sour taste in my mouth all together.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the most challenging part about being (this role) and how do you handle that?
      From one interviewer: "I won't sugar coat this, I can be really difficult. How do you handle difficult people?" (This one threw me off a little, especially hearing from someone self-promoting their inability to adjust and change within a team environment while making it clear that they were the issue.)   2 Answers
  3. Helpful (3)  

    QA Product Specialist Data Services Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burlington, MA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Charles River Development (Burlington, MA) in June 2016.

    Interview

    HR screening - Discuss in brief about your past experience, brief about the role and the company
    Technical phone screen - QA related, few SQL questions, 1 puzzle, behavioral questions
    Onsite - 4 rounds + Logical/Analytical test, essay
    Both the company and people working at CRD are really good.

    Interview Questions

    • Behavioral questions
      SQL related -
      Difference between primary and unique key
      Join related queries
      Testing related questions
      Puzzle - 8 balls with one of them heavier than others. Given a weighing scale, find which ball is heavier in minimum number of steps (Answer - 2 steps)   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    CRD offered a better compensation, but the job role offered at another company aligned more to what I was looking for.


  4. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Charles River Development (Boston, MA) in June 2016.

    Interview

    There was an initial phone screen with HR after which I was sent a coding challenge to solve. After solving the test, the development team took about 3 days to review it and then I got an email from HR that they are moving forward with my application and wanted to setup a technical phone interview. The phone interview was scheduled to be 30minutes long. But it was the worst experience I've ever had with an interviewer. He asked me why I'm looking for a new opportunity. When I explained him that I wanted to grow as a Java developer and my previous employer didn't have any Java work. He was just disappointed by that answer(I was like isn't this role about Java programming?). After that it was basically me listening him for the next 5 minutes on how I made a bad decision and telling me that I shouldn't prefer just one technology. I'm a developer and I think I have every right to chose which technology stack I want to work with. After that, he asked me two questions related to Java version changes. There were no data structure questions, no algorithms, no live coding. Two questions and 15minutes later he decides to end the interview. A day later, I get an email that they will not be moving forward with my application. One of my friend who was also interviewed by the same person had a similar experience and I feel the company should do something about this to provide a better experience for future candidates.

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    Director of Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Charles River Development (Boston, MA) in May 2016.

    Interview

    It was an intensive experience that involved both the TM/HR director who did all of the pre-interview research and background checks prior to meeting with one of the three senior level executive management team. Interview lasted for almost 2 hours total.

    Interview Questions

    • My background in SaaS, financial services along with my experience and ability to manage a staff of marketing professionals. Also how I developed go-to-market strategies, implementation of strategies and ability to work under an owner/management team that ultimately would make final decisions.   Answer Question

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    Release Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Charles River Development in April 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online. Response from internal recruiter happened within a few days and there was a phone screen. The interview started with an LSAT type analytical skills test which had a 1 hour time limit. According to the recruiter, all employees go through this. Then, I spoke with a number of people including the hiring manager, for about 1 hour each. For this position, there was more discussion of infrastructure, scripting and build/release workflows.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you go about converting a Perl build system to Java?   Answer Question

  7.  

    Systems Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Charles River Development (Burlington, MA) in April 2016.

    Interview

    Telephonic Interview
    On-site interview (4 rounds)
    Logical & Analytical Reasoning test
    Writing test .

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    Production Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burlington, MA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Charles River Development (Burlington, MA) in March 2016.

    Interview

    First round over phone with the team lead followed by on-site interviews. You are also asked to give an Analytical test and write a 1 page sample on any topic you like

    Interview Questions

    • Response to certain client situations, examples to demonstrate problem solving abilities and willingness to learn.   Answer Question

  9.  

    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Charles River Development (Burlington, MA) in March 2016.

    Interview

    I was provided transportation to their headquarters in Burlington for 5 back-to-back interviews, roughly 30 minutes each. Everyone was extremely nice and pleasant to talk to. The interview questions weren't too hard, but by no means simple either. It's definitely worth brushing up on anything you haven't touched upon recently.

    Interview Questions

    • Just about anything you learned from classes is fair game. Object-oriented programming/design, data structures, algorithms, etc.   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Charles River Development (Boston, MA) in March 2016.

    Interview

    Talked to recruiter at a University career fair. They asked a few simple technical questions as a preliminary screening. A few days later they set up an interview at their office in Burlington, MA.

    Interview consisted of three technical interviews and a short logic /analytical thinking test. This all took about 2.5 hours and was over by 11:30 am.

    Interview Questions

    • Given a sorted array of integers, find the pair whose sum is closest to a target value.   Answer Question

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StarStarStarStarStar   Former Marketing in Burlington, MA

Pros: “If you are driven, then you can use the experience to learn about how not to manage people and projects, and then pivot out to a better role at a more modern company.”“If you are driven, then you can use the experience to learn about how not to manage people and projects, and then pivot out to a better role at a more modern company.” – Full Review

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