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Dell Senior Software Development Engineer Interview Questions

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    Senior Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Dell (Austin, TX) in June 2011.

    Interview

    One phone screen interview. Invited on site for three interviews with development/architecture leads. The interviews consisted on discussion of past projects, SW development methodologies, talking through architecture/design decisions. Two of the interviews required coding in C. One consisted of link list operations and the other on binary search trees.

    Interview Questions

    • Display all values of a BST from low to high order   1 Answer
    • Flip the order of a Single linked list   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Offer salary was equivalent to salary at current employer. Upper range of position was not as high as with my current employer, hence salary growth over time was in question.


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    Senior Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Nashua, NH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Dell (Nashua, NH) in September 2009.

    Interview

    Pretty standard process. Phone screen followed by interview

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Don't mention current salary. If you can, find out what the same job title pays in that dept and demand the same salary. They won't give you the salary for your position if you are making too less now

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    Software Development Senior Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Dell (Bengaluru (India)) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Technical Interviews are simple as the interviewers are 1970 programmers - they have never worked on new technologies. They do not take profiles directly or referral - usually thru an agency who get paid big money for placing. Seems a lot of kickback goes to the leadership team. Interviews are just an eyewash as things are predetermined. Ladies are hired with only one round of interview

    Interview Questions

    • Explain architecture details of previous project   1 Answer

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    Senior Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderabad (India)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Dell (Hyderabad (India)) in December 2010.

    Interview

    Recruiter gave me a call and I was on my way for the walkin. It seems Dell had lot of opening at 5+ years in all technologies. This is Dell's in-house software development unit that backs Dell's core business of selling PCs,laptops et al.The company was probably not prepared for a huge turn out . My first round was conducted after 2 hours of stipulated time period.The first one was a technical round where generic technical questions were asked. Then I was asked for a 2nd round which was related to my work experience.Then there was a 3rd telephonic round HR round(after 15 days) which was to test interpersonal skills.I found all my interviewers to be fair and very nice.What I inferred from them is this company takes good care of employees.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Since I got a better offer work wise and secondly I was not happy with the designation hence did not join.


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    Senior Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Dell (Bengaluru (India)) in March 2010.

    Interview

    1st Offshore tech round.
    2nd Client Tech round.
    3rd Manager round (not necessarily).
    4th HR round.

    Interview Questions

    • You can expect some DBA questions for normal Database developer/Senior Database developer position.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    It was recession time, so couldn't negotiate much but if niche technology you can negotiate to some good extent even during recession time.


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    Senior Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Dell (Bengaluru (India)) in January 2010.

    Interview

    Probably a written test, followed my 2-3 technical interviews, 1 Manager round and HR.

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly questions will be on designing a solution and on optimization.   Answer Question

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