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EchoStar Interview Questions in Atlanta, GA

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  1. Helpful (2)  

    Software Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at EchoStar (Atlanta, GA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Met company representatives at college career fair. Got selected for first round of interview, which was held the very next day, on campus. After nearly a month, I was informed that I had qualified for the second round of the interviewing process. The second round of interview was held on site at EchoStar Atlanta, 1:1 with the hiring manager.

    Interview Questions

    • First round consisted of basic C questions like what are volatile variables, extern key-word, scope of global vs extern variables, etc. Then there were some questions on data structures (primarily linked lists, like write a function to add a new head node), followed by a brain teaser. The second round of interview was with the hiring manager. It was relatively very casual compared to the first round. We just discussed about what all projects are being done at EchoStar, what will my role as an SW Intern be, etc.   Answer Question

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    Techniciam Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at EchoStar (Atlanta, GA).

    Interview

    I sent in a resume, got a phone call for an interview. I came in and took the interview, then took a drug test. A month later I took another drug test and was offered a position for less than I made at my previous job.

    Interview Questions

    • What I gathered from the interview was that the job was to watch TV.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    They would not accept any of my counter offers. It was a strictly take it or leave it offer.

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    Embedded Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at EchoStar (Atlanta, GA) in October 2012.

    Interview

    It was well-organized. There were six candidates and we were brought in for breakfast before being split up into two groups - one group had their interviews while the other was given a tour of the facilities. Lunch followed with the team and the groups were switched, after which we were given a small product demonstration, an overview of the benefits offered, before we were let go for the day.

    My interview in itself was based on my resume for the most part, with some C code analysis thrown in.

    I'm still waiting on their decision to be made.

    Interview Questions

    • Was there a time where you were required to work on behalf of other members of your team?   Answer Question

  4. Helpful (2)  

    Embedded Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at EchoStar (Atlanta, GA) in October 2011.

    Interview

    The process started my schools (Clemson) career fair. After Talking to the two representatives they took my resume and invited me to an on campus interview the next day. Most of the questions were based off my resume with few technical questions. A few weeks later I received an email inviting me to their "career day" where they brought in about 15 other interviewees. They split us into two groups and interviewed the first group and gave the second group a tour and had them fill out some paper work. Then the two groups switched. We were fed lunch then it was over around 2pm.

    The technical questions asked were along the lines of

    Question: What happens when you try to free a null pointer

    Question: What is the difference between a process and a thread

    Question: What is the difference between the stack and the heap

    Question: What is "yoda conditions"
       Answer: this is an obscure question so i'll provide an answer.

                 Normally you'd write an if conditional like this: if( ch1 == '_' ); however, if you use yoda conditions "if('_' == ch1) { ... }" it allows the compiler to catch the occasional typo "if('_' = ch1) { ..}" i.e. the compiler will say you cannot assign a value to a constant thus catching your error (not typing if('_' == ch1)).

    Also they gave us a print out of a program with several errors and we had to identify them all and give suggestions on how to correct them. Make you know what a unit8 is and how using that could be bad for processing a string.

    Interview Questions

    • What happens when you try to free a null pointer   1 Answer
    • What is the difference between a process and a thread   1 Answer
    • What is the difference between the stack and the heap   1 Answer
    • What is the deference between a semaphore and a mutex   2 Answers

    Reasons for Declining

    Had a better offer with a better company


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    Sustaining Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at EchoStar (Atlanta, GA) in August 2011.

    Interview

    I applied online and after sometime got an email saying that a manager would like to do a phone interview. It took some days to set up the interview time. The interview was to be about a week from the initial contact. There was some confusion with the time zone difference, so had to reschedule. At the end of the interview, the manager told me that if I do not get any response in 2 weeks, that means I am no longer considered for further interviews. By then, I figured it was the end of the road for me.

    Interview Questions


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    Hardware Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I interviewed at EchoStar (Atlanta, GA) in March 2011.

    Interview

    The first round of interviews were on the college campus. This interview took about 15 minutes and I was given a basic explanation of some of the design work that was done in Echostar and was asked some basic questions about my resume. About 2 weeks later I was asked to visit their company, which is also where the 2nd round of interview took place. This time I was also asked mostly questions regarding my resume. They approached me with an offer about a month after the interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me to recall a few specific details regarding a project I had completed several years back.   Answer Question

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    Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at EchoStar (Atlanta, GA) in November 2008.

    Interview

    Saw an ad in the newspaper. There was a open house interview date. At the open house an application form was filled. Followed immediately by a panel interview and a one on one interview.

    A technical talk on past projects. A discussion on interest in working on linux platforms. The match was for a embedded engineer therefore ability to work with both hardware and software was discussed.

    Following the Job offer mandatory criminal and drug tests are conducted.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No not really. Salary is below average

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