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FireEye Interview Questions

Updated Aug 11, 2018
137 Interview Reviews

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  1. Featured Interview

     

    Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at FireEye (New York, NY) in July 2017.

    Interview

    The process was excellent, well organized and the recruiter was very responsive through each step. The company moves quickly so be prepared and flexible to align with the recruiters schedule. Overall, I think FireEye has the best process and overall candidate experience compared to 30+ interviews I went through.

    Interview Questions

    • Typical questions about experience. Some situational Qs. Def come prepared -- FireEye moves quickly in search of the best talent out there.   Answer Question

    FireEye Response

    Oct 4, 2017 – Recruiting Coordinator

    Your positive experience is exactly what we strive for at FireEye! We are thrilled to hear you felt your candidate experience was the best out of 30+. FireEye takes the onboarding experience very... More


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at FireEye (New York, NY) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I first had to go through a HackerRank challenge that consisted of mostly knowledge based questions. Afterwards, I had a short interview with a hiring manager describing my experiences and work habits. The technical interview consisted of a pair of programming questions on HackerRank. Overall a positive experience and very helpful.

    Interview Questions

    • Give a brief description of each data structure (linked list, array, hash table)   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (4)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at FireEye.

    Interview

    Interviewer trying to ask questions which are not mentioned in the job description, resume. I don't know how they are selecting resume's. If the skill set what they are looking for is not mentioned in the resume, they shouldn't be calling for interview in the first place.

    Interview Questions


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at FireEye (Milpitas, CA) in June 2009.

    Interview

    They tried to ask questions I had no experience on. They scheduled the interview on the day that did not work well for me. In the interview they asked me to take a test in the programming language I had not used. They were all bookish questions. The interviewers did not introduce themselves and asked some strange questions about software specifications.

    Interview Questions


  5. Helpful (2)  

    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at FireEye (San Jose, CA) in June 2012.

    Interview

    Like all other interview reviews, I had a pretty bad experience. Would you like to work for a company where:

    - Director asks to come onsite for 1:1 very next day and you squeeze the interview into your schedule and when you reach there, there is no lunch (for a lunch interview), and the manager does not even care to come and talk with you.
    - After repeated queries, no one responds about the state of your interview

      The interview questions were pretty average which makes me think that they don't hire based on merit but some political fit. Another takeaway was the company is very chaotic and even if they go IPO, they will be a 1 trick pony.

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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 3 days. I interviewed at FireEye (San Jose, CA) in December 2011.

    Interview

    Contacted by an in-house recruiter who set up call from a director. Instead, the call came forty minutes past the scheduled time from an engineer who asked some typical/easy questions over about a half hour. The next day I got an unscheduled call from the director who spent a half hour selling the company to me and setup an in-house interview the next day. This consisted of:
      * skills test -- multiple choice, where several questions had no correct answer listed
      * 1:1s with four or five people ranging from other programmers through another director. All of this over three hours or so.
    After this we shook hands and I was sent home. No further correspondence. I wrote a follow up email, and still nothing.

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  7. Helpful (6)  

    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at FireEye (San Jose, CA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    I saw the job posting on LinkedIn which redirected me to apply on FireEye careers site.

    1 telephonic round
    Started off with my background and continued with 3 simple programming questions to be solved on shared hackerrank code pad.

    4 onsite rounds + 1 lunch interview

    Interview Questions

    • Coding questions: String Compression problem, producer-consumer problem, readers-writers problem, check valid BST, improvise on the same problem with iterative tree traversal provided parent pointers in struct definition using O(1) extra space, implement strstr(), implement a simple regex matcher supporting '?' and '*' wildcards

      Other questions include OS and Networking basics, difference between TCP/UDP and when to use them, TCP flow and congestion control algorithm (how TCP reacts to a certain scenario), HTTP header contents, What is DNS and its response types, What happens when you enter a URL in web browser, mutexes and critical section, draw stack and contents of a given C program, how to efficiently serialize and deserialize a tree using a database table (basically asked me to draw the fields of the SQL table and describe the process)   Answer Question
  8.  

    Software Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at FireEye (Milpitas, CA) in May 2014.

    Interview

    After I applied online for a technical position, I received many mails for online assessments for various positions. After the screening, I received a call for phone interview, which was a 2 part interview. One with the hiring manager and another with a technical person. The interview was smooth, the interviewers were very friendly and after about 2 weeks I received a call telling I was selected. But there was an initial glitch about receiving the offer letter through mail, but the HR was in constant touch with me and readily available to answer all my queries.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    The hourly rate offered was good for an Intern


  9.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at FireEye in April 2015.

    Interview

    Initial HR phone interview followed by a phone interview where basics of Java and C and some operating systems questions. Then followed by a video interview consisting of 2 coding challenges, a few behavioural questions and design patterns.

    Interview Questions


  10.  

    Strategic Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at FireEye (Detroit, MI) in September 2017.

    Interview

    They post a job on Linkedin; you submit your cover letter and resume. A recruiter responds to you within hours if your experience is in a related field; however this recruiter doesn't necessarily read your letter & resume thoroughly, which is evidenced by the questions he will ask during initial screening. He then presents his findings to "the team" and indicates that you should ping him via email within 5 business days if you do not hear from him by then.

    Interview Questions

    • What was your W-2 and quota achievement over past 3 years; year-by-year? (Kept drilling down. This was the almost entire focus of the 20-minute conversation.)   1 Answer

    FireEye Response

    Nov 8, 2017 – Recruiting Coordinator

    Thank you for letting us know about your experience interviewing with us at FireEye. We are appreciative of any feedback, as we make every effort for a positive and enjoyable candidate experience... More


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    Network Security Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at FireEye (San Jose, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    The process was very good.
    First they gave an online test with pretty easy and straight forward questions.
    the questions were basic networking and security questions
    some of them were c prog snippets
    Then i was selected for round 2
    They intervied me on phone for almost an hour
    asked many questions on security and sdn
    But couldnt make it past that

    Interview Questions

    • The question on which i failed was - They showed me a board full of dots and asked me to consider each dot as node and model the network accordingly   1 Answer

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