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Nuance Speech Scientist Interview Questions

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Speech Scientist Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
No Offer

Application

I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Nuance (Cambridge, MA).

Interview

Got an email from a recruiter after application online two weeks ago to schedule a phone interview with a research manager. The phone interview lasted for one hours.

Interview Questions

  • Asked my research experience, detailed machine learning / pattern classification algorithms and how to crack some practical questions. Asked for programming skills.   Answer Question

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    Speech Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Nuance.

    Interview

    Initially contacted via email, then contacted in about 2 weeks for an interview. After the initial interview, I was contacted for a second interview after about 1 week. I was then told that I should expect to be contacted 2-3 weeks after the interview with an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked about experience in linguistics and computer science, specifically with pattern recognition tools and models. Asked for details about relevant experience (in previous work, in school, and in outside projects) and for specifics about what I worked on and what tools I used.   Answer Question

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    Speech Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Nuance (Montreal, QC (Canada)) in January 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online. It took a couple of weeks to contact me. First there was a quick phone interview with the recruiter, then a couple of days later, there was an over the phone interview with the manager which took half an hour. The manager was friendly and the interview went very well. Overall, good experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing technical. He asked about the related work and courses I had about speech and pattern recognition.   Answer Question
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    Speech Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Ghent (Belgium)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Nuance (Ghent (Belgium)) in January 2013.

    Interview

    The hiring process is highly simplified.
    I met the manager. We had a general discussion of about 45min.
    After the meeting, I directly met HR to dicuss with HR.
    I received an offer the next week.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me about my PhD and can techniques used during the PhD may contribute to the job I applied for.
      What do you know about the company?   Answer Question

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    Speech Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Nuance in April 2011.

    Interview

    After sending in my resume, they emailed me back with a list of questions they wanted me to answer that would normally be asked at a first interview. They were:
    - Availability for a personal interview
    - Availability for a phone screenhire
    - Availability for hiring
    - Phone number for contact
    - Email Address
    - Salary expectation
    - Location and willingness to relocate
    - Education
    - Total number of years of industry experience
    - Current job situation and/or reason for seeking new employment
    - Brief paragraph outlining experience related to this position
    - If I've conducted research in any of the following areas (either in school or industry), and to give precise details of the work: Machine Learning, Stochastic Parsing, Semantic Tagging, Confidence Estimation Techniques, NLP / Computational Linguistics, Speech / Language Modeling, Mathematics
    - If I've worked in a large collaborative environment, and to give precise details of the work
    - If I have software development experience with JAVA, C/C++, PERL and/or Python, and if so to give precise details
    - If I have any experience and how much, with Linux/Unix and to give precise details of the experience
    - If I have experience with version control tools, and to give precise details of the experience
    - If I have experience evaluating & developing different acoustic modeling techniques or addressing language specific issues for different languages. If so, to give precise details of the experience

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    Speech Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Merelbeke, East Flanders (Belgium)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Nuance (Merelbeke, East Flanders (Belgium)) in July 2009.

    Interview

    Replied to an ad posted in the Elsnet list. First, I had a phone interview with an HR person. Then I had a second interview with the team leader and the lab manager. No difficult questions, they were just interested in my background and usual style of work. After this phone interview, I was invited to an on-site interview. Again, there were no tricky questions, I just gave a presentation about my past work in front of several people in the team. Then I had some questions about my past work and future plans, motivation to get the job. At the end, I neither get an offer nor a rejection letter which I did not find very serious.


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