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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    Good Interview Process. Multiple phone interviews followed by a c ouple of onsite interviews.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Negotiable.

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    Universal Server Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at PGP (Menlo Park, CA) in February 2012.

    Interview

    Friendly, less about technical experience than the culture and ability to learn. Asked quetsions about product and service familiarity, comfort level dealing with "out of the box" issues, oracle and SQL. Left the interview feeling I'd actually been sold on working for the company rather than just attempting to get hired on with the organization. It was fun, friendly and exciting

    Interview Questions

    • General system troubleshooting, Active Directory and Server issues.   Answer Question
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    Principal Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at PGP (Palo Alto, CA) in November 2011.

    Interview

    PGP started with a short phone interview. If you pass the phone interview, you will be asked to come onsite for an all day interview. There were 6 people I talked to. Every interview lasted about 60 minutes. As for the last interview, it was with the VP. The interview was mostly non-technical

    Interview Questions

    • How to reverse a linked list? How to compare two lists without parsing the list twice?   Answer Question
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    QA Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at PGP (Redwood City, CA) in June 2009.

    Interview

    Very structured interview with all leads and QA managers. technical interview with specific questions about Securtiy software and testing - data encryption etc. Questions on deployment and several specific technical questions

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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Menlo Park, CA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at PGP (Menlo Park, CA) in December 2008.

    Interview

    1:1 interviewers were not too positive about the company, work culture, seemed aloof.
    Recruiter was scatter brained and did not seem to add any value.

    Recommendation to other candidates is to get clarity on the hiring process, steps, progress and feedback.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Company lacks vision and seems to suffer from team-work.

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at PGP (Palo Alto, CA) in September 2008.

    Interview

    Bascially your typical interview process. Phone screen, then was brought in for a panel interview (gauntlet-style), over 2 days. Was asked several technical questions about programming, C++, server-side work etc.

    They had given me an offer, and I accepted, and signed in Oct. At the time, I was on H1-B visa, and the Company was ok sponsoring me for that. However, my green card process was active too, and a funny thing happened: in November, INS gave me my EAD. Not quite a green card, but a clear sign that I was close to getting the GC.

    So I had to tell PGP of this new development, and see if they were ok sponsoring me for the GC too.

    Interview Questions

    • Take the job, stay on H1-B, drop the green card, or...not.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    In the end, the hiring mgr gave me a choice: accept the offer, but drop the current GC (which meant it woulda been another year before I can even apply for the GC AGAIN!). Or, not accept the offer. So, I told him your choice is no choice, and I have to decline the offer after all.

    Just goes to show, that one can still lose out, even after signing an offer sheet.

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