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Systems Architect Interview

Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Pegasystems (Cambridge, MA) in August 2016.

Interview

This company is quite amazing in how they handle their interviews. I have interviewed with many technology and software companies, large and small, prestige public companies to smaller start ups. It was the best interview experience I have ever experienced. They flew me in from across the country, put me in a nice hotel for the onsite on the company's dollar. Everything was calculated and planned very well. The company prepares for its interviews, and the interviewers are very personable and nice. 1. HR email describing the opportunity, and email was requested to describe why you are fit for the position and what skills you can contribute.
2. Personality test (predictive index)
3. Video Interview
4. Technical screen with a senior member of the technical team.
5. Onsite interview for the whole day. Technical interviews, business and behavioral interviews. Presentation about the software and platform, and consulting presentation.
6. Final presentation about a scenario that is given to you a couple of days before the onsite interview.

Interview Questions

  • 1. What is polymorphism? Why would you use it? when is it useful?
    2. Questions about the fundamentals of schemas.
    3. A lot of questions about your experience on your resume, they will drill down and probe to ensure that you truly know what you are talking about and truly possess the skills that you listed on your resume.
    4. Software testing questions. How would you test software that you write? (edge cases, unit tests, etc.)   Answer Question

Negotiation

I didn't need to negotiate, I came in with an existing offer, and the company beat the offer without a problem, both on salary, benefits, and equity.

Other Interview Reviews for Pegasystems

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    Systems Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Pegasystems (Cambridge, MA) in March 2016.

    Interview

    A phone conversation regarding more high level HR type questions and information, an online personality quiz, video interview questions, a couple phone screenings covering mostly technical questions. Final part is they fly you to Boston to do more interviews and a presentation. Boston interviews covered in depth technical questions in one, experience oriented questions in another. The presentation is done in front of a group in the form of a whiteboard session.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain polymorphism to your grandmother   1 Answer

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    Systems Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Pegasystems in February 2014.

    Interview

    I had my first interview from HR and followed by another phone interview by a manager and senior architect.

    Interview Questions

    • No unexpected question. Questions are all related to the job.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I'm still on the process of the interview. If I get an offer, I will surely accept.

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    Systems Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Pegasystems.

    Interview

    I was scheduled 3 interviews before face to face.

    Interview Questions

    • IQ questions and white boarding were very tough.   1 Answer

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    Systems Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Pegasystems (Boston, MA) in August 2011.

    Interview

    The interview process consisted of a phone screen, followed by a phone interview, and eventually an in person interview at their Boston HQ. It was an all day event, consisting of a presentation by the director and then 3 short 1:1 interviews. Overall fairly easy and standard questions. No behavioral questions; all the interviews consisted of just a resume walk through.

    Interview Questions


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    Systems Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderabad (India)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Pegasystems (Hyderabad (India)) in March 2014.

    Interview

    For HYDERABAD Office :-
    I got a call from HR team and they have scheduled the interview after asking few common details like current company,CTC,relevant experience etc.
    Interview has been scheduled on March 2014.
    Once I reached to the Office,I came to know that Hyderabad team is not aware about the interview .Later on I called to the person who has scheduled the interview. Later on after waiting for 2 hours they have asked me to come in a room where 2 technical guys were there for interview.
    So,finally we started the interview.
    They have asked me to cover almost all the areas of PEGA PRPC and sometimes they even asked me to draw architecture and class diagram on white board. Interview has gone for more than one hour and the technical panel was very satisfied with my answers.
    When they have done I have asked them about my performance.they clearly said that you have good technical knowledge and your concepts are very clear.

    That was the story on my technical interview. Interesting thing is that later on I never received any call from them. I have sent email to the HR team to let me know the status even if I am NOT selected.But so far I have not received any communication from any one.

    I mean at least we can expect a little professionalism from an organization like PEGASYSTEMS. Later on I call to one of my friend who use to work there.
    He told me that do not assume the PEGASYSTEMS hyderabad as PEGASYSTEMS US .There is lot of difference . Its like same Indian organization with same Asian peoples and cultures ONLY with different brand name.

    So,If you guys will ever get chance to appear for interview , don't expect that they will select you only on your technical / professional knowledge . I believe they looks for something else. NOT SURE . BUT VERY DISAPPOINTING !!!

    Interview Questions

    • For Me Most Difficult Question is :-
      Even though you are technically good enough and have required experience,but you will never know why they have NOT selected you.   Answer Question

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    Systems Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Pegasystems in July 2010.

    Interview

    The phone interviews were pleasant enough, which consisted of speaking with actual systems architects who are working in the field, at the client sites. The Interview Day the company held to process the candidates through their vetting process felt like a cattle call. About 20 guys (no female candidates at all) from around the country are put into a conference room at 8AM, fed some continental breakfast and given a 1 hour presentation on the company's one main product, their BPM system. After that, a VP came to give a pep talk for an hour followed by some 1 on 1 interviews and then lunch. After lunch, the candidates are given the chance to present one whiteboard presentation followed by a PowerPoint presentation. I felt like I was auditioning for the role of Dilbert and changed my mind about taking the job.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about Agile development?   1 Answer

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    Architecte Système Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paris (France)
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    (Translated from English)

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Pegasystems (Paris (France)) in September 2012.

    Interview

    On m'a d'abord contacté par téléphone pour me proposer le poste d'architecte système en chef.

    Après un premier entretien téléphonique puis un autre en tête à tête, le processus d'embauche était en marche.

    Ensuite, un responsable du service des Ressources Humaines m'a signifié que le poste proposé était déclassé à celui de simple architecte système.

    S'en est suivi un autre entretien téléphonique (plutôt technique, mais rien d'alarmant) avant qu'on considère ma candidature comme acceptable.

    Il m'a également fallu m'entretenir avec le directeur français de la société et accepter de divulguer beaucoup d'informations personnelles : j'ai dû les autoriser à contacter pratiquement tous les employeurs que j'ai pu avoir dans ma vie professionnelle et leur signer un document leur permettant d'effectuer des recherches sur ma vie privée, y compris mon historique médical et mon casier judiciaire. TRÈS INTRUSIF, mais je n'ai rien à cacher.

    Après quatre entretiens, on m'a finalement proposé un poste de cadre à 48 000 euros par an avec une clause de mobilité partout en Europe qui impliquait d'acheter une voiture (pour laquelle on me versait une indemnité de 400 euros par mois).

    En France, le salaire minimum pour ce type de poste est d'environ 150 euros de moins que ce qu'on m'a proposé ... et le temps de présence qu'on exigeait de moi était au maximum. En général, en France, quand on est payé au salaire minimum, on peut se considérer comme malchanceux. Ma rémunération actuelle n'était que de 2000 euros de moins que ce que l'on me proposait, sans les responsabilités et les tracas liés au statut de cadre. J'ai donc dû décliner leur offre.

    Interview Questions

    • Aucun, des entretiens très faciles et des gens aimables, dans l'ensemble   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Largement sous-payé pour le poste

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