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Senior Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Monroeville, PA
No Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Philips (Monroeville, PA) in June 2016.

Interview

Applied online for position at the Monroeville PA office, was contacted by impressive national talent agent and had a great talk about the job and was sold on how well it fit my skills. This was for developing a new line of products and doing work that was really a good fit for me, it seemed to me. Set up phone screen with project lead but was told they had already found some good candidates and I was just getting in before the window closed.

Project lead called on terrible/cheap phone line, brought two others to the call and apologized for compressing three interviews into one. They took turns asking me rote questions about frameworks and APIs with no give and take, when I finished speaking they just asked the next question from a paper I could hear them passing around. It was most lackluster interview I've ever had or had seen given in my 20+ years in software development. They obviously had already decided on a candidate and were doing this in a pro forma way to meet some policy checklist. Really soured me on Philips, a company I formerly had great respect for, and still have as a product company, but I'll never apply for another position there. If these people are indicative of the Monroeville Philips branch I'll avoid that branch in the future.

What a waste of my time, I really resent being treated in this way. This is not the way a global technical leader interviews highly skilled and deeply experienced candidates. It is offensive and ruined any potential future interactions with me, and my entire network of local technical talent. You can be sure I'll share this with any who ask me. I can't imagine that any product that comes from this team is going to be a winner, so in a way I'm glad they signaled their lack of sincerity or creativity so that I wasn't tricked into taking a position there.

Interview Questions

  • What do you think of SOAP? What do you think of HIPA? What do you think of security approaches on device X? ... and so on?   1 Answer

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Andover, MN
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Philips (Andover, MN) in April 2016.

    Interview

    Looks like it is a 5 step process.
    Hiring Manager
    Level 3 Software Engineer
    Level 4 Software Engineer
    Architect
    and lastly white board sessions

    interview was from resume mostly and some random questions related to technology.
    it was good over all.

    Interview Questions

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Philips (Bothell, WA) in February 2016.

    Interview

    1. Contacted by a front-end recruiter, talking about the openings and culture fit;
    2. Phone screen with another recruiter about the position requirement details and the process,
        also talked briefly about my experience, skills, interest and salary expectation;
    3. Phone interview with hiring manager;
    4. On-site interview, mix of 1-1 and group panel interviews.
        Mix of personality quiz and technical questions;
        It is efficient in my opinion since it took only 3.5 hours but I got to meet he majority of future team
        members.
    5. Offer comes in the next morning

    Interview Questions

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Philips (Bothell, WA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I had 6 times interview, and it was very straight forward, and also had positive impression. Also when I had on-site interview it was very friendly. but facilities was not good, looks old.

    Interview Questions

    • what was your prior process? long time interview with different location   Answer Question
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    I was contacted by Software Specialists (primary vendor) for full time position for Philips. And quickly scheduled a telephonic interview with manager at Philips. It was brief talk about my experience and some technical questions. and then i was called for in person interview. They provided expense (it took 3 months to re-embers though). It was about 3 hours interview by 4 different people ( about 40 mins each). It was one after other with 5 mins gap in between. Then, i was told that HR from Philips will get back to me. And HR got back to me after a week or so and asked me to standby while they are working on some approval process. It took almost a month and half before they offered me. Every once in a while he would come back to me and tell me that they are still working through the approval process. I was frustrating at times as i was not able to get hold of HR for updates (I could not get him on phone and no response to voice message). Finally they offered me and scheduled joining date.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me to write code on paper for requirement they came up with on the fly.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate as it was reasonable. But they did offer lower end my expected range.

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Philips.

    Interview

    techincal, software design techniques, methodology

    Interview Questions

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Andover, MA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Philips (Andover, MA) in January 2011.

    Interview

    I had a phone interview with a Philips recruiter who asked me a bunch of technical questions. He didn't even know what he was reading or what I was saying. It was a little weird. I also got the impression that I was getting the "you should be so lucky to work here!" routine.

    Interview Questions

    • How many years of systems level programming experience do you have?   2 Answers

    Reasons for Declining

    Since I wasn't actively looking for new work, I felt I should be sort of interviewing them as well.
    And the arrogance of the inside employee was not appealing.

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    1. telephony interview with senior team member. Question on oops concepts

    2. 1 on 1 with architect
    - Question on oops concepts
    - C++ programes
    - OS concepts
    3. staff manager
    4. Senior manager
    5. HR

    Interview Questions

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Philips (Bengaluru (India)).

    Interview

    Got call from HR, it was through employee referral.
    Interview process went very smooth and comfortable. Had 3 rounds wherein 1st round was on language of your choice, 2nd Round architect round, 3rd was managerial and offer was released after 1~2 week.

    Interview Questions

    • design patterns, implement stack using queue, they will ask till depth of language of your choice, ask all Skil set mentioned in CV   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    It's fixed . No negotiation.

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Philips (Bengaluru (India)) in September 2015.

    Interview

    Interview process is quite good. Initially a written test held at chennai. After written test they asked me to attend face to face interview at bangalore. There are 4 rounds of interview and with in two weeks period, got offer letter up on multiple conversation.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic iOS questions
      Threads
      Events
      Auto Layouts
      NSURLSession
      Why do you want to join Philips  
      1 Answer
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