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Proofpoint Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Mar 13, 2017
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Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at Proofpoint.

Interview

Call with the manager which gave me an brief overview and scheduled the next call.

Then another call with director of engineering asking simple technical questions

Then in person interview which i am waiting for

Interview Questions

  • What were some difficulties with the language you are most comfortable with?   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Proofpoint (Sunnyvale, CA).

    Interview

    The interview consists of 3 rounds:
    1) Unofficial call from an HR, mostly about your availability and your previous working experience.
    2) A scheduled call from a manager about your experience, projects, and some simple technical questions.
    3) A scheduled on-site interview with multiple engineers and managers for around 2 hours. Learn the company workflow and projects from them. Will be tested on lots of non trivial technical problems including conceptual questions.


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    Software Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Proofpoint (Indianapolis, IN) in October 2016.

    Interview

    1. Phone Interview: I was asked to talk about my last internship experience and the projects that I involved. There are some behavior questions, but no technical questions.
    2. Onsite Interview: I had interviews with four employees. 3 of them are engineers/developers, and one of them is a staff manager. None of the interviews are technical, most of the questions are related to what I wrote on the Resume. The whole interview process is pretty casual.

    Interview Questions

    • If you have the "super power" to add a new feature into your preferred language, what would that feature be?   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    There was a initial phone call, then i was called onsite after two weeks, the onsite was good. But i did not hear back from them since a long time. The recruiter does not even reply to my emails.

    I would rate the onsite experience : 8/10

    I would rate the phone interview experience : 8/10

    But after interview experience : 2/10

    I never got reply to my emails. Not even once!!!! Very rude!!!

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Proofpoint (Sunnyvale, CA).

    Interview

    1. Phone screen.
    2. Panel of 4 interviewers

    After the panel interview nobody got back to me until I followed up myself in 2 weeks. The answer was that the position I applied for had been repurposed to some other team.

    Given the amount of time I spent on phone screen, driving to their office and stress associated with the interview it was very frustrating to hear that the position was not even available. So I consider my experience as a negative one.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Phone screen with basic questions on core java, difference between interface and single inheritance, diff between final, finally and finalize, diff b/w array and linked list, hashmap vs.hashtable and onsite interview

    Interview Questions

    • difference between interface and single inheritance, diff between final, finally and finalize, diff b/w array and linked list, hashmap vs.hashtable   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Proofpoint (Sunnyvale, CA) in January 2011.

    Interview

    got interview, phone screened, then went onsite, meet 5 people, 1 of them is manager. the engineers gave a question to solve. the problem difficulty is medium.

    Interview Questions

    • write code the navigate a matrix , from outside to the center.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    yes. make sure you have other offer when you negotiate with this company.


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Proofpoint (Sunnyvale, CA) in October 2009.

    Interview

    No nonsense process

    Negotiation

    No negotiations


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Proofpoint in August 2010.

    Interview

    The recruiter who contacted me was very nice and helpful. He set up a phone screen for me with the hiring manager. He said to expect a standard 30-45 minute session.

    The hiring manager called me about 15 minutes late, seemed to be very distracted. Spoke for about 10 minutes, and said he will arrange for an on-site interview.

    I never heard from him again. I contacted the recruiter, who also said he had not received a feedback from the manager. He spoke to him and let me know he decided to go with someone else.

    Overall, I think it was very irresponsible on their part to not follow up, and make a decision based on a hurried, 10 minute conversation

    Interview Questions

    • What Java collection would you use to store a million strings   Answer Question

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