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SemanticBits Interview Questions

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Collins, CO
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at SemanticBits (Fort Collins, CO) in February 2019.

    Interview

    Phone Screen, Technical Screen, Technical Code Interview

    The technical screen was pretty basic, do I know how async/await operators work under the hood etc

    I choked in the technical code screen share. I forgot how to use some basic Javascript array methods and got flustered looking at the documentation and ended up skimming what I was "reading" and didn't really read because I felt like I wasting their time having to look up some things in the docs. I knew I wasn't going to be invited to continue based off that performance, but overall it's a very fair assessment I just choked under pressure.

    Interview Questions

    SemanticBits Response

    Feb 25, 2019 – HR

    Thank you for your feedback. If you made it to the technical screenshare part of the interview process, we were clearly impressed with your credentials and professional experience. We hope you find... More


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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Herndon, VA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at SemanticBits (Herndon, VA) in June 2009.

    Interview

    Tell me about yourself?

    Interview Questions

    • Can you backup the data?What type of backup's?   1 Answer

    SemanticBits Response

    Apr 17, 2018 – HR

    Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your interview, as well as taking the time to interview with us.

  3. Helpful (1)  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at SemanticBits.

    Interview

    I found it very unprofessional and shady. I personally would stay away from
    Them. After multiple interviews they just seemed shady based on their requests and they never get back to you. My advice stay away

    Interview Questions

    SemanticBits Response

    Apr 13, 2018 – HR

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We’re sorry that your impression of our interview process was so negative. We ask our candidates to interview with several members of our team and... More


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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Remote, OR
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at SemanticBits (Remote, OR) in June 2018.

    Interview

    Non technical interview with Stacy the generic HR woman.

    Techincal casual interview with a guy who actually knew his stuff (threadlocking node servers, pros/cons of node/react, how to handle database/server logic, etc).

    Shared screen and watching through webcam (wtf?) of random JavaScript triva from the medium article author linked below.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions straight from JavaScript Medium articles.   1 Answer

    SemanticBits Response

    Jan 4, 2019 – HR

    Thank you for leaving a review of your interview experience and for considering employment with SemanticBits. As you point out, we have a multi-stage interview process that begins with a screening... More


  5. Helpful (4)  

    IT Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Interview

    It the phone conversation, the CTO started with pushing a propaganda speech. He told me they have like 20 senior developers as employees for about 15 years, and only 1 of them left during that time.
    It made me wonder - why would smart people invest 15 years of their time working for somebody instead of building their own assets and their own business? On of two things - either they are not that smart, or the CTO has inaccurate or outdated information.
    Next, the CTO was telling me about the hiring process, he told me it involves completing pro bono coding tasks remotely while sharing the screen with the company's staff.
    I told him - demanding somebody to share his screen it's rude, doesn't he understand it?
    It was basically the end of conversation. Sometimes it's good to pass on doing business with a delusional and condescending company with big attitude, such as SemanticsBits.

    Interview Questions

    SemanticBits Response

    Apr 13, 2018 – HR

    Thank you for taking the time to write an interview review. As part of the process, we try to let each candidate know about our dynamic team and what we have to offer, so that you can make the best... More


  6. Helpful (3)  

    IT Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at SemanticBits.

    Interview

    HR was at first very responsive and quick to schedule a initial screening. Had a wonderful conversation with an HR rep where I learned general information about the company. The next step involved an on-site interview with the CEO and a senior manager. I was extremely impressed to be interviewed by the CEO of the company. He seems to be a great leader who has a lot of care regarding the culture he is building at his company.

    This is why I struggled to understand what happened after the in person interview. After the interview I was informed by the CEO I would hear early the next week. I sent a thank you note to my HR contact and did not receive an update for 7 days. I then sent a follow up inquiry and was again ignored.

    If you are considering applying for this company please be aware that this is the type of company that "ghosts" its job seekers post the on site interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Example: How do you work with project members that refuse to participate in the project?   Answer Question

    SemanticBits Response

    Oct 15, 2018 – HR

    Thank you for taking time to review our interview process. We apologize for the delay in keeping you informed of the application status. As a rapidly growing company with several new projects... More


  7. Helpful (1)  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Westlake, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at SemanticBits (Westlake, OH) in April 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online. The process overall took about 2 weeks and was completely remote (the position was a remote position). I was initially scheduled to do a non-technical interview followed by a technical interview to be scheduled afterwards, however they made a last minute change and had be reschedule for a technical interview only (not sure why).

    The technical interview involved a screen share with one of their developers who provided a NodeJS API repository and an AngularJS client side application to clone. When I attempted to start the AngularJS application and work in it I informed the interviewer that I'd feel more comfortable using Angular 2.0+. He was very understanding and allowed me to clone an Angular 2.0 seed project and work off that. I was allowed to use whatever resources at my disposal to solve the problem he gave me (my preferred tools, googling things I didn't know off hand, etc).

    I was asked to make a call to the API from the client and have it display the returned results on the screen and allow the user to update the information and send it back to the API. The API intentionally had a small bug it that I was asked to find and fix.

    The interview lasted about 2 hours and I was allowed to ask any questions about the company and the interviewer's experience I wanted in the last 15 minutes or so.

    I ended up receiving an offer, in the official offer letter it said I had 24 hours to respond, but I had other offers I was waiting on so I asked for a week extension. They granted it.

    Overall a pleasant interview experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Write code from a client side application to hit an API running on my local machine to return and display data on the screen.   Answer Question

    SemanticBits Response

    Apr 13, 2018 – HR

    Thanks so much for this detailed review. Feedback like yours is not only helpful for us to improve our process but great for helping other candidates anticipate what we’re looking for. We’re glad to... More

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    Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Talked with someone over the phone for a phone interview that was not too technical, just back ground information and experience, then an in person interview that was technical questions.

    Interview Questions

    SemanticBits Response

    Apr 17, 2018 – HR

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate any and all feedback.


  9. Helpful (1)  

    Product Owner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at SemanticBits.

    Interview

    I'm pretty disappointed in the professionalism of this company and their interview process. There were three interviews: a quick screen, a two person interview and then a one on one.

    After every interview I would send my thank you for the interview email and then still had to keep reaching out to prompt them for a response. I submitted work samples after the second interview and they said they loved it. After every interview they always replied back with compliments to me and my work, assuring me they wanted to move forward with the interview and apologized for their process. I waited for the last interview for 30 minutes before the interviewer sent me an email saying they couldn't make it. Once we rescheduled and talked I sent my thank you for the interview and never heard anything back. It's very unprofessional to have a person go through that process and then never get a reply with a thank you but we're selecting another candidate. They seem very unorganized and haphazard and after all of that I'm lucky that they didn't make me an offer. I can only imagine what it must be like to work in that environment.

    SemanticBits Response

    Apr 13, 2018 – HR

    Thank you for reviewing our application and interview process. We’re sorry that your experience was disappointing. As you point out, the process is lengthy. We ask that you meet with a number of our... More


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    Devops Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at SemanticBits in August 2017.

    Interview

    It was several phone calls over the course of 4-5 weeks and included a background check and a technical challenge. I think the interview process there were using was fairly new and there were a couple of hiccups along the way, but all in all it was pretty good.

    SemanticBits Response

    Apr 13, 2018 – HR

    Thank you for taking the time to write an interview review. We’re glad that you felt the experience was good. Your feedback is helpful in improving our process.


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