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Spirent Communications Interview Questions

Updated Jun 8, 2017
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    Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Spirent Communications (San Jose, CA) in June 2016.

    Interview

    Couple of easy phone interviews followed by an Onsite interview. Onsite Interview took 3+ hours. Started with Presentation followed by exercises on lab eqipment, Excel & MATLAB. Technical Interview by Hiring manager, most of the questions are simple and related to GPS & Wireless technoligies.

    Interview Questions

    • How GPS works? What is DSS? difference between cdma & FDMA? How many satellites are required for GPS to find the location? what kind of data is transmitted from satellites ? questions about Spectrum Analyzer?   Answer Question

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    pv Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Spirent Communications (Los Angeles, CA) in May 2016.

    Interview

    Applied on comany website.Got a mail from HR to schedule interview and the got a phone interview.
    Interview was around 30 mins mostly asked questions about projects on resume.After that in general question about Relocation.Got result after 3 weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic about Networking like ARP ,SDN .
      Network Virtualization
      AWS
      Clusters  
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Spirent Communications.

    Interview

    Multiple interviews. Verbal offer followed by long process of requesting documentation and references, etc. While other offer(s) expired, after negotiating a verbal offer, they eventually rescinded the offer. I lost track of how many times I was told I'd have it in writing by close of business or first thing in the morning. Repeated Invasive verbal tactics to disclose competing offer sources. While team members I interviewed with where exceptional, the recruiter experience is the worst I have had in 18 years. Lack of professionalism. Repeated delays with root cause blamed on HR. Was told multiple times, signatory was out of town, or on vacation, he's been in meetings. Just need their signature so we can wrap it up. Left hanging on a promise of a formal offer while they where actually shopping candidates still.

    Interview Questions

    • How soon can you start.   Answer Question
    • Who has made you an offer? How much? What is the package. Asked multiple times and interjected into interview in an attempt to have accidentally disclosed after explaining I would not share competitor companies information in confidence. Asked same questions on multiple occasions in an attempt to verify prior information provided. It was more like an interrogation. Even after they rescinded the offer, asked me again!   1 Answer

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    Staff Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Spirent Communications.

    Interview

    Initial interview with hiring manager. Then 4 one-hour mixed phone & online skype interviews in the same day. Some with video & screensharing. They were a little disorganized, but overall professional

    Interview Questions

    • Write an XML parser to parse a certain type of XML where tags are redundant. There were other questions about DB designs deadlocking and some RTOS-related questions - even though this job was not an embedded SW position.   1 Answer

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    Regional Sales Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Spirent Communications (Sunnyvale, CA) in September 2014.

    Interview

    Was contacted by an outside recruiter, Discussed by background and her interest in me for the position. Initial phone interview with the hiring manager and then a followup from the recruiter requesting to fly me to the HQ for a site interview. Met with the Hiring manger first the interview was scheduled 45m but ran 75m which pushed back the 2nd & 3rd interviewers. Overall the process was easy but bland I did not sense a lot of enthusiasm for working at the company. The 3rd interview was especially short 20m since we were behind schedule.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing too difficult but a broad set of questions against various customer types and product applications.   1 Answer

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calabasas, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Spirent Communications (Calabasas, CA) in September 2013.

    Interview

    Received contact from recruiter, and scheduled 1st 45 min technical interview via phone.
    Then after couple of days, HR contacted me to schedule 2nd On-site interview. On-site interview were done with 2 staff engineers and 2 sr. software engineers and hiring manager at the end.

    Overall experiences were okay. However, HR was not very responsive and did poor job of updating progress.

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    Wireless Applications Test Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Worth, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Spirent Communications (Fort Worth, TX) in April 2013.

    Interview

    Applied online, got email from HR for phone interview.. Was asked mainly about resume and past projects. When I didnt get a reply in two weeks, I mailed the HR and was told to take a second round phone interview. But before that could happen the position was changed to a more senior position and since I was a new grad , I wasnt considered

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Spirent Communications (Dallas, TX) in March 2013.

    Interview

    mail was sent to set up the interview.The interview went well and could know the positive reply.

    Interview Questions

    • general wireless communications topics   1 Answer

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    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Spirent Communications (Sunnyvale, CA) in December 2012.

    Interview

    They have me interviewed with total of 8 people lasted about two months w/o a final decision or any feedback afterward. The problem was that those interviewed were not well planned with unexpected next day meeting requests. So, my advice is to nail down interview agenda before you go!

    Interview Questions

    • They may ask you million dollar questions of the entire industrial trend, the competitive info and your solution ideas.   Answer Question

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    Senior Staff Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Spirent Communications (Sunnyvale, CA) in July 2012.

    Interview

    HR person contacts you and sets up phone interview with some lucky person call you. That person takes notes and told me it goes somewhere and he does not know what they do with it. I believe my interviewer was from Canada and nice guy and I answered
    all questions correctly. So after that goes into a black hole. After multiple emails and voicemails to the HR contact and the main manager I cannot get any feedback ....or response. Totally rude. Funny i think its a great job, but like what is your problem ? Call me back. Why do you play these games for professional positions. From all appearances a bad place to work and what i can only surmise as an incompetent HR person and messed up hiring practices.

    Interview Questions

    • Most difficult thing is why do you waste my time with phone interview then just go silent ?
      What the devil ?  
      Answer Question

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