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Symantec Interview Questions

Updated Feb 15, 2018
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  1. Featured Interview

     

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Symantec (Mountain View, CA) in June 2013.

    Interview

    first hiring manager give me a phone screen with questions on basic Java Programming skills, after a couple days, invited me onsite and did 3 - 4 round in-person interviews. asked questions about the work experience and architect design , Algorithm Design and Data Structure Design..and with Spring Framework techs. and after around 1 week , got the final decision.

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    • Spring framework and Algorithm with Java Programming skills   Answer Question

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    Training Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boxborough, MA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Symantec (Boxborough, MA).

    Interview

    It was a lengthy process. Took a couple of months of interviewing multiple times with the senior management and the hiring manager. I was asked questions unrelated to the job I applied for. I went in with an open mind and was later informed that they had to hire an internal referral.

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    Software Engineer(Internship) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Culver City, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Symantec (Culver City, CA) in January 2018.

    Interview

    First I got a phone interview about some C++ object-oriented programming question, and an easy coding question. Then after two weeks, I went to an on-site interview, which are just basic whiteboarding questions.

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    Project Management Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Symantec (Mountain View, CA) in December 2017.

    Interview

    I was invited to tour Symantec in October 2017 where I met with recruiters. I received a phone call towards the end of November, and spent the next 3 weeks going through 3 rounds of interviews. The following week after the 3rd interview, the hiring manager called me to extend an offer.

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  5. Helpful (3)  

    Software Engineer(Internship) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Symantec (Los Angeles, CA).

    Interview

    The overall process took 6-7 weeks total. I interviewed for a couple teams (it is a somewhat separate process per team). This involved 2 phone screens folowed on-site interviews (2 per team). HR was very accomodating and I effectively got to choose which team to provide me an offer.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Symantec.

    Interview

    I was set up with a 45 minute phone interview. I was asked behavioral questions and some technical questions. Did I know what an API was? How would I implement a queue? How would I find the problem server in a cluster of servers? What was an abstract base class in Java?
    I got a second interview and was offered a position but turned it down.


  7. Helpful (1)  

    Ebc Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Symantec (Mountain View, CA) in October 2017.

    Interview

    Applied through a recruiter since this position is a contract position. Phone screening by recruiter then invited to 2 rounds of in-person interview. Overall a 2-week process.
    Met with the entire team and learned more in-depth the nature of the job and culture.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic questions: Tell me about yourself. What makes you interested in the position? How do you handle conflict?   Answer Question
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    Staff Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tempe, AZ
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Symantec (Tempe, AZ) in October 2017.

    Interview

    I passed the phone screening. I didn't like it was way too short, I didn't get the chance to speak much as I was constantly interrupted. Most of the time, the HR representative spoke about the company, the office and its beautiful location.

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  9.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Symantec in September 2017.

    Interview

    First interview was behavioral with HR. Second interview was technical/behavioural about resume with technical Project leader. Overall smooth process, didn't make it past second round though. If I did, there would have been an onsite interivew

    Interview Questions

    • Compare and contrast your two favorite program languages   Answer Question

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    Technical Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Symantec (Salt Lake City, UT) in September 2017.

    Interview

    Questions sent in an email - they had also resent them and had no idea they were sending duplicates. The responder was so rude when an inquiry was made about it. Not professional at all.

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  11. Helpful (8)  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Symantec (Mountain View, CA) in July 2017.

    Interview

    The worst experience I had till now is Symantec. Save your time by not applying to this company. Recruiters called me and we had initial discussion. First round was a call with hiring manager who asked decent amount of sensible questions. Then was onsite round. Reached Symantec HQ 10 minutes before interview time and first interviewer was late by 20 minutes. SERIOUSLY !!!!!! If candidate is late, its a negative point but what happens when interviewer is late???? First interview was design question and while I was explaining approach, interviewer was on phone with probably using whatsapp. I had to explain him approach twice at each point. Then had coding rounds. All went fine. Now is the worst part. Not hearing back from Recruiter after following up multiple times. What happens if candidate signs offer and don't show up on first day ? He is blacklisted in company records !!! Probably !!! Probably NOT !!!! But Symantec is blacklisted in my list of companies now. ALL THE BEST SYMANTEC for such a culture.

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