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Symantec Interview Questions in Roseville, MN

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Roseville, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Symantec (Roseville, MN) in July 2015.

    Interview

    I applied for the position through reference. The first call was from the manager for initial screening then was called for an onsite interview. The onsite interview was with the team I was going to work for - senior arch, manager and the other team members. They asked questions related to my previous work experience and resume highlights. It was pretty easy. The decision was made within a week as i had another offer in hand.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic programming questions, experience and behavioral type questions.. Quite easy.   Answer Question

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    Associate Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Roseville, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Symantec (Roseville, MN).

    Interview

    The process was very short. I spoke on the phone with the recruiter and he scheduled an in person interview. I met with the hiring manager and then three engineers after that. There was a mix of technical, logical, and behavioral questions. I was offered the job later in the same week.

    Interview Questions

    • Database query questions along with create a function that...   Answer Question
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    Associate Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Roseville, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Symantec (Roseville, MN) in December 2011.

    Interview

    I had an initial phone interview from HR followed by 2 on-site interviews. Both interviews were with a panel of people. The first was non-technical interview mostly based off my resume and interests. The second was technical - answering a few basic computer science questions as well as writing pseudocode for "fizz buzz" program as well as writing pseudocode for a sort algorithm.

    Interview Questions

    • writing pseudocode for a sort algorithm was probably the most difficult question as I was about 8 years out of college and the last time I looked at writing such an algorithm. Thankfully I always remember quicksort.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I didn't try to negotiate because the salary offer was good. In hindsight, I should have tried to negotiate a sign-on bonus.


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Roseville, MN
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Symantec (Roseville, MN) in October 2011.

    Interview

    Was referred to the hiring manager, contacted him, and set up an interview. Interview was 1 on 4, and consisted of mainly technical questions, also some code writing on a whiteboard, and a couple more standard questions as well. Interview went well, and they indicated they'd get an offer out to me within a couple days. One month later, an offer finally arrived, but by that time I had already accepted elsewhere. They have a nice building and nice staff, but I got the feeling that they are severely understaffed and highly stressed.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you go about finding the security vulnerabilities in our 2 million lines of code?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Took longer than promised to receive the official offer.


  5. Helpful (1)  

    Associate Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Roseville, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Symantec (Roseville, MN) in December 2009.

    Interview

    The interview was mostly based on my resume, describing the projects i worked on in graduate school and the challenges that went with it. It was a friendly interview and lasted only 1 hour.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I tried to negotiate but they did not have any wriggle room.


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