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Synacor Interview Questions

Updated Sep 18, 2017
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Synacor (New York, NY) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Introduced through external recruiter. Had a coding challenge followed by an onsite. Interviewers went through my resume and asked me questions about my technical background, but there was no white boarding.

    Interview Questions

    • What technologies are you interested in and what do you work on in your free time?   1 Answer

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    Quality Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Synacor in July 2016.

    Interview

    Applied in the beginning of June 2016 and got contacted for an interview. Was contacted by a Syncaor recruiter towards the end of June asking for a time to speak with me. We end up having a chat in mid July because she had a vacation planned between now and then.

    After the chat with her I sent her a follow up email and she said that they were waiting for the new QA manager to start and had postponed hiring until the manager was settled. Why they put feelers out when they were not ready tells me that they are not well organized.

    Here is the email she sent me (with some information redacted):

    Hi, XXXX –
    Nice to hear from you – thanks for following up!
    At this point, we’re waiting for the new QA mgr. in XXXX to start, and have postponed hiring until he’s settled.
    Then, we need to assess with him exactly what we need on the team, and take it from there.
    Sorry to keep you waiting, but these things take time. If yours is the background he wants, then we’ll continue.
    We completely understand that you are talking to other companies about their opportunities….if we take too long and you accept another offer, let’s still stay in touch!
    Thanks –
    XXXX

    Interview Questions

    • We just talked about the job opportunity and how I fit into the role   Answer Question

    Synacor Response

    Feb 15, 2017 – Vice President Human Resources

    We are sorry to hear you had a negative experience during your interview process. Our goal is to provide a valued, engaging, and interactive process for all applicants that we meet with. Thank you... More

  3. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Synacor.

    Interview

    I applied from a job board and received an email from a recruiter to talk to "learn more". We talked for more than 40 minutes and it was really great to talk (at least I thought that) and informed about next step of the interview. That was it. No response to my emails. I contacted recruiter twice each after one week on the interval. There was no response.

    Interview Questions

    • About my past projects and current projects.   1 Answer

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer

    Interview

    Went through two interviews, only because one person was busy at the time of the first interview. The person responsible for hiring said they'd want someone who fit my credentials (nontraditional in comparison to others in the same role) and "see what happens."

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a chaotic situation at work you found yourself in, how you resolved it, and what you learned (rookie interview question.)   Answer Question

  5. Helpful (2)  

    Project Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Synacor (Buffalo, NY).

    Interview

    Average - applied online, phone interview, in-person interview, etc.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I did have to challenge their offer. Do your research. Back your request up with numbers.


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    NOC Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Synacor.

    Interview

    Very straightforward interview with lots of technical questions regarding the type of work that NOC operator would be doing. Covered topics such as DNS, IP, TCP, SMTP, SSH, etc.

    Interview Questions


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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    I have interviewed at several places but this was one of the worst interviews I have ever had. The HR is probably the worst team i have worked with. I was enthusiastic about the role and the organization to start with. Thanks to the horrible interview experience I decided to withdraw myself. If they cannot make a good impression with a job seeker, I am quite worried about how would they take care of their employees.
    The technical team seemed good. But again, everything about this company seems like a mystery.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    The way the handled the entire process deserves an oscar.

  8. Helpful (1)  

    Senior Quality Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Buffalo, NY
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Synacor (Buffalo, NY) in April 2013.

    Interview

    Applied online and talked to a recruiter for general screening.
    Next round was technical round with PM. I was told that they will get back to me in a week. I followed after 10 days to know that the person who interviewed me left the company but has left positive feedback for me based on which a face to face interview was scheduled.

    I traveled to Buffalo office and interviewed for 4 hours with 3 different teams (dev, QA etc) Last interview was with the a person from executive team on Skype as he was at Boston location that day.
    He seemed to be a bit of unprofessional and had expectations which were different than mentioned by other interviewers or JD.

    They conducted my background check and gave me an offer which was same as what I was already making. When I brought this up they said that is all they can offer me. I was surprised because their background check questionnaire had a question regarding my current package. Anyways I declined the offer

    Interview Questions

    • It was a little technical and a lot about what I have worked in past on.   Answer Question

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    Systems Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Synacor (Buffalo, NY) in March 2013.

    Interview

    Initial contact was via LinkedIn. Followed by a phone screening with HR. Then, was scheduled for an in person interview.

    The in-person interview was a round of one-on-one interviews, and panel interviews. Interviewed with a total of 9 people. Mostly a personality interview, with some technical questions.

    Got a small tour of the office, as I was moving from office to office for the interviews. Also, met with multiple teams, and not just the one I would be working with.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing was difficult. Some whiteboarding, and a small written test. Hardest was a whiteboard scripting task.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Didn't need to negotiate. Pay and benefits was commensurate with market par. Benefits even put it slightly above market par.


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Synacor (Buffalo, NY).

    Interview

    Phone call with HR first. Online, timed programming questions.
    Moved to onsite interviews with four scheduled during the day.
    Of those four, two were tech related interviews that required white boarding.

    Interview Questions


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