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Updated Jul 19, 2017
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    VMkernel Core Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at VMware (Pittsburgh, PA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Two 1:1 interviews (on-campus), 2 telephonic interview. 1:1 were more generic in nature than the telephonic interviews but still technical.
    I was recommended for interview by the engineer who came to the on-campus career fair, based on my prior work experience.
    HR was quite helpful and I was given complete flexibility on deciding the timing of the telephonic interviews

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were mostly focused on general operating system concepts such as RCU, what happens when a file open system call is made, mutex, semaphore, various scenarios (how to debug deadlock conditions, how to trap system calls)   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at VMware (San Jose, CA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Four people interview(1 to 1, each people will cost 45 min), please feel easy, they are very nice.
    If you do not have some difficulty, you could communicate with interviewer in time. They will give some tips.

    Interview Questions

  3.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at VMware in October 2016.

    Interview

    Taken an online assessment, and then had an on-campus interview with two software engineers of the company. Was provided with both object-oriented programming questions and also given some questions in regards to solving a real world problem.

    Interview Questions

    • Implement a data structure that keeps track of 50 integers. How would you build this data structure to check if an element is present, and if the structure is full, remove the oldest element? There are also no duplicates.   Answer Question

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    Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at VMware.

    Interview

    Phone screen followed by onsite and presentation. Asked to come in for another round afterwards and/or to work on a "open source" project. At this point, I had already spent two days on the interview process between preparing the presentation, the on site and phone screen so I cut my losses and declined to move forward. The whole process felt disrespectful of my time and arrogant.

    Interview Questions


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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at VMware (Boston, MA) in September 2016.

    Interview

    I applied in career fair and got an online assessment in one week. The OA has 5 questions, you should finish in one hour. It is not very difficult but very time limited. Then I got an onsite interview. There were four rounds, and one of them is about system design. The other rounds consist of CS fundamentals, projects in resume and coding problems. I am not doing good in the system design part.

    Interview Questions


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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stony Brook, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at VMware (Stony Brook, NY) in September 2016.

    Interview

    The hiring procedure is quite different but good sometimes. I has given two interviews on campus. I was selected and my resume was circulated among various teams. Hiring Manager which think you are good fit for their team contact you and more rounds of interview are taken. If you do well, you are selected. You may get opportunity to interview with more than one team if your profile matches requirements of more than one team. This is good, it increases you chance of getting selected even if you do bad when interviewing with few teams

    Interview Questions


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    Engineering Operations Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at VMware (Palo Alto, CA) in September 2016.

    Interview

    The process took a couple weeks. I was eventually asked to come in and talk with several members of the team. Everyone was really nice and helpful. However, they were looking for someone with more experience.

    Interview Questions

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    Workplace Planning Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at VMware (Austin, TX) in September 2016.

    Interview

    Acquaintance referred me, received notification that they received my application, received email stating that I was not considered, received email asking for interview, response two weeks later with time of phone interview, received another email asking to post pone interview, phone interview was not with VMware, thanked for phone interview, followed up 2 weeks later and received response that they were still interviewing. Two months later and still no response

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your personal life   2 Answers
    • Why do you like Austin?   1 Answer
    • Tell me what you don't like about your career field   1 Answer

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    Data Center Operations Technical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in East Wenatchee, WA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at VMware (East Wenatchee, WA) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Two months after applying for a position, I got a response for the job. This was after the start of a new fiscal year/quarter. First I talked to a recruiter who setup a time to answer some questions about my background. Then I waited for a response from the Hiring managers. Then I had a phone interview with the hiring manager. then I had to ping the HR person several times (once a week) until I was finally told they went with another candidate.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself. Describe your background and how it relates to what we are looking for.   Answer Question
    • You get a request for 100 new servers to be provisioned storage. What/how would you do it?   1 Answer

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at VMware in August 2016.

    Interview

    I was approached by a recruiter, and shared the background and skill sets. The coding test was held after a week. It was based on Java and fairly an easy question to be completed by 90 mins. The recruiter was very helpful till the initial stage.

    Interview Questions


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