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VMware Technical Account Manager Interview Questions

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Technical Account Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at VMware (Cleveland, OH) in December 2013.

Interview

Overall, I had a very good experience. Everybody was very forthright and kept appointments. Every person that I talked to was very professional and quick to answer any question that I had. The technical interview was rough and may have been a bit of a blow to my ego, but the interviewer was great.

Interview Questions

  • In the technical interview, I literally felt like I tanked. There were some simple questions at the beginning but that just seemed to bring on bigger guns. The interviewer was very friendly but I think that just made it feel surreal. In the end I was not able to answer questions that I thought I knew the answer to because I was getting more nervous with every question.   Answer Question

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    Technical Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7+ months. I interviewed at VMware.

    Interview

    I actually interviewed more than once for two separate TAM roles. The first round went through a series of 6 phone interviews. From what I understand I was final round but didn't get it. That started off with a technical interview which was a lot of questions surrounding the product stack. Be aware of new products and versions of vCloud, vSphere, vCAC, vCops, etc...

    Not sure if that many interviews is typical. The second time I applied was when they called me back after 5 months for another opening. This interview process took around a month and was a few more interviews technical, and scenario type questions. I'd suggest preparing notes with product info, as well as focusing on use case examples of your resume history.

    Interview Questions

    • The scenario questions are more of "what would you do in this situation". A lot of high level overview scenarios along the lines of how you deal with business stakeholders, interact with account teams, handle difficult conversations like customer pain points. Again, discuss use cases where you've implemented their products and what business problems you solved with them.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Very happy with the offer, didn't negotiate.


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    Technical Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at VMware.

    Interview

    I applied online and was contacted by a vmware recruiter the next day. The initial chat went well and I was called back to schedule a technical interview that day. We scheduled the interview out four days and I was warned it was going to be a technical interview. The technical interview was tough! I hung up feeling very humble. I didn't get the offer but I wasn't extremely surprised given my interview performance.

    Interview Questions

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    Technical Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at VMware.

    Interview

    There was an initial recruiter-type screening, followed by a number of separate technical and business-process type interviews. Following these, there was several weeks of no activity, then an inperson interview process that included a total of 6 people in groups numbering 1,2,3.

    After the interviews, I was told someone would get back to me within a week. After a month of no responses, I asked for a status and was again told someone would get back to me within a week. I have yet to get any response at all.

    Interview Questions

    • They peppered the interview with out-of-left-field type questions. They weren't crazy how would you move mount fiji type questions, but they were asked totally randomly. It left me feeling a little uneasy and unsure of the flow of the conversation   Answer Question

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    Technical Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at VMware in November 2015.

    Interview

    From start to finish, the process took a little over 2 months. I spoke with 3 other TAMs, an SE, and the hiring manager. Each person that I spoke with was very friendly and made the interview process very comfortable (I've found this same friendly environment in my first few days with the company as well).

    Interview Questions

    • There were several questions related to dealing with "difficult" customer situations   1 Answer

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    Technical Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at VMware (Palo Alto, CA) in December 2014.

    Interview

    Seamless. Everyone I talked with was amazing and really smart. It was very well done. the first interview was with an internal recruiter, then I talked with a couple of what I later found out were soon to be peers, of course i ended the process with my direct report and her manager. It was not easy by any means but well done and I was updated as the process moved into an offer. The offer was awesome.

    Interview Questions

    • If you were an animal what kind of animal would you be?   2 Answers

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    Technical Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at VMware in June 2015.

    Interview

    1. Phone Interview with Recruiter
    2. Technical Interview
    3. Interview with SR. TAM
    4. Face to Face with SR TAM, Account Rep and Systems Engineer
    I was able to create a relationship with my recruiter which really helped as the process drug on for a LONG time.

    Interview Questions

    • Technical Interview:
      ESX Basics
      Vsphere Basics
      How do you create a VM template, How do you use vMotion, What is DRS, Storage DRS. What is Vcenter, What is a Datacenter, Cluster, HA
      TCP/IP Basic - Subnets, DNS, DHCP, FTP
      Active Directory Basics, What are the FSMO roles, OUs,
      SR TAM & Face To Face.
      Experience and how it maps to role. More on the business side than technical. How you can help customers to align their business problems to VMware Solutions from a support persective. Account Management. Integration with the sales account team is a key success factor. Using consulting skills to help manage the account. Being a connector to the rest of VMware to ensure that the client is using the VMWare tools they bought to the best of their ability etc.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Friendly process that was easy to go through. They worked with me to get the right setup. The total mix worked out well for me.


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    Technical Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at VMware (Atlanta, GA) in March 2019.

    Interview

    Everything went well. Typical behavioral questions. Make a good impression about your people skills and so forth. Also be open minded and focus on the conversations aspect of the interview.

    Interview Questions

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    Technical Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at VMware (Sydney (Australia)) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Great and pleasant experience/s with HR in Australia and also the many people in the TAM team. The interview process was intense with their requires were on technical knowledge, customer service and being agile. It is all providing a value service to each and every VMware customer.

    Interview Questions

    • Product knowledge of EUC, SDDC and Hybrid Cloud. These are the key and important items that will take the IT industry to the next era.   Answer Question

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    Technical Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at VMware (Dubai (United Arab Emirates)) in April 2014.

    Interview

    I've been contacted via LinkedIn and as this position is close match to my current position with other global vendor, I've sent them my CV. First interview with HR in Ireland over the phone (1 hour) rather straight forward and professional. After initial interview, scheduled technical screening/interview and their HR make huge faux pas not communicating date/time correctly (at least that was excuse received from local hiring office) ending up with interviewer showing up 50 min late on scheduled interview. After that 1:1 which passed totally ok (2 hours chat about previous experiences, expectations,....) no follow up in any form for 2.5 months (after pinging HR: "we'll follow up after we get answer from hiring mgr."...). Pending...

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing special/complicated on both interviews, HR initial and technical screening. More in chit-chat form.   Answer Question

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