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Progressive Insurance
IT Applications Programmer Senior was asked...October 31, 2014

Why did you leave your last employer

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i havent left

It didn't workout and they released me

Leprino Foods

How to solve a particular Oracle Forms error.

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Web Spiders

Java, J2EE, Servlets, JSPs, JDBC, DB

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Its easy, answered all.

University of Iowa

They asked how to find a string in a flat file.

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Move it to linux and use grep.

Bank of America

Why do you think you can do this job?

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I've already been doing this job, just for someone else.

Bank of America

Would you enjoy working being on-call and working on a production issue at 2:30 in the morning?

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As a programmer who had never worked in an on-call role, I had to fudge my way around this, as I really didn't know how I would feel having to work a production issue at 2:30 in the morning. I said I would do whatever the job required. Less

Bank of America

Draw an ER diagram on the white board. I was given two table names (customer and account). I had to figure out what fields would typically be in these tables. Then I was asked to write one query to fetch data from the tables. I can't remember it specifically but I had to use an inner join. The weird questions: if you have a triangle with a person at each corner of the triangle, and they are moving in all directions, what is the probability that they will collide? And if you are in a pitch black room with a sock drawer of 20 blue and 20 green socks, what is the minimum number of times you have to reach inside to GUARANTEE a matching pair of socks the same color?

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The ER was simple, don't forget primary and foreign keys. The query was a pretty simple inner join. The answer to the triangle one is that are the people all moving in the same speed? Because if it's a constant speed then they will never collide. The answer to the sock one is 3 times. Because if you pick 1 sock it might be green. The next pick might be blue. The 3rd pick will guarantee you have a matching pair. Less

Auto Club of Southern California

You're not in a hurry to get promoted, are you?

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I do remember that, even though it was 9 years ago. I remember saying I wasn't thrilled about it, and sure enough, she was right - I have the same position I was granted in 2006. Less

Wells Fargo

Some technical questions related to technology

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Whatever we know just we have to explain

Progressive Insurance

Provide (various) technical situations you encountered using the STAR method.

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I used the STAR method.

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