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Zenoss, Inc.
Senior Sales Engineer was asked...December 6, 2017

What is my favorite Linux command, and why?

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I answered "vi", as you need it for pretty much everything on Linux, and if used well, it can be powerful. I got the feeling this wasn't the correct answer - maybe something like 'top' would've gone down better, but it was such a left field question that I had no point of reference to give a better answer on the spot! Less

My favorite command is man. It tells you all you need to know about any command.


The most unexpected question was in regards to how to use the product with a more business focused audience. My only exposure to Splunk was with the technical side, so it was something that I had to think about before just answering.

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You have to be creative and think about the questions, not just answer off the cuff. Less


Why are you leaving your current position?

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Without badmouthing my previous employer, and definitely not focusing on pay, I explained why AppDynamics direction fit in more with my skills/passions. Less

It's essential to demonstrate that you can really go deep... there are plenty of followup questions and (sometimes tangential) angles to explore. There's a lot of Senior Sales Engineer experts who've worked at AppDynamics, who provide this sort of practice through mock interviews. There's a whole list of them curated on Prepfully. Less

Blue Star

Basic refrigeration, entropy , enthalpy , DB, WB, Humidity , relative humidity, Dew point, Heat loads, latent heat & sensible heat

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well enough

Parsec Automation

Explain your depth of knowledge and amount of experience with integration

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Reviewed my resume

XO Communications

Please describe a multi-site IPVPN MPLS solution and its benefits.

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Drew on white board and discussed


Sales experience goals achievements in previous organization strategy and stability with long term commitment

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based on my previous experience and achievement and sales planning and stability


Draw a MCC panel with PLC panel inside it,How to convert schneider PLC into siemens PLC(what was this question still wandering),why this company name is fox-perhaps it is as cunning as fox.What will happen if you will merge two PLC. can you manufacture DOL satrter .etc

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Never heard of such question , I was wandering they are conducting sales interview or nonsense,They asked about my customer,upcoming projects and their name and telephone number and asked me to leave for the day similarly they have done with few canditates. Less


Why Keyence

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Keyence is a japanese cultured company which focus on every single details. Working with the company, I am able to learn how to be more organized on every single task with more efficient approach Less


They asked about my ability to present, as the role is heavy on the presentation skill set?

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I told them, for the sit down interview with the hiring manager, I would give a 5 minute presentation. It was well received and is in consideration for future interviews. Less

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