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San Jose, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (HLIT)
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Harmonic answers the demand for advanced television features. The company provides fiber-optic and wireless network transmission products used to enable video-on-demand services. Its video transmission equipment includes digital headend systems, digital signal encoders, and ... Read more

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Harmonic President, CEO, and Director Patrick J. Harshman
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    I worked at Harmonic full-time (More than 3 years)


    Market leader, great people to work with


    Lacks innovation, weak management team

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    Software Development Engineer Interview

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    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Harmonic in February 2015.


    These guys contacted me on linked in, and I went out, and had an onsite interview. I'll admit, I wasn't on top of my game, but after the interview, I never heard a peep back. Not even an "sorry, we're not interested" not, just absolute silence. Weeks went by, and they didn't even bother responding when I pinged them again. Either I was the worst possible candidate, or these guys are just kinda rude.

    The interview itself was rather odd. Most of the questions were very simple programming questions, "Reverse a string", that kind of thing. Most in depth question was really "How would you debug a memory leak". Not really anything that would be useful when evaluating somebody for a senior position. For a company that does video streamers, they didn't ask a single question about MPEG, for instance.

    Could never quite figure out what they were interviewing for. The hiring manager seemed to point in one direction, but the interviewers were more in another.

    The office is rather tomblike. Darkly lit, and very silent. There were people around but not really many signs of interaction. But they had a cat.

    Never met from anyone from HR, or even heard from anyone in HR, other than the initial contact.

    All in all, not really impressed. They seem like they're coming out of a long period of not hiring, and not quite certain how to go about doing it.

    Interview Questions

    • Reverse a string. How could you optimize a loop, couple other trivial puzzle questions.   1 Answer
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