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Champaign, IL
201 to 500 employees
1987
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
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Wolfram Research believes that math doesn't have to be a scary proposition. The company develops mathematical software for engineers, financial analysts, researchers, and students. The company, part of the Wolfram Group, was founded by Stephen Wolfram in ... Read more

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    Pros

    - Opportunities to advance
    - Flexible work hours, opportunities to work remotely
    - Low cost of living in Champaign, IL
    - Fabulous coworkers. (My coworkers have become some of my best friends. There's a great sense of camaraderie and teamwork.)

    Cons

    The fast pace of work can be hard to keep up with

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Wolfram Research Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Urbana, IL
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    Application

    The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Wolfram Research (Urbana, IL) in March 2011.

    Interview

    I had applied to Wolfram online, and during a career fair I saw their desk. I asked them about the inteview process and they asked to apply online. I told them I had already done that before, so the lady at the desk asked me to send some code samples which I had already sent. She confirmed saying that you should get a call from the company HR by second week of March. Well I did get a call setting up of 3 interviews just a week after the Spring Break.

    The first interviewer asked me everything about my projects specified in the resume and few other design and database questions(interview wasn't very difficult). The second interviewer was simple and I guess since I wasn't very interested in doing UI stuff it didn't last for more than 20mins. He didn't asked me anything on Data Structures and Algorithms but to send a code sample of a UI based project which I did in Fall09 semester(again was simple and easy).

    The third interview was grilling as he asked each and every line in my resume starting from the first line till last project specified. I was not able to speak on one of my project but overall I did good I guess.(not very easy could have screwed up assuming the first two were easy). I good thing I did here was asked the interviewer some nice substantial questions which he was very happy to answer. I could actually make out from the way he was speaking.

    The last interview was good one! I mean in terms of questions. There were two design questions, I coding problem, I application design question. This interview lasted for more than 1 hour. I did well in the interview. I am still waiting for them to get back to me, it's been more than 1 and half week, and I haven't heard from them. Actually their process is quick but I am not sure why there is so much of delay for me.

    Well as a whole the interview are ok.. but you need to prepare well... as in you cannot judge on the basis of preivous interviews. Except for 2nd interview, 1 3 and 4 interviews were 1hr long so expect many questions from them. Overall good experience and hoping to get a positive feedback from them.

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    • Design a class for Histogram; Some things were given as in I was told that there are two methods and then what will be the code inside and to write more methods if needed.   Answer Question
    • What is an index in database. Advantages and disadvantages of using them   Answer Question
    • Tail recursive function for calculating factorial. (I did it in scheme)   3 Answers
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