Charles River Development Interview Questions

Updated 22 Sep, 2014
Updated 22 Sep, 2014
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Charles River Development.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process was through staffing company.
    One telephonic interview followed by analytical test and in person interviews at CRD headquarter in Burlington, MA.
    Interview process was not aligned as defined by recruiter.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Principal Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Burlington, MA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burlington, MA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Charles River Development.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter matched me with different teams. I have both java and .net background. I initially phone screen with a java team who gave me good feedback but then they were closed to picking somebody else so the recruiter set me up with another team to do another phone screen. Then I got invited to an on-site where i was there from 9:30am to 2pm. Met with 5 people and then had to do an analytical test. The people were friendly and I really had a good experience meeting them.

    The recruiter said the team lead had narrowed down 10+ candidates down to me and another candidate. She kept delaying on giving me a decision. My guess is they already gave this other guy an offer and waiting for his decision. In the meantime, i have moved on and took another job.

    Interview Questions
    • Lots of design pattern questions. Some .NET questions that required memorization.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Phone interview was followed by in person interview, analytical test and reference check. The interview process was quick except that the recruiter whom I interacted never even cared to explain about the benefits, company etc and was just simply rude.

    Interview Questions
    • One of the person who interviewed was very critical of the company policies especially the 9 hr a day and no work from home policy. This was very uncomfortable as well as surprising especially during the interview process.   View Answer
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Burlington, MA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burlington, MA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Charles River Development in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initial communications with the recruiter were fairly standard and led to an in-person interview a few days later. The interview format consisted of 1:1 meetings with various people on the team. Some of the meeting were more conversational and others consisted of standard interview questions (e.g., describe how you overcame a challenge). I also had to provide a writing sample and complete a logic test.

    What I did not like –

    Interview seemed somewhat disorganized and I was left unattended for long periods of time during the interview.

    The interview went from early morning to mid-afternoon and I was not offered any food (I was offered a beverage though). I’m not sure if this was some type of endurance test or just a complete oversight. Either way, it left a very sour taste in my mouth.

    One of the individuals I interviewed with was rather candid with me (which I appreciated) about the company culture, management, and long work hours.

    Conclusion –

    I think Charles River Development could be a great opportunity for the right person. I was rather excited going into the interview, but at the conclusion I knew it was not for me. There were just too many red flags and I couldn’t see having a long-term career there.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Fix Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Burlington, MA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burlington, MA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Charles River Development in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Totally 4 rounds of interview was taken for this position which includes 2 senior members, 1 manager and 1 written on Analytical and paragraph writing.
    Interviewers are mostly concentrating on my previous projects experience and willingness on open position.
    Once I cleared all the above, they arranged an Telephonic round with VP.
    I appreciate their Recruiter and Interview process is quiet fast as per my request.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Implementation Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Charles River Development.

    Interview Details

    Strong focus on financial services industry knowledg and experience. A similar focus on project management, business analysis, and communication skills - you must be excellent in all three to have any chance.

    Interview Questions
    • Talk me through specificv examples of a project you have managed in the financial services industry   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Reaspnable - they communicate and make decisions quickly
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Would Rather Not Say Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Burlington, MA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burlington, MA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Charles River Development.

    Interview Details

    Phone screen followed by a full day of interviews, an an extemporaneous writing sample

    Interview Questions
    • You are often asked to rate your own skill level in key areas   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Software Engineer Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Burlington, MA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burlington, MA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Charles River Development in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was pretty easy going I liked the recruiter a lot. The interview was a couple hours and started with a logic test as you might see in a college math logic class. Then There were 4 or 5 separate 1 on 1 interviews with different levels of employees: developers, team leads, and a director

    Interview Questions
    • Some of the technical questions were tough for my lacking of expertise but not particularly difficult. Data structure questions, object oriented focused questions, etc.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Charles River Development in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    I reached the recruiter in CRD, and she matched me between teams. I got a phone screen with the team leader and we talked a lot about my previous experience. Then the leader asked me questions in the middle about the knowledge I used.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boston, MA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Charles River Development in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I have previous experience working with CRD, and decided to reach out and apply for the IM position. After extensive discussion with the recruiter, and an in person interview with 4 employees - I felt they had the opportunity to get to know me very well as a person/potential employee. I was able to ask adequate questions, and was satisfied with the process.

    Interview Questions
    • Since you are speaking with members of the team that are above your level coming in, they truly test every strength and weakness. By far the most difficult was the analytical test at the end of the interview.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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