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Updated 15 Dec, 2014
Updated 15 Dec, 2014
502 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Junior Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at EMC.

    Interview Details

    In order: Short phone screen with talent acquisition specialist, short phone interview with division leader, programming test, in-person interview. The team leader of the Watch4net division seems to really care about his employees and likes to maintain a good working environment. Programming test performance, ability to fit in to the group, and bilingualism are probably the most important traits here.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at EMC in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    First contact was was the recruiter: simple questions regarding my background, experience, availability, etc. Call only last 30min.

    Second round (in person): Hiring manager, Sr. Technical Employees (2), Sr. Client Services Management, and a Program Manager. The interviews were one after the other and lasted about three hours total.

    Third round was with Sr. Management and was only an hour long.

    All standard interview questions. Less on the behavioural and more on past experiences.

    Interview Questions
    • Which three characteristics best describe your personality.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no flexibility in the offer, however, it was close to my target.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burlington, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burlington, ON
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at EMC in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    A recruiter found my resume online, and contacted me for a short phone interview. Then I had a 3-hr phone interview with 2 engineers and 2 managers. Then they flew me to their office, and another round of interviews with the same people.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions mostly were related to data structures and linked lists. Some were about Linux commands and general database questions. Interviewers were helpful in providing clues as needed.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at EMC.

    Interview Details

    spoke to someone in a career fair and a couple of weeks later got an email to schedule an interview
    they were very flexible on me having to reschedule due to being sick

    Interview Questions
    • asked to switch the values in two variables without creating a third variable   View Answers (2)
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at EMC.

    Interview Details

    I applied through school career link and got the first interview two weeks later. The interview is more like a behavior one and goes very smoothly. Then I was told two days later for a second interview with the people in the group. It is also a behavior question and lasted for 30 minutes. I got the final interview one week later and then got the offer. The whole process is very smooth and the hr is very professional.

    All of these interviews are conducted by phone.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    ITLP Development Program Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at EMC.

    Interview Details

    Two step process, one phone screen and a round robin interview at their global headquarters in Hopkinton MA. All interviewers were people within the company, not recruiters. Be prepared to discuss time you have failed.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Good offer, did not feel the need to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Temp Shipper Final Assembly Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at EMC in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    This was through Manpower, seasonal, filled out all the forms on line etc. Went in to meet with shift boss. Was asked one question. 'Had I ever been in the building before?' After that no more questions. No getting back to me by Manpower. No feed back. Nothing. Ok I'm over fifty.
    I worked in a cabinet shop I can lift stuff all day long, What gives?

    Interview Questions
    • If there is No question it s a hard one to answer.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  9.  

    Software Quality Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at EMC.

    Interview Details

    The hiring manager found my resume on Monster and called me. This was basically a phone interview. We went over my experience, what type of challenges i'm looking for, salary range and employment interests. At the end of the call he asked me to come in for an office interview that week. When i arrived, he met with me briefly explaining to me the process and that i would be interviewed by a few team members and then him again. I met the team lead, 2 QA engineers and the Director. Each had their own set of questions but I found them to be pretty basic. As in, search 'typical interview questions' on google and that was pretty much what they asked. At the time I had 10 years of exp in this field, so I felt very comfortable with whatever questions they asked me. I was honest with what I knew and what i didn't know. I met with the hiring manager again and we talked for a bit longer. He told me that they would be in touch with me in the next couple of days. I then got a call from the HR department and she gave me another little interview. Gave me an offer and i verbally agreed. Waited over the weekend and that Mon received a Fax with the official paper work that i signed and faxed back. Put in my 2 weeks notice and that was it.

    Interview Questions
    • I don't remember any real difficult questions. The ones i find annoying are the abstract "Where do you see yourself in 5 years" type of questions. They just want to see if you're going to stick around. or that you have any other ambitions to improve yourself. One of the questions I like to ask the hiring manager is whether that company likes to see people move around within the company or do people tend to stay in the same spot for 10 years. That gives me some insight into what the company mentality is and helps me answer the annoying questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Easy. I estimated 15k higher than what i was getting (65k) and they matched it + 1K more.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at EMC.

    Interview Details

    Telephonic interview by Hiring manager followed by five rounds of interview with various team members. The last round also included an onsite sales presentation to a panel of interviewers. More importance given to presentation and communication skills than to technical skills.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    The offer was too good to decline
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Technical Support Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at EMC.

    Interview Details

    Submit your CV and usually will get initial call after 3 -14 days. Interview process goes as HR interview, Technical Interview, Team Lead interview, managerial interviews. If you pass one interview you get to the next til your final interview. The whole interviewing process takes about 1 week and you will know your if you are accepted or rejected within a few business days.

    Interview Questions
    • - HR interview: pretty basic, go through your CV talking about your past experiences and a little in depth about projects and responsibilities held, a few personality questions, why you want to join EMC and why you want to leave your current employment (if applies).

      - Technical Interview:
      College graduated basic knowledge in Networking, Networks, Software development life cycle, programming languages, programming paradigms, Unix/Linux basic commands, file systems.
      Expect any questions to skills writen on your CV.

      - Team Leader Interview: Goes through the CV again, expect advance technical questions with respect to your technical background on your CV. Situation based assessment what/how would you do if faced with a certain situation?

      Managerial Interviews: 2 parts one with a department manager and one with the General Manager. Going through your CV again and expect to be asked technical questions regarding your skills on your CV. As for the GM interview, going through your CV to get to know your personality more, no technical questions.
       
      Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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