Symantec Interview Questions

Updated 19 Sep, 2014
Updated 19 Sep, 2014
342 Interview Reviews

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    Senior Technical Support Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Symantec.

    Interview Details

    HR Interview / Interview with Management / Interview with Director

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Principal Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Symantec in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    Asked one design question for web proxy, and data structure question. C++ test on laptop. Asked for a short presentation on a topic. Then the usual behavioural questions, "Tell me about a time . . ."

    Interview Questions
    • The C++ questions. You need to know C++ syntax in detail. There's no compiler, just an editor to enter responses.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Associate Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Pune (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pune (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Symantec.

    Interview Details

    I have applied through recruiter. Got call from HR and invited me for the written aptitude test and symantec office. Test consists of questions on python, Java, database, android and operating system and some security related. There were also 3 algorithms to write.

    After Test, there 3 technical interviews which took almost 2 weeks. One from India and other two are from onsite. 4th was with Vice president.HR was done over telephone.

    Negotiation Details
    One should prepared well for negotiation. If you DON'T demand, then you WON'T get it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    There was 2 technical rounds and was pretty easy. First round was technical and it was easy i did well. And second round was About day to day work.

    Accepted Offer
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    Senior Technical Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Symantec.

    Interview Details

    2 interviews and a relatively easy process, with request for commitment and effort on taking the company to the next level. Local interview with local GM and region VP were the interviewers.

    Negotiation Details
    The company has a reputation for paying well, but realistic on target earning quota are crucial for a good salary!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Encryption Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Was simple, was made to write code on phone interview for 45 minutes and 2 interviews on campus. Questions related to strings, arrays, queues. The whole process tooks about 3 weeks. Got the call from our career fair.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No Negotiation
    Accepted Offer
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    SQA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Symantec.

    Interview Details

    It was pretty much technical oriented. Since it was a Unix role to questions related to it were asked. 3 rounds of technical interview and 1 managerial and 1 HR round.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Software Quality Assurance Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Mountain View, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Symantec in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Recruiters asked to provide timelines for in-house interview and was not replying for 9 days. Looks like recruiters at Symantec are very busy. Finally after interview was scheduled, i had to wait between interviewers for 25 min first time, and 15 min second time. Didn't look like they are actually want me there at all.

    Interview Questions
    • None unexpected. I asked question what do they like at Symantec, and no one could say even one positive thing - not about company, or work they do.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer In Pune Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Symantec.

    Interview Details

    It was a campus interview.
    They took 1 written round - mcq of operating system and computer science
    then 3 technical rounds - all problems to be coded
    then 1 hr round - to test the communication skills

    Interview Questions
    • Given a real world problem which data structure would you use.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Got shortlisted in there written test in campus, the test consist of mainly data-structures basics, algorithm, OS etc. and then 2 technical interview and 1 HR interview were conducted in Pune office.
    1st technical interview was on basic knowledge of algorithm, OS, data-structures and 2nd on projects and programming knowledge.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

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