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Symantec Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 27, 2014
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Senior Technical Support Engineer Interview

Senior Technical Support Engineer
Toronto, ON

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Symantec.

Interview Details HR Interview / Interview with Management / Interview with Director

Interview Question – What was your greatest accomplishment?   Answer Question


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Positive Experience

Average Interview

Principal Software Engineer Interview

Principal Software Engineer
Toronto, ON

I applied through a recruiter and 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 Question – The C++ questions. You need to know C++ syntax in detail. There's no compiler, just an editor to enter responses.   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

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Difficult Interview

SQA Engineer Interview

SQA Engineer
Culver City, CA (US)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Symantec in July 2014.

Interview Details A recruiter reached out to me regarding open position at Symantec. The recruiter worked quickly to set up 1 phone screenings and quickly move to an onsite interview. Everything was done in less than a week. Everything was pretty standard in terms of questioning. Coding exercises, data structure, algorithm, basic demonstrations and verbal descriptions of software solutions was chiefly the way to go. The team that I interviewed with was very supportive too. It was one of the quickest interview I ever had and the interviewer was easy to talk with

Interview Question – asked if I liked to play games, and what games.. how would you develop + test it..   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no negotiation


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Average Interview

Analyst Interview

Analyst
Mountain View, CA (US)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Symantec in January 2012.

Interview Details Convoluted and time wasting, interviewer not completely familiar with role, did not know much about who manager would be, too many dispersion on capability - had to continually justify experience and background

Interview Question – I don't think you can do the job!   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Very open to negotiation


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Neutral Experience

No Interview

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Interviewed at Symantec

Interview Details Hiring manager will call for an interview direly.mthen onsite with the manager and the team. The offer is very quick,and the people are very nice. But management are weak and unstable.


No Offer

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Average Interview

QA Interview

QA
Mountain View, CA (US)

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Symantec in April 2014.

Interview Details One phone call... on site with 3 others..questions were basic java...they asked me about my projects..i explained them all..then they asked normal testing questions..test frameworks..also one or two puzzles to solve


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Average Interview

Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer
Pune (India)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Symantec in January 2010.

Interview Details Good OS level concepts, data structures and real-world examples, use cases to define a problem and come up with possible solutions. SQL/database and latest trend in IT domain. Written test for data structure related applications. Sometimes you may need to face a panel of interviewers.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Inside Sales Interview

Inside Sales
Reading, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Symantec in September 2011.

Interview Details Interview process was really easy, not very taxing. No difficult questions, all in all I found it very easy. not much more I can say on the process really...................................................

Negotiation Details – na


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Senior Customer Hub Agent Interview

Senior Customer Hub Agent
Pune (India)

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Symantec in September 2010.

Interview Details Applied via job site. Telephonic interview was conducted.
F2F interview was conducted in the office. Basic windows and networking questions were asked. Though they are not at all relevant to the job profile.
Basic technical troubleshooting questions. MS Office, Word, Excel, Powerpoint.
Fluent communication in English is a MUST.

Interview Question – What is your weakness?   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer
Pune (India)

I interviewed at Symantec in June 2014.

Interview Details There were 3 rounds total.
Round 1-Telephonic
In this they asked basics of android.
Round 2-Practical Implementation
I was asked to program a task in android for 2-2.5 hrs
Round 3-Managerial Round
1 datastructure question was asked
1 GCM question was asked

Interview Question – How to find the intersected node of two linked list?   View Answer

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