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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC
I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Netmail (Montreal, QC) in Jan 2017
I had a lot of expectations from Netmail, but, sadly, expectations hardly come through. Netmail has an online test, which was a lot of fun to do. It basically was sort of like a treasure hunt. Insert the right command to get the key. There were two rounds; the initial phone round was with the HR Manager and the QA manager. They both seemed nice and we talked about my background and the work I had done. It was the technical round that things went downhill. The technical round was setup with a VP and a QA Manager. And the moment the VP walked in, I knew I was not getting the job. His entire attitude and demeanour was sour. He did not want me and it was quite evident, even though he had not even looked at my CV. He barely let me finish explaining a sentence about my professional experience, before cutting me in and saying how busy he was. Then, he pronounced judgement that I basically had no experience and why I was even applying after doing degrees so different to what I was applying for. I have never been so disrespected in my life. And, then, came the farce with the written technical test. Even though I had asked specifically about what I should study (I was barely given a day), the questions were so over the top, I laughed. 36 questions in an hour. They will tell you to just bring yourself, that is clearly not enough. I will write down whatever I remember, so the next person does not get shafted as I did.
- Do your homework on testing. Learn all the concepts there are related to test plan, test case, test scenario, test strategy, use case, regression testing, sanity and smoke testing, the difference between error, defect and bug, system testing, etc
- Learn a few of the basic commands for command line like ipconfig and netstat.
- Know your Python and Shell scripting. I did not know these languages and could not answer these questions.
- Know how an email is sent from one user to another user. Learn how the protocols work.