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Updated Aug 20, 2014
Updated Aug 20, 2014
134 interviews

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  1.  

    QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took a day - interviewed at Informatica in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    It was very fast. I came for written test and the same day finished with 2 written tests. This was followed with three rounds of interview after which I was let go back. The same evening, I got a call about the HR round next day where the offer was made to me and I joined the very next day

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    interviewed at Informatica in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    2 rounds of written test then 4 rounds of interview . the first written test included aptitude , technical ie c and java and sql and unix questions .
    second written test included code writing, C programs , shell scripting and sql queries.
    interview focuses mainly on database related questions and puzzles. Be prepared for questions like diff btw dbms, rdbms , ordbms .

    Interview Questions
    • be prepared to think out of the box because they ll be asking quite a few puzzles for to solve   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Associate Technical Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Informatica in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    Lots of Puzzles.
    Some key technical questions related to Databases, Operating Systems, Networks and Programming Languages.
    2 written rounds (Candidate Filtering) followed by two technical rounds (lots of questions - group of 5-6 in a panel) and finally the HR round (more of a formality).

    Interview Questions
    • A puzzle related to a closed room with three lights and the three switches outside the room.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    LEAD AUTOMATION ENGINEER Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Hyderābād
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Informatica in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    After initial screening by HR, was called for interview @ Hyderabad office. After going to office found the profile to be little different than the one communicated by HR. There were a couple of technical rounds on Java, puzzles, SQL, Test automation, etc...

    After clearing technical rounds, had a manager round and a HR round. Both were difficult that expected.

    Offer was released after HR round and subsequent approvals.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you automate the build process in such a way that it install the application and executes sanity tests against the installed application ?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No scope for negotiations
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Bangalore
    Anonymous Employee in Bangalore
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Informatica in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    The first question, was explaining about work profile which was good start to demonstrate technical capabilities and make good impression of expertise in domain and technologies. ( this is what we already write in our resume/profile, but it was chance given to explain out yourself).

    Next question was to explain out current project architecture and implementation on big board. Here, had interactive session for 5-10 mins on process flow, different pros and cons of architecture design and explaining out how this design works with actual use cases. ( This works out to be good demonstration for what currently doing, so started with explaining project architecture SOA based layered architecture, emphasizing more on J2EE core design pattern, GOF design pattern for creational, behavioral and structural, also talking of solution components and how they are integrated like EJB, Webservices, JMS, Database, Quartz batch scheduler.

    Next questions was sort in debate mode on clustering (application running on multiple server) and how application works. More specifically on batch scheduler running in cluster environment. Expectation was high level explanation how Quartz scheduler handlers cluster deployment.

    Next question was on making MQ messages transactional in synchronous communication environment. Let's say I have an application which need to send out messages to two databases oracle and sybase, part of record is written in oracle remaining part of same message goes in sybase, so let's say if sybase transaction failed then how would you roll back whole transaction so that data in oracle is not inconsistency with sybase database

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Bangalore
    Anonymous Employee in Bangalore
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Informatica in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I gave two written test than they called for two technical f2f rounds and HR round only if I clear first two technical rounds.
    As per them, I cleared two technical rounds and they asked me to wait in a meeting room for HR round. I waited for 10-15 minutes then they said "HR Manager is busy in meeting. We will call you". I wrote emails, called them and no response, completely unprofessional.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions: convert BST to doubly linked list. Given 2D array of intergers, you can only traverse down and diagonally, find the maximum sum.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer R&D Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Informatica in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    First round online -all technical questions,multiple choice type.Second round onlie programming in Java/C++.4 rounds of face to face technical interview

    Interview Questions
    • There were questions on JAVA collections data structures.Some situations were give and was asked to identify the ideal Java collection to be used   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Senior QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Bangalore
    Anonymous Employee in Bangalore
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Informatica in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    I got a call from recruiter and they arranged my telephonic interview with the Hiring Manager , it was mainly to check my java skill set as this role was of a white box tester / automation engineer. They called me for a face to face interview and I had another 6 rounds of technical interviews consisting of coding , puzzles , scenario based questions , sql , testing concepts.
    After 2 days they called me for director round and I was offered.

    Interview Questions
    • data structures questions on linked list , java - maps / list / arrays related coding problems , designing your own Arraylist using the DS, sql - joins.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I had a better offer in terms of compensation and work life balance.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Senior Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Bangalore
    Anonymous Employee in Bangalore
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at Informatica in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    1. Telephonic
    2. multiple rounds of F2F interviews
    3. HR interview
    4. Job offer

    Interview Questions
    • 1. Regarding OS, UNIX, databases
      2. SQL and PL/SQL
      3. JAVA
      4. PowerCenter, Data Quality, MDM, ILM
        Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    salary is less when compared to QA

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Senior Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Mumbai
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mumbai
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Informatica in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    Very smooth Interview process. Had 6 rounds of interview, but all of these were completed in less than 15 days. Salary Negotiation was also very smooth.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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