Informatica Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated 21 Mar 2015
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Anonymous Employee
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interviewed at Informatica in August 2014.

Interview

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

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  1. Helpful (2)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Informatica.

    Interview

    Its tough to crack Informatica. I had almost 7 rounds + HR round. The grilled me on Data structures and algorithms, problem solving and basic java.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Negotiation becomes tough

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Informatica.

    Interview

    Mine was an on-campus recruitment.
    The process had 2 written rounds - 1 online objective + 1 subjective.
    Followed by 3 technical rounds and 1 HR round.

    Interview Questions

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mysore
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    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
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    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Informatica (Mysore) in August 2013.

    Interview

    campus recruitment: Initially there was PPT by the company and then 2 written rounds, first multiple choice(20 DMBS questions, 15 C programming questions, 10 apptitude, 10 UNIX and OS questions) and second subjective/descriptive which had questions on shell scripts, puzzles, coding questions and on operating systems).

    2 face to face technical interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing very difficult, just strong fundamentals required.   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
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    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Informatica (Bangalore) in May 2013.

    Interview

    1st Round: Online Exam (10-Aptitude, 4-C programming , 4-database, 4-OS)
    2rd Round: Computer Based Descriptive exam (3-C programming, 3-database, 3-OS)
    3rd Round: Technical Face to Face (data structure, algorithm design, OS, database, SQL, Java, C, Project )
    4th round: Technical face to face (same as above but hard questions )
    5th round: HR

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    you can try

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Delhi
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Informatica (Delhi) in October 2012.

    Interview

    Applied through campus placements.
    2 written rounds + 3 tech rounds + 1 HR
    Written round 1: Questions on OS, Databases, OOPs, data structures, trees/graphs
    Written round 2: Option to choose either C or Java. I chose Java, Very deep questions from java concepts. Classes/ nested classes, inheritance, constructors etc. Types of questions included finding errors and predicting outputs. Also reaons had to be given for each answer as to why that was an error or why a particular output would come. 5 theoritical questions.
    What data structures would you use in some given scenarios etc.

    Interview: Could not clear round 1. Algorithm for shortest path in a binary matrix, A question from the written paper was asked, Some ques on OS

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Informatica (Bangalore) in September 2012.

    Interview

    The hiring process is pretty complex. We had 7 rounds, 2 written and 5 rounds of interviews. The first written round was technical objective paper (10 puzzles type problems were also there). The next round was a theory paper which was to test your coding skills and knowledge about some very basic concepts in your field. This was followed by 4 rounds of technical interview. In these 4 rounds, you will be scrutinized properly but the interviewers were really nice and made sure that the person giving the interview feels at ease.
    The last one is the HR round and has all basic questions related to yourself and some situation based questions.

    Interview Questions

    • If the profile is testing/QA, they will definitely test you if you have the correct mindset for that. They will ask you to test anything that they find in the interview room. It can be an AC Remote, a table, a telephone etc.   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bangalore
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Informatica (Bangalore) in June 2012.

    Interview

    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

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Accepted Offer
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    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Informatica (Bangalore) in December 2011.

    Interview

    2- written tests
    3-tecnical interviews
    HR interview

    Interview Questions

    • write strrev function?   Answer Question
    • single linked list consits of ordinary pointer and random pointer
      ccreate clone for the given list
       
      Answer Question

    Negotiation

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bangalore
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    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    interviewed at Informatica (Bangalore) in July 2011.

    Interview

    2 Tech Written
    followed by 2 Tech Interview
    1 HR

    Interview Questions

    • Written test consisted of threading and string.h functions which you do not expect   Answer Question

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