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Updated Apr 01, 2014
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Developer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Bangalore

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Novell in September 2013.

Interview Details First round - 50 mcq (10 apti + 20 os networking systems concepts) + 20 (data structures - c/cpp pointers and linked list, structures, unions mcqs)
after first round - free lunch in office
second round F2F technical with 2 developers working there.
they asked all general questions in cs, network layers, basic c snippets, os concepts, logical riddle questions. latest gadgets etc.
Third round general testing strategies and HR questions

Interview Question – snippets on structures, unions, pointers linked list questions   Answer Question

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Anonymous Employee
Bangalore

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Novell in July 2010.

Interview Details Was asked about few basic linked list qns and pointer basics

Interview Question – Was asked to write a logic for deduplication   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – After negotiation got sign-on bonus.

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Software Consultant Interview

Software Consultant

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Novell.

Interview Details It was pleasant experience interviewing for Novell. There were 2 rounds of technical interview followed by couple of managerial & HR interviews based on which I got the offer. The technical rounds were focused on Coding. The interviewers expected you to write Java/C++ code. They expected in depth knowledge on OS & Networking.

Interview Question – Which data structure would you use for storing duplicate key value pair.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Not much.

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Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer

I applied through a staffing agency - interviewed at Novell in September 2010.

Interview Details 1. Written

Written questions includes 5 sections i. Aptitude ii. OS&Networks iii. Data Structure iv. Java v. C&C++

But while verifying they skip Aptitude part. So you have to score good in technical sections

2. F2F(2 rounds)

- First round was a 1 hr Java F2F. The interviewer asked almost everything from Java. So nothing to mention here. Almost every thing he asked me.

- Second F2F was more brain storming. The interviewer asked many data structure(basic of linked list, tree etc) questions, OS questions like thread, process. Some good java design related questions.

Mind it Whatever position it is, Novell interview gives more emphasis on data structure and algorithms.

Interview Question – 1. You have some classes like A, B, C . Which all classes can class D extend ?

2. Produce Consumer problem using concurrency ?

3. A lot of questions "static" in java.

4. Reverse of singly linked list. BST.

5. Stack implementation

6. Deadlock, process & thread

7. Create your own immutable object

8. How HashMap works.

9. Serialization specially how Externalizable works.

10. How to synchronize static class objects.
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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Allahabad

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Novell in August 2013.

Interview Details Written test , 50 MCQ 1 coding question . Total Duration 90 min. 13 people were shortlisted out of 150 . 15 question for aptitude, 20 programming skills and 15 system concepts questions . Two rounds of interview . One is technical and second is HR . For technical interview there were 2 people in the panel . Difficulty was average . HR was 1:1 .

Interview Question – Write c program for tail command which can support -F option .   Answer Question

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer

I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at Novell.

Interview Details Written test of 70 mins.
15 ques aptitude, 20 ques on OS and Networking, 15 Ques on C. All these questions were objective.
There was one C program which was tough

Interview Question – The C Program   Answer Question

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Novell in July 2013.

Interview Details First Round - Aptitude,c basics,operating system,50 questions.Questions based on work,boat,interest.51 questions in all were given.50 MCQ's and 1 coding question

Interview Question – Coding question.   Answer Question

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Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee
Bangalore

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Novell in September 2011.

Interview Details 2 rounds of interview face to face, the questions were pretty straight forward and easy.

Interview Question – Novell was a good brand, but I am afraid of company's future growth because of incompetent managers who misuse their power.   Answer Question

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Software Consultant Interview

Software Consultant
Bangalore

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Novell in May 2011.

Interview Details Couple of technical rounds, management round.

Interview Question – None   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They provide salary based on years of experience. They dont check the hike percentage etc.

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Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer
Bangalore

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Novell in December 2011.

Interview Details clean
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