Symantec Interview Questions

Updated 21 Apr 2015
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    Senior IT Infrastructure Specialist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Symantec (Pune) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I applied for a Problem Manager role. Interview was of 4 rounds.

    Round 1: Preliminary HR Round

    Round 2: Interviewed by 2 senior Problem Manager.

    Round 3: Interviewed by the Global Process Owner.

    Round 4: Interviewed by the Service Management Head.

    Interview was average for me but it would have been pretty difficult for others who may give the interview without without in-depth knowledge of ITIL and Problem Management.

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    Sales Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pune
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Symantec (Pune) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I applied for Sales Analyst role. The interview process was very bad. The fist interview was over phone and they really asked some silly questions. The questions asked had no relevance to the JD. Moreover the role was not defined and they Manager and Director was unsure about the day to day activities this role demands. They made me come 30 miles stating that there would be a F2F round and HR round. But when I reached there the Director told me that the company has a policy where the candidates are not supposed to meet HR before they are selected. If that was the case then - WHY DID YOU ASK ME TO COME 30 MILES TO MEET YOU ? .... I wasted an entire day, travelled 30 lies just to hear the Director say " I just wanted to meet you in person".... if you wanted to meet me why not schedule a call over Skype

    Interview Questions

    • How would you convince the GEO head to hand over work to you   Answer Question
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    Senior Software Engineer (QA) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pune
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Symantec (Pune) in March 2015.

    Interview

    The process had 6 to 7 rounds of interview each one lasting for an hour.
    It took almost a month to get to know that I was not selected because of weak networking concepts. Not sure if they were looking out for a software engineer or a network engineer. I was very much open from the beginning that I am not good at networking and still they made me to go through 6 torturous rounds of technical (puzzle, dot net and project related questions) interview to let me know the weakness which I was already aware of.
    It clearly states that the interview panel is unaware of what they are looking out for. A complete waste of time. Would suggest them to be clear with what they want and not waste candidate’s valuable time if they cannot afford to pay enough.
    I was rejected in the VP round with this non sense and unacceptable reason. It seems they were hiding the real reason. I think my current CTC was very high compared to their standards. They might have got a person who can work for peanuts.
    Finally I would say a pathetic experience

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    SAP BI Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pune
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Symantec (Pune) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Total interview took 2+ Months.

    1 Interview Telephonic Techinal

    lasted for an hour mostly techinal questions asked by pannel of two. Most of the questions were basic and I answered all of them

    2. Interview One on One Techinal and Manager's Interview at Pune office I got this call after a month

    Lasted for 3 hours techinal guys again asked very basic questions related to SAP BI. Manager asked mostly management related question also discussed salary. Post this interview I thought that there would be positive outcome

    3. Interview Telephonic Client's interview

    After a week I get a call from Symentec Madras office they schedule my client call. I recive a call from Austrilia the client interview is again smooth nothing techinal and only discussion

    after one month I get the news from my referal that they are not conidering my profile!!!

    Still don't know why

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    Senior Engineering Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chennai
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Symantec (Chennai) in January 2015.

    Interview

    ^ 6 Rounds of Interview
    * 1 Telephonic ( General Expectation and Basic Probing )
    * 2 Directors ( Program and Project Management )
    * 1 Sr. Manager ( People and Project Management )
    * 1 Sr. Architect ( System Architect )
    * 1 HR Round ( Summation and Co-ordination )

    Interview Questions

    • Q. What does the role fits you?
      Q. How do you manage conflict?
      Q. What will be your process of implementing any new process and organizational direction?
      Q. How will you transit a different skill resource into a newer one?
      Q. How will you keep the motivation?
      Q. How will manage security in your product?
      Q. What are the parameters to be considered for the security?
      Q. What is the best way to improve security mechanism from business analyst perspective?
      Q. Why do consider a com component as service to communicate between products.
      Q. What are the data-structure and design patterns do you used?
       
      1 Answer
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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Symantec.

    Interview

    1) telephonic which is easy. there are very less c++ ,c questions
    2) face to face technical. there are very less c++ ,c questions
    3) Managerial round. ask for managerial questions
    4) HR round. nothing much it just take 5 min to complete

    Interview Questions

    • how u find the sum on 100 numbers?   2 Answers

    Negotiation

    nothing

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Symantec in December 2014.

    Interview

    Three rounds of interview happenned on first day.All Basic questions from JAVA,Web Service.Asked to write test cases for Debit card payment page.Next day managerial round asked about projects.Questions are mostly based on projects

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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Symantec (Delhi) in December 2014.

    Interview

    Total 5 rounds of Interview.
    I appeared for UI development profile. Mostly questions were around latest trends in UI framework, few JS and jQuery questions. They have given an assignment which I have to complete within 2 days. After that they have a discussion on the assignment and asked for few modifications. 3 Managerial rounds and one VP round. Other then domain specific they asked few questions on data structure as well. Overall it was a learning experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic HTML and CSS questions. New properties for CSS3 and HTML5.   Answer Question
  10.  

    No Offer
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Symantec.

    Interview

    Have applied through Linked-in, HR got back with telephonic Round, for Mobile Automation Testing, 1-2 testing questions were asked, all were core java and data structure OOPS concept, cleared, 2nd round of technical interview, again same OOPS and java concepts have to write code here only 1 question in terms of automation testing,
    3rd round technical again, same concepts of OOPS, JAVA , Data Structure, No question on Testing or Tools or Mobility Automation <-- Didn't really understood what they really require?

    Interview Questions

    • basic questions, How would you install application on device, How would you automate Login scenario, explain Activity Class in android app, interface vs abstract, Reverse String, Anagrams etc..   Answer Question
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    initially i got call from recruiter about the opening within a week attended telephonic interview which was around 1 hours. once i completed the first round i went for face to face and had manager around. overall process took around 2 weeks to get the offer letter.

    Interview Questions

    • if your manager cant solve your reported problem what will be the next step ?   1 Answer

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