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Updated Aug 09, 2014
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ArcSight Support Engineer Interview

ArcSight Support Engineer

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Cubic in July 2014.

Interview Details The hiring process has been relatively painless so far, and similar to my experience with other corporations. The application was done online through the corporate website after seeing the job posted on a popular job listing site. Application included, of course, uploading a resume. I was contacted after about a week for scheduling an interview. The interview was conducted by phone and lasted about 25 minutes. There was discussion of my past experience, current situation, what the position would entail and a brief overview of the project. About a week later I received an offer, which was satisfactory and met my personal requirements. I would call it a fair offer -- not overly generous -- but good in light of the current economic environment, government contracting, etc. My advice to job seekers is to craft a good resume. I recently retired from the military, so have limited experience with the civilian 'corporate' world, job hunting, etc. Initially, I used a resume service that assisted in writing a resume which successfully 'translated' my military experience into language that would be clearly understood by civilian employers. I have used that initial resume as a foundation for subsequent resumes, and it has served as a successful instrument for me. Also, be truthful. Don't embellish, but sell yourself and your capabilities. For instance, and this is from personal experience, an employer just might be more interested in qualities, capabilities, and experiences that you have which might be best described as tangential to the position, e.g., a computer programmer with foreign language skills, a systems engineer with a background in intelligence collection. You never know where your experience, education, and skills might take you. Good luck.

Interview Question – Nothing in particular. Everything was straight forward and not overly technical.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate a delayed start date.

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Intern Interview


I applied online and interviewed at Cubic.

Interview Details Interview with HR and Hiring manger, which is typical. The process can be slow. Interview with the hiring manager was very direct. None of the typical "If you were stranded on an island" kind of questions

Interview Question – They were all simple.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Costpoint Specialist Interview

Costpoint Specialist
San Diego, CA (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Cubic in November 2011.

Interview Details First step is a general interview with HR, then a detailed interview with the hiring manager. The HR person was very friendly, and had been with the company for more than 15 years. He did the usual review of my resume, asking what I liked most and least about each company I had been with, and my reason for leaving. The interview with my hiring manager was very detailed about the knowledge and skills I had gained from previous positions. Again, the usual interview questions - nothing from left field.

Interview Question – How do you deal with difficult people?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Because there are so many people here who have been with the company for 10+ years, it is difficult to negotiate extra time off because they feel it is unfair to long-time employees. Otherwise, they were very flexible.

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Software Engineering Intern Interview

Software Engineering Intern
San Diego, CA (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Cubic in March 2014.

Interview Details I was called for a phone interview which lasted about 30 minutes. I am expecting a follow up call and possible in-person interview. The interviewer gave me general talking points and expected me to expand on them and relate them to my coursework and individual projects. I was doing most of the talking for the 30 minute interview.

Interview Question – Explain the benefits of different types of search trees. Explain binary search, including time complexity and specialty cases. Explain inheritance in C++ and how virtual methods work.   Answer Question

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Lead Script Writer Interview

Lead Script Writer
Leavenworth, KS (US)

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Cubic in November 2011.

Interview Details Since I knew the hiring manager who was also my boss it was extremely streamlined process for me. However, I was required to interview with the Program Manager which was a pleasant process. I was made very comfortable by the reception and human resources personnel before the interview and it was a relatively stress free experience.

Interview Question – What would I do if given the task lead for the project?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Simple since the contract position offered was essentially a fixed price offer for the first year. I was able to ultimately negotiate a substantial raise during year one of the contract and earned small cash bonuses for both years I worked under the contract.

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Senior Military Analyst Interview

Senior Military Analyst

I applied in-person and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cubic.

Interview Details Process was thorough and hiring managers attentive to matching skill sets with positions. This is an excellent company to work for.

Interview Question – All the questions were equal in some level of difficulty. this interview process is not a shoe-in   Answer Question

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Business Development Intern Interview

Business Development Intern
San Diego, CA (US)

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Cubic.

Interview Details Cubic HR contacted through e-mail for an in-person interview. Talked with 6 different current employees in the Business Development division. Mostly questions regarding your experience, interests, and knowledge of the company. Candidates need to know how they can contribute to the company and what kind of skills they can bring to the table. Also, make sure you know your long-term goals. They are very interested in long-term applicants. The whole interview process took about 4 hours. Everyone I talked to was very friendly and humorous.

Interview Question – What is Business Development?   Answer Question

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Director of Operations Interview

Director of Operations
San Jose, CA (US)

I applied in-person and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Cubic in March 2009.

Interview Details 3 interviews to hire, good listeners and good feedback

Interview Question – when can you start   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Little room for negotiations

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Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Principal Software Engineer Interview

Principal Software Engineer
Hyderābād (India)

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cubic in March 2013.

Interview Details 1. The person who did first round posed very good questions, after that no one ask u any challenging questions.

Interview Question – Nothing to say   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – 1. People will shortlist what ever you as Expected CTC whether it is there in their range or not for interviews. But when you clear all the rounds they say that you are expecting too much. They offer only the thing which is there in their budget.

2. I Never seen that the HR also participate in Technical Interviews in any company. But it happened in this company.

3. Bargain the salaries, such as vegetables in market.

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Exercise Planner Interview

Exercise Planner
Seoul (South Korea)

I applied in-person and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Cubic.

Interview Details Very streamlines and direct.

Interview Question – When can you start working.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Uneventful.

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