DIRECTV Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 22, 2014
Updated Aug 22, 2014
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    QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  El Segundo, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in El Segundo, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at DIRECTV in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I have given interview for a contract position.

    Questions asked are:

    First round and second round(telephonic)-

    Q. how to check processes status
    -ps or ps -f

    Q how to copy file to remote system
    -scp(for secure shell connection) and rcp(for remote host)

    Q How do you find last modified file?
    - ls -ltr| head -1

    Q How to find file which has not been modified in last three days?

    Q.About Vi editor
    -
    Q If you type your URL and page shows error what would you do?
    -check internet connection
    -check whether server is up or not

     Qhow do you write script in unix/linux
    - i said i will use shebang construct #! /bin/bash then write my commands insequence of execution and function and conditions, then save using .sh extension

    Q Difference between inner join and outer join

    -QWhat are web services?
    -Qdiff between soap and Rest and when would you which one
    Q What do you test in web services?
    .Qwhat is SOA?
    .Qdifference between delete,drop and truncate
    . Qdiff bet casting and multicasting
    .QExplain your role in your last project and environment
    . Qdiff between test plan and test case
    -QTest exit criteria
    . Qvideo files

    Face-to-face interview

    4 leads each for half n hr and one test

    -commom questions would be
    -tell me abut yourself
    -to explain your projects
    -web services diff between rest , soap and soa
    -waterfall, agile and v model
    -they will ask you to write sql queries
    -how to find 3 days old file using unix/linux command(ask to write on paper)
    -multicasting and casting

    4th Lead
    -has asked general questions
    -wud you be comfortable joining a broadcasting company
    - 3 quizz
    -one 7 balls -6 same weight and one heavy
    -bucket 3 gallon and 5 gallon
    -three box apple only, orange only and third box apple and orange both

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    Test(-40-45 mins)

    many ques on unix and linux command

    -how to run a shell script
    -how to stop a shell script
    -cron
    -ls
    -grep
    -list commands u know
    -sql query ques
    -list sql commands u know
    -find error in xml using its xsd(xml schema definition)
    -find bugs in a service response
    -write 10 test case for a given scenarios
    -2 brain teasors
        -one was u have 7 balls , 6 same weight and 1 diff weight(heavier) and a beam balance how would you find the heavy ball in least steps(generally they ask for 2)
       - other one has four squares and 4 numbers in each squares and depending on the relation bet numbers in other squares u have to find missing number

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Embedded Software Engineer (Contract) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at DIRECTV in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    Some tricky questions asked
    Some usual questions - i.e. what I did in previous jobs in details.
    Some difficult/achievement I i did in my previous jobs - what was your accomplishment you are proud of........

    Some tricky questions asked
    Some usual questions - i.e. what I did in previous jobs in details.
    Some difficult/achievement I i did in my previous jobs - what was your accomplishment you are proud of........

    Some tricky questions asked
    Some usual questions - i.e. what I did in previous jobs in details.
    Some difficult/achievement I i did in my previous jobs - what was your accomplishment you are proud of........

    Interview Questions
    • Some tricky questions asked
      Some usual questions - i.e. what I did in previous jobs in details.
      Some difficult/achievement I i did in my previous jobs - what was your accomplishment you are proud of........

      Some tricky questions asked
      Some usual questions - i.e. what I did in previous jobs in details.
      Some difficult/achievement I i did in my previous jobs - what was your accomplishment you are proud of........

      Some tricky questions asked
      Some usual questions - i.e. what I did in previous jobs in details.
      Some difficult/achievement I i did in my previous jobs - what was your accomplishment you are proud of........
        Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Satellite Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Thousand Palms, CA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Thousand Palms, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at DIRECTV in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initial interview went great and I felt I had a good chance at the position... I completed the drug test and was then contacted to do a physical test well the day of the physical test I was contacted by the backgrounds investigator for some information he ask that I fax over some paperwork regarding the issue on hand so I did and then I completed the physical test... the next day I was contacted again and was informed that I was ineligible for the position... So I went through the entire process and spent money on faxing papers when the whole time he could have advised me of that before I continued on to the physical and not have to fax any paperwork...A complete waste of time and I did not receive any form of reimbursement on my money spent on faxes by his request.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you deal with a upset customer?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral - interviewed at DIRECTV.

    Interview Details

    The interview and hiring was straight forward actually, standard questions and a review my personal work, we reviewed a few past projects from my portfolio and discussed my design process and some of my past employers. I met and spoke with two people during my interview, an Art Director and a Manager, it was quite a pleasant experience actually.

    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Principal Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  El Segundo, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in El Segundo, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at DIRECTV in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    HR process is very slow and takes a long time to make a decision. HR is not very responsive. Had to go through 3 in person interviews and the whole process took over a month before getting an offer.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Director, Technology Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at DIRECTV.

    Interview Details

    Slow to interview and make an offer. Helps to work as a contractor before being considered for a full-time position. Many of the full-time employees working at DIRECTV started as contractors or consultants.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Offer is very close to final numbers - not much wiggle room.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Senior Manager Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at DIRECTV.

    Interview Details

    Had initial 30 minute phone interview with outsourced recruiter, then 1 hour phone interview with hiring interview, then in person 1 hour interviews with team members consisting of one on one and group depending on availability

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Technical Support- DIRECTV Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tulsa, OK (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tulsa, OK (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at DIRECTV.

    Interview Details

    It all started with applying online, after that i was able to go into their office for an interview. The interview process felt as if it was just a way to see what the potential employee looked, and sounded like. It was not a hard interview, nor did they ask any challenging questions.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate for a higher starting wage.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Customer Service Representative II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Huntington, WV (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Huntington, WV (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at DIRECTV in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    They required screening tests such as computer skills and personality tests following a phone interview. After passing those was offered interview on the spot.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  El Segundo, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in El Segundo, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at DIRECTV in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Reached out through campus recruiting event. Got an on-site interview invitation two days after. Went the scheduled interview in 2 weeks. Supposed to be a panel interview but only one principal engineer made it. Lasted for 1 hour. Casual conversation. Got the offer a week later. The on-boarding process did take some time. I interviewed in March, finished the whole HR communication stuff early June.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you know about network system in terms of media delivery?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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