Symantec Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 18, 2014
Updated Aug 18, 2014
329 interviews

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    Business Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sydney
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Symantec.

    Interview Details

    Typically a HR interview followed by up to 3 Face to Face Interviews with Hiring Manager and other key stakeholders. Behavioral based interview asking for relevant experience and how you exhibit the traits of the key qualities and requirements for the role. Previous performance also held in high regard.

    Interview Questions
    • List the top 5 traits of a stand-out sales performer and how do you exhibit those traits? Why? Provide examples.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Senior Technical Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sydney
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Symantec in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    The overall hiring process was great. The HR representative made me feel welcome during the interview which made the interview less stressful. Additionally, the interview with the hiring manager was great fun. It didn't feel like an interview but more like a couple of friends discussing work. The final phase of the interview was a technical interview with a current employee. Once again it was a relaxed atmosphere which allowed me to show my full potential

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Got shortlisted in there written test in campus, the test consist of mainly data-structures basics, algorithm, OS etc. and then 2 technical interview and 1 HR interview were conducted in Pune office.
    1st technical interview was on basic knowledge of algorithm, OS, data-structures and 2nd on projects and programming knowledge.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Senior SQA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Pune (India)
    Anonymous Employee in Pune (India)
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Symantec in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I got initial call from HR. My job profile meet their requirements exactly. There were 3 technical rounds. 1 was taken by someone from India office on phone. 2nd round from US team. 3rd round was technical programming round.

    Interview Questions
    • Write a program which will read an excel file data and write it to xml file after doing some calculations.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Principal SQA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chennai (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chennai (India)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Symantec.

    Interview Details

    Applied through a friend. There was 1 round of telephonic interview and 4 rounds of face to face. Interview process was smooth. Most of the questions were technical. Coding part were covered by engineers and scenarios by managers.

    Interview Questions
    • Design and implement a parking lot. Test the parking lot.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Network Security Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Symantec in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    2 different set of interviews. First, was a phone interview with the SOC manager. 2-3 days later i received an email inviting me for an on-site interview. The interview was set up in 3 different ways: technical, critical thinking, and behavioral. The interview lasted for 3 hours with people coming in and out of the interview room.

    Interview Questions
    • If you were an attacker, what are the different ways you would perform a DDoS attack?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Information Security Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Chennai (India)
    Anonymous Employee in Chennai (India)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Symantec in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    It took totally 2 rounds. In the first round they asked the technical questions and i explained every thing what i know. In the second round they asked some analytical questions, but my answers are not as good as they expected

    Interview Questions
    • They asked some logical question and answered but it is not as good answer to that question   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    SQA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Culver City, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Culver City, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Symantec in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    A recruiter reached out to me regarding open position at Symantec. The recruiter worked quickly to set up 1 phone screenings and quickly move to an onsite interview. Everything was done in less than a week. Everything was pretty standard in terms of questioning. Coding exercises, data structure, algorithm, basic demonstrations and verbal descriptions of software solutions was chiefly the way to go. The team that I interviewed with was very supportive too. It was one of the quickest interview I ever had and the interviewer was easy to talk with

    Interview Questions
    • asked if I liked to play games, and what games.. how would you develop + test it..   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    No Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Hiring manager will call for an interview direly.mthen onsite with the manager and the team. The offer is very quick,and the people are very nice. But management are weak and unstable.

    No Offer
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Mountain View, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Symantec in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Convoluted and time wasting, interviewer not completely familiar with role, did not know much about who manager would be, too many dispersion on capability - had to continually justify experience and background

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Very open to negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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