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Symantec Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 03, 2014
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Business Development Interview

Business Development
Sydney

I applied through a recruiter and 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 Question – List the top 5 traits of a stand-out sales performer and how do you exhibit those traits? Why? Provide examples.   Answer Question

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Senior Technical Support Engineer Interview

Senior Technical Support Engineer
Sydney

I applied online and 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 Question – Why are manhole covers round   View Answers (2)

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Director Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Symantec.

Interview Details Worst ever I saw. People don't know how to interview for a director position. For example: They ask the commands in a technical interview for a director position. The interviewer's motto is to fail the candidate. I suggest them to have a feedback review for the interviewer.

Interview Question – What is the command to copy a file from local directory to Hadoop environment ( In an interview, a senior architect asked interviewer for a position of Director).   View Answer

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Senior Solutions Specialist Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Symantec in November 2010.

Interview Details A recruiter contacted me to go through the initial "smoke" test. Then I spoke with the position's manager who was mostly checking my personality. Spoke with a technical consultant next who quizzed me on the product I would be working with. Then finally interviewing with the customer the position was assigned to.

Interview Question – Did not receive any difficult or unexpected questions. The overall interview process was a breeze for me because I was a referral from another employee.   Answer Question

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Associate Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Pune (India)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Symantec in November 2013.

Interview Details I got selected for interview through the campus recruitment process.First round was coding and tecnical quiz.They were pretty easy.Next day they asked to come at symantec work location for interviews.Interview process consisting of two technical interviews and one hr round.Finally at the end of day they declared results.And I got the job :).

Interview Question – Questions were mainly based on operating systems and data structures.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no negotiation.

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Senior Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Culver City, CA (US)

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Symantec.

Interview Details interview with HR, then phone interview with a Developer and finally 1-1 interview with 4 engineers

Interview Question – Detail java questions   Answer Question

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Associate Hardware Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Culver City, CA (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Symantec in March 2014.

Interview Details 1. Pre-screening by HR recruiter
2. Phone Interview with hiring manager
3. Non-Technical Interview
4. Technical Interview
5. Hired

Interview Question – Interviewers prepared and compiled questions from all network and VM related topics.
The questions based on scenario, and you need to describe the steps of troubleshooting and fix.
Sometimes, they also ask about Linux and DOS commands such as like diskpart
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Reason for Declining – Got a better offer from other team

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Senior Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
San Francisco, CA (US)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Symantec in February 2014.

Interview Details I interviewed for the platform team for senior software engineer position. I had one telephonic interview which was pretty easy and then I was called onsite.

Interview Question – None, everything was pretty easy   View Answer

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Associate Configuration Management Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Pune (India)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Symantec in May 2012.

Interview Details 1 interview with group panel + written test

Interview Question – scripting   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – i accepted the offer .there was no negotiation

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Accepted Offer

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Senior Technical Support Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Symantec.

Interview Details HR Interview / Interview with Management / Interview with Director

Interview Question – What was your greatest accomplishment?   Answer Question

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