Symantec Interview Questions

Updated 20 Oct 2014
Updated 20 Oct 2014
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    Business Development Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Technical Support Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed 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  

    Technical Support Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Two in-person interviews and a technical skills test.

    First interview was by the manager, and the second interview was by the entire technical support team.
    Technical skills test was designed to see your technical skills AND demonstrate how you might find solutions you don't have the answer to.

    Interview Questions
    • What has been your greatest weakness in previous jobs, and how would you overcome it working in this current position?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
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    Associate Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Symantec.

    Interview Details

    I have applied through recruiter. Got call from HR and invited me for the written aptitude test and symantec office. Test consists of questions on python, Java, database, android and operating system and some security related. There were also 3 algorithms to write.

    After Test, there 3 technical interviews which took almost 2 weeks. One from India and other two are from onsite. 4th was with Vice president.HR was done over telephone.

    Negotiation Details
    One should prepared well for negotiation. If you DON'T demand, then you WON'T get it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    There was 2 technical rounds and was pretty easy. First round was technical and it was easy i did well. And second round was About day to day work.

    Accepted Offer
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    Encryption Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Was simple, was made to write code on phone interview for 45 minutes and 2 interviews on campus. Questions related to strings, arrays, queues. The whole process tooks about 3 weeks. Got the call from our career fair.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No Negotiation
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Senior Technical Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Symantec.

    Interview Details

    2 interviews and a relatively easy process, with request for commitment and effort on taking the company to the next level. Local interview with local GM and region VP were the interviewers.

    Negotiation Details
    The company has a reputation for paying well, but realistic on target earning quota are crucial for a good salary!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    SQA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Symantec.

    Interview Details

    It was pretty much technical oriented. Since it was a Unix role to questions related to it were asked. 3 rounds of technical interview and 1 managerial and 1 HR round.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Software Quality Assurance Engineer Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Symantec in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Recruiters asked to provide timelines for in-house interview and was not replying for 9 days. Looks like recruiters at Symantec are very busy. Finally after interview was scheduled, i had to wait between interviewers for 25 min first time, and 15 min second time. Didn't look like they are actually want me there at all.

    Interview Questions
    • None unexpected. I asked question what do they like at Symantec, and no one could say even one positive thing - not about company, or work they do.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    IT Applications Specialist Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Symantec in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    6 rounds of interview,2 technical round over phone,1 technical through video conference,3 managerial round from managers offshore and onsite.after I got through all these levels I was given a tentative offer.Now my offer was refused suddenly because of the company's split up.I was jobless for a month

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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