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Software Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Mahindra Satyam
Interview Details Three rounds for Mahindra Satyam recruitment process
1. Written Test
No of questions-100
Time Limit:40 Minutes
Each Question carry one mark
Basic English grammar like
Prepositions, articles, tenses,
Fill in the blanks and reading comprehension.
GRE and CAT Model Questions
Grammar concepts,Error correction,..
Practice More from Verbal ability
b)Aptitude and Reasoning
No of questions :70
Time Limit :40 Minutes
Topics like Percentage,
Time an work,
Time and distance,
Partnership, Mixtures, Problems on trains,
Coding-decoding, Direction sense test,
More Practice Tests for Aptitude and Reasoning
Easy Methods to learn Aptitude and Reasoning
Technical and HR interviews follows next for the written qualified candidates.
Prepare well your core subjects well for the TR.
For the technical interview round they mostly ask questions about your area of specialization. If you have an IT background they may ask questions from basic c++, Java, Software engineering, Data structure, DBMS, RDBMS, basics of computer hardware and on similar topics.
3 HR Interview Round
In the HR Interview round they test your patience and stress level. In this round the main focus remains on communication skill, behavior and confidence. The HR interview is usually started with questions on family background, Project and area of specialization. All other questions as usual
Service Delivery Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through another source and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Mahindra Satyam in January 2008.
Interview Details Intial call from Talent acquistion followed up by 2 phone interviews with HR and Competency team.
This was followed up with a 1:1 interview with the hiring manager for this role. From intial call to negotiation took 3 weeks, following which an offer was made. A straightforward process without undue complications.
Interview Question – What do you see as the biggest challenge in applying your skills outside the IT managed services industry to this role Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Make sure you know what you want and articulate a case for it. Be concise but be prepared to be flexible if it is the job you really want.
Senior Software Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Mahindra Satyam.
Interview Details 1) Interview intimation email
2) Face to Face interview
- Technical round 1
Interview panel with 2 people with mid-level experience. Discussion was on basic technical aspects. Purpose is to filter for the next technical round
- Technical round 2
Interview panel with 3 people with mid and upper level experience. Discussion was on my complete technical competency mentioned in the resume
- Manager round
Direct discussion with the project manager to whom we might be working if selected. Discussion was based on the project requirement and able to align with the project responsibilities
3) HR discussion over phone
Had discussion on the salary and bonus related.
Interview Question – Few analytical and reasoning questions were tough to answer. On whole it is a good interview I had Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Job responsibility demanded me to work late evening 8 PM which I could not adhere with due to personal reasons later
Technical Lead Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Mahindra Satyam in May 2013.
Interview Details Technical interview by telephonic. If requirement is more normal questions. Face to face interview is good. Only background check is not good. offering very less hike 10% hike only. Now they are giving only less hke
Interview Question – previous company history checking is not good Answer Question
Senior Consultant Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Mahindra Satyam in January 2013.
Interview Details I took up this interview in early 2013. There were total 4 rounds:
3. Was supposed to be with a "higher up manager" but then was turned into Technical round
4. 2 min talk with "higher up manager"
Total time taken was around 2 weeks. HR kept chasing me asking for interviews but then slowed down considerably after round 2.
I have a speech impairment, normally it doesn't affect my communication and it was something which I was upfront about to the HR. In spite of knowing this, they made me go through 4 rounds only to tell me I was rejected because of my speech problem.
So I guess its your choice if you want to trust them specially if you have any kind of impairment.
Interview Question – Only unexpected question was - You have a speech impairment why should we hire you? (after 3 rounds of interview) Answer Question
User Experience Practice Lead Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Mahindra Satyam
Interview Details Very informal interview, my manager had excellent communication skills and he made me feel comfortable, and meet up with senior people in his team, upfront. Very clear definition of my role is what he had in mind, also the role and responsibilities were defined well to incorporate flexibility. Overall experience was really good.
Interview Question – Can you join next month Answer Question
Project Manager Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Mahindra Satyam
Interview Details Usual process of HR interview followed by technical and business team managers. Usual process of HR interview followed by technical and business team managers. Usual process of HR interview followed by technical and business team managers. Usual process of HR interview followed by technical and business team managers.
Interview Question – Give examples of tough situations in previous role and how did you manage. Answer Question
Graphics Designer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Mahindra Satyam in May 2013.
Interview Details They were very flexible. I attended for a job interview for a BPO offer and they asssigned me a Graphics Designer position looking at my skills and knowledge of Graphic Designing
Interview Question – was asked for questions based on "reaction to situations" and general Knowledge. There were no technical questions other than asking for certifications. Answer Question
Human Resources Lead Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Mahindra Satyam in February 2013.
Interview Details nice place, need some improvement and tranparency
Interview Question – its like general interview View Answer
Reason for Declining – other offers
Very Easy Interview
Senior Quality Analyst Interview (Negative Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6 days - interviewed at Mahindra Satyam in August 2013.
Interview Details The hiring process here is tailored to look complex and thorough but is actually a colossal joke. They had a written test for me which could be passed by a 2 yr old. The next round is a group discussion which does not have a moderator or watcher... So you end up just chatting with fellow applicants. The next 2 "technical" interviews were so ridiculous it felt like the interviewers were more interested in asking me about my personal life rather than my skills for the role. I guess one can't expect any better from a services company in India.
Interview Question – How would you create a test case for a toilet seat? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Can't imagine working with the guys who interviewed me!
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