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Field Marketing Internship Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at SanDisk in April 2012.
Interview Details I networked through one of the recruiters and received a call on my voicemail asking about my interest in the Field Marketing internship. Returning the call to the individual at HR, the interview began immediately, and lasted about 20 minutes with purely behavioral questions (i.e. What's one of the biggest challenges you've faced? Do you have any experience with marketing or retail? Describe your resume). The recruiter, after finishing the battery of questions, informed me that I passed the first round, and scheduled a second interview with a Marketing Director. The company and the recruiter were extremely accommodating, and despite the fact I was abroad, agreed to Skype interviews. This interview was much more situationally-based and technical, and lasted thirty minutes. Questions consisted of: How would you market SanDisk products at a general retail franchise? What are the four "p's" of marketing? How would you go about increasing sales for SanDisk? Etc. After a few days, I was contacted saying I made it to the final round, and asked for a convenient time to schedule a final interview. After a week, the final interview transpired on Skype and lasted about twenty minutes with another Channel Director of Marketing. The interviewer asked behavioral questions and went over in more depth my resume than the recruiter did. At the end of the interview, the Director said she would send an exemplary recommendation to the recruiter, which (I think) was a good indicator that I was hired. A few days later, I was informed that I received the job.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work for SanDisk?
What are the four "P's" of marketing?
Why do you want a Marketing job?
How would you market SanDisk products at a retail franchise? (You need to have a couple of alternative answers...)
Describe different kinds of SanDisk products? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – You can't negotiate; this is an internship.
Regional Sales Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 months - interviewed at SanDisk in October 2012.
Interview Details Went through 9 in-person and phone interviews. Hiring manager likes to have several candidates in the pool and does not go with you simply because you are the best one. They like to have several points of comparison,
Negotiation Details – Negotiation was simple. Countered and got what I asked for,
Field Marketing Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at SanDisk.
Interview Details Several rounds were given over the phone and then I met one of the recruiters in person. It was a good experience getting to know some of the corporate ways of interviewing
Interview Question – Pretty straightforward, make sure you know how you can relate your skills directly to the position. I also did not make it to the final final round, so there might have been more I did not experience Answer Question
Design Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at SanDisk.
Interview Details The whole process would last for 6-9 hrs. It depends on how you perform. But some time they want to see how you respond to actual design problems. In that way they could see the way you think. Get yourself familiar with all your projects and previous designs would be better.
Interview Question – They don't ask general design questions. More like custom design encounters. Answer Question
Management Trainee Program Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at SanDisk in September 2013.
Interview Details Interview was quite laid back, they just wanted to know you as a person. The interviewer asked me where I'm from, why do I want to work with SanDisk, why I think I am a good fit for the job and I also had to walk through my resume with him.
Account Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 1 week - interviewed at SanDisk.
Interview Details 3 sequential Group interviews . Friendly and appropriate, and as expected.Started off with a in depth briefing of the position and followed with my self summary, which I was able to tshem tailor to address their requirements. Useful exchange which just unfortunatly unearthed a reason the Job would not have been a good fit for me.
Interview Question – All reasonable. Answer Question
Global Talent Programs Manager (Contract) Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and interviewed at SanDisk.
Interview Details Contacted by agency recruiter. Scheduled to have an hour interview with the manager; however, he was ten minutes late and cut the interview short (approx. 20 minutes) because he had another meeting to go to. The next day he put the position on hold and I never received any feedback.
Interview Question – N/A Answer Question
ASIC Design Engineer Intern Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at SanDisk in April 2014.
Interview Details Two rounds of telephone interview.
First round, asked about projects related to Xilinx FPGA, setup time, hold time, assertion and deassertion of asynchronous reset signal. Verilog code for flipflop. C code for sorting. Took 30 minutes.
Second round is manager interview. Asked about projects related to Xilinx FPGA, how did I do P&R, I said we didn't do anything , Xilinx automatically generates the mapping. He was disappointed. Then he asked about my experience with PrimeTime, I don't have much, disappointed. Asked if I know regular expression, I don't know, disappointed. Took only 20 minutes. Done
Interview Question – assertion and deassertion of asynchronous reset signal, what's the effect on the system Answer Question
Packaging Engineer II Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at SanDisk in May 2014.
Interview Details Hiring process was smoothly and efficiently handled by HR and the hiring manager. Three phone interviews followed by on-site interview. On-site interview was 5 hours long. There were interviews with three directors, one senior director, VP, senior manager and a staff engineer. Also had a interview with one director during lunch. There was also typical HR interview (behavioral questions) and a half an hour long presentation on one of my works.
Interview Question – Lots of technical questions on electronic package manufacturing processes, solder reliability, wire bonding and detailed questions on my resume. Answer Question
Senior Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at SanDisk.
Interview Details Contacted by an in-house recruiter through Linked-In and I replied that I was interested. The first interview was with an HR representative on the phone; originally set for 30 mins but it went over. It was clearly to get a better understanding of my background and to follow-up on clarification needed, I'm guessing, that the hiring manager wanted. He was very cordial and informative. I would say, made me excited about the opportunity. He passed me to the hiring manager for a phone interview and that was more detailed on my experience relevant to the position. It was set for 30 mins, but went for 50 mins. This manager was also very cordial and professional. Both interviews were a positive experience.
Interview Question – They asked a question like the type that you hear that Google asks; it was a problem solving question asking you to determine the number of XYZ, something rather esoteric View Answer
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