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Symantec Interview Questions

Updated 15 Dec 2014
Updated 15 Dec 2014
361 Interview Reviews

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    Senior Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Symantec.

    Interview Details

    Telephone interview, 1st round f2f interview with HR, 2nd round panel interview with recruiting manager and peers, 3rd round f2f interview with manager's manager

    Interview Questions
    • None - pretty standard interviews covering experience to date, competency based questions and motivation to join   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Back and forth 2-3 times before we agreed on the basic salary
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Pre Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reading, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reading, England
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Symantec in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    The process was slow and involved 4 interviews.. Initial hr interview followed up by phone interview.. Followed by presenting to a panel on there topic of choice followed by a phone interview with the director of pre-sales.. I took some time to get an offer

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    MSS Security Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reading, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reading, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Symantec in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Hiring Process is really good. They deal with interviews well. However whilst i was there they made people attend interviews 3 times (Face to Face) because they were consistently unsure.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They do not pay according to the average market & will only take you on if you are willing to meet their budget. My position was 20k a year but on the market it was based as 30k a year. To prove this, i handed my notice in when i got the next job.. it's similar.. yet pays a lot more.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Quality Assurance Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Symantec in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    First I got the chance to speak to two students currently on placement with the company, who were there to relax me and answer any questions I had. This was not part of the interview.

    I was then taken in for my interview with one line manager and one senior manager. They asked me questions about my CV along with a few others, but nothing particularly difficult. They explained the available roles to me and asked which I would be most interested in.

    Interview Questions
    • No unexpected questions. Just be sure you are able to go into depth about your CV.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Senior Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reading, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reading, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Symantec in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by HR and schedulled 3 interviews:

    -(1:1) Technical concepts: OS (Solaris)
    -(1:1) Networking (UNIX/Solaris solving technical concepts)
    -(1:2) Support and background experiece solving technical problems.

    First two weren'tt too difficult and in the last one difficult increased (two interviews, questions about work habits, face problems, ...)

    Interview Questions
    • tell me a especial problem you face a how you solve it (method you follow)   Answer Question
    • how do you act with your work mates in critical situations ?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Technical Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reading, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reading, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Symantec in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    Three interviews :
    - 10 technical questions of general unix/windows knowledge
    - technical questions about different scenarios where troubleshooting is required
    - social skills and motivational with two hiring team managers

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation because the salary is pretty much standard for the job role
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Inside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reading, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reading, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Symantec in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was really easy, not very taxing. No difficult questions, all in all I found it very easy. not much more I can say on the process really...................................................

    Negotiation Details
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    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Symantec in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    3 stage process involving initial meeting, panel interview, presentation and decision!

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work for the worlds number 1 IT Security corporation?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Recruit from the top tier IT community. Symantec recruit the best, the elite.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    You have to hunt for the jobs - they are posted, but not easy to find. If your manager isn't clear you're looking you get almost no help. The Talent Acquistion team are mostly contractors, so theres a chance you will speak to multiple people int he process before ever getting to hiring manager.

    Interview Questions
    • None - it was very standard. Focused on how you get others to sell more.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Minimal wiggle room unless the location is hard to find talent for or the jobs been open a long time.
    Accepted Offer
  11.  

    Intern - Hourly Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    It was a phone interview. I could not hear the first couple questions clearly due to connection issues. Questions are mostly testing on my understanding of basic concepts such as do you prefer C++ or Java, or how do you do unit testing on a reverse string function. The coding part was to find the maximum number of appearances of a character in a string. Was asked to provide a couple test cases as well. My interviewer was a nice and patient guy. . I got the on site interview almost 2 weeks later.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

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