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    very positive in UK, probably less so in the states

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sybase full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good atmosphere, good people working there.

    Cons

    very regimented from the US and approval heavy. Lots of control and hierachy

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    Trust people to make more decisions

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Sybase Interviews

Updated 26 Sep 2014
Updated 26 Sep 2014

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    Technical Support Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Sybase in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied online on SAP website and got called by an HR peson the next day. The person was going on holiday the following week, thus the urgency in calling me. We set an appointment that same day for a 1h interview. The interview went well, the HR was very interested in my profile and raised questions related to the job that matched my skills. He forwarded my CV to a colleague in CZ to set-up a face-to-face interview in their london offices. 10 days go by, I hear nothing about the interview and get no reply from the person in CZ, so I email my first contact asking if he was already back from holidays blabla. he emails me back the same day and sets a face-to-face interview 2 days later. I was very interested in the position and didn't mind them being this unorganized (at the time).
    I go to London, to Sybase offices by Monument, where I have an interview with a team-member. I get from the person the feeling they've not read my CV, or they just had a look at it on their way from home. I wasn't asked any questions matching my skills with the jobs specifications. Instead, I had the usual boring interview questions (strenght/weaknesses, describe your career..) the interview was very short, and felt my phone interview with the HR person made more sense to me than this one. Anyway, the person didn't really seem to understand what skills the position required and didn't ask the right questions. Anyway, I understand from him that he is going on holiday the following week, and therefore I should be hearing from them within 2 weeks. 15 days later, no reply, I send and email to the HR guy (as I didn't ahve the email of the 2nd person) no reply, 15 moe days later I send a second email to the HR guy (no reply).. I check on SAP website, it still states I'm in the process (it states rejected when the candidate is).. 1 week later I call the guy, he picks up the phone, no sorry no nothing, just a simple you were not selected and we went for a person that matched the position better blabla, and he tells me he is going to call me to give me more feedback. I've never heard of him again and didn't really search to. I went as well on SAP website and withdrew my application (so now it doesn't state I was rejected, but rather that I just withdraw my candidacy)
    This was the worst interview experience I've ever had, especially that I had to ask my current manager for days off at the very last minute to be there for their interviews and had to wait and expect an answer when in fact the people just didn't care enough to even send a generic email

    Interview Questions
    • To be fair, I didn't have any challenging question. During the phone interviw it was more about my language skills and my background. and in the face-to-face interview the most challenging one would be "strenghts and weaknesses"   Answer Question
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Website www.sybase.com
Headquarters Dublin, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Acquired By SAP
Founded 1984
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Information Technology
Revenue £100 to £500 million (GBP) per year
Competitors IBM, Microsoft, Oracle

Sybase has your databases covered. Long known for its relational database products, the company develops software that stores and distributes content throughout enterprises. Its extensive product suite encompasses database servers, data warehousing, and business analytics; it also includes data encryption and device management tools. Other applications enable information and messaging to be delivered from databases to mobile devices. Sybase markets its products worldwide, with historically about half of its revenues coming from outside North America. The financial services... More

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