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Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA (US)
No Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at F5 Networks (Seattle, WA (US)) in April 2018.

Interview

After applying online, I was send a link to hackerrank. The questions were too easy to be true. 2 coding and a few MCQs. The time limit was 75 min but I was able to complete it in less than 15 mins. After waiting a week for the update I send a mail to the recruiter asking about the status. In a total of 4 weeks I had send 4 mails with no reply from the recruiter and then later just an automated mail that i wasn't selected for the next round.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at F5 Networks (Seattle, WA (US)).

    Interview

    Firstly an introductory phone call interview which lasted for about 15 mins.
    Three rounds of onsite interview of 45mins each.
     Questions asked were based on resume, one coding problem, networking and Linux basics.

    Interview Questions

    • Easy Linux command line questions
      ls, grep, find   Answer Question
    • Explain OSI model
      Explain TCP 3-way handshake
      IPv4 and IPv6 addresses   Answer Question
    • Coding question:
      Write a Translate function.
      Input:
      Set1: abc
      Set2: 123
      Text: aaabbbcc

      Final output expected as Translated text: 11122233   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at F5 Networks (Seattle, WA (US)) in March 2018.

    Interview

    First applied for the job and got an interview call in 2 weeks. First-round lasted for about 60 mins. Had some coding questions.Got 2 /2 on coding questions correct but didn't get selected for the next round. Really didn't know the exact reason.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at F5 Networks (Seattle, WA (US)) in April 2018.

    Interview

    I applied online. After about a week, a recruiter reached out and scheduled an HR screening over the phone. The job description did not require a CS degree. I have a B.S. in another technical field, and the recruiter assured me that I could be successful in the role without a CS background. We then scheduled a technical phone/skype interview with the hiring manager.

    The skype interview went really well. I had to write some algorithms in JS using a browser IDE. I came up with efficient solutions for each problem and the hiring manager acknowledged this. As I mentioned, I don't have a CS degree, but the position was for a GUI/Front-End engineer and I have a lot of experience with JS (and all of the other requisite front-end skills). A few days after the phone interview the recruiter reached out and scheduled a final on-site interview.

    They say that an interview is a two-way street, i.e. the employer is interviewing you, but you are also interviewing the employer. F5 failed their on-site interview with me.

    The interview included four separate one-hour sessions, with four white male engineers. My interview was scheduled to start at 8:00am. I checked in with reception at 7:51am, my first interviewer was late and came to get me at 8:20am (20 minutes late).

    At the start of each session, the interviewer would ask, "Which position is this for again?". They had no idea what they were interviewing me for. I was asked a bunch of systems engineering and Java related questions by the first three interviewers. I obviously struggled because I have almost no experience in these areas (and I definitely didn't include those as skills on my resume).

    The last interviewer started the session by explaining that you cannot be successful at F5 without a B.S. in Computer Science. He suggested that I go back to school if I want to work there. He then explained what he does at F5 (systems engineering) and how difficult his job would be without a CS degree. He concluded his diatribe, shook my hand, and showed me out of the building. He didn't even humor me with a technical question.

    I totally understand that some jobs are impossible without a CS degree, and I respect that. But don't string me along for two months acting like I don't need one, then have the final panel spring it on me as a requirement. Also, I noticed that I wasn't asked a single behavioral or "cultural fit" question. I could have been an argumentative jerk or a racist and they would have hired me if my Java skills were up to snuff.

    I had an offer in hand from another company, when I went into the final interview at F5. After the interview I got in my car, took out my phone, and accepted the offer at the other company. I'm grateful to F5 for making a difficult career decision much easier.

    Interview Questions

    • Systems engineering, Java, nothing related to the Front-end or UI,   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at F5 Networks.

    Interview

    Received a coding challenge to complete with four questions. The questions covered a wide variety of topics from html to knowledge of C to basic coding questions. Overall the coding challenges were pretty challenging, if you practice on hackerrank you will be fine.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellevue, WA (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at F5 Networks (Bellevue, WA (US)).

    Interview

    2 rounds of phone interview, 1 onsite include 4 different person. Onsite also has some questions in paper given 30min to solve. Technical quesitons including white board coding and system design. Office is good.

    Interview Questions

    • Design Seattle transportation system, what will you do if you got a great amount of money   1 Answer

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at F5 Networks.

    Interview

    Contacted by recruiter, the interview process was well organized at the beginning. I completed an online assessment. Got follow up hiring manager interview. The feedback was good. I though I'm able to fly to onsite.

    After that, it became so bad organized, I didn't get any schedule info, they suddenly called me when I was outside saying that we have more tech questions to ask you and I need a computer. I thought the next might be coding round, so I made the schedule. On that interview day, the dirty thing is, they didn't ask me to do any coding test except for keeping asking me the exact same questions which already being ask by the hiring manager in the previous round.

    I was quite confused why other interviewers didn't make good coordination with their hiring manager. Keeping asking same questions to waste my time.

    Interview Questions

    • they are c++ try exception fans, be prepared for this area if you want to join them. Also http and SSL stuff.   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at F5 Networks in January 2017.

    Interview

    I applied in mid December 2016. And I was contacted by f5 recruiter in Mid January 2017. Recruiter setup interview with a Software Engineer. The interview lasted for about 20 - 30 minutes. I was asked to write a simple C program on collabedit.
    At the end of the interview, the interviewer gave me a positive feedback. He said I should expect to be called for on-site interview. After a couple of days, recruiter reaches out to me and asked me for my availability for on-site interview. After I sent him days/times, he replied saying that he made a mistake in his previous email and that he has not received a final decision yet for my interview from the hiring manager. It could be a genuine mistake but, imagine how you would feel to be told it was a mistake after you rescheduled other interviews for this one. I emailed the recruiter a few times and he told me there is no update. Then in late March 2017 I received a generic rejection email.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at F5 Networks (Seattle, WA (US)) in September 2016.

    Interview

    Got a phone call. Flew over to Seattle for an interview. Met with the hiring manager. The interveiws was a relay of interviews four which covered several topics about the skills needed for the job. Some of the interviewers did not seem like they were on board with the method. Took about two hours in total. Got a phone call back regarding my interview back in a couple of days.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at F5 Networks.

    Interview

    I applied online. Received an online coding test after 1 or 2 weeks. It included a lot of network related questions, one coding question and several questions about past experience. Next step was a phone interview with hiring manager, which was mainly about my experience with the technologies used in the team.

    Interview Questions

    • Some network related questions.   1 Answer

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