I'll be interviewing at Amazon soon and was wondering what would be the best way to go about salary negotiation should they offer me a job. I'll be fresh out of school (with a Masters in CS), so I don't really have a baseline salary to go by. In other words, I can't tell them "well I made X at my last job, so I'd like to make at least X+5k". What's the best way to determine a good asking salary range? I've tried checking the job salary sites (like payscale), but the numbers I get seem to be below what I've seen with other recent graduates. I've got a couple of internships under my belt, so I do have a bit of experience.
what is space complexity? how to calculate space complexity of any program, give a suitable example.
Job At Google/ Microsft
I m a Btech 3 Year student.. I like coding.
I develop some projects using PHP & MYSQl. I want to be a software engineer at Google / Microsoft. So how should i start my preparations?? My basics are not too strong. What kind of projects should i develop ?
How may days do you have to wait after failing Google phone interview
Recently I had a Google phone screen. Even though I solved the coding question it was not on their expected level. So I was told, sorry, try again later.
Now how many months do I need to wait to apply at Google again? Can I apply to a different Google office than I was interviewed?
Interview at Google / Java SSE
Just wanted to share my bit of experience.
I am pretty much happy with the job I got so I usually ignore recruiters contacting me, but this time when I received an email from a recruiter from Google, I decided to give it a shot.
After an hour-long phone chat with the recruiter, passing two just as long phone screening with Google engineers that involved writing code in Google Docs and filling out a bunch of questionnaries and forms I was invited for the on-site interview in Mountain View.
I am a computer scientist by training, but I hardly ever used any of that basic algorithmic stuff since I graduated. I had to refresh my knowledge quite a bit,
yet it was the most fun part of the whole process. The interview questions turned out to be probably somewhat simpler than I had expected them to be, but they have clearly shown: don't bother if you are not proficient in algorithms and at least basics of discrete math - see what Steve Yegge has to say about it in his classical blog post.
Sorry guys, I will not disclose exact questions I was asked. I signed an NDA, but what is more important, it would be unfair to my interviewers. Each of them spent time and effort preparing the questions. Suffice to say, solving problems from Gayle's book plus whatever you find on the Internet and reading or re-reading a good book on algorithms (my personal favorite is "Introduction to Algorithms" by Cormen at al.)
is a good approach to preparing for the interview. Remember to solve problems by yourself, trying to cram/memorize the answers is just plain stupid.
The on-site interview took almost a day (10:30am to 4pm). There were 5 technical interviewers and a "lunch interviewer" - a guy whose task was to lunch and chat with me.
Everything seemed to go fine, I answered all the questions and wrote on a whiteboard all the programs I was asked to (whoever suggested bringing your own dry-erase marker - thank you!).
By the end of the day, though, I was so exhausted that giving correct answers involved slight nudging in the right direction from the interviewers,
yet there were no major hiccups - just a lot of thinking aloud and asking questions back and forth. All interviewers were very nice people - not a hint of condescendence or hostility, and hitting the right tone of
conversation with them was easy.
Most of them were younger than me (I am 37), except for one guy with apparently academical background. At least half of them joined Google within a year, one was hired right after college and never worked elsewhere.
Now to the disheartening part. I left the Google HQ with a feeling I totally pulled it off, yet my recruiter contacted me a week later with a short email that stated that in fact I had not: "Although you have an impressive background, there wasn't a strong enough match to move forward at this time. You are welcome to apply again in 12 months".
Well, I doubt I will want to. Jumping through the same hoops with predictably the same outcome once again makes too little sense to me. The whole process was long drawn out (2.5 months from the day the recruiter contacted me to the final email) and took quite a bit of my personal time (like I said, preparing was the best part - what the heck, re-activating the whole forests of dormant neurons put to sleep by daily rat races will benefit you in the ways you cannot imagine and makes the whole thing worthwhile)
The worst part is: however hard I tried not to, by the end of process, especially immediately after the on-site interview, I got emotionally involved. I came to like people I met there and the environment they were in. The rejecting email was quite a cold shower.
Even though everybody I met on the way were very likable people and every single step in the process taken separately did not feel too formal, mechanical or bureaucratic, the outcome made me feel like a misshapen spare part of a gigantic mechanism that did not fit and was thrown away. A feeling bad enough to want to avoid it anytime in the future.
A few words on my "impressive background", for the sake of statistics: I am primarily a Java/JEE dude. I worked with a lot of other technologies in the past including a decent amount of exposure to C++, but it was so long ago that I was careful not to underscore it in my resume and questionnaires. I did not have any referrals in Google - I was asked about them several times along the way, so it probably matters these days.
I do not program in Python, I never was involved in any open source projects of any value, nor I blog on technological themes. Were any of this different, the outcome would have probably been different as well.
My piece of advice to aspiring "nooglers" would be: yes, it is worth giving it a try, but only if (1) you feel you are truly well versed in algorithms and (2) the highly probable rejection won't hurt your feelings too much. Good luck!
Walmart Salary SDET
Hii i have been selected for walmart labs for SDET.
Current CTC is 5 lpa.
Any idea what CTC sud dey will give??
and how is work culture der??
Currently i m wid aricent as SE..
Plzz help i am confused
How to search job in US for an indian software engineer
I am currently a software developer with Adobe Systems, Bangalore,India with over 1 year of experience. I am looking to apply for jobs in USA, I would like to know do companies in USA accept applications from foreign countries. I have a friend in facebook Palo Alto , who told me that it is difficult for small companies to sponser your Visa, so I should be looking for a big comapnies like facebook, google etc.
1.How should go about researching and applying for companies in US? I know good startups in India ?
2.How to get to know about good startups in US to apply ?
3.Do companies don't prefer to take foreign employees ?
I have been offered an internship position by Samsung America as Android Software Developer. I accepted the offer and sent them signed application form. How long does it take for them to send me the offer letter. its been more than 2 weeks. Thanks.
When should off campus starts for Big companies like Microsoft ,Amazon , Yahoo,De Shaw , Adobe , Directi , Flipkart etc in India for 2013 pass out graduate
Hi guy's , I am in 4th year of B tech , Computer Science ,
I got two offer from my college , one I got internship as a web developer in bangalore startup( working on web development using ruby on rails , backbone , ajax , etc) and another offer I got accenture as associate software engineer . In our college after getting intern or placement offer in dream companies(whose package is more than 4.5 lakh per annum) are not allowed to sit for further dream companies , Hence I miss many companies like Hp, cisco, samsung , deshaw, cerner,qualcomm,st microelectronics,customer xps,ebay,bank of america,oracle,samsung,ford,Paypal,facebook,success factors,etc....list is very long , may be around 20 companies I missed . As I got intern in wrong company ,they made pressure on me to work for 7 days in a week and they are not giving proper training , they are just exploiting me So i decided to quit my internship ...and hence I have only accenture offer now ..
I am currently looking for job in good companies . As I was preparing hard from last 2 years to get place in good companies but now I am totatly shattered ...After having many achievements (recently I clear facebook hacker cup'2013 quailfication round and round 1)
and also my rank on interviewstreet.com (which is now
hackerrank.com) is 609 global and 154in India .I also got 1st rank in evernote challege conducted by interviewstreet.I also got certification of accomplishment from udacity for completing all challeges in course
cs101 , And am good at networking too , I had done ccna training for all modules under cisco network academy in my university .And also I am ankit fadia certified ethical hacker , Has done several projects on my own in field of inforamtion retrieval and web development. Some startup called me to join them (like hachilab) but after having bad experience in a startup , I have no courage to join them so I am looking for Big Mnc's companies . Currently I am going with accenture intern for 6 months .So I will try offcampus , guy's can any of you tell that When will offcampus starts for freshers in India for Big tech companies.
Applying to the big companies
What's the best way to apply to the big companies? To apply to an individual job req or to somehow apply to the company but not for a specific job req? If so, how is this done? And if you apply to a specific job req and don't get hired, can you still apply for other reqs?
Amazon Interview Preparation
I'll be appearing for Amazon phone interview in the next for the SDE position.
I'm very good at core Java. Though i've included Spring, Hibernate etc. in my Resume; i don't have in depth knowledge on these. Am i expected to prepare every technology i mentioned in my Resume. (We have used them in our project.)
I have read many posts in this forum, they talk only about data structures. Is Core Java and Data Structures good enough for Amazon interview?
Thanks in advance.
The majority of my 11 years of experience is in C++, with some C# and a little Java. Anyway, the environment I work in doesn't stay hip, and thus I've only recently discovered Boost and C++ 11. How important is knowing these modern C++ programming techniques? I feel I should probably try to get smart on them before interviewing but what do you think?
Adobe intern Forum
Hi is anyone going for adobe intern forum
re-apply same company but different country
I applied to some companies and unfortunately after phone interview I was rejected.
I know that is preferable re-apply after 6 months / 1 year but what if I apply to the same company but in a different country?
Interview for seasoned professional vs new college grad
Hi, I've been working professionally for 11 years. I'm curious as to how my interview will be the same or different from a new college grad's? Also, do questions differ depending on whether the candidate got a Master's or beyond? For instance, I don't recall ever learning about Dynamic Programming in my Bachelor's degree education (although I have learned about it on my own since through self-study).
High School Senior Network Engineering Internships?
These companies do not specify clearly on their websites whether or not high schools seniors are eligible for their summer internships. So, my question clearly is would they even consider my application. Specifically Google.
My achievements are:
-Cisco Certified (currently CCENT, CCNA to be taken next month) (enrolled in Cisco Academy)
- intern with local IT company
- 4.0 GPA senior year
- Captain of Lacrosse Team and Eagle Scout (leadership ability)
- over 150 hours of community service in high school
I won't list my entire resume, but I'd say for a Network Engineering internship I think I am qualified. Criticism is MUCH appreciated.
Technical Interview Attire
Hello - I am having an technical interview at AOL (Virginia) campus. Should it be more casual like khakhi's, shirt and a blazer or should i wear a suit or a dress pant and a shirt ?
Is Depth-First-Search (DFS) same as Preorder in Binary Tree?
It seems to me that order of travel a binary tree by using DFS is same as that of preorder.
how about BFS? any relationship with preorder, inorder and postorder?
Amazon or Samsung? Please help.From India.
I know this sounds like a crap question. But I have a dilemma. I have two offers for SDE, amazon chennai and Samsung Noida. The compensation offered by amazon is quite better than that of samsung ofcourse.
But myself being a north indian, have a desire to move to north india as I know chennai will be a difficult place for me to adjust. But at the same time, as a company, I would like to join amazon- reasons are obvious.
My question is whether job location should be considered such an important factor or not? I just want opinions from people as it will help me to take my decision. Lot of people will come with an answer "depends on your choice". I know that. I am just seeking an opinion here. Any inputs are appreciated.