Adobe Job Process – Software Engineer Member of Technical Staff – Rahul Gandhi

Adobe Job Process – Software Engineer Member of Technical Staff – Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi, Software Engineer Member of Technical Staff, Adobe shares his experience in this brief interview.

1. Please tell us about your Interview procedure. at Adobe ( Short listing procedure, GDs, Interviews, Questions, etc).

There were a total of 6 rounds. The first 2 were open to all and the next 4 were elimination rounds.

First Round: The first was a pen and paper written round. It had 2 sections: LR and Aptitude. Both had sectional cut offs.

Second Round: the second was also a pen and paper written round. It had multiple sections all of which were technical. This round had a good mix of questions from topics like output, error finding, Data structures, Algorithms and some general programming related questions. We were supposed to write C code for the programming questions.

Even though both these rounds were open for all eligible students, the second round was evaluated only for people who cleared the cut off for the first round.

The next 4 rounds were scheduled on the next day at Adobe’s office.

Third Round and Fourth Round: The third and the fourth rounds were Personal Interviews. These had a mix of questions related to the projects in my resume, some algorithm questions based on trees and graphs and a lot of discussion on various Operating System topics. (For some reason, people at Adobe love asking OS questions. They just love it :p. So make sure you brush up your OS concepts before you go in for the interviews. )

Fifth Round: The fifth was the director round. Not everybody had this, some people had just another tech round instead of this. For me, this round was a mixture of everything. HR questions, OOPS Questions, C Questions, Design Questions, Puzzles and what not.
Sixth Round: This was an HR round. Normal HR round. The guy was friendly and it was more of a discussion than an interview.

2. What and how many internships and projects you did at college? How did you get them?

Being genuinely interested in Computer Science and Programming always helps. I had been messing around with Linux for a long time and I guess that really helped me understand OS concepts. You have to have a very thorough understanding of the CS concepts.
I had already faced a lot of technical interviews prior to this (When I was looking for internships). That too helped a lot.

Having good projects also helps a lot. Shows you are actually interested in computers.

You have to have faith in yourself. Trust me, confidence can do wonders. The placement season can be really harsh on you, keeping your calm will take you a long way.

I had undertaken a few self started projects. Ranging from websites to chrome extensions to search engine.
I had done 2 internships. One at CRIS (Centre for Railway Information Systems) and one at Riddhiford.

3. What makes this company different from other firms?

Are you planning to do higher studies in near future?

Not at the moment. I might go for MS later.

Read moreAdobe Job Process – Software Engineer Member of Technical Staff – Rahul Gandhi

Wipro Job Process – Project Engineer – Ankit Aggarwal

Wipro Job Process – Project Engineer – Ankit Aggarwal

Ankit Aggarwal, Project Engineer, Wipro shares his experience in this brief interview.

1. Please tell us about your Interview procedure. at Wipro ( Short listing procedure, GDs, Interviews, Questions, etc).

The placement process for Wipro was standard; the preliminary shortlisting was done by an online test. The online test included aptitude, verbal and programming questions. It was quite easy. Shortlisted candidates were required to write an essay on a standard topic, this was non-eliminative. All the shortlisted candidates had their technical interviews followed by HR interviews. The technical interviews were about basic programming concepts and puzzles. HR interviews were focused on earlier written essay and standard HR questions. They were looking for good speaking skills. Overall, the process was easy and a student with basic preparation would be able to get the job.

2. What and how many internships and projects you did at college? How did you get them?

3. What makes this company different from other firms?

Read moreWipro Job Process – Project Engineer – Ankit Aggarwal

Deloitte Job Process – Business Technical Analyst – Chirag Takker

Deloitte Job Process – Business Technical Analyst – Chirag Takker

Chirag Takker, Business Technical Analyst, Deloitte shares his experience in this brief interview.

1. Please tell us about your Interview procedure. at Deloitte ( Short listing procedure, GDs, Interviews, Questions, etc).

There were three rounds. First there was an online written test which comprised of two sections (English and Quant). Quant consisted of basic level questions so no rocket science required in this just manage your time well and you’ll get through. Some 200 people sat for my profile and around 90 got shortlisted for the next round which was conducted couple of days after the written test.

(Tip: just be as quick as possible, don’t waste too much time on one questions and all the CAT aspirants don’t see these questions with suspicion, there is no trick they are actually that easy 😛 )

Then there was a case study based group interview. They have a very unusual kind of GD, which consists of two parts. Firstly all team members discuss the case (as in the case of any normal GD) but then the twist is your team has to present whatever you have finalized as the solution to the problem to a new panel of judges. They give you a full chart on which you note down all the key points during your discussion and then later on use the same to present a different set of mentors.

(Tip: You are part of same team so please don’t counter any team member, you will get your chance to speak! It is not the quantity but the quality of your points that matter).

Finally some 35 student were selected for one personal interview round. Panel consisted of two people, it was very chill but they check everything. Your resume will be scrutinized thoroughly so make sure not to fake, or do it smartly. Apart from resume focus on projects you did in your college, puzzles and guesstimates. Interview usually lasts for 25-30 minutes. They asked me 9 ball puzzle, 25 horses puzzle and a guesstimate question to calculate number of college students travelling in Delhi metro. (Tip: just be yourself)

2. What and how many internships and projects you did at college? How did you get them?

A company like Deloitte looks for more than academic excellence, so I guess the time spent outside classroom really helped me a lot in my overall grooming which is a necessity to crack any good company. Also have faith in yourself, in your ability placement season can be tough but your hardwork will eventually pay! (Tip: No tip here just thank god when you get that job! Its 50% hardwork 50% luck)

3. What makes this company different from other firms?

Read moreDeloitte Job Process – Business Technical Analyst – Chirag Takker

Morgan Stanley Job Process – Campus Placement – Abhishek Jain

Morgan Stanley Job Process – Campus Placement – Abhishek Jain

Abhishek Jain, Campus Placement, Morgan Stanley shares his experience in this brief interview.

1. Please tell us about your Interview procedure. at Morgan Stanley ( Short listing procedure, GDs, Interviews, Questions, etc).

Placement procedure consisted of the following rounds:

1st Round: Written MCQ
This round had MCQ questions from almost all major subjects of computer science namely Algorithms, Data Structures, Operating Systems, Database Management System.

The questions were very good in the sense that a deep understanding of the subject was required to solve them.

2nd Round: Coding round

In this round we were given about 5-6 problems for which we had to write a complete program that could solve them on a piece of paper. This was not done online.

The problems were moderately difficult.

3rd Round: Technical Interview
Questions on data structures were asked. They also tested me on my OOPS concepts.

4th Round: Group Activity
In this round we were divided into groups of about 5-6 people. We were given some pictures from which we had to form a complete story as a group.

After the first draft of the story was complete, they gave us some more pictures that we had to fit in our existing story or modify the story.

A panel of 4-5 employees was also present in the room and they were constantly evaluating our performance, our team work skills, our communications skills etc.

5th Round: Technical Interview Round
In this round some of the data structure questions were asked.

A design problem was also asked(I had to design a parking lot). As is the case with all the design problems, they kept on adding more and more situations for me to consider while designing my parking lot.

6th Round: HR Round
Typical HR questions were asked.

2. What and how many internships and projects you did at college? How did you get them?

I did a project on image processing in college. We tried to extend an object matching algorithm known as SIFT for doing face recognition. In my 5th semester, we had to choose our project mentor from our department. Once we did that, we had a discussion with our project mentor and came up with this idea during that discussion.

I had done my summer internship after my 6th semester at Influence Technolabs Pvt. Ltd. I had applied for the job online.

3. What makes this company different from other firms?

What helped you sail through the hurdles and crack?

During the complete placement season, it happens many times that you don’t get what you think you deserve while people less deserving than you get through. In those situations the single most important thing is to have faith in your abilities and to just keep on working harder and harder.

During an interview it always helps to keep a calm and composed mind. Interviewers will help you as much as they can in solving a problem, they will give you hints. You have to be smart enough to catch onto those hints and move further. It happens many a times that we are not able to answer a question during an interview but when we sit back and think about it, we are able to solve it. This is because we were not calm during the interviews.

No matter what, try to be as calm as you can and even more.

Read moreMorgan Stanley Job Process – Campus Placement – Abhishek Jain