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Verizon Communications Software engineer interview

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Sagar PaliwalFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Jaipur for Software engineer role at Verizon Communications
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
150 Minutes
Interview Experience
It was 2.5 hour long AMCAT test comprising of Quant, Verbal ability, analytic ability, technical section comprising questions from C, DSA and other computer fundamentals.
The test is not that difficult so the cutoff generally goes high
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself
  • Question 2: Suppose you are recruited as an ECE engineer in IRCTC. Your job is to stop the train accidents that happen every now and then. Use your Applied Electronics to construct a scheme/plan. Tell me how will you proceed?"
  • Question 3: Explain the working of IC 555 timer
  • Question 4: how internet works, Network model etc.
  • Question 5: general question from my CV
Interview Experience
Started with a formal "Tell me about yourself". While I continued for 2 minutes, he read my CV word to word. Since I had always been interested in programming and so it was my strong point. But he didn't even ask my area of interest and directly asked me question from core electronics that too application based. The questions were like this:
1. "Suppose you are recruited as an ECE engineer in IRCTC. Your job is to stop the train accidents that happen every now and then. Use your Applied Electronics to construct a scheme/plan. Tell me how will you proceed?"
I was literally stunned at such a question. However I took some seconds to think and gave him 2-3 answers all applying the idea in one way or the other. Like use of modern sensors, RADAR technology, Use of automated baricates at crossings and explained it to him. He wasn't fully convinced but somehow I was able to do OK.
After that i told him that I was more comfortable in programming and computer science subjects. he neglected this altogether and kept asking me ECE questions. Next questions were like "Explain the working of IC 555 timer." I told him straight away that I didn't know it very well.
After this he moved on to ask me the difference between GSM and CDMA technology, how mobile phones work and the whole concept of cellular telephony. I had prepared well for it and told him even more than he was expecting so he was quite pleased to hear it.
Next were some questions from computer networks like how internet works, Network model etc. I told him I was studying CN currently so i gave him the basics of OSI model explaining briefly each of the 7 layers. Also told him about sub-nets, sub-net masks etc.
After this he asked me some general question from my CV about my achievements like KVPY scholarship, NTSE scholarship and about my research paper. I explained it to him to the best I could. Then I asked a couple questions from my side and this interview was over. The whole process took around 35-40 minutes.
Interview Tips
For technical, have a solid command over all the fundamentals of important subjects. You need to start early. 3rd year is a good time to plan and start your preparation. In your summer holidays before 7th semester, don't focus your full attention on your training. It is also important but you need to take out some extra time for aptitude building, revising concepts and enhancing your communication skills. Be confident and be honest. Try to make the conversation as interesting as possible. Try to be more interested in the company. If possible, do a little homework about the company visiting your college. It will prove to be useful and certainly will give you an edge above others.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: tell me about yourself
  • Question 2: Family, Schooling, Interests
Interview Experience
It had hardly been 15 minutes after the completion of my technical interview and I was called for the HR round. Again it started with “tell me about yourself” but this time the lady asked me everything about my family, my schooling, my interests and all. It was a really good 30 minutes spent as the conversation was really interesting. Then she asked me whether I had any problems in relocation. Then it led to a good discussion about how is life different in Hyderabad and Chennai. I asked her a little bit about her education and how she started a formal career in management. She was very happy to respond. Lastly, there were some concluding remarks, a formal thank you and the interview was over.
Interview Tips
Make the interview as interactive as possible. Ask a lot of questions. The person should know that you are really interested in the company. Prepare good answers for HR round well in advance.Any extracurricular activities that you have been a part of may come up in the HR/Managerial round. I was asked what have you done in your college life so far other than studies. I had a lot to say in that matter as i was involved in dramatics, debating, quizzing and other activities right from the school level. They may be interested to know how efficiently have you handled any complex or challenging situations in your life. I was the Event Executive of Fashion Show "PANACHE" in BLITZSCHLAG'13. I explained to HR what all I did to make that event a success and she was really impressed with it.
General Tips
CGPA matters. Not always but definitely it's a point worth considering when the interviewers are confused even after the completion of all the rounds about which students to select.Although not specific to this company, but other companies give a lot of credit to CGPA. It is an important factor along with the 1st written round for the shortlisting of candidates.So, maintain as good a CGPA as you can.In your technical interview you are going to be asked about at least one project that you have been involved in your college life. If some project is mentioned in your CV, it is certain that the interviewer will ask you about it. I have seen discussions as long as 1 hour or more on one's project itself.
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Verizon Communications interview

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FresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at BIT Mesra for Verizon Communications
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Interview Experience
The process consisted of two rounds - first, Written Test and second, Interview (Technical and HR).Round 1: The written test had 75 questions and we were allotted 80 minutes for the same.There were four sections: Verbal, Analytical, Attention to Detail and Technical (C and Data Structures).First, there was the verbal section. Basically, questions on articles, synonyms and antonyms were asked. Two passages were also given and related questions were asked. The analytical section included questions from quant (set theory, data sufficiency, cubes,etc.) and Logical Reasoning.
The third section was the easiest and did not require any special preparation. From a group of patterns, we had to determine if they were alike or different.
The fourth was the technical section and had 5 questions each from C and DS. This was the toughest section.Time management is absolutely important. There were sectional cutoffs and so we had to clear each section.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
Round 2: It was the PI round. First, we had the technical interview. Various questions on C and Data Structures were asked. I was also asked why being in EEE, I was interested in joining Verizon. Then I was asked to write a C program.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • Question 2: Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
  • Question 3: What are your interests?
  • Question 4: Are you ready to relocate?
Interview Experience
Next, we had the HR interview. Here, the usual questions mentioned above  were asked. Some of them were:Also, questions from what I had written in my CV were asked. On the whole, the interview went quite well. And finally, I was selected
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Verizon Communications interview

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FresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at BIT Mesra for Verizon Communications
Interview Process
Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Interview Experience
Round 1: 
Written objective test consisting of questions on quant,english and c/data structures, held at our campus. Cut off was high. Around 130 students appeared, including students from deoghar campus, 22 made it to the next round.
Round 2

Technical Interview

Interview Experience
Round 2:technical interview. tell me about yourself, why do you want to join Verizon, etc. He asked me questions related to stuff written on my resume, like explain your project, some technical questions related to languages, etc.
Interview Tips
My GPA was just above 7, so he asked why was it so less. I said its not that less, 7 is distinction grade in our college..tongue emoticon, and my marks in Core CS subjects are good.
In the end he asked me whether i had any questions and i asked him about work location preference, hyderabad over chennai, and then he gave me a 20 min lecture on how beautiful a city chennai is, the beaches, nightlife, etc, nothing that made sense to me. Luckily for us we got hyderabad.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Experience
final round
hr interview. Asked basic questions, where you from, family, hobbies, etc. He asked me what notorious activities i had done in my life. He asked me to explain the story of the last book which i read, and then he asked some questions pertaining to it, and we ended up having a discussion on Hindu mythology.Finally 12 students got selected.Points to recollect:
Prepare well for the written rounds, and then in the interviews answer questions confidently.
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Verizon Communications interview

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FresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at BIT Mesra for Verizon Communications
Interview Process
Test Group Discussion Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Test Sections
  • Section 1: Aptitude
Interview Experience
Consisted of Quantitative aptitude, Logical reasoning, Data Interpretation and English.(Time management is important)
Round 2

Group Discussion

Interview Experience
A topic was given to a group of 10 members, out of which 5 spoke for and 5 against.
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Basic coding question from C, Data Structures and DBMS.
  • Question 2: Questions from java and C++ (as it was mentioned in the resume)
  • Question 3: The main point of concentration was projects and training
  • Question 4: Some people were also asked questions related to data communication and basic electronics.
Round 4

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Questions like ‘Tell me about yourself’. (Try to create a good impression)
  • Question 2: Questions on your personality. Show confidence while answering. The HR might try to oppose what you say and see how you react.
  • Question 3: Standard puzzles
  • Question 4: Questions like, ‘Why do you want to join Verizon?’, ‘Why should we hire you?’
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