Interview experience

SAP zzzzi
Aug 10, 2018 7 Comments

Recently had phone screen with Box. Overall experience was not as expected. I had applied for Front end role.
Interviewer called late and he was driving. I could hear all the noise and secondly the call got cut twice.
He wanted to do a code review of the project his colleague had developed (Java). So he copy pasted the whole code base almost( 5-6 class files) and asked me to start writing test case.(JUnit)
It took a lot of time for me to understand that he wants to improvise the code and then write test case. As this was the first time someone asked me to do this in interview.
As the code was part of a big wrapper it was hard for me to relate what the actual application would do.
Well, There was no algorithm or coding question as in other interviews.
I was expecting a reject for sure.
Recruiter gave a standard reject email but again wrote wrong names of interviewers “ Thank you for interviewing with X and Y ..”
I wanted tell them it was Z who took my interview.
But I decided to move on.
People interviewing with Box, Good luck

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TOP 7 Comments
  • Glassdoor laytvnm
    Send an email to their HR explaining everything that you'd described here. Otherwise you're enabling him to keep interviewing from the 101.
    Moreover he gave you, a FE dev a QA role phone screen.
    Last, if this ever happens to you in an onsite, pee on the interviewer to show dominance.
    Aug 10, 2018 1
    • SAP zzzzi
      OP
      Right, I am going to do so over the weekend. I have some last round interviews going on with some amazing companies.Do not want to get distracted.
      Aug 10, 2018
  • Avegant / Eng
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    Zilla Tmore
    Seems like a personal endurance and tolerance to weird situations test rather than a tech interview. Put this on Glassdoor
    Aug 10, 2018 0
  • Marvell 67hj
    Yes glassdoor it.
    Aug 10, 2018 0
  • Tango Health / Eng WaterColor
    I had a phone screening sometime back with and it was a breeze. I was happy with overall interview process including the onsite. Though I interviewed for a backend engg role.
    Aug 10, 2018 2
    • SAP zzzzi
      OP
      I expected the same after reading all the posts over glassdoor/ blind. But it was weird for me. :(
      Aug 10, 2018
    • Commvault Gtalk
      what was the algo question they asked
      Nov 28, 2018