VMware interview experience and brain rape
This was a ML focused applied scientist role in their security team.
The hiring manager was a douchebag. Typical IIT+IIM smart ass, not an engineering manager but a product manager who manages engineers and scientists in the group.
Had a initial phone call and invited me on-site. No technical questions on ML in phone interview. During on-site I was asked to give presentations on security focused work in ML. They were trying to get ideas. The entire session was a brain rape. This same hiring manager brain raped another former co-worker of mine. He also approached another co-worker who is one of the smartest person I have worked with. He called him a purple squirrel. Fortunately he was smart enough to know this hiring manager was a douche and refused interview. None of the team members knew any ML. They were just trying to interview experienced candidates to brain rape them.