NICE Systems Ltd. Interview Experience(On-Campus)
Recently, NICE visited my campus with the role of Associate Software Engineer.
Eligibility Criteria: Degree in CS/IT, Minimum Grade/Percentage – 60% and above or CGPA 6.5 throughout the academic career.
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120 Students applied.
- Online Test
- Technical Interview
- Managerial Interview
- HR Interview
Online Test: An Online test was conducted on the Interview Mocha “https://www.interviewmocha.com/” platform. The duration of the test was 100 minutes. There were 7 sections. The test had a negative marking.
- Quantitative Aptitude (5 MCQ’s, 10mins.)
- Non-verbal ability (5 MCQ’s, 10mins.)
- Software Engineering Fundamentals (8 MCQ’s, 10mins.)
- Testing Knowledge (10 MCQ’s, 20 mins.)
- DBMS (8 MCQ’s, 10mins.)
- Data Structures Round (1 Code, 20 mins.)
- Calculate the no. of 1’s by inverting the elements of an array of size n, which contains bits 0 and 1, by selecting a subarray.
- Math/String/Array Round (1 Code, 20 mins.)
Technical Interview: Around 40 Students were shortlisted for this round. It had a panel of two interviewers. It had the following Questions:
- Tell me about yourself?
- Asked questions about one of my web development projects that was mentioned in my resume.
- Asked which language am I comfortable with. So I choose JAVA. Following questions were asked:
- OOPS concepts. Asked my favorite concept and dug deeper about it (In my case: Polymorphism)
- Gave me a code snippet and asked me for its output (It was moderate)
- What are JRE, JDK, and JVM?
- Write a code to Reverse a String (I gave 2 approaches to this problem and coded both of them)
- Write a code to Find duplicate numbers in an array (Directly gave the optimal approach and coded it)
- Then, It was the DBMS section. Following questions were asked:
- What are DDL and DML?
- What are the types of joins? And explain what is a self join?
- Query to find the employee who has the maximum salary.
- Puzzle: Man in the Elevator (The puzzle was quite weird but funny, the interviewer gave a lot of hints)
This round lasted about an hour. The panelists were very friendly and gave hints throughout the process. It was more of a discussion than an interview.
Managerial Interview: This round was with the Director of Engineering. Following questions were asked:
- Tell me about yourself?
- Asked me about my projects mentioned in my resume.
- What are my future plans? Am I interested in doing masters?
- Puzzle: 9 coins and 1 odd coin (I had done this previously, so, took a gap and told him my answer, the interviewer wanted to know my thought process)
- Which field am I interested in? (Data Analytics/AI/Frontend/Backend/Database)
This round lasted about 20 mins. The interviewer was very friendly too.
HR Interview: It had a panel of two interviewers. Both of them were very friendly. Following questions were asked:
- Questions on my past Internships and projects mentioned in my resume
- What technology stack did I use in my projects?
- Where do I live and other basic questions?
The interview lasted about 15-20 mins. Both of them were very friendly too.
Finally, they selected 8 students, and I was one of them. The interview process was very efficient and friendly.
- Be Honest with the interviewer. DO NOT lie in your resume. They ask about each and every project/internship.
- Let the interviewer know your thought process. (While coding, explain every line)
- Be Confident about whatever you say.
- If you don’t know the answer, just say NO.
Finally, I would love to thank GeeksforGeeks for such lovely content and for helping me throughout my career.