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Verizon Interview Experience | On-Campus 2021

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  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 27 Sep, 2021

Verizon visited our campus in early September 2021. The selection process consisted of 3 rounds. The cutoff was 70%/7.0 CGPA and only CSE could apply. Around 400 were eligible for the online test held on 2nd September 2021.

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There were a total of 3 rounds which included 1 online test and 2 interview rounds conducted in Google Meet and the entire process took 2 days.

Round 1(Online Test): This was an MCQ+Coding round conducted on AMCAT Platform with Technical+Aptitude questions and 2 Coding Questions for 90 minutes.

  • MCQ’s were based on CS Fundamentals and Common Aptitude Questions(Easy-Medium Level)

The 2 Coding Questions were of Easy-Medium difficulty.

  1. Given a positive integer n. The problem is to print the pyramid pattern as described in the examples below.
    Examples: 
    Input : n = 4
    Output : 
    1
    3*2
    4*5*6
    10*9*8*7
    
    Input : n = 5
    Output :
    1
    3*2
    4*5*6
    10*9*8*7
    11*12*13*14*15
  2. Given an input string and a substring. Find the frequency of occurrences of a substring in a given string.
    Examples: 
    Input : man (pattern)
            dhimanman (string)
    Output : 2
    
    Input : nn (pattern)
            Banana (String)
    Output : 0
    
    Input : man (pattern)
            dhimanman (string)
    Output : 2
    
    Input : aa (pattern)
            aaaaa (String)
    Output : 4

    Only 63 students were able to clear this round and were shortlisted for further process.

    Round 2(Technical Interview): Interviews were held on 21st September 2021( 19 days after the online exam).

    • Why are you interested in pursuing computer science?
    • Tell me about any 3 latest technologies that impressed you?
    • He went through my Resume and I had mentioned Python and Java, so basic questions on those languages.
    • What are the advantages of Python? What are the disadvantages of Compiler Based languages?
    • How does Java compile? What is JDK, JVM, JRE?
    • Explain one of your projects, and cross-questioned related to what I explained. Also asked about my contribution, role, and challenges faced in the project.
    • Since one of my projects revolved around DBMS, he started asking about DBMS concepts.
    • Define Normalization, Why do we normalize?
    • Tell me about ACID properties with examples.
    • Basic SQL queries. (using JOINS and AGGREGATE Functions)
    • A few questions on Stored Procedures and Database Views.
    • About Cursors and Triggers in Database.
    • A few casual questions on Community Outreach Programmes which I mentioned in my Resume.
    • Asked about all the major OOPs concepts like Inheritance, Polymorphism, Abstraction, Encapsulation, Constructors, Method Overloading, Method Overriding and was told to explain with real-life scenarios.

    2 Puzzles

    1. Why are manhole covers round?
    2. How do you measure 4L with 3L and 5L?

    It was concluded with Do you have any questions for me?

    The interviewer was very friendly, he asked me to relax and helped me whenever I got stuck and was very supportive, It lasted around 35 mins.

    Round 3(HR Discussion): For some, it was scheduled on Google Meet and for others, it was done via phone call.

    • Tell me about yourself.
    • Explain one of your projects and also tell me about the challenges you faced.
    • Did any conflict arise between team members during the project and if yes, how did you resolve them?
    • What are your Strengths?
    • Tell me about your Career Aspirations.
    • Why Verizon?
    • Are you open to Relocation?

    It was more of a casual discussion rather than an Interview. It lasted around 15 mins.

    Finally, The results were declared at 11 pm. 23 students were offered Intern+FTE.

    FINAL VERDICT: SELECTED

    TIPS:

    • Prepare and know your resume, you should be able to verbally back up your Resume.
    • You should attend the Company’s Pre Placement Talk(PPT), Answers to many HR questions are told in PPT.
    • If you don’t know something it’s better to admit it, Don’t beat around the bush. If you get stuck somewhere it is always okay to ask for help, they don’t expect you to be an expert and know everything.
    • A lot of cross-questioning will be done, have a clear thought about what you are going to say.
    • They want to know your approach and see if you are clear with the concepts, so it is better to provide examples or some real-life scenarios wherever you can.
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