Informatica Business Solutions Recruitment Process – Software engineer – Sonali Gupta
Sonali Gupta, Software engineer, Informatica Business Solutions, shares her experience in this brief interview.
Please tell us about your placement procedure at Informatica business solutions (Short listing procedure, GDs, Interviews).
The placement procedure began with two online rounds. The first round consisted of multiple choice questions from dbms, networking,oops, algorithms and data structures(there were 5 sections). The second round consisted of subjective questions on basic C programming concepts i.e pointers,recursion and few coding questions. Each question was of 1,2 or 3 marks based on difficulty and length of the solution.
This was followed by 3 technical rounds of personal interview followed by an HR round. I was asked to solve questions on trees , graphs(Breadth first search) , readers writer problem using locks and semaphores and basic concepts of multi-threading and few questions regarding my projects.
What helped you sail through the hurdles and crack one of the finest jobs?
My journey of the placement session was a roller coaster ride. After facing a couple of rejections from companies coming for internships, despite having a gud percentage I was not sure whether I will be able to get a good placement or not but this did not cease my efforts. Instead of getting disheartened I worked harder with each passing day and finally the day came when I was selected to work for one of the finest Big data startup !!
How did you prepare for the placement season? What advice would you give to your juniors regarding the placement season?
I registered myself on various online judges like codechef, spoj , topcoder and started practicing online coding . I would recommend all my juniors to practice online coding as all gud companies conduct an online coding round which is hard to clear if u do not have exposure of these online judges. Secondly, be thorough with geeks for geeks as most of the questions are directly asked from there or are twisted versions of questions from gfg. Focus on core subjects like data structures, algorithms , dbms , networking, c++ and output questions on C programming.
What’s the role of academics in getting a good internship from NSIT?
Academics can play a major role in bagging a gud placement or internship. Maintaing a 70+ % will always help you . It gives you an edge over other canidates once you reach personal interview rounds. But before that you got to clear the prelim rounds, not even academics can save you from that ☺
What all internships and projects you did while in college? How did you get them?
I did a winter internship at Siemens where I worked on Java Fx and a summer internship at Go Bindas Entertainment where I developed an android application.
Are you planning to do higher studies in near future?
No, I plan to work for a couple of years now and explore my interests and talent.
Would you like to give any general advice to your juniors in NSIT?
There will be many highs and lows during the placement season but never lose hope. You might feel that it is the end of the world but I have actually seen people standing everyday wearing formal clothes but still with a smile on their face , not ceasing to work hard and towards the end getting some very awesome placements . Good Luck to all my juniors ☺