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Rasesh Kumar Rout (CS) - Verizon

Feb 15, 2016|a minute

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Q: Are you satisfied with the company you are placed in or did you expect a better company?

A: I would be lying if I said I didn't expect better. But I am satisfied up to an extent. The company has a great reputation as a major player in the network domain in the world, on par with AT&T and the work life balance is very good.

Q: Were there any challenges that you faced in the beginning of the placement season?

A: Placement specific preparations were lacking at the start of the placement season. Besides there were a lot of firsts including GDs, PIs because of which I had butterflies in my stomach many times initially. But that's quite natural.

Q: Were you rejected by any other company? If yes, what could be the possible reasons?

A: Yes I was rejected by many companies. Microsoft, Practo, Codenation, SAP Labs, UHG, PwC being on that list. I was clearing the initial rounds but stumbling around the final hurdles. When I look back to find what went wrong, the only thing I could figure out was a lack of preparation and practice. I was lacking a bit of luck too. A lot depends on the interviewer you get and you can never guess what they want.

Q: How many levels were there in the selection procedure of this company?

A: The selection process consisted of four rounds. The first round of online test had general aptitude as well as core MCQs. It was followed by a Group Discussion round. Next were personal interviews. One technical and another with the HR.

Q: What preparations did you undergo to get through the written rounds?

A: The written rounds didn't need much preparation. The aptitude and reasoning questions could be done easily. The technical MCQs require a hard grip on the basic topics which I used to prepare online. There are a lot of websites and online material which can be followed during the preparation period.

Q: What preparations did you undergo to get through the GD rounds?

A: I didn't prepare much for the group discussions. Only took some advice from my peers regarding the rudimentary DOs and DON'Ts in a GD.

Q: What preparations did you undergo to get through the Interview rounds?

A: This is the part which decides whether you are fit for the company or not. Since it's a communication vertical company, I revised my networking concepts. I also looked up the recent news related to the company on the internet.

Q: Any tips or suggestions for the juniors?

A: Hard work is a must. Early preparations can put you in a better position than your peers. With the internet at your disposal, don't leave any stones unturned. Make sure you are clear about Data Structures, Algorithm Analysis, Operating Systems and Networks. These are the topics the interviewers target. If you have a firm hold on these, you can nail the interview with ease.

The coding rounds require extensive practice. Take out time to solve problems on online judges like Codechef, Hackerrank, Hackerearth, SPOJ etc. Websites such as geeksforgeeks and careercup can come very handy in company specific preparations.

Last but not the least, all I can say is do not get disheartened by rejections. If ten doors are slammed in your face, go to door number 11 enthusiastically with a smile on your face. You know your potential. Work hard to live up to it.

Q: Can you briefly explain your overall experience of the placement season?

A: The randomness of placement season is beyond the comprehension of Probability theories. But preparations makes it easier to deal with the placements. It was not easy initially with the rejections. But every no made me more confident. All in all, the placement season was challenging and prepared me for hurdles in my upcoming corporate life.

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