These 10 tech companies give the best job interviews

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Apple CEO Tim Cook.
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The tech industry is famous for its high salaries and insane perks.

To get to that land of plenty, employees often have to endure a series of brutal job interviews.

But it turns out some tech companies don’t put their prospective employees through the wringer when trying to hire.

In the latest survey from job hunting site Glassdoor, they’ve uncovered the 10 tech companies that have the best job interview experiences, based on interviews conducted in the last year.

Each company had to have at least 100 interview ratings shared by job candidates.


No. 10, Microsoft: 64% rate it a positive interview experience

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Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft Corp.
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    64% positive interview experience17% neutral interview experience11% negative interview experience

“My overall process was very positive. They flew me out to Seattle and took care of a lot of expenses. I really connected with the interviewers and found that they were genuinely very interested in learning more about me and not just my technical skills. I had four onsite interviews and found out within two days.” – Program Manager Interview


No. 9, eBay: 64% rate it a positive interview experience

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eBay CEO Devin Wenig
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eBay
    64% positive interview experience19% neutral interview experience15% negative interview experience

“Very pleasant, and genuinely enjoyed talking to my hiring manager. Actually, it was surprisingly non-technical considering the role I was interviewing for. Mainly just background and personality questions to get a feel for culture fit I guess.” – Software Engineer Interview


No. 8, Cisco: 64% rate it a positive interview experience

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Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins
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    64% positive interview experience20% neutral interview experience12% negative interview experience

“Had 5-6 rounds of interviews. The aptitude and problem solving was looked upon. The interview was arranged in 2 rounds. The interviewers were very friendly. Each interview lasted for about 45 mins to an hour. Different rounds covered different topics like OS, Networking, Data Structures etc. A lot of algorithms questions were asked to test the aptitude,” – Software Engineer Interview


No. 7, Epic Systems: 64% rate it a positive interview experience

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Epic Systems employees
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    64% positive interview experience22% neutral interview experience8% negative interview experience

“Took about 2 months… 1st interview was resume review with one technical question 2nd was online test with programming question concerning dynamic programming 3rd was 45 min technical interview based on discussion on your projects and 4th was 10 min HR,” –Software Developer Interview


No. 6, VMware: 65% rate it a positive interview experience

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VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger
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VMware
    65% positive interview experience12% neutral interview experience20% negative interview experience

“Making a career move can be unsettling to say the least, but all the team members I have spoken to have made my experience enjoyable. The process was very well done from beginning to end. I can’t give enough praise to the hr process that VMware uses. It was very well done,” – Staff Systems Engineer Interview


No. 5, Apple: 65% rate it a positive interview experience

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Apple CEO Tim Cook.
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    65% positive interview experience16% neutral interview experience15% negative interview experience

“I applied online through the Apple jobs website. I was contacted the following day by a recruiter and set up an initial call for that week. After the initial phone screen with the recruiter about my background and interests, I moved to the technical phone screen portion of the interview. This interview was FANTASTIC compared to most tech companies. I felt like the interview was more of a technical discussion about real software engineering problems than a straight “code this” kind of interview,” – Software Engineer Interview


No. 4, HP: 67% rate it a positive interview experience

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HP Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman
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    67% positive interview experience17% neutral interview experience14% negative interview experience

“I applied through LinkedIn on their website and was contacted for a phone interview a few weeks later. I didn’t think it went very well but I was called a month or so later and told that I could come in the next day for an interview. The interview with the senior programmer went very well and I was told that they would be making a decision within the next two days. I was offered the job the next day and verbally accepted it.” –Software Developer Interview.


No. 3, IBM: 67% rate it a positive interview experience

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IBM CEO Ginni Rometty
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IBM
    67% positive interview experience17% neutral interview experience11% negative interview experience

“Met with five individuals from the group that was hiring. The group was already interested in an interview based on a recommendation from a current employee. Travel accommodations had a number of mishaps, which dragged out the process, but once confirmed went flawlessly. Airfare, car rental, and food were covered.” – Software Developer Interview


No. 2, Cerner: 71% rate it a positive interview experience

    71% positive interview experience12% neutral interview experience8% negative interview experience

“The interview process is well organized and swift. My hiring recruiter was very helpful and responded quickly to emails. The interview questions are not out-of-this-world difficult. If you do well in school and are a competent computer scientist, you will be able to give good answers. They will look for your skills and interests so they can figure out which team at Cerner (if any) you belong to.” – Software Engineer Interview


No. 1, Intel: 71% rate it a positive interview experience

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Intel CEO Brian Krzanich
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    71% positive interview experience15% neutral interview experience8% negative interview experience

“One on one interviews. Engineers and managers would sit down and ask you questions. Questions ranged from solving a math problem to questions on game theory. Lasted 3 days.” – Engineering Technician Interview