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saycheese
post Jan 31 2009, 03:40 PM, updated 11y ago

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Hello there,

Anyone working here or has friends that work in Experian at Cyberjaya as Java Developer/Senior Java Developer/Fresh Graduate Trainee n etc? How was the interview? Besides, I would like to know the working environment, company benefits, workload and etc.


Please share ur experience and I'll appreciate it. Thanks alot. biggrin.gif
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post Feb 14 2009, 09:42 AM

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hi cheese,

have u attended the interview there? they are doing walk-in interview this coming week. Thinking to give it a try... tongue.gif

anything to share?thanks.
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post Feb 14 2009, 10:27 AM

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this company is located at Prima 8 Cyberjaya... just on top of Panasonic. for the positions of programmers, they want really technical staffs... heard they are doing mass hiring now.
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post Feb 14 2009, 12:18 PM

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QUOTE(wanted @ Feb 14 2009, 09:42 AM)
hi cheese,

have u attended the interview there? they are doing walk-in interview this coming week. Thinking to give it a try... tongue.gif

anything to share?thanks.
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I've never been to the interview before. I'm also thinking to have a try but not sure yet. smile.gif

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post Feb 14 2009, 01:25 PM

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QUOTE(saycheese @ Feb 14 2009, 12:18 PM)
I've never been to the interview before. I'm also thinking to have a try but not sure yet.  smile.gif
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u go interview than u know la...
u think after u go 4 tha interview u sure can get meh?
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post Feb 14 2009, 02:39 PM

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QUOTE(wleong @ Feb 14 2009, 01:25 PM)
u go interview than u know la...
u think after u go 4 tha interview u sure can get meh?
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never try never know
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post Feb 14 2009, 11:32 PM

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QUOTE(wleong @ Feb 14 2009, 01:25 PM)
u go interview than u know la...
u think after u go 4 tha interview u sure can get meh?
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aiyo, I mean I'm not sure yet wanna go the interview or not. Not meaning that sure can get after interview sweat.gif
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post Feb 19 2009, 02:00 PM

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Today we hv Walk-In Interview @ The Gardens Hotel, Midvalley smile.gif
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hi all,
anyoe mine to tell me the working environment in experian?how's the interview process?
Thanks
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post Mar 6 2009, 03:32 PM

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See our company blog, http://experiankl.blogspot.com.

The interview process will be, 1st Test.

Then if u passed the test will meet with Architects and/or Director.

Then HR.


Added on March 6, 2009, 3:33 pmAdditional Info,

Coming Walk-in interview @KL Hilton Hotel, 25th Mar 2009.

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post Mar 24 2009, 03:50 PM

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anyone can give some tips on the test?
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post Mar 24 2009, 03:59 PM

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Multiple-choice Questions. Easy! smile.gif
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post Mar 24 2009, 04:03 PM

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You sure?! Thier offer quite high... It is tempting...
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post Mar 24 2009, 11:12 PM

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do we need to prepare anything for interview beside our CV?
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post Mar 25 2009, 01:00 AM

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I fail their assessment test during walk-in interview at oriental mandarin hotel couple of months ago
hahahah nice experience, i was php programmer back then applying for java programmer position
just to play2
the test not too hard actually, if you like java u surely can do it
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post Mar 25 2009, 08:07 AM

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QUOTE(tasuka85 @ Mar 24 2009, 05:03 PM)
You sure?! Thier offer quite high... It is tempting...
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Yes, that is the form of the test.
Even if u passed the test with luck, during 2nd interview u will be asked
something related to the questions too. We will make sure u 're really knw than by luck wink.gif

QUOTE(bulkbiz @ Mar 25 2009, 12:12 AM)
do we need to prepare anything for interview beside our CV?
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Just be relax! cool2.gif

QUOTE(mosfet83 @ Mar 25 2009, 02:00 AM)
I fail their assessment test during walk-in interview at oriental mandarin hotel couple of months ago
hahahah nice experience, i was php programmer back then applying for java programmer position
just to play2
the test not too hard actually, if you like java u surely can do it
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Agreed. Not as tough as others may think.
If u like Java or u like to explore something new and fun! smile.gif

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post Mar 25 2009, 09:11 AM

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only hire ppl with java background? any opening for .net ppl that don't mind picking java? hehe.. sad.gif

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does anyone know wht is the job scope of software architect? i saw from the adv it require senior archictect..i'm not sure want to apply or not as my java not that good.. any advise?

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post Apr 25 2009, 11:37 AM

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Yesterday, someone from Jobstreet called me regarding the position Java Developer in Experian. I said I was interested and they will forward my resume to Experian. When i checked inside the Jobstreet website, I found out Experian is having Walk in Interview on 25th Apr (which is today!). I'm not prepared for the walk in interview today because im busy with my work lately, and have other things to do this weekends.

Is Experian still hiring after this for that position? I love programming but not very strong in J2EE (J2SE i can)...its just not my luck to go for today. Ruginyaa...

Please help.


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post Apr 25 2009, 07:12 PM

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QUOTE(Dead4Life @ Apr 25 2009, 12:37 PM)
Yesterday, someone from Jobstreet called me regarding the position Java Developer in Experian. I said I was interested and they will forward my resume to Experian. When i checked inside the Jobstreet website, I found out Experian is having Walk in Interview on 25th Apr (which is today!). I'm not prepared for the walk in interview today because im busy with my work lately, and have other things to do this weekends.

Is Experian still hiring after this for that position? I love programming but not very strong in J2EE (J2SE i can)...its just not my luck to go for today. Ruginyaa...

Please help. 
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No worry, we're still hiring! cool2.gif

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post Apr 26 2009, 01:01 PM

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I had go for the walk in interview yesterday , they provide a test for u , 20 objective questions with multiple choice and one correct answer only , i get the result 15/60 mark, it mean FAIL , i get shock when i saw the score because the question is not hard for me , i was request to have a look to the test paper which they already mark and i noticed that actually i hit more that 10 question is correct .

just wonder the formula to calculate the score, get the correct answer for more than 10 over 20 just give me 15 marks? really weird and special formula.

when i wish to ask that guy , he is answer me : dont ask me any question , i am HR ppl , dont know how actually they give the mark and technical thing........

Anyway this is good experiance for my first walk in interview , have fun ya

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post Apr 26 2009, 01:06 PM

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You got the questions correct doesn't mean you have provided the best answer.

Because each of the answer may give you difference scores. wink.gif
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post May 8 2009, 03:16 PM

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I am going to the interview. I was just wondering wat kind of java technology you guys are using. For example. Are you using struts or JSF. What kind of J2EE packages do you use. The more you can share with me technology wise the better.

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QUOTE(henry28112000 @ Apr 26 2009, 01:01 PM)
I had go for the walk in interview yesterday , they provide a test for u , 20 objective questions with multiple choice and one correct answer only , i get the result 15/60 mark, it mean FAIL , i get shock when i saw the score because the question is not hard for me , i was request to have a look to the test paper which they already mark and i noticed that actually i hit more that 10 question is correct .

just wonder the formula to calculate the score, get the correct answer for more than 10 over 20 just give me 15 marks? really weird and special formula.

when i wish to ask that guy , he is answer me  : dont ask me any question , i am HR ppl , dont know how actually they give the mark and technical thing........

Anyway this is good experiance for my first walk in interview , have fun ya
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laugh.gif i had better luck, I met with one the architects and I discussed the paper with him. I am glad that I met with him he was so down to earth yet so knowledgable notworthy.gif that tells the company is really worth joining.

I failed the paper also, but I will brush up my skills and read more about the related technical areas. Wish I can join them when they have new openings.
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just got call from recruitment agency...
for "Developer - Perl/C" post...

check at jobstreet.. others requirement no problem xcept C & Oracle.... hahahah post for Perl/C but donno how to do C .... hahahahhaa .. doh.gif

is it worth for me to try?
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post Mar 20 2010, 08:17 PM

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Any other post besides programmer?? Learn programming in C++, Java, HTML, Perl, VB, OOP, PHP, SQL in college, but only in Higher Diploma level only, not strong enough to apply for the job. Have to take a Degree then only consider.
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currently openings are mainly for Java developers and QA analysts. A new subgroup company will be opening soon that offers position for .Net and PHP developers.
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for me..different story.

managerial position.
the VP that interviewed me ticked...that I will be hired. well, childish I would state, he wrote in front of my resume "To be hired".

he called the HR, but the HR went out for lunch...or something...
so, the VP said, he'll have them call me in 2 days time to set the hiring...
a week later after no news....said I was not shortlisted....

i was like..."what is happening?".
VP says hire, and then now different story?... something worth pondering.
I'm not sure if there are some "ganged-up" special recommendation this-that..people that got in via contacts....

shhessshh...
I cannot believe if this happens. I emailed to the VP, but I should have known it would fall into deaf ears...VP is from US...nice man, and had a really good vision for the company, but alas...



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Heard that Experian Cyberjaya office going to move to Ericsson building. Is that true?
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QUOTE(Joanne4uyip @ Mar 31 2010, 04:11 PM)
Heard that Experian Cyberjaya office going to move to Ericsson building. Is that true?
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Yes.. 101% true... but why ah??

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post Mar 31 2010, 09:35 PM

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The Experian at Ericsson building is for their Sales and Marketing Department. The one at Prima 8 is doing R&D.
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QUOTE(guanteik @ Mar 31 2010, 09:35 PM)
The Experian at Ericsson building is for their Sales and Marketing Department. The one at Prima 8 is doing R&D.
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Oic... why the Ericsson Building and Not TM Net , Shell or IBM Buildings......
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QUOTE(MoneyChaser @ Apr 1 2010, 11:19 AM)
Oic... why the Ericsson Building and Not TM Net , Shell or IBM Buildings......
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curious also..why they have to split into two buildings??

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the one that is going to open in Ericsson is also a sub company, Experian Marketswitch. The one in Prima 8 is Experian Decision Analytics.
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Hi alwajdi, how great working in Experian?
How is the working culture? No day night coding environment rushing for project? Or R&D?

Thanks.
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QUOTE(kitonline @ Apr 6 2010, 10:51 AM)
Hi alwajdi, how great working in Experian?
How is the working culture? No day night coding environment rushing for project? Or R&D?

Thanks.
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It depends on what would you consider great working. The projects are tough indeed but we don't rush them like the usual small/medium companies do as we practice Agile methodologies (Scrum). So I can say that usually, 5.30pm is time to go home or chilling out at the recreation rooms. and yes, Experian Decision Analytics is a Software R&D centre.
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@alwajdi
Are you in Developement or QA?
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QUOTE(guanteik @ Apr 11 2010, 09:30 PM)
@alwajdi
Are you in Developement or QA?
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free for all internet access?
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hi guys,i just finished interview and test today and experian hr call me face to face interview with Hiring manager..is that mean i get a job and been hired..

or i need to do another test again?


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support technical only..this is first level position rite?
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QUOTE(mbcx4jrh @ Apr 13 2010, 05:18 PM)
Probably just one more interview. what position were you going for?
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Hi mbcx4jrh,
May I know what are you doing in Experian? Would be great you could share more with us..wink.gif


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post Apr 13 2010, 07:54 PM

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QUOTE(mbcx4jrh @ Apr 13 2010, 07:14 PM)
Sure,
I'm Director of R&D for Decision Analytics. I can pretty much share anything that isn't confidential.
What it is you want to know?
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What is a R&D Director doing at Lowyat? Spy?
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QUOTE(mbcx4jrh @ Apr 13 2010, 08:54 PM)
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What - I can't be a geek too?
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What is Experian social media communication policy, J :-) Where is the PR person :-)


Anyway appreciate u being open and honest
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hi mbcx4jrh ... do you have any idea what would be asked by Hiring manager on next interview...since ur R&D director...
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QUOTE(mbcx4jrh @ Apr 13 2010, 08:58 AM)
eh?
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i mean you are free to internet access?...coz some company block certain site, while some you are not allowed to go online at all.

1st interview session - answer some question on papers, most likely on technical
2nd interview session - meet HR manager to discuss salary and so on

am i correct on this? so this will take at least 2 days process?

anyhow, whats the working time culture like? 9am-6pm? then all go home?..or often ppl OT till late at night?

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@mbcx4jrh
Since you are the R&D director, may I know what's going on at Experian until they are mass hiring so many positions?
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QUOTE(mbcx4jrh @ Apr 14 2010, 11:14 PM)
Out of interest our hit rate on applicants is about 1:12, that is for every 12 pax I see we hire 1. I'd rather hire for quality than quantity - but that's another discussion.
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Dear mbcx4jrh,

Does ur company, Experian, use SAP HR or supporting SAP HR ?
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Ive went for the test as a "PHP" developer last week,
and to my disappointment, i wasnt granted a single interview, because ive so called "fail"ed their test.

What im disappointed wasnt because i didnt pass the test, but i didnt "get" the chance to voice out my opinions on those questions they gave me.

I went in, straight to meet up "Su", and have the test.
Office was quite okay, but it was friday, so i see everyone on casual.

Okay fine.
I made so much preparation, went to ODesk, took their "PHP", "MySQL", "CSS2" tests, and all past 70+%

I even did several questions from zend sample, and i was thinking yeah, i guess i pretty much cover most of the requirement.
But NOOooo....

Here is how are some of the questions looks like:
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Who is the king of programmer?
p/s: what? am i suppose to know this? is this going to help in my work? o.. really? if ive an option to write my own, i will say "me"
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Which of the following are developer site?
some of the options include slashdot, msdn, sitepoint and others...
p/s: helo? my development site is "google". 1 search there, i get straight to the forum / "developer site" of which i need. Why should i border?
Unless ive a unique question that i need to solve, or im so free to contribute in one of those forum.
But i myself have contributed quite some notes in php.net itself, under my identity u007 or c00lways.
And my favorite spot is irc freenode server on ##php or ##java
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Which language is this "forgot-what-name-was-it" framework for?
p/s: elooo? I'm a PHP developer, and if you ask me about PHP, i can name u quite several of them!
Drupal, wordpress, joomla, zendframework, cakephp, symphony, code ignitter and more...
But come-on, how am i suppose to know about all of JAVA or RUBY or PYTHON framework?

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Which of the following SQL contains error?
2 Options make me wonder (forgot the name and value):
- select field1 from emp where field1='xxx';
- select field1 from emp where field2=`xxxx';
p/s: and then i'm wondering, it wouldnt make sense to select the field with that value if you already know the value,
unless you want to check if the value exists, but then 2nd answer make me worry
if the person who typed this document forgotten that m$ word actually converted all starting ' to `
Which 1 have error? im kind of speechless here

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Excluding those irrevelant questions, im quite satisfy with some of the questions which include recursive function call,
and some logic question which took me some time to draw out the table chart to get the answer.
But i think there wasnt enough question to test people on the PHP and MySQL to be in there.


I'm keen to hear from Experian HR / director / CEO regarding their objective and plans for Experian.
If im in technical management level, i would concentrate on several criteria below:
+ the candidate meet certain level of test score, not too high, and exclude those irrelevant questions...
+ ensure that canditate is up-to-date with the development of the language their using, such as OOP, code reuse, Model-View-Controller concept
+ ensure canditate knows and concern about several security problem which may occur from cross site scripting, SQL injection and others
+ view candidate past portfolio and what he/she have done to improve site development speed and security
+ makesure ive interview with the person to see their communication skill to ensure that their are able to express their opinions
+ listen to canditate on what kind of tough situation that he/she have face and how he/she have managed to solve those issue, especially with use of teamwork and open source technology (ok, this is php, and it meants open source)
+ view some of candidate codes. As this is important to know if the person practise code convention and if the person take time to comment his/her code. As a company, im not interested to see my programmer code something fancy just to show off their abilities, but become a hassle and big questions to other programmer trying to pickup from where they have left. Ive seen too many problems with egoistic coding.
+ and check out what candidate have been doing to keep him/herself up to date with latest technology and what passionate them about those recent technologies...
+ listen to candidate plans for their future career path, to see how he/she will fit in which position available in the company
+ and any way to see how the person cooperate as a team ... (which of is still something i'm pondering on)

I think in any work environment, most important is that the team player must be able to adapt to company environment and framework.
As everyone comes from so many different background, the person has to be able to play along / in tune with company frequency.
And culture of toyota (kaizen) would be great to be implemented in all level of the company.
Blame culture should be eliminated and leaders and management should be open and gentle to employees opinions.

In my dream company, i would prefer everyone be open to opinions and debate without the culture of pointing fingers @ each other when something went wrong.
I do belief that if something went wrong, it isnt just 1 side wrong, its both side mistake. One side fail to voice out their problem while another side fail to help.


Experian people? May i hear your opinions?

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i got the interview called on wednesday for database lead. Nothing i will ask u about. It's just another day of job seeker. Your working hour is awesome. Being PM with new company recently. Working Like 8.30am - 9.00pm with 42 project tasks and 21 system problems(who said i rest on weekend? NO NO NO.About the test? i dunno if i can make some preparation, i still in office at this time >.<

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@guanteik
Sure: Back in 2008 EDA (Experian Decision Analytics) was looking to open a new R&D center - to compliment 6 others spread globally. I was pushing KL as a great place to do this. So..  we ended up with a new office of 120 pax for EDA R&D.
That has gone down well with the board, as they can see it's a great office, so they are now opening another R&D center for the Marketing Services division of about the same number of people.
In future there's talk of an even bigger office - but thats still all grey future.

Because of all this we needed to hire 120 pax in the first 1.5 yrs and now another 120 pax in the next 1.5 yrs.

Out of interest our hit rate on applicants is about 1:12, that is for every 12 pax I see we hire 1. I'd rather hire for quality than quantity - but that's another discussion.

Experian's consumer website is here: http://www.experian.com/ but that is very credit report focussed (UK/US)
You can get a better idea from the group site (http://www.experianplc.com/) or the EDA site (http://www.experian-da.com/).

I think that's enough selling on my part ;o) I didnt want to turn this into a recruitment thread, but you asked wink.gif

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I had 1st intreview with the hiring Manager after the Technical QA. now a week later there call me again to interview with the "HR Interview with HR Director", is this mean i gt the job already or how.. need your help .. thks

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QUOTE(u007 @ Apr 22 2010, 10:07 PM)
.....
Which language is this "forgot-what-name-was-it" framework for?
p/s: elooo? I'm a PHP developer, and if you ask me about PHP, i can name u quite several of them!
Drupal, wordpress, joomla, zendframework, cakephp, symphony, code ignitter and more...
But come-on, how am i suppose to know about all of JAVA or RUBY or PYTHON framework?

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i'm not from experian... this is just my opinion as developer...
as a developer... u might need(or must) to know that .... not to expert on that particular thing... just to know basic thing about it... u can't just on ur 'PHP' world... sometimes, there's situation where u need to do some integration or communication with other framework or programming language... there's certain thing that PHP can't speak... so in that point u need help from other language....
we know the power of PHP... but knowing/combining more than 1 programming language will be more powerful.....

sorry if not answering ur question.. just my 2cent ....
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Ive went for the test as a "PHP" developer last week,
and to my disappointment, i wasnt granted a single interview, because ive so called "fail"ed their test.

What im disappointed wasnt because i didnt pass the test, but i didnt "get" the chance to voice out my opinions on those questions they gave me.

I went in, straight to meet up "Su", and have the test.
Office was quite okay, but it was friday, so i see everyone on casual.

Okay fine.
I made so much preparation, went to ODesk, took their "PHP", "MySQL", "CSS2" tests, and all past 70+%

I even did several questions from zend sample, and i was thinking yeah, i guess i pretty much cover most of the requirement.
But NOOooo....

Here is how are some of the questions looks like:
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Who is the king of programmer?
p/s: what? am i suppose to know this? is this going to help in my work? o.. really? if ive an option to write my own, i will say "me"
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Which of the following are developer site?
some of the options include slashdot, msdn, sitepoint and others...
p/s: helo? my development site is "google". 1 search there, i get straight to the forum / "developer site" of which i need. Why should i border?
Unless ive a unique question that i need to solve, or im so free to contribute in one of those forum.
But i myself have contributed quite some notes in php.net itself, under my identity u007 or c00lways.
And my favorite spot is irc freenode server on ##php or ##java
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Which language is this "forgot-what-name-was-it" framework for?
p/s: elooo? I'm a PHP developer, and if you ask me about PHP, i can name u quite several of them!
Drupal, wordpress, joomla, zendframework, cakephp, symphony, code ignitter and more...
But come-on, how am i suppose to know about all of JAVA or RUBY or PYTHON framework?

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Which of the following SQL contains error?
2 Options make me wonder (forgot the name and value):
- select field1 from emp where field1='xxx';
- select field1 from emp where field2=`xxxx';
p/s: and then i'm wondering, it wouldnt make sense to select the field with that value if you already know the value,
unless you want to check if the value exists, but then 2nd answer make me worry
if the person who typed this document forgotten that m$ word actually converted all starting ' to `
Which 1 have error? im kind of speechless here

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Excluding those irrevelant questions, im quite satisfy with some of the questions which include recursive function call,
and some logic question which took me some time to draw out the table chart to get the answer.
But i think there wasnt enough question to test people on the PHP and MySQL to be in there.
I'm keen to hear from Experian HR / director / CEO regarding their objective and plans for Experian.
If im in technical management level, i would concentrate on several criteria below:
+ the candidate meet certain level of test score, not too high, and exclude those irrelevant questions...
+ ensure that canditate is up-to-date with the development of the language their using, such as OOP, code reuse, Model-View-Controller concept
+ ensure canditate knows and concern about several security problem which may occur from cross site scripting, SQL injection and others
+ view candidate past portfolio and what he/she have done to improve site development speed and security
+ makesure ive interview with the person to see their communication skill to ensure that their are able to express their opinions
+ listen to canditate on what kind of tough situation that he/she have face and how he/she have managed to solve those issue, especially with use of teamwork and open source technology (ok, this is php, and it meants open source)
+ view some of candidate codes. As this is important to know if the person practise code convention and if the person take time to comment his/her code. As a company, im not interested to see my programmer code something fancy just to show off their abilities, but become a hassle and big questions to other programmer trying to pickup from where they have left. Ive seen too many problems with egoistic coding.
+ and check out what candidate have been doing to keep him/herself up to date with latest technology and what passionate them about those recent technologies...
+ listen to candidate plans for their future career path, to see how he/she will fit in which position available in the company
+ and any way to see how the person cooperate as a team ... (which of is still something i'm pondering on)

I think in any work environment, most important is that the team player must be able to adapt to company environment and framework.
As everyone comes from so many different background, the person has to be able to play along / in tune with company frequency.
And culture of toyota (kaizen) would be great to be implemented in all level of the company.
Blame culture should be eliminated and leaders and management should be open and gentle to employees opinions.

In my dream company, i would prefer everyone be open to opinions and debate without the culture of pointing fingers @ each other when something went wrong.
I do belief that if something went wrong, it isnt just 1 side wrong, its both side mistake. One side fail to voice out their problem while another side fail to help.
Experian people? May i hear your opinions?
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Same here.. i've also taken their test for PHP developer and failed.Felt like the test is targeted to solution architect post..

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really, if the test really pissed you off, the company is so and so.
you may find the environment on your 1st inspection quite good, but with that kind of test questions, you can guess more of less the so-call pro/senior is what level.

you may work in a good environment, but can you stand moron?

if no, then forget them.

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i dont mind if its a casual question, like an interview question to see if you know other things in general , but if its a test to consider mark, its kind of off topic...


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For your information,I'm currently studying in Multimedia University (MMU) and stay in a place called Cyberjaya, some sort an intelligent city. Doesn't make me intelligent in any way. So, the point is, this city is like a desert. It has extreme and unpredictable weather. It has very small population that you can sleep on the road and waking up alive. smile.gif Not much restaurant or stalls selling food around. T.T.
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Dear mbcx4jrh,

I've got this question to you, when I went for Interview with HR Director, he told me I entitle to 20days AL, somehow, when I got the Offer Letter, it stated 15 days AL, and the remaining 5 days is Study Leave. Would like to ask, what if I do NOT enrol to any study plan or course, do I still eligible to take the entire 20days AL or I am entitle to take 15 days AL as stated in the Offer Letter?

Meantime, is the entire Experian moving to Ericsson building or only certain team will be moving over?

Thanks.

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Hi mbcx4jrh,

Thanks for the info, but I still doubt, if I do NOT have any study, will I be entitled to 15 days AL or 20 days AL by converting my 5 days Study Leave to AL?

Thanks
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The study leave can be used for any "study" you see fit wink.gif I personally use mine for studying the bottom of a beer glass  rclxub.gif

Only Marketing Services will be based in the Ericsson building. The Decision Analytics division (my division) will remain where it is.

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Well that's very nice of you.
Here's my thoughts on tests - from an employers POV.

A test is a way of filtering large number of applicants down to a manageable number to interview. As such the questions try and focus on key areas the hiring manager requires. Some might be happy with a generic <insert language here> test, however we (and others) focus on certain aspects that we require *as a baseline*.
Test questions might be anything from fundamental principles (eg. logic), to API knowledge, to general knowledge.

But they do just provide a filter. Sometimes you get false positives (unsuitable applicant passes), sometimes you get false negatives (suitable applicant fails). Although this can seem (and indeed is) personal to the applicant, it is just a game of numbers to the hirer.

As an example I've got through 1,400 CVs in the past 12 months. If I'd have reviewed each CV properly it would have taken nearly 8 months work. To interview, would taken that up to 23.5 months.

The message I'm trying to get across is that you should not consider a fail at any particular test or interview for *any* company a personal thing.

The company will be looking for *suitable* employees - this doesnt just mean skills, it can mean personal attitude, team work, culture, language, etc etc. Some companies might even hire based on a willingness to work 12hr days 6 days a week (not me though!).

Just some thoughts from someone who's done a lot of interviewing and also been an interviewee a lot (I'm from a technical background - if you want to see my history then it's here )

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that only make sense if the test question is related to the position.

if you intend to broaden up those question, do that in verbal/face to face.
question like what make the king of programmer

don't lum-sum anything to a test paper.
if you intend to use that at 1st filter, do it intelligently.

question about "king of programmer" in test paper, its a joke.
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QUOTE(Kravo @ Apr 29 2010, 09:40 AM)
that only make sense if the test question is related to the position.

if you intend to broaden up those question, do that in verbal/face to face.
question like what make the king of programmer

don't lum-sum anything to a test paper.
if you intend to use that at 1st filter, do it intelligently.

question about "king of programmer" in test paper, its a joke.
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That is the purpose of the 'test'. They are not seeking for skillful staff but also with good attitude.

Even a question in test paper can piss you off like this and complaint so much on the question then they don think you have the correct attitude.
Thus, that is how filtering is work.

Who knows 1 day assigned you a task required different skillset from what you have then you will piss off easily and keep complaining instead. Let say you are from R&D team but assign you to support a system for days?

"ask me to support"? its a joke!"
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That is the purpose of the 'test'. They are not seeking for skillful staff but also with good attitude.

Even a question in test paper can piss you off like this and complaint so much on the question then they don think you have the correct attitude.
Thus, that is how filtering is work.

Who knows 1 day assigned you a task required different skillset from what you have then you will piss off easily and keep complaining instead. Let say you are from R&D team but assign you to support a system for days?

"ask me to support"? its a joke!"
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are you sure being piss can be shown by mere paper test?
thats why ive proposed that these kind of question should be verbal interview question, not on paper.
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QUOTE(Kravo @ Apr 26 2010, 01:44 PM)
really, if the test really pissed you off, the company is so and so.
you may find the environment on your 1st inspection quite good, but with that kind of test questions, you can guess more of less the so-call pro/senior is what level.

you may work in a good environment, but can you stand moron?

if no, then forget them.
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Indirectly filtered those candidate who not happy with the question oredi.


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QUOTE(mbcx4jrh @ Apr 28 2010, 02:39 PM)
Well that's very nice of you.
Here's my thoughts on tests - from an employers POV.

A test is a way of filtering large number of applicants down to a manageable number to interview. As such the questions try and focus on key areas the hiring manager requires. Some might be happy with a generic <insert language here> test, however we (and others) focus on certain aspects that we require *as a baseline*.
Test questions might be anything from fundamental principles (eg. logic), to API knowledge, to general knowledge.

But they do just provide a filter. Sometimes you get false positives (unsuitable applicant passes), sometimes you get false negatives (suitable applicant fails). Although this can seem (and indeed is) personal to the applicant, it is just a game of numbers to the hirer.

As an example I've got through 1,400 CVs in the past 12 months. If I'd have reviewed each CV properly it would have taken nearly 8 months work. To interview, would taken that up to 23.5 months.


The message I'm trying to get across is that you should not consider a fail at any particular test or interview for *any* company a personal thing.

The company will be looking for *suitable* employees - this doesnt just mean skills, it can mean personal attitude, team work, culture, language, etc etc. Some companies might even hire based on a willingness to work 12hr days 6 days a week (not me though!).

Just some thoughts from someone who's done a lot of interviewing and also been an interviewee a lot (I'm from a technical background - if you want to see my history then it's here )

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The director of R&D did explained why they need to filtered.

If you dono answer then leave it blank and pray will be shortlisted.
Else just leave(this is the purpose of 'filtering')

I went for their senior java developer interview but din't smell anything wrong. I passed the test too but eventually i din go for hiring manager interview due to better offer from others.

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QUOTE(Kravo @ Apr 29 2010, 09:40 AM)
that only make sense if the test question is related to the position.

if you intend to broaden up those question, do that in verbal/face to face.
question like what make the king of programmer

don't lum-sum anything to a test paper.
if you intend to use that at 1st filter, do it intelligently.

question about "king of programmer" in test paper, its a joke.
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I think the filter worked just fine. u007 tripped over his own two feet on the SQL question. I'm not sure how the "king of programmers" question was phrased, but I'm guessing they want to know who you look up to or aspire to be. Names like Martin Fowler (you're into agile), Linus Torvalds (you're into system), Alan Kay (you're classicist idealist) or Donald Knuth (you're mad) or the GoF. It's a fair question.
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I think the filter worked just fine. u007 tripped over his own two feet on the SQL question. I'm not sure how the "king of programmers" question was phrased, but I'm guessing they want to know who you look up to or aspire to be. Names like Martin Fowler (you're into agile), Linus Torvalds (you're into system), Alan Kay (you're classicist idealist) or Donald Knuth (you're mad) or the GoF. It's a fair question.
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I guess you should be one of management or the person who took the test.
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I guess you should be one of management or the person who took the test.
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Good guess thumbup.gif thumbup.gif

He just shown you the question is fair enuf to be answered.

Learn this is better than suspect him.

Thanks tomyeo for the possible answer. Indeed make sense


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rclxms.gif  rclxms.gif
Good guess thumbup.gif  thumbup.gif

He just shown you the question is fair enuf to be answered.

Learn this is better than suspect him.

Thanks tomyeo for the possible answer. Indeed make sense
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I do find a problem with the the word "king" of programmers though... smile.gif What if my favourite programmer is... Ada Lovelace?
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I do find a problem with the the word "king" of programmers though...  smile.gif What if my favourite programmer is... Ada Lovelace?
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Should change the word to 'god' perhaps?? icon_rolleyes.gif
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Should change the word to 'god' perhaps?? icon_rolleyes.gif
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ya, that's well nowaday many can be done with test paper, just like the local education system.

maybe like setting up question like "if your boss ask you to help him do his laundry, will you take the "challenge"?"
pray you tick Yes. Because they can testing your "attitude".
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Yupe, 1 more question which I've forgotten to ask Su when I signed the Offer Letter.... what's the dress code if working in Experian?

Coz my current company allows us to wear smart casual from Mon - Fri...

If working in Experian needs formal, then I need to go get a few Formal shirt biggrin.gif
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btw,

there is some weird problem going on with your interview.
why would someone failed the test need to go to another interview?

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btw,

there is some weird problem going on with your interview.
why would someone failed the test need to go to another interview?
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Same doubt having for this TS too
http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/1381015

Failed the interview but still got offer.. But suspect is a trap then rejected the offer.

I not sure others but for me I not only looking into technical but most importantly 'attitude'. I never consider even u r best technical person but u have bad attitude.
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yeah.. Its very awkward.
Is there some kind of miscommunication between management?
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Hello mbcx4jrh,

May I ask how many resources have been recruited since 1st January and how many vacancy left for developers?
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hi mbc,

since there are few definitions of smart casual out there, what is smart casual according to experian? how about jeans or khakis with collar tshirts or roundnecks?

if all goes well, i'll be joining in july. thanks.
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Need to ask .. Where is best parking space ? Jalan Teknokrat 6
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QUOTE(sanosizo @ May 7 2010, 09:15 PM)
hi mbc,

since there are few definitions of smart casual out there, what is smart casual according to experian? how about jeans or khakis with collar tshirts or roundnecks?

if all goes well, i'll be joining in july. thanks.
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im not the boss, but i'll answer on behalf tongue.gif

I usually come to office with my jeans or khakis. most of my tshirts are roundnecks.
anything that is casually appropriate for office work is okay.


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Need to ask .. Where is best parking space ? Jalan Teknokrat 6
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parking space is really an issue here. the best is inside the compound. but I dont think there is any vacant space.
usually people will park near the shoplots next to the Petronas petrol station but I doubt it will be long as the shoplots are opening for business.
the safest place is the park and ride area in front of the cyberjaya firestation. but you have to take the bus or walk all the way to the office (it's quite far).

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wow.. thats really some car park issue.
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Parking is available:

In the compound (40 spaces, waiting list of 3 people at the moment)
Outside on the road - get full quickly but don't park illegally as the tow/ticket here
Outside shop lots at Petronas (as alwajdi says)
Car park on technocrat 6 (not sure why no one seems to use this)
Park & Ride by fire station (not exactly too far to walk - but then I don't have to ;o) )
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Hi,

Thanks for always answering queries, it's been really helpful. =)
Anyways, i just wanted to ask...

What are the prices for the parking @:

1. compound?
2. teknokrat 6 parking area?

Thanks again!
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park motorcycle need to pay as well?
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QUOTE(cicibo @ Apr 26 2010, 11:54 AM)
Same here.. i've also taken their test for PHP developer and failed.Felt like the test is targeted to solution architect post..
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I have attended the second interview with the technical director few weeks back. IMO they are indeed seeking for software architect rather than programmer. The job position simply does not match with the job requirement. I can answer the questions but i think I did not go through because of my English. Anyway, I've learned from this interview. smile.gif
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QUOTE(kitonline @ May 10 2010, 03:09 PM)
I have attended the second interview with the technical director few weeks back. IMO they are indeed seeking for software architect rather than programmer. The job position simply does not match with the job requirement. I can answer the questions but i think I did not go through because of my English. Anyway, I've learned from this interview. smile.gif
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what questions did they ask you? What do you mean by the Job Position does not meet with the Job Requirement?
thanks

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Which of the following SQL contains error?
2 Options make me wonder (forgot the name and value):
- select field1 from emp where field1='xxx';
- select field1 from emp where field2=`xxxx';
p/s: and then i'm wondering, it wouldnt make sense to select the field with that value if you already know the value,
unless you want to check if the value exists, but then 2nd answer make me worry
if the person who typed this document forgotten that m$ word actually converted all starting ' to `
Which 1 have error? im kind of speechless here
I'm not a programmer but seem the 2nd option is wrong... why should I care about m$ conversion in test? If you really care, you should ask them before you hand in your lovely answer :-)

I would love to try to apply with this company too... but I do not think they have sys admin post (might be i check at the wrong time)...

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I'm not a programmer but seem the 2nd option is wrong... why should I care about m$ conversion in test?  If you really care, you should ask them before you hand in your lovely answer :-)

I would love to try to apply with this company too... but I do not think they have sys admin post (might be i check at the wrong time)...
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yeah.. it make sense to choose 2nd option.
But the test is given by a hr.. they might not know what we programmer might be asking.
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QUOTE(kitonline @ May 10 2010, 03:09 PM)
I have attended the second interview with the technical director few weeks back. IMO they are indeed seeking for software architect rather than programmer. The job position simply does not match with the job requirement. I can answer the questions but i think I did not go through because of my English. Anyway, I've learned from this interview. smile.gif
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we are looking for people who are passionate about the whole software technology and development process. which means that you have to be knowledgeable but not limited to only to your favorite language. you have to know the best practices, which frameworks are most suitable for the task, the best way to solve a problem (design patterns) etc..etc..

if you are only limited to your favorite language and code the cowboy way or the duct tape way, for sure you will fail the tests.

before i joined the company 1.5 year ago, that time I only have 1 year working experience but I still remember my interviewers told me that my knowledge is at a respectable level for someone quite a fresh junior and was offered on the spot (I answered the technical questions paper in just about 10 minutes and was one of the youngest in terms of experience to join directly with the title of Java Developer without going through the trainee program). But I soon learned after I joined that I am seriously lacking in knowledge.

I am no software wizard. I can say that I passed the interview because I read a lot about software development and play around with the frameworks. You can say that I am a computer geek. And my English isnt that good either. so I disagree about what you said that we are more looking for a software architect than a programmer, but I would rather say that we are looking for programmers that are passionate about software development itself.


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do they have business analyst like positions? you know those doing requirements gathering and such
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I wanna ask is anyone apply Product Analyst? They are asking me to go for a technical test. May i know izzit same technical test as the developer position? As i long time nvr touch coding : pls help
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QUOTE(kitonline @ May 10 2010, 03:09 PM)
I have attended the second interview with the technical director few weeks back. IMO they are indeed seeking for software architect rather than programmer. The job position simply does not match with the job requirement. I can answer the questions but i think I did not go through because of my English. Anyway, I've learned from this interview. smile.gif
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If Experian follow XP closely, design/architecture of software development is a shared responsibility/authority of all team members, although you may have a senior person to act as a coach. So beside understanding architecture, be prepared to write tons of unit test and communicate in UML.

Yes, they are still called programmers. So the job title is fine. Always read job description to know what you are getting into. "Technical Architect", "Java consultant" doesn't tell you ANYTHING. You can have "solution architect" that doesn't know how to code.

p/s: Previously logged in as tomyeo; not an Experian employee, not yet anyway...
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I do find a problem with the the word "king" of programmers though...  smile.gif What if my favourite programmer is... Ada Lovelace?
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Park & Ride by fire station (not exactly too far to walk - but then I don't have to ;o) )
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I once walked from there to the office. In the afternoon. Holding an umbrella. I almost died. vmad.gif

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I once walked from there to the office.  In the afternoon.  Holding an umbrella.  I almost died.  vmad.gif
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Just to clear things up.
If you guys came for PHP/.Net positions, the office where you will work will be located at the Ericsson building. The one that you came for interview is Prima 8 which is the office for Decision Analytics.
Still plenty of parking space there at the Ericsson building.

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Any idea how much is the parking charges like at the Ericsson building?
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Not free, but from what I heard, it's cheap. Actually, very cheap IMO.
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Anyone apply for the QA Analyst position??? already call for interview??
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Anyone apply for the QA Analyst position??? already call for interview??
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Hi mrJohn...i applied for QA position, took test and interview with hiring manager dy.
But until now still no news yet, already 2 weeks.. cry.gif cry.gif
I think ...... cry.gif cry.gif

how about you? already call for interview?
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May i know how many interview tat we need to attend?
1st --> test
2nd --> first interview
3rd --> second interview ??

Will it have third interview?
Anyone can advise on this?
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Hi mrJohn...i applied for QA position, took test and interview with hiring manager dy.
But until now still no news yet, already 2 weeks..  cry.gif  cry.gif
I think ......  cry.gif  cry.gif

how about you? already call for interview?
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hi stanleyfie... try apply for the second time...me missed this vacancy so many times you know...from the walk-in interview till last month vacancy i think...but! thank god they open back (dunno whether true or not tongue.gif ) and this time i applied...hopefully they will contact me laugh.gif you dont want to apply again? jobstreet.com biggrin.gif
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hi stanleyfie... try apply for the second time...me missed this vacancy so many times you know...from the walk-in interview till last month vacancy i think...but! thank god they open back (dunno whether true or not  tongue.gif  ) and this time i applied...hopefully they will contact me  laugh.gif  you dont want to apply again? jobstreet.com biggrin.gif
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hi stanleyfie... try apply for the second time...me missed this vacancy so many times you know...from the walk-in interview till last month vacancy i think...but! thank god they open back (dunno whether true or not  tongue.gif  ) and this time i applied...hopefully they will contact me  laugh.gif  you dont want to apply again? jobstreet.com biggrin.gif
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Yupe....applied dy....see how the result...
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if this is the second time you go for the interview (in case you applied before but failed the test or failed the interview), i would say you should be prepared to answer more in-depth technical questions as your profile is already in the database (your resume, your test marks and previous answers). in other words, you'll be tested harder. i remember there is a question in the employment form which goes something like this: "have your previous application been rejected by Experian before?".

Edit: by the way, the positions have been open since last year. it's like perpetual hiring. we never close the position. For example, Java developers position we already interviewed more than thousand candidates but we hire only the best few. Recommended a few friend of mine but sadly they failed. And a side note, your employment history is observed too. Experienced people is what Experian needs. We have several graduate trainees but even after their months of intensive training, when I personally asked their opinion on the job, they say the work is quite overwhelming.

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hi alwajdi,
previously Experian hires java & php developers a lot.
recently, i saw their ads on j'street hiring .NET /C# developers,
just curious is this a change in targeted customer market ? (expanding
business into ms-based customers ? or company direction ?

I'm .NET/C# developer and sort of interested to join Experian.
can help to forward cv ? hehe smile.gif

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hi alwajdi,
previously Experian hires java & php developers a lot.
recently, i saw their ads on j'street hiring .NET /C# developers,
just curious is this a change in targeted customer market ? (expanding
business into ms-based customers ? or company direction ?

I'm .NET/C# developer and sort of interested to join Experian.
can help to forward cv ? hehe smile.gif
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at the beginning, Experian only hires Java developers. This is for the Decision Analytics division.

only recently we hire php and .Net developers.
targeting microsoft based customers? heck no. we never cared about that. what's that supposed to mean anyway?
i believe that technology are just tools and we should not be bound to it.

the reason for the new positions are for our recent establishment of Marketing Services division in Malaysia which those technologies are being used in the products that they have been developing. Experian is a big company with a lot of divisions and each of them have their own direction but contributes to Experian as a whole.

but sure, i can help forward your cv. smile.gif

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at the beginning, Experian only hires Java developers. This is for the Decision Analytics division.

only recently we hire php and .Net developers.
targeting microsoft based customers? heck no. we never cared about that. what's that supposed to mean anyway?
i believe that technology are just tools and we should not be bound to it.

the reason for the new positions are for our recent establishment of Marketing Services division in Malaysia which those technologies are being used in the products that they have been developing. Experian is a big company with a lot of divisions and each of them have their own direction but contributes to Experian as a whole.

but sure, i can help forward your cv. smile.gif
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can help to forward my resume also alwajdi?? tongue.gif tongue.gif tongue.gif
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QUOTE(stanleyfei @ Jun 7 2010, 05:27 PM)
Hi mrJohn...i applied for QA position, took test and interview with hiring manager dy.
But until now still no news yet, already 2 weeks..  cry.gif  cry.gif
I think ......  cry.gif  cry.gif

how about you? already call for interview?
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hi stanleyfei,

wanna check with you, for QA analyst, the test is technical testing?
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heard that it will be a walk-in interview this friday...can anyone attend it or just a shortlisted?
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heard that it will be a walk-in interview this friday...can anyone attend it or just a shortlisted?
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any one went for the walk-in interview last friday?got accepted ?
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QUOTE(alwajdi @ Jun 13 2010, 11:01 PM)
at the beginning, Experian only hires Java developers. This is for the Decision Analytics division.

only recently we hire php and .Net developers.
targeting microsoft based customers? heck no. we never cared about that. what's that supposed to mean anyway?
i believe that technology are just tools and we should not be bound to it.

the reason for the new positions are for our recent establishment of Marketing Services division in Malaysia which those technologies are being used in the products that they have been developing. Experian is a big company with a lot of divisions and each of them have their own direction but contributes to Experian as a whole.

but sure, i can help forward your cv. smile.gif
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Hi alwajd,

Experian just called me this morning and I already accepted for a Technical Test on this Thursday for Linux Systems Administrator.I would like to get some advise from you, perhaps the question maybe tongue.gif ....or any guide will help...



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Hi alwajd,

Experian just called me this morning and I already accepted for a Technical Test on this Thursday for Linux Systems Administrator.I would like to get some advise from you, perhaps the question maybe tongue.gif ....or any guide will help...
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best of luck for you. unfortunately, i am more to pure programming technical kind of guy so i cant advice you much on the post that you are applying. just make sure that you know Linux very, very well from simple server administration to complex chron job scheduling or access control, using the shell console commands or server hardening...all that stuff. that's all that i can help. smile.gif

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wow, now only found this thread. guess many will join experian then
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hi all, i'll be taking a test at experian tomorrow for Software Developer position.after reading this forum, i have split decision whether want to go or not cause this post more on Java or PHP.however, my specialty more to C/C++ and oracle.even the test looks terrified after read from this forum...damm now i'm not even sure...
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gud luck griksilver! biggrin.gif
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does experian accept fresh graduates???
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well of course the result=fail tongue.gif the questions is ridiculous and i don't think it apply to daily work:angry:
who is the father of extreme programming???? wth rclxub.gif
type of coupling desirable??? wth rclxub.gif
but it a great experience coz i'm sure u will never found this kind of question at others company.


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does experian accept fresh graduates???
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well of course the result=fail tongue.gif  the questions is ridiculous and i don't think it apply to daily work:angry:
who is the father of extreme programming???? wth  rclxub.gif
type of coupling desirable??? wth rclxub.gif
but it a great experience coz i'm sure u will never found this kind of question at others company.


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who is the father of extreme programming? -> ridiculous? i dont think so.
the question is asking whether you are passionate about your job.
it's like you love watching football that you can match all the player's faces to their names and jersey numbers or even recite their biodata.

type of coupling desirable ->this question is ridiculous and cannot apply to daily work? since you said that, sorry to say that if I am a boss of a software house and you answered that to me, I will reject you instantly. This question is about basic software architecture dude and it is related to the job.

as i mentioned before in previous posts, you'll fail miserably for the interview unless you have the passion for software development. even if you passed (false positive cases) you wont really be able to cope with the job after you joined.



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Went for the interview as PHP developer this morning at Ericsson building , when I already had other offers from other companies. Had agreed to come to the interview so I decide to not "eat my words".

But I got through the test, got through the technical interview, and straight away being offered by the HR personnel in the third interview! My interest was building up gradually the more i walk around the company. And the benefits and working culture are quite attractive.

In the end, reject all my other offers and joined Experian :-)
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hope that i can join experian, but i m fresh graduate, no door to getting in...all required MIN 2 YEARS experience...
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hope that i can join experian, but i m fresh graduate, no door to getting in...all required MIN 2 YEARS experience...
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let me give you a piece of advice. go work somewhere else first. gain experience. have passion in the field. I'm telling you, it is NOT easy to keep up with the pace in Experian if you are a fresh grad. yeah people wont tell you things like "you're not doing good" but in reality, you are dragging and slowing them down. it's only up to you to realise it or not and to accept it or not.

once you have a really strong base and deep enough knowledge in the field, then only you apply. another tip, most of those who come for the interview failed the most basic questions and a LOT of them have numbers in the years of experience.


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let me give you a piece of advice. go work somewhere else first. gain experience. have passion in the field. I'm telling you, it is NOT easy to keep up with the pace in Experian if you are a fresh grad. yeah people wont tell you things like "you're not doing good" but in reality, you are dragging and slowing them down. it's only up to you to realise it or not and to accept it or not.

once you have a really strong base and deep enough knowledge in the field, then only you apply. another tip, most of those who come for the interview failed the most basic questions and a LOT of them have numbers in the years of experience.
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Hai alwajdi ,

I from Java background, is it possible for me to get into QA?

Thanks
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Hai alwajdi ,

I from Java background, is it possible for me to get into QA?

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Hai alwajdi ,

I from Java background, is it possible for me to get into QA?

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if failed the technical test, means NO CHANCE to be interviewed at all?
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Hello, i get the call from Experian HR and will attend interview session on next monday at Erricson building...

I am feel not confident already after saw your all post ..plust my previous frens also failed in walk-in interview session. I am surprised Experian called me about it..

However, i need to do well prepare ...any suggestion for me ? my applied position is .NET developer... what kind of tests?

Actually ,what the benefits given by Experian ? that is good ?
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i got a friend's friend who joined in as management trainee at first, the test given to him was not really in technical, its more on IQ test, but now he's been transferred to Java development team. And he had almost zero knowledge in Java before joining this company, so, can it be deduced that the easier path to join Experian is via management trainee?

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QUOTE(kayweng @ Aug 13 2010, 04:47 PM)
Hello, i get the call from Experian HR and will attend interview session on next monday at Erricson building...

I am feel not confident already after saw your all post ..plust my previous frens also failed in walk-in interview session. I am surprised Experian called me about it..

However, i need to do well prepare ...any suggestion for me ? my applied position is .NET developer... what kind of tests?

Actually ,what the benefits given by Experian ? that is good ?
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Experian is an equal opportunity company which means anybody can come for the interview. it's just the matter that you pass or not. In terms of benefits, I can tell you that Experian currently is nearly unmatchable. That is why it's hard to pass the interviews. Only the best may join.


QUOTE(dattebayo @ Aug 13 2010, 05:01 PM)
i got a friend's friend who joined in as management trainee at first, the test given to him was not really in technical, its more on IQ test, but now he's been transferred to Java development team. And he had almost zero knowledge in Java before joining this company, so, can it be deduced that the easier path to join Experian is via management trainee?
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you can say that. but unless you really can pick up the pace, my personal opinion is not recommended for fresh graduates to join. Java training, yeah easy. but when it comes to the practical: you'll be thrown into the real 'battlefield' straight away. Then after about 3 months, it's left to your team lead to decide whether you get to stay or pack up your things and look for other job.



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how about the passing marks ? how many percentage ?
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I heard that the questions have been leaked out long ago? Do they use the same set of questions everytime?

then again, even pass the test, there will be at least 2 interviews waiting
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Hi,dattebayo ..

Are you get the interview from Experian also ?!
Haha, how about them are using the test is similar the Walk-In test...
however, i feel it is not simple ... i lost my confident and feel scary..but will do a try ..

JZ now i went to ericsson building from cheras.!!wow ,feel quite far and long path... do v increase our expected salary for petrol and toll .XD haha

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Experian provide petrol allowance?
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QUOTE(kayweng @ Aug 15 2010, 10:31 AM)
how about the passing marks ? how many percentage ?
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you score more than half, then you are on to the next interview.


QUOTE(dattebayo @ Aug 15 2010, 01:46 PM)
I heard that the questions have been leaked out long ago? Do they use the same set of questions everytime?

then again, even pass the test, there will be at least 2 interviews waiting
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it's been leaked quite a long time ago. but still, 2nd interview is about explaining the answers. sometimes you'll be asked questions that are similar but on different situations. there are some people that attempted the test (same set questions) more than once but still failed (the bad thing is, they scored lower than the 1st attempt LOL).


QUOTE(MsApprentice @ Aug 15 2010, 06:46 PM)
Experian provide petrol allowance?
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QUOTE(kayweng @ Aug 15 2010, 05:47 PM)
Hi,dattebayo ..

Are you get the interview from Experian also ?!
Haha, how about them are using the test is similar the Walk-In test...
however, i feel it is not simple ... i lost my confident and feel scary..but will do a try ..

JZ now i went to ericsson building from cheras.!!wow ,feel quite far and long path... do v increase our expected salary for petrol and toll .XD haha
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there are people lives a lot far than you do. Port Klang, Selayang, Kepong, Damansara..a few come from Cheras too..
I myself from damansara.
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after seeing these posts, I am not sure whether I can handle the job well, I am not really a programmer person anyway, its just I have touched on .NET before. The good side of this company is the good environment, can wear smart casual for programmer team, and can go back before 6pm, from what I heard from friend's friend.
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Experian called me last Friday for tomorrow test and interview... I am a fresh graduates, I hope I am shortlisted and handle this job well..

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QUOTE(alwajdi @ Aug 15 2010, 08:39 PM)
you score more than half, then you are on to the next interview.
it's been leaked quite a long time ago. but still, 2nd interview is about explaining the answers. sometimes you'll be asked questions that are similar but on different situations. there are some people that attempted the test (same set questions) more than once but still failed (the bad thing is, they scored lower than the 1st attempt LOL).
Yeah.
there are people lives a lot far than you do. Port Klang, Selayang, Kepong, Damansara..a few come from Cheras too..
I myself from damansara.
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How much the petrol allowance Experian provides?
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How much the petrol allowance Experian provides?
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depends on the further you live from the office. max is rm400.

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i think petrol allowance is not much of importance comparing the possibilities to be shortlisted in the interview wink.gif

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QUOTE(dattebayo @ Aug 15 2010, 08:48 PM)
after seeing these posts, I am not sure whether I can handle the job well, I am not really a programmer person anyway, its just I have touched on .NET before. The good side of this company is the good environment, can wear smart casual for programmer team, and can go back before 6pm, from what I heard from friend's friend.
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That's the way it is in Experian. you're never forced to stay back late. but people usually stay back for the fun part (playing wii, foosball, pool or just chilling with colleague) and go back later. good in a way that the traffic to home is clearing up..
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QUOTE(alwajdi @ Aug 15 2010, 10:38 PM)
That's the way it is in Experian. you're never forced to stay back late. but people usually stay back for the fun part (playing wii, foosball, pool or just chilling with colleague) and go back later. good in a way that the traffic to home is clearing up..
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Hi..I heard from my cousin working in Experian that there is a manager aka "K S" that he's very strict and not friendly. Kinda piss off some employees there because of his attitude.
Other than that, it is a very nice company and yes, it is hard to get in.
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QUOTE(Feline_gal @ Sep 7 2010, 09:57 AM)
Hi..I heard from my cousin working in Experian that there is a manager aka "K S" that he's very strict and not friendly. Kinda piss off some employees there because of his attitude.
Other than that, it is a very nice company and yes, it is hard to get in.
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people with that kind of attitude are everywhere.
But I would say in my own honest personal experience in Experian, all the good things outweighs the bad.
the only thing that drives me nuts there is just the task itself. Not to say that I'm overworked, it's just that I felt that I'm lacking in the technical skills and most of the time I felt overwhelmed. But the best thing is, my teammates is always there to assist, and my team lead, she always give me constructive feedback.

I actually left Experian a few months back so if you guys want to join Experian, fwd your CVs to the HR as I cant help you guys anymore or you can just fwd it to my cool ex-director here: mbcx4jrh. smile.gif

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Suspicious - you registered just to make that one post?
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I am newbie and happened to come across this thread. Not really a fan participate in jobs threads. Well, it's just my cousin's comment. It's up to individual to comment. More accurate if experian people comment on this.
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anyone went for Experian senior c# test before? mind to share anything helpful tongue.gif
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I've got an interview at Experian for Technical Writer tomorrow and I've also got a technical test to go through. Anyone know what they might ask besides programming questions?

Just read tht post on petrol allowance thumbup.gif What about other benefits? eg. optical, dental, medical
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I am thinking of applying for the dev team lead position in Experian Cyberjaya. Looking at the posts, it looks like there will be a test. The JobStreet ad mentioned requirement knowledge of C#/C/C++.

My questions:
1. What is the format of the test? Multiple choice or subjective with coding?
2. What languages will be tested?
3. Anything else i need to know for the test, like any database questions? If database knowledge required, what databases do I need to know?
4. Any other pointers on what I need to know for the test?

Thanks,
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Added on November 1, 2010, 11:28 pmAny inputs to my last post from anyone would be really appreciated. Tq. rolleyes.gif

-Raz

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QUOTE(raz.dawud @ Oct 31 2010, 11:28 PM)
I am thinking of applying for the dev team lead position in Experian Cyberjaya. Looking at the posts, it looks like there will be a test. The JobStreet ad mentioned requirement knowledge of C#/C/C++.

My questions:
1. What is the format of the test? Multiple choice or subjective with coding?
2. What languages will be tested?
3. Anything else i need to know for the test, like any database questions? If database knowledge required, what databases do I need to know?
4. Any other pointers on what I need to know for the test?

Thanks,
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Added on November 1, 2010, 11:28 pmAny inputs to my last post from anyone would be really appreciated. Tq.  rolleyes.gif

-Raz
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Do you know which unit you are interviewing for? There are different units in Experian Malaysia (DA, Cheetamail, Hitwise, QAS etc) and each unit have different requirements. The answers to your questions will depend very much on the unit you are trying for.

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QUOTE(raz.dawud @ Oct 31 2010, 11:28 PM)
I am thinking of applying for the dev team lead position in Experian Cyberjaya. Looking at the posts, it looks like there will be a test. The JobStreet ad mentioned requirement knowledge of C#/C/C++.

My questions:
1. What is the format of the test? Multiple choice or subjective with coding?
2. What languages will be tested?
3. Anything else i need to know for the test, like any database questions? If database knowledge required, what databases do I need to know?
4. Any other pointers on what I need to know for the test?

Thanks,
Raz


Added on November 1, 2010, 11:28 pmAny inputs to my last post from anyone would be really appreciated. Tq.  rolleyes.gif

-Raz
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QUOTE(DarkAeon @ Nov 2 2010, 02:29 PM)

Do you know which unit you are interviewing for? There are different units in Experian Malaysia (DA, Cheetamail, Hitwise, QAS etc) and each unit have different requirements. The answers to your questions will depend very much on the unit you are trying for.
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Hi DarkAeon, it is for QAS. Any ideas what sort of interview tests I should be expecting based on the questions in my earlier post? Any other pointers to what I should expect?

Thank you.

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I will do test this week for .NET dev. Hope i pass the test smile.gif
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I can't comment much on the test as I have not taken it before. So any details I give here may not be as accurate as I want it to be cry.gif

The only detail I can recall is you will be required to write blocks of code. Sorry I can't be more specific. Know your stuffs really well - memory management, hash tables, dictionary etc. I don't think QAS requires any specific database knowledge.

No doubt the test will be tough but if you're someone who is passionate about programming and you know your stuffs, it should go fine. The real tough part is the interview with the team leads/hiring managers. This is where your passion, knowledge, creativity will be put to the test.

Good luck. Experian has a good working culture and definately worth all the trouble you are going or will go though biggrin.gif
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QUOTE(alwajdi @ Sep 8 2010, 04:48 PM)
people with that kind of attitude are everywhere.
But I would say in my own honest personal experience in Experian, all the good things outweighs the bad.
the only thing that drives me nuts there is just the task itself. Not to say that I'm overworked, it's just that I felt that I'm lacking in the technical skills and most of the time I felt overwhelmed. But the best thing is, my teammates is always there to assist, and my team lead, she always give me constructive feedback.

I actually left Experian a few months back so if you guys want to join Experian, fwd your CVs to the HR as I cant help you guys anymore or you can just fwd it to my cool ex-director here: mbcx4jrh.  smile.gif
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Can I know what's the minimum salary offered in Experian for .net / c# developer?

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Going for C#/.net interview tomorrow.anybody here will attend their walk-in interview?
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From what I've seen so far, for those that are functional more than technical, chances of you getting into experian seems to be close to zero.

And they have been massively hiring for quite some time. The positions have not been filled up which can mean:

a) they are rapidly expanding
b) Interview / filtering criteria is high
c) turnover is high
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QUOTE(kelvin_tan @ Jan 16 2011, 02:12 PM)
From what I've seen so far, for those that are functional more than technical, chances of you getting into experian seems to be close to zero.

And they have been massively hiring for quite some time. The positions have not been filled up which can mean:

a) they are rapidly expanding
b) Interview / filtering criteria is high
c) turnover is high
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i've been working for experian for about 6 months now, Experian is still hiring bcoz of factor (b) followed by (a). Turnover is pretty low so far in the unit I'm working for
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Too bad it is at cyberjaya.
too far for me unless they have a branch at PJ or KL area.
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Heard its a nice place to work, enjoy.. I heard from a x employee... neve ever join the support team.. its a big mess and my friend did mention that now almost 3 people resign in a row and the team is still new.. couse manager so bossy, kenot mc, indirectly ask u to stayback, and the worst part he bad mouth bout his own staffs... but other team seems to be good n nice to work with

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hye guys...i applied for the programmer post in c#...have paper test this saturday...anyone has done the test?what should i focus on?...thx guys...
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is there any Network related position available ?
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I came for walk in interview today and interview by HOD.. Usually, when can I know the result for my interview
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anyone can share Experian's employee benefits?
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anyone can share Experian's employee benefits?
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Hi,
Let me chime in - 5 days work, 20 days of annual leaves per year, comprehensive medic coverage, optical/dental plan, performance-related bonus plan, very active recreational activities/social events, in-house games room, excellent career advancement opportunities, very good work culture and work-life balance.

We are actively looking for Web Developers for C#.NET, C/C++, Perl, and Javascripts. Opened to fresh graduates, junior and senior levels.

Please ping me for further enquiries.

Cheers


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I came for walk in interview today and interview by HOD.. Usually, when can I know the result for my interview
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xhyper: Please ping me your details.

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hi..echin2008..how can I ping you..can u give me your email..
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hi..echin2008..how can I ping you..can u give me your email..
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Hi xhyper,
I had responded to your question. Cheers.


Added on March 28, 2011, 10:51 amExperian is holding a recruitment drive event at Mandarin Oriental Hotel on 8th April 2011. Ping me for details.

Cheers.

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Hi echin2008
Could you please let me know more about it? Many thanks smile.gif


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Hi echin2008
Could you please let me know more about it? Many thanks smile.gif
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Hi ccindy80.
I had sent you a msg.

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Hi,
Let me chime in - 5 days work, 20 days of annual leaves per year, comprehensive medic coverage, optical/dental plan, performance-related bonus plan, very active recreational activities/social events, in-house games room, excellent career advancement opportunities, very good work culture and work-life balance.

We are actively looking for Web Developers for C#.NET, C/C++, Perl, and Javascripts. Opened to fresh graduates, junior and senior levels.

Please ping me for further enquiries.

Cheers
I beg to differ.
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About work life balance. In Experian Decision Analytics no one is made to work past normal hours (9:00-5:30). I encourage people to go home and enjoy their lives with families & friends.

Where is your experiance different?
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That's great for DA then. However there are different products in Experian Malaysia and each team works very differently. Some other team(s) might not be this lucky to have such an understanding lead taking charge.
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Hi
Is Sr Data Analyst vacancy part of DA or MS?


Thanks

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Hi, may I know how well Experian scores in The Joel Test smile.gif

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The Joel Test (http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000043.html)

1. Do you use source control?
2. Can you make a build in one step?
3. Do you make daily builds?
4. Do you have a bug database?
5. Do you fix bugs before writing new code?
6. Do you have an up-to-date schedule?
7. Do you have a spec?
8. Do programmers have quiet working conditions?
9. Do you use the best tools money can buy?
10. Do you have testers?
11. Do new candidates write code during their interview?
12. Do you do hallway usability testing?
(I already have the answer for some of the questions, but just for documentation sake for other people here, hope to have all answers in one detailed post smile.gif)

thanks..
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I notice Experian is always hiring QA Analyst (almost every month), I cant stop to think whether the turnover rate is high?

Does anyone knows whether QA Analyst need to go for test as well?
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I notice Experian is always hiring QA Analyst (almost every month), I cant stop to think whether the turnover rate is high?

Does anyone knows whether QA Analyst need to go for test as well?
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Experian has few QA Analyst role...not sure which department you're refering too. It's not about turn-over rather, the technical assessment is tough and requires high passing rate.
And yes, all technical roles require test.

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What's Experian's hiring process? Do you get a better chance through the website/email or through a recruiter?

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I wish to know about this too...
Does Experian hire fresh graduates? Seems there is always no job posted for fresh graduates in their Jobstreet profile / website...
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I wish to know about this too...
Does Experian hire fresh graduates? Seems there is always no job posted for fresh graduates in their Jobstreet profile / website...
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Pls ping me for enquiries. We have fresh graduates hiring for C#.NET and C Developer/programmer although it is not posted in Jobstreet.

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usually how long does it take for the result of the interview? 1 week?
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After an interview with the team lead, do I need to have another interview session with HR?

If yes, usually it's in the same day or not?


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What's Experian's hiring process? Do you get a better chance through the website/email or through a recruiter?
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Applying via Jobstreet should be enough, I guess.

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post May 4 2011, 12:47 PM

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wish to know more about Experian Hitwise. it's located at Ericcsson building at Cyberjaya, is that the new office that you guys have been talking about? how is the lead and managers in this team like? is there any parking problem? how about food and culture? pls share
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QUOTE(margarita90 @ May 4 2011, 01:47 PM)
wish to know more about Experian Hitwise. it's located at Ericcsson building at Cyberjaya, is that the new office that you guys have been talking about? how is the lead and managers in this team like? is there any parking problem? how about food and culture? pls share
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So you got the offer? Congrats...

Parking is OK. Maybe you need to walk a little bit, but not too much.
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Hello interested with Web/Graphic Designer position. Ive seen the advert from jobstreet while browsing. Im currently working as a webmaster for a local uni. wondering about the salary for the position Web/Graphic Designer. Can anyone enlighten me? Tq.

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May I know which office allocate for Java Support Position? DA or MS? What's the expectation for this position? Need to take the technical test this saturday. Really need some opinions. Thanks happy.gif
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post May 26 2011, 09:38 AM

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i will be having a paper test in experian next week for the C#.net dev
any tips on the test?

becoz i studied ELECTRONICS majoring COMPUTER in MMU cyberjaya
I m not studying IT, i fear that paper test will ask all IT stuffs which i couldnt answer...

and i heard experian is paying good, is tat right?
how much for a 2nd upper fresh grad? any allowance?
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post May 26 2011, 10:14 AM

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QUOTE(881118 @ May 26 2011, 09:38 AM)
i will be having a paper test in experian next week for the C#.net dev
any tips on the test?

becoz i studied ELECTRONICS majoring COMPUTER in MMU cyberjaya
I m not studying IT, i fear that paper test will ask all IT stuffs which i couldnt answer...

and i heard experian is paying good, is tat right?
how much for a 2nd upper fresh grad? any allowance?
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i've taken the test before, my advise is for u to prepare and read all info about programming methodlogy ie. RAD, agile dev,scrum pair programming.
there is also logical question but i can remember how is the question like.


good luck smile.gif
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QUOTE(cicibo @ May 26 2011, 10:14 AM)
i've taken the test before, my advise is for  u to prepare and read all info about programming methodlogy ie. RAD, agile dev,scrum  pair programming.
there is also logical question but i can remember how is the question like. 
good luck    smile.gif
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ie. RAD, agile dev,scrum pair programming.
no idea at all XD
i go ask mr GOO now
thx for ur tips
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dunno if i can get response frm any relevant parties or not within a short period of time..but here it goes..

- couple of weeks back i've taken the tech n english test
-a couple of days back i was phone interviewed by the vp,director n supervisor from new york...
-and tomorrow there will b another i'view with the head of development n team lead ops of cheetahmail.

so my question is when will the i'views end...i read the entire thread seems like oni 2 times i'view(excluding the tech test)..last i'view shud b with the HR right? but why mine is slightly different?anybody from experian got any clue why??

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hi..

am going for interview for sr qa engineer post..any tips what would be the questions ? help..help cuz i heard the technical assessment is very tough !

ngeeee...
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QUOTE(damagedigital @ Jun 23 2011, 12:41 AM)
dunno if i can get response frm any relevant parties or not within a short period of time..but here it goes..

- couple of weeks back i've taken the tech n english test
-a couple of days back i was phone interviewed by the vp,director n supervisor from new york...
-and tomorrow there will b another i'view with the head of development n team lead ops of cheetahmail.

so my question is when will the i'views end...i read the entire thread seems like oni 2 times i'view(excluding the tech test)..last i'view shud b with the HR right? but why mine is slightly different?anybody from experian got any clue why??
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hhhmm...the position is in operations? its a new team they are setting up and i guess they just wanna really make sure they get the good people at the start.....else things will go downhill if things are not good from the beginning...for the normal positions like devs, qa, pm...normally there is a test & 1-2 interviews.

ur right, meeting the HR would normally be last to basically discuss abt the salary. good luck!

just my 2 cents.
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Interesting that someone asked about this.

Here goes:


The Joel Test (http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000043.html)

1. Do you use source control? Yes
2. Can you make a build in one step? Yes
3. Do you make daily builds? Yes
4. Do you have a bug database? Yes
5. Do you fix bugs before writing new code? Depends.
6. Do you have an up-to-date schedule? Yes
7. Do you have a spec? Yes
8. Do programmers have quiet working conditions? Yes
9. Do you use the best tools money can buy? Depends.
10. Do you have testers? Yes.
11. Do new candidates write code during their interview? Hell yes!
12. Do you do hallway usability testing? Depends.


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QUOTE(mbcx4jrh @ Sep 8 2010, 10:30 AM)
Suspicious - you registered just to make that one post?
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Currently there is this Experian post in Jobstreet for Business Syst analyst (cobol), may i know which division it is classified into? and any clue on the recommendation?

tq notworthy.gif
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QUOTE(metrodude350 @ Jul 5 2011, 10:32 PM)
Currently there is this Experian post in Jobstreet for Business Syst analyst (cobol), may i know which division it is classified into? and any clue on the recommendation?

tq  notworthy.gif
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Experian DA.
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This Friday 15/07, Experian has walk in interview at KL Hilton.
All the best.
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QUOTE(kvic @ Jul 12 2011, 01:40 AM)
This Friday 15/07, Experian has walk in interview at KL Hilton.
All the best.
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Hi,
Please access: http://www.jobstreet.com.my/announcement/2...ian2atmy_ms.htm
to view the positions available.

All the best!
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post Jul 13 2011, 12:04 PM

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anybody can share question for QA Analyst for interview???
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If you're going for the C#/.NET developer role, you will be expected to code (on paper).
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just applied for the senior SE for java... was wondering anybody went for the interview of the same position? Mind to share what are the tests?
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Hi, anyone joining as Oracle OBIEE developer?
Please do share how is the work and life there.

thx
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someone who alredy go for the c# test & interview would u mind sharing some thoughts and tips for me..what i need to focus on..etc..

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QUOTE(vincento @ Jul 27 2011, 06:09 PM)
someone who alredy go for the c# test & interview would u mind sharing some thoughts and tips for me..what i need to focus on..etc..
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some logical thinking Qs, general programming Qs, and c# questions.
you should have strong basic in c# oop and probably some other .net tech/features.
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yeah went for the c# position.. failed at 2nd interview.. wonders when can I reapply for Experian again?
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