It was a cool day in Noida. I was invited for an interview for the Software Engineering position. I was damn excited. I came there in my car (running car those days were considered super luxury), I remember.
It was a dream come true feeling just as I entered the building. So my interviews started.
I remember all of my rounds:
Taken by Ruchir/one more employee (forgot the name). Ruchr was the shadow interviewer.
He asked few coding questions. Ruchir asked few db questions. Overall, it was good.
It was a bit tough coding round. He also asked about Linux which I knew much. He also asked me to operate vim editor. Which does not work on arrow keys. I did it well.
He took a design kind of round, I did well.
He asked few coding and puzzles.
He asked some lift design problem. We did discuss a lot about this.
There were some HR round as well. He also asked about my salary details.
Overall, it went well.
After few days, I was returning from Haridwar (my in-laws). I was driving the car, when I received the call from Adobe HR. It was a magical call. I was selected. He gave my salary details. I was on cloud-9. It was almost double of my current salary. I would have joined them even if they offer me my current salary. I was so happy.
It was one of the happiest moment of my life.