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Marketing Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at AMD in January 2010.
Interview Details – one interview then group interviews with 5 people from the group. Met with the hiring manager briefly. Did not hear anything for 3 weeks, internal recruiter said they were busy on other projects. Hiring manager call and extended a offer...no compensation mentioned "HR will iron that out" Turned out he was one of the worse managers in my career
Interview Question – Pretty vanilla questions Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Hiring bonus, base
Senior Member of Technical Staff Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at AMD in April 2011.
Interview Details – The hiring and interview process at AMD was implemented quite well. It was handled professionally by the human resource recruiter. First I was contacted by the hiring manager.
Then the HR recruiter setup my first on-site interview with the manager and a few critical engineers.
My first on-site interview was quite technical since I was interviewed with all engineers.
There was a lot of detailed discussion of my previous designs. I was asked to draw
detail circuits from my previous designs on the black board and discussed these circuits
In conclusion, the interview process at AMD was similar to interviews at other companies.
Interview Question – Some of the technical questions were quite challenging. Answer Question
Co-Op Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at AMD.
Interview Details – I had just one interview in which the interviewer tried to estimate my academic experience in the fields of physical design and verification. Some other skills like working on Linux and knowledge in scripting are also tested.
I had a complete review of my resume.
Interview Question – Nothing too difficult. Answer Question
Senior Design Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at AMD.
Interview Details – Standard interview questions for programming job. One debugging question. One recursion question. One problem with using gates (come up with some logic). About 6 people. 1 person takes you for lunch at the cafeteria. Hiring process was overall ok. I got proper phone and/or email updates during the process. overall experience was ok. Interviewers were sort of "normal" in the sense that they weren't intimidating nor ultra friendly - just had a normal interviewer poker face.
Interview Question – There wasn't anything extremely difficult of unexpected or out of ordinary. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – they check your last company (at least, if not all) salary, so don't lie.
Coop Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at AMD
Interview Details – The whole process took about 30 days. First a HR round for about 20 minutes and a phone screen of about 75 minutes. After getting selected there is background check.
Interview Question – Nothing unexpected Answer Question
Senior Design Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at AMD in May 2012.
Interview Details – 2 phone screens, 7 people interviewed me in person; lasted from 7:45AM to 2PM. Got offer in 1-2 weeks. It was very pleasant ; and I liked Austin, TX a lot. Team is highly technical and in general will not take BSing well. Some questions on brainteasers but mostly technical hardware and software related.
Interview Question – About trace driven vs execution driven modeling. Trace driven modeling is faster; and but is less realistic due to not exploring bad paths during branch prediction. Execution driven modeling usually requires the existence of a functional model - in addition to a timing model to do neat things like sampling etc. View Answer
Negotiation Details – negotiate frills; like vacation.
SMTS Development Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at AMD.
Interview Details – I worked there previously. I was referred by a manager. People checked with their peers who'd worked with me before and then interviewed me over the phone. I was re-hired without an onsite interview.
Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 4 days - interviewed at AMD in May 2011.
Interview Details – Three phone interviews. First by the recruiter, second by the Senior Manager, and third by the immediate manager. The first round was just general questionnaire, second round was more of related to the position and what you were expected to do. The third round was more of getting to know you better before they made an offer.
Interview Question – What makes you apply for this position? Answer Question
Design Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at AMD.
Interview Details – After a brief phone screen, you move on to the on-site interview. These interviews are intense - generally 5 or 6 one hour interviews with engineers and managers of all levels. Very technical. Make sure to study up. If you get stuck, the interviewer will help spur you on - they want to know how you reason through a problem if you don't already know the answer.
Interview Question – "Have you ever looked at how a real processor is designed?" (in response to a description of my graduate design project. Out of the 5 or 6 interviews, at most one will try to push your buttons, and maybe none. But be ready to handle yourself in case it happens. Answer Question
ASIC Design Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at AMD in April 2013.
Interview Details – contacted by manager via email. First, half an hour of phone interview, with basic asic design questions and some general computer architecture knowledge questions.
Onsite interview came two weeks later. First round of onsite took 3 hours, second round of onsite interview took 2 hours. Most of the interviewers ask about my projects on resume, then some asic design questions.
Interview Question – it's actually a brain teaser. Answer Question
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