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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
Senior Mask Designer Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at AMD.
Interview Details – Phone Interview followed by 6 hours of onsite interview (all technical questions)
Interview Question – circuit design questions Answer Question
Negotiation Details – very easy
Very Easy Interview
Co-Op Engineer Interview (Negative Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ months - interviewed at AMD in November 2013.
Interview Details – Four phone interviews, with basic engineering questions about software development/electrical engineering.
Interview Question – Basic questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I didn't negotiate just accepted.
Product Development Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I interviewed at AMD in April 2013.
Interview Details – I was first contacted by my interviewer via email. He was quick to respond, and after a few exchanges we set up a phone interview. It was a quick interview, he simply asked questions about some of the more major points on my resume. Otherwise it was mostly a casual conversation, and I received an offer within approximately a week and a half of the interview.
Interview Question – None - It was very straight forward. Answer Question
Design Engineer II Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at AMD
Interview Details – 1 phone-scrren + 1 onsite interview
On-site interview had 6 rounds
All rounds were technical and were divided into specific topics like power, timing, logic, scripting etc.
Lunch was informal and did not involve any questions
In general, the focus was on the basics of each topic and most rounds started off the with the resume.
Interview Question – Design of a circuit to generate a pulse which is high for one cycle and low for next two cycles was unexpected. This is essentially a state-machine design question and is common. Answer Question
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