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Altera Interview Questions

Updated Nov 15, 2014
Updated Nov 15, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Supply Chain Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Met at a career fair. I went for an onsite interview. I had 5 interviews in roughly 4 hour. The questions asked were both technical and behavioral but mainly technical. It really depends on who is interviewing you. Be prepared to the interviewer to bump on a previous answer to ask a new question, be relax and most importantly be confident!

    Interview Questions
    • How are you going to help the company solve its problems?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Software Design Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Altera.

    Interview Details

    2 technical phone interviews for 1 hour duration each, followed by a call and email from HR. Got a call from one of the Employees, he explained to me the skills they required and proceeded immediately to ask technical questions. This was followed by another technical interview from the Hiring co-coordinator. Questions regarding projects on resume, C programming, matlab, verilog, DSP, Digital Design and Computer Architecture !

    Interview Questions
    • Discuss the internal system of a day to day electronic device such as a refrigerator or a television   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Great Competitive salary. No negotiations
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Design Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Altera.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview - 2 rounds
    1st round - Manager: Basic questions based on resume: SRAM Design, Challenges faced during the project. Drawbacks of increasing wire lengths.
    Programming online and submit the source code.
    2nd round: Questions were on the programs that I had written.
    Behavioral questionnaire to be filled.
    Overall process took 2-3 weeks.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Device Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Altera.

    Interview Details

    This was a new grad position. Was referred by a friend. The initial phone interview was 40 minutes and was asked questions on device physics. The interview was scheduled immediately after the phone call. On-site interview- the hiring manager, another manager and a director interviewed. Questions were on CMOS process flow, changing threshold voltages.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Advanced Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    1 phone screen followed by onsite interviews

    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Altera in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    2-3 Phone interviews. Go over the basics like data structures, verilog basics, discuss resume, your projects. Will test on things that are odd skill sets on your resume or an odd course, just to see if you actually have taken it or gained the skill set or if you are bluffing.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked things about databases although it was design engg position. this was because i had sql server on my resume. went over power and cmos questions, which i was not very much prepared as it was mostly a software position.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. If they don't give relocation, you can negotiate and they might budge.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Advanced Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at Altera.

    Interview Details

    Met at career fair, gave resume and told interests...A few weeks later got a call from them, set up a phone interview. The phone interview went well: learned about the product line, the interviewer asked about my interests and a few things about my resume. At the end asked a digital design question rebuilding a flip flop using additional logic. The next week was asked to come in for on site interview. The onsite interview was about 4 hours, interviewed with 6 people for about 45 minutes each (1 behavioral, 4 technical, then met with HR), then gave a 20 minute presentation at the end on a project I had previously done. Got a call the next day offering the position. Really nice people.

    Interview Questions
    • Design in hardware a random number generator   View Answer
    • Design an and/or gate from a 2-1 mux   View Answer
    • How to tell if a linked list loops back to itself   View Answer
    • Simplify the given logic schematic   View Answer
    • Using a binary tree, write code to find how many nodes are in the given range   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Let them know other offers, they beat them
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Altera in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    I had applied through an employee and got a call in 1 month time
    Phone Interviews-5 in total including HR interview in the end
    3 technical interviews from managers of different teams
    Interview was of average difficulty[on the easier side],mostly on basic C[keywords],structure,inheritance in C++,OS,computer Architecture
    Process took 2 weeks

    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Senior Member of Tech Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Altera in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    Everyone had different view and was looking for different skills. I had to ask the hiring manager, what is the position and what is the role. I was told particular role and When I joined I found out my role to be slightly different. It did not match exactly hat was told to me. In six month they had re-org and I found out that I was pushed to non-technical job. Ultimately I left the company.

    Interview Questions
    • Can you join within a week, before even discussing the offer?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Altera in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was asked just basic questions on my resume. I discussed my experience and the courses I took at my University.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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