Broadcom Engineering Interview Questions

Updated Mar 25, 2015
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Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
Declined Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Broadcom (San Diego, CA) in January 2012.

Interview

During the phone interview, I talked for 1 hour with the group leader. He mainly asked me questions about concepts of operating systems and C programming, e.g., what is static variable in C, what is auto variable, what is race condition and what is the difference between process and thread, and the like.
I was informed to take the on-site in roughly two days after that.
During the on-site interview process, I was interviewed by four people. Questions include operations on linked list, embedded system, how a process is functioning, how to test a segment of memory using C and some questions related to my resume, mainly about my past education and working experience.
The office and work culture look pretty nice. Suggestions to other candidates would be to familiar with operating system concepts and details of using C, especially when you ask for a firmware design or test engineer which is more related to hardware level.

Interview Questions

  • Using C programming language, how would you test the memory bitcells of a certain segment given to you?   1 Answer
  • How to insert and delete an element in a linked list?   Answer Question

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Broadcom (Philadelphia, PA) in May 2010.

    Interview

    frankly speaking; I did not have any technical interview because the hiring manager know well about my background in the industry. we just had a quick talk and was shown around in the office. two days later I got the offer and I singed it after two days.

    Interview Questions

    • how if this office closed and you need to move, is that OK?   1 Answer
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Broadcom (San Diego, CA) in October 2008.

    Interview

    Thourough and exhaustive. Folks were very knowledgeable in all aspects of the job requirement fields and one has to be thorough and well prepared to address deep and detailed questions and and answer questions in what-if scenarios. Many process based questions as well to ensure one will fit well within the organization.

    Interview Questions

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Broadcom (Bangalore (India)).

    Interview

    Interview at RMI, which was acquired by Netlogic and then by Broadcom, was so professional.
    I can not forget at all as that was so great experience. I was able to answer all questions so much of easy as the interviewers made the environment so cool. great job!

    Interview Questions

    • C++, Data Structures and basics of Logic design.   1 Answer
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    I was selected on a campus recruitment, where they took a test based on an undergrad course of basic knowledge and then tool 2 phases of interview

    Interview Questions

    • They asked about some leakage current in PMOS, what may be the possible causes and how to prevent   Answer Question
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Broadcom (Bangalore (India)) in April 2012.

    Interview

    1:1 interview

    Interview Questions

    • lot circuits and vlsi related question , c ,aps   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    fixed salary

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Broadcom in August 2011.

    Interview

    The phone interview took an hour on a Saturday and we have subsequently set up in-house interview the following week. There were 5 rounds of interviews, each with 1 to 2 interviewers. Most questions were focus on the technical know-hows and experience in solving design questions. The work culture appears to be very chaotic and unorganized. However, there seems to be room for the company to grow.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you diagnose a set-up violation on silicon using scan?   Answer Question
    • What are the pros and cons of the following logic test methodologies: at-speed scan with LOC and LOS, path-delay testing, n-detect testing, iddq testing, topology based testing and LBIST.   Answer Question
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Broadcom in November 2009.

    Interview

    Phone screen than in person interview with 5 people.
    People were professional and courteous.

    Negotiation

    The initial offer was take it or leave it which it was not.

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Broadcom in May 2009.

    Interview

    Test on my understanding on basic circuit structure and theories.
    Typical questions on circuit transfer functions, noise, distortion (linearity), design choice and rational, frequency compensation (different approaches to stabilizing a two-pole system).
    Test for my arguments for choosing a particular circuit topology.
    Ask my previous project experiences, including the motivation and features of different projects.

    Interview Questions

    • How to improve the linearity of the common source amplifier?   3 Answers
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Broadcom in May 2009.

    Interview

    Just a typical interview one would have with any other companies. Five or six interviewers. All about technical questions. Most of the questions are about basics. Nothing fancy or tricky. Questions cover a wide range of topics, from transistor model, circuit, to system level as well as a little bit on the DSP side.

    Interview Questions

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