Broadcom Interview Questions

Updated Jun 25, 2015
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    Corporate Communications Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    I had a leg in because I knew a former employee, therefore the interview process was quick based on her ability to vouch for my work ethic. I interviewed with one manager and was trained the next few days on daily tasks and responsibilities. It was up to my performance to make connections and find my way through the next series of hurdles to get the position I wanted.

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    Principal IC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Broadcom (Santa Clara, CA).

    Interview

    Good, these people know exactly what they are doing. Questions were mostly about current work done and how contribution can be made to the new group. Went in a lot of technical details as well. Also helped knowing about the tools/flows that are used.

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    IC Design Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Broadcom (Santa Clara, CA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I knew of a director of engineering at Broadcom through my parents, and I was able to leverage that into an interview with him and his RTL-programming team in person. The interview consisted of talking with the director and three other engineers in his team - half hour each - for a 2 hour interview. I was quizzed on my Verilog and Finite State Machine design skills.

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    ASIC Verification Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Broadcom.

    Interview

    One Telephonic Interview. I had an experience in ASIC Verification. So they only asked about my UVM Background. It was easy and got the offer at once. One can expect basic logic design questions and basics of Verilog

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    IC Design Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Broadcom (San Diego, CA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    phone interview followed by webex interview. asked basic questions regarding set up and hold times, designing borrow look ahead subtractor, propogate and generate terms, low power design methods, probability and critical thinking

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    • basic questions from digital system design and probability   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Broadcom.

    Interview

    Referred by a friend. Manager scheduled a 45 mins phone interview when he got my resume. Followed by two separate 45 mins phone interview held by engineers in that group. Just went through my projects on the resume, and asked some basic questions based on my experience. They asked very detailed stuff to make sure you understand what is happening in your projects. All of them are very nice and kind.

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    Negotiation

    No negotiation cause this is an intern.

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    Staff Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Broadcom (San Jose, CA) in January 2015.

    Interview

    interviewed by test manager and senior test engineers in turn, asked technical question on tester and program development, correlation and production release. Also asked about team work and work pressure handling.

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    • technical questions and solution approaches   1 Answer
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Broadcom in January 2015.

    Interview

    Contacted by HR after applying on company website. I had an initial phone screen with the hiring manager. Was contacted a day later and invited for an on site interview.

    I interviewed with a total of 8 people including the hiring manager. Each interviewer focused on a particular skill set or body of knowledge. There were no trick questions or gotchas.

    I was told at the interview that hiring decisions had to be unanimous. Recruiter contacted me a week later with offer

    Interview Questions

    • Explain the phenomenom of Doppler.

      Advantages and disadvantages of spread spectrum communications

      Is it possible to design a communication system with zero probability of error and if so what would the trade-off.
       
      1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Fairly straightfoward. Much better salary than I expected

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    Staff II Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    There were 3 rounds of interview out of which one was telephonic. The hiring manager called to understand the current roles n resp and to decide if the candidate is a fit to the team.

    Followed by a couple of members of the team, one for testing the domain knowledge and one for techincal

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Broadcom.

    Interview

    The interview process started with a phone call from the hiring manager to screen candidates. An HR coordinator then scheduled interviews with 6 team members and ending with a one-on-one with the hiring manager. The entire process lasted for about 2 hours.

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