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Broadcom Staff Engineering Interview Questions

Updated Oct 28, 2014
Updated Oct 28, 2014
47 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Senior Staff Systems Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    It took a whole day. Each session 45 min with two persons. Mainly technical questions. The bar is pretty high and you'll need to be very clear about what you have in your resume. Also be prepared about the basics of the WLAN communications.

    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Senior Staff Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Phone screning then on-site with 5 people (some on phone) and a recruter and later hiring manager on a later day. Then it tooks a long month to get back with the offer.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Senior Staff Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    phone screen to discuss work experience and c++ question, then half day on site with 5 rounds, various white board coding and brain teaser, finally 2nd on site to meet second level manager, the questions are more general about behavior, culture fit, etc.

    Accepted Offer
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    Senior Staff Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The hiring manager called directly for a phone interview and then had the HR schedule an onsite interview. Had the onsite in two weeks but took four weeks before hearing back about the offer.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Staff IC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied by internal referral. One phone interview and one on-site interview. The whole process takes two weeks. Phone interview covers basic analog and digital circuit knowledge, lasting for 1 hour. On-site interview was in Broadcom Irvine with 6 managers and 1 hiring coordinator, lasting for 6.5 hours. The interview process with each manager was introducing my past project and solving analog/RF circuits. The interview process with the hiring coordinator was about the employee benefit (promotion opportunity, stock compensation, etc).

    Interview Questions
    • The on-site interview is mainly solving circuits. There are questions whose answers are not obvious, including mismatch contributors and fix in two-stage op-amp, limit of intrinsic gain for common-source amplifier. But managers gave hints that helped me through all the questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  7.  

    Senior Staff Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Broadcom.

    Interview Details

    Interview was casual and not very formal. I talked to 6 engineers and the manager. They did not ask a lot of technical questions but wanted to understand my working style. They focus more upon the teamwork spirits and the problem solving capability instead of the real technical details.

    Interview Questions
    • Some C++ details which I had a disagreement with one of the interviewers.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I had a phone conversation with the recruiter and that settle it. I did not ask too much.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Staff DSP IC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Broadcom in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed over the phone by team manager. First he described his team's job and goals, and then ask me if I had any questions related to the work.Then he asked some standard technical questions, only circuit related questions are setup and hold time. Most are DSP questions like difference between FIR and IIR, Nyquist frequency, aliasing etc. Last about 30-45 minutes.

    Interview Questions
    • Thought it would be mostly circuit related questions but instead it was heavy on DSP. Questions are basic, was able to answer most of them.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Staff II IC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Broadcom.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview
    3 face to face interviews

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Staff II IC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    People ask the most fundamental part of circuit design to the interviewee. They do not deal with the most cutting edge technology but they intend to know if you are willing to learn a new perspective on this field. Generally the interview takes more than 6 hours including lunch, but not too much tough.

    Interview Questions
    • There was no such difficult trick in every question. Just not to try to answer if you do not know the exact answer.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  11.  

    Staff II IC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Broadcom in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    1 hour phone interview
    1 full day of interviews of 45-60 minutes.
    both interviews were about professional technical stuff.
    everybody were very nice, introduced themselves,and spoke about that they are doing.
    The day interview was extremely grueling , you are interviewed by a lot of engineers, some of the questions tend to repeat them self.
    All interviewers were very professional and kind.

    Interview Questions
    • one of the interviewers got really detailed about system verilog constrained randomization process   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    offer was a set number, but the signup bonus could be negotiated. and i got extra.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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