Broadcom Staff Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Jul 12, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    The interview was very detailed and lengthy. The hiring manager is very sharp but friendly. The HR partner is the most helpful experience. Interviewed with three different groups of engineers and managers.

    Interview Questions

    • How to build a script to avoid conflict in Windows memory management?   Answer Question
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    Senior Staff Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    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.

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    Senior Staff Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    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

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    Senior Staff Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Broadcom (Sunnyvale, CA).

    Interview

    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

    I had a phone conversation with the recruiter and that settle it. I did not ask too much.

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    Senior Staff Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Broadcom (San Jose, CA) in April 2014.

    Interview

    The questions are all nothing out of the ordinary. There are 6 rounds of interviews with each round lasting about 45 minutes. The interviews are a mix of previous job experiences related to what is on the resume and coding questions. Most of the questions will be on C coding since it is an embedded company.

    Interview Questions

    • write the mirror of a tree. LCA of a tree. Reverse lists.   Answer Question
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    Engineer, Staff I Software Systems Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Broadcom (Irvine, CA).

    Interview

    Phone screen with a recruiter first. After that, on site interviewer with six people. Spent about 30 minutes to an hour talking to each person.

    Interview Questions

    • I received a couple of unexpected questions that were tangents off of some work I had on my resume. I know you should always be prepared for questions about your resume but they asked some implementation details for projects that were fairly old that I had difficulty remembering.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation.

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    Senior Staff Applications Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Broadcom (San Diego, CA) in August 2010.

    Interview

    Phone screen interview, 2 rounds of in-office interview. Very positive atmosphere, speaking with hiring manager and other engineers provides the full picture of the project and work environment. Great new-hire orientation provided by professional HR personal, excellent on-time communication and pretty good offer signing bonus. Great promotion benefits along with medical and other benefits.

    Interview Questions

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    Software Staff Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Broadcom (San Diego, CA) in June 2010.

    Interview

    Had initial phone screen back in June 2007. This was for their MPS division which works on cellular chipsets i.e. GSM/UMTS. Was invited to onsite interview. Had 4-5 interviews, all technical in nature. There was a written test as well with C programming questions. Was asked general questions about UMTS technology. Received offer and accepted.

    Interview Questions

    • How does the debugger work when setting a break point if it's a multi processor environment?   Answer Question
  10. Helpful (1)  

    Staff Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Broadcom (San Diego, CA) in August 2009.

    Interview

    The position was in DSP group. Here are the questions 1. Difference between FIR and IIR filters 2. How to tell if an IIR filter is stable given a system's transfer function 3. Noise suppression, signal fidelity 4. DSP processor architectureb 5. GIven a C cross compilable code, Do you expect any difference in the output of ARM and DSP. Why

    Interview Questions

  11. Helpful (1)  

    Engineer, Staff - Software Development Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Broadcom (Bangalore (India)) in December 2013.

    Interview

    Think loud. People here are more interested in your thinking process than the answer per se. Questions are always interlinked so the next question is based on your previous question's answer. Although they make it a point to test on basic skill set required for performing tasks

    Interview Questions

    • How will you determine if the given number is a power of 2 using a single line of code ?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation

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