Fairchild Semiconductor Interview Questions

Updated Feb 18, 2015
Updated Feb 18, 2015
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    Anonymous Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Fairchild Semiconductor.

    Interview Details

    Interview candidates seem to be touched by too many different people in the company before they join the company. The interview process is long and drawn out. I was contacted by the HR recruiter, scheduler and hiring manager at times, and it wasn't clear who led/owned the hiring process. This confusion continued with the offer and my first day of orientation.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There wasn't any negotiation with regard to my offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Started with a phone interview where I was asked about my projects, some questions on Python (associative arrays), commands in Linux to open,edit,close,copy a file etc., differences between function & task, questions on tools listed on my resume.
    Questions asked onsite - setup/hold time, interrupts, level shifters, synchronous/asynchronous design.
    Interviewers were very friendly and it was a good experience overall.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Manager 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 4+ weeksinterviewed at Fairchild Semiconductor in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Be prepared to describe your experience and how you can deliver similar results in the new role. Be sure to research the company history and products, behavior-based interview approach

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Document Control Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South Portland, ME
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South Portland, ME
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Fairchild Semiconductor.

    Interview Details

    HR recruiter was responsive, provided good background materials about the company, and decent information about the position. Interview itself was approximately two hours and I met with four folks including HR Liaison for the department. The questions were typical of a behavioral interview: background review, what has been your biggest challenge, etc.

    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation really wasn't an option for me at the time, given the economy and my need for a full-time job.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Analyst Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Fairchild Semiconductor.

    Interview Details

    It was very seamless and pleasant

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    1 day
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Design Verification Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Had a phone call from HR who set up the interview with my manager.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    EH&S Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Fairchild Semiconductor in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was very relaxed and informal. I interviewed with several managers at the fab. I came into the interview with over 10 years of experience. Everyone was very friendly. They respected confidentiality process during interview. Offer was very strong offer. They easily exceeded my current salary. Negotiation process was relatively easy.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Co-Op 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 3 weeksinterviewed at Fairchild Semiconductor.

    Interview Details

    Asked about previous Internship Experience and Familiarity with lab tools usage.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    FAE Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Fairchild Semiconductor in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    While there was a decent number of interviews (5) It was not adversarial. Everyone was very professional and was just trying to determine competency and personality fit. It was not grueling in the details nor was it a hard sell. They truly seem to want competent employees with a solid attitude that can help them succeed.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I utilized my experience level to increase non-compensation benefits
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Product Line Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South Portland, ME
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South Portland, ME
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Fairchild Semiconductor in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    All day interview. Met with senior staff members as well as the functional department managers. Most of the discussion was focused on my past experience and my understanding of the semiconductor market.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work for us and what value can you bring to us.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Excellent. HR Business Partner was very competent.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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