Fairchild Semiconductor Interview Questions

Updated Apr 15, 2015
Updated Apr 15, 2015
18 Interview Reviews

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    Anonymous Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

    There wasn't any negotiation with regard to my offer.

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    Intern Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    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.

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    Manager Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Fairchild Semiconductor (San Jose, CA) in May 2014.

    Interview

    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

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    Document Control Specialist Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Fairchild Semiconductor (South Portland, ME).

    Interview

    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

    Negotiation really wasn't an option for me at the time, given the economy and my need for a full-time job.

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Fairchild Semiconductor (San Jose, CA).

    Interview

    It was very seamless and pleasant

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    1 day

  7.  

    Design Verification Intern Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

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

    Interview Questions

  8.  

    EH&S Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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.

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  9.  

    Co-Op Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Fairchild Semiconductor (San Jose, CA).

    Interview

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

    Interview Questions

  10.  

    FAE Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Fairchild Semiconductor (San Jose, CA) in February 2012.

    Interview

    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

    I utilized my experience level to increase non-compensation benefits

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    Product Line Director Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Fairchild Semiconductor (South Portland, ME) in September 2010.

    Interview

    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

    Excellent. HR Business Partner was very competent.

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