Ikanos Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Senior Analog Engineering Interview (Positive Experience)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Ikanos.
Interview Details – Contacted Ikanos directly (through their website) after hearing about the opening online. Heard back from the hiring coordinator and spoke with her briefly via email. This led to an 1-on-1 phone interview with her, followed (the next day) by a 2nd 1-on-1 phone interview with the director of the Analog team. The following week I interviewed on site, which consisted of a 45-min presentation followed by several 1-on-1 interviews with members of the Analog team (~ 30-45 min in length each).
Interview Question – No one particular question comes to mind - several challenging questions were asked about different circuit topologies or design/test situations. Answer Question
Principal Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took a day - interviewed at Ikanos in March 2013.
Interview Details – I was asked to come in early in the day. Manager was nice and made me comfortable. technical panel was good in parts.
strrange -ve vibes from some interviewers. an friend inside told me the bad part is that some interviewers prefer only andhra pradesh candidates some groupism inside.
interview finished in one day but the offer was awfully delayed.
slow process overall
Interview Question – question on deadlock avoidance and the resulting deadlock avoidance algorithms. View Answer
Reason for Declining – I got an offer "i could not refuse" from a semiconductor company. the salary was matching but the work was also tied to open source so i went with it.
also work culture is bit shady as per insider