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Accepted Offer – Reviewed Mar 12, 2013
Interview Details –
FV related so lot of SV, OVM, UVM related questions definitely. Besides CLock Domain crossing etc. Based on their products.
couple of phone screen rounds, onsite interview rounds atleast one or two
- Lot of technical skills focus w.r.t industry standard methodologies
Interview Question – business case and sales related questions Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Wilsonville, OR Jun 2010 – Reviewed Feb 22, 2013
Interview Details – Submitted resume and followed up with recruiting team. Completed pre-screening phone interview, full day of in-person interviews with 6-8 staff in 1:1 setting, completed final 1:1 interview with hiring manager. Overall, it was a good experience.
Interview Question – Answering specific questions about Excel, without having Excel in front of me. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was happy with the initial offer and didn't feel the need to negotiate further.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Minneapolis, MN Jun 2008 – Reviewed Oct 25, 2012
Interview Details – I knew the person that was hiring and she was pretty sure she wanted to hire me, so the interviews were a bit of a formality. I did 2 interviews, both pretty standard and routine. Mentor is big, global company, but outside of headquarters things are relatively relaxed, and that's how the interviews felt.
Interview Question – Unfortunately I don't recall the interview questions that were asked. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Fairly straightforward. There wasn't really any room to negotiate on salary.
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Wilsonville, OR – Reviewed Sep 24, 2012
Interview Details – Phone Screen....Talked about job and possible advancements. Explained to me that he got my resume from my university careers department....
Interview Question – What interested you in this role? View Answer
Reason for Declining – Don't offer Engineering student a telemarketing job....really what a waste of time!
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Portland, OR Mar 2008 – Reviewed Jul 19, 2012
Interview Details – This actually is an intern phone interview. It went through pretty well as companies are eager to get whatever they can get at that time.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Marlborough, MA Jan 2010 – Reviewed Feb 14, 2012
Interview Details – I was already an employee that was there through acquisition. We didn't have to interview really for our jobs. The "away team" was sent from the division to check us all out though but they didn't listen to anything we had to say about how we did business. We spent the next nine months waiting for them to figure it out while they completely destroyed everything we had done for the past 10 years and then came back and told us we were right but made it sound like it was their idea.
Interview Question – None Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Wilsonville, OR Oct 2008 – Reviewed Jun 6, 2010
Interview Details – From technology question to behaviors question. Long time interviews. Finally get the offer.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in San Jose, CA Apr 2008 – Reviewed May 27, 2010
Interview Details – Since I was already working in Mentor with a different product group. It was an easy migration withing the company. The interview lasted only for about half a day where I was interviewed by my future manager and couple of team members. The questions were mainly to see how my previous experience and education background could fit the new position with a different product.
Interview Question – Explain your work done with a particular set of tools in your current position. View Answer
Declined Offer – Interviewed in San Jose, CA Mar 2008 – Reviewed Nov 5, 2009
Interview Details – Submitted my resume online. Got a call back after two weeks. Did four hours of interviews on site with the team I was applying to. Two days later, I went back for an interview with another team member and VP of R&D. All the interview questions were pretty banal technical stuff, and a couple of brain teasers. Received offer by e-mail the next day.
Interview Question – Explain the bug in a destructor sequence involving multiple inheritance in C++. View Answer
Reason for Declining – Low-ball salary.
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Noida (India) – Reviewed Dec 25, 2012
Interview Details – Had 1 telephonic and then face2face at the Noida Office. The people are OK but the HR team is pathetic. They seem to believe as if they are running the company. HR are trated like god in this company. Jut b/c my hometown is in NCR, they were trying to offer as less as possible increment over my current salary, I eventually got placed at double(Yes 100% more) than was mentor was offering me.
Interview Question – Nothing was difficult, cakewalk... Answer Question
Reason for Declining – No increment.. trying to use your hometown factor too much.
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