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National Instruments Hardware Engineer Intern Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated May 29, 2014
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Hardware Engineer I Intern Interview

Hardware Engineer I Intern

Interviewed at National Instruments

Interview Details – Campus career fair, only an 1 hour interview with some questions of basic analog circuit. Then I waited for nearly one month and sent an email to ask for the result. Then the offer came after several days.

Interview Question – Questions are not difficult. The interviewer asked me to talk about the experience that what is the most difficult problem I have met and how I solve it   Answer Question

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Hardware Engineer I Intern Interview

Hardware Engineer I Intern

Interviewed at National Instruments

Interview Details – I got a call through the career fair at UF. The interview was scheduled the next day itself. Questions were relatively easy with some of the obvious ones like tell me about any challenging situation you faced and how you tackled it.

Interview Question – The tech questions were difficult   Answer Question

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Hardware Engineer I Intern Interview

Hardware Engineer I Intern
Austin, TX

I applied through college or university - interviewed at National Instruments in October 2012.

Interview Details – Submitted resume at career fair. Had a single phone interview with 2 tech questions on Digital logic and 2 HR questions.

Interview Question – Multiple Implementations of FSM   Answer Question

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Hardware Engineer I Intern
Redmond, WA

The process took a day - interviewed at National Instruments in November 2011.

Interview Details – I met the company representatives at a campus career fair, attended an information session, and heard back within a week. I gave them my best three times (via email) and they replied back with the interview time slot. Communication with the company representatives was prompt, and they seemed very courteous.

Interview Question – Design an asynchronous state machine that has three inputs and one output.   View Answer

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Hardware Engineer I Intern Interview

Hardware Engineer I Intern

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at National Instruments in April 2011.

Interview Details – First found the intern position that I was interested in and emailed the manager. Manager was quick at responding back, after few emails back and forth had two phone interviews and then was offered the postion

Interview Question – There was nothing unexpected. Although manager really wants to see your thinking process. He was very good at explaining the questions   View Answer

Negotiation Details – none

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Hardware Engineering Intern Interview

Hardware Engineering Intern

The process took a day - interviewed at National Instruments in September 2009.

Interview Details – Behavioral questions such what kind of leadership roles I have taken; Describe a time where you had to debug something. Technical question consisted of designing a state machine and deriving flip flop input equations.

Advice: They are looking more at how you solve problems; not whether you get it right or not. Also the behavioral part is important.

Interview Question – Describe a time when a team member was not pulling his weight and what did you do?   Answer Question

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