Xilinx Interview Questions

Updated Mar 4, 2015
Updated Mar 4, 2015
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  1.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I had 2 days interview. The first day it was on campus and there were two interviews, one with a finance manager and one with a controller. The second time was at the company headquarter. There was only one interview with three senior finance managers/ directors

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Intern Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Xilinx in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, took 2 weeks for the process. had onsite interview. Pretty easy and quick response, when it comes to decision. HAd one phone interview before this. Great company to work.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hardware Intern 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 6+ monthsinterviewed at Xilinx in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    It is a referral. There are two phone interviews, each for 30 minutes. Questions reach detailed in my resume, and gave me a hard time. It is a 6 month intern. It takes some time to process the official offer.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    A Business Role (Non-engineering) 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 Xilinx in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Submitted resume. The recruiter contacted me within a week. I had a short interview with the hiring manager. A few weeks lapsed and then I was contacted for 1st round interviews. That was followed up by one more round of interviews. (Total of 2)

    Interview Questions
    • Describe my background and the type of role that I was looking for.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Product Applications Engineer (Embedded) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Longmont, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Longmont, CO
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Xilinx in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    4 rounds followed by an HR round. Nothing unexpected.

    Interview Questions
    • About device trees. I didn't have much experience in Linux, so I found it a bit difficult.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Product Applications Engineer 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 Xilinx in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    This was a very long process, expect to spend several days and be prepared to answer tough questions....

    Interview Questions
    • Unexpected and difficult job related questions. do your home work on technical questions/answers before coming to the interview   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Fair, you have to give and take somewhat
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Staff Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Xilinx in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    Basic graph and data structure questions. Some programming tests. The difficulty was at most medium. I think I had five rounds. Prepare questions like tell me your most interesting projects etc.

    Interview Questions
    • describe the shortest path of a graph with negative weights   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Proposed salary was not competitive.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Intern Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Xilinx in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Got a call from the HR . The interview was scheduled a week after. It was a 30 minute phone interview. The position was for a software developer for creating a search engine. I was asked basic questions regarding search engine development. I was also asked about my past work experience as well as academic projects.

    Interview Questions
    • Basic considerations when designing a search engine   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was initially offered a little less than the average market pay for an intern. After further negotiation, got a revised offer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Product Applications Engineer Interview

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

    The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Xilinx in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    Standard Interview.
    First manager called, then I had a technical screening over the phone.
    Consisted of basic digital circuits.
    Know your truth tables, timing diagrams.
    Understand key concepts such as metastability.

    When I went to the onsite, it was similar to phone interviews with more in depth.
    They emphasized the process was important, not the right answer.

    Went out to lunch.

    More questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time when you had to resolve a conflict with a teammate   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They made an attractive offer that I did not have to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Manufacturing Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Xilinx in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    Lack of follow up on interview process.
    Written communications less to be desired.
    Verbal communication skills were condescending.
    Lack of follow through, when you offer to do something, do it, don't just say you're going to do it.
    Hand shake greeting (look people in the eyes and show some interest, it's only respectful)
    Ego centric management team (interviewers and interviewees are both being reviewed).
    Lack of demonstrating relationship building skills.
    I wasn't impressed, maybe the dept. with is a poor example of the entire company atmosphere.

    Interview Questions
    • Vague and yet somewhat clever question to determine creativity and resourcefulness. Consider if the internet didn't exist... how would you do this?   Answer Question
    • Vague and yet somewhat clever question to determine if candidate would respect chain of command. Not a matrix environment.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Lack of proper interviewing etiquette confirmed initial sense.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

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