AMD Interview Questions

Updated Mar 28, 2015
Updated Mar 28, 2015
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    Senior Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at AMD.

    Interview Details

    I applied online for Physical Design position in Austin. Phone screening was pretty easy. Couple of questions on all the basic steps in the RTL-GDS flow: synthesis, timing, PnR etc. Got onsite call in 3-4 days. Had 6 tech interviews and 1 casual interview on-site. Each one focused on different aspects: PnR and Floor-planning, architecture, timing, digital circuits, SRAM and Power. Some of them were pretty rigorous, others could be cracked if you had done your homework.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you do power distribution on a chip?   Answer Question
    • How does setup and hold timing look like for a dual-phase clocking?   Answer Question
    • What are the pipeline stages in a state-of-art microprocessor?   Answer Question
    • How many gates in the critical path of a Carry-look-ahead adder?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Product Development Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at AMD in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    The selection process consisted of 1 written exam, followed by 1 one-on-one interview and then 2 panel (over-the-phone) interviews. The first interview was pretty general consisting of questions covering my experience in semiconductor industry, problem solving scenarios and education. The second interview was a panel interview of about 3 people, where they've asked me to explain the architecture of a microprocessor, potential causes of failure when final testing a semiconductor device and debugging techniques. During the third and final interview, I was asked mostly software development questions in C/C++, classes, inheritance, object oriented programming, etc.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain the architecture of a microprocessor and describe how each component works.   Answer Question
    • What is object oriented programming?   Answer Question
    • Define classes, inheritance, objects?   Answer Question
    • Describe how you would approach debugging a device failure during final testing.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Financial Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cyberjaya (Malaysia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cyberjaya (Malaysia)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at AMD in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    It was a simple & easy interview because they are desperate to look for someone who can speak Spanish & Portuguese. It's OK if you dont have any finance background, training will be provided.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Engineering Technician III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at AMD.

    Interview Details

    4 interviews with 3 team leads and the hiring manager. Multiple hardware failures and symptoms given for triage with real world failing components. Sub-systems were differentiated by team lead interviewing. System debug is expected to be performed during interview process. Talking through each step as triage is applied.

    Interview Questions
    • The system (P.C.) under test configuration was laid out powered up upon a lab bench with Memtest 86+ running actively, the question asked " This system has a failure, you must find the failure you have 15 minutes".

      Note:the memory failure that is happening each time in different bank and /rank when the failures happen. Memtest 86+ is running with faults actively on test 1, faulting.
       
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Employee in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at AMD in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Applied to career site on amd.com. Was contacted through email for two interviews. First interview was about previous experience/soft skills, Second interview was more technical. Was then contacted a week later with offer.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at AMD in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied through University/college career portal. Got the interview around a week later. There was the project manager and another employee at the interview. They talked about the position a little. Was not a very technical interview. Asked about resume and projects that were completed. Asked about what I knew about AMD and chips.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    ASIC Verification Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at AMD.

    Interview Details

    Submitted resume through professor's recommendation. Got phone interview in two weeks. Asked a lot of technical questions, including object-oriented concepts, digital circuit basic questions and something relevant to parallel computer. Also described some projects that I had worked on. The interview took about one hour. The interviewer had accent that was quite hard to understand...

    Interview Questions
    • Design a FSM of Moore Machine to detect 0110 sequence.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Physical Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at AMD in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Applied through a former co-worker. Got a call from hiring manager. It was a quick 30 min phone interview. After this, got invited to on-site interview. On-site interview was not tough, except for few difficult ( for me ) technical questions. I could answer 80=90 %. But sometimes I found it hard to understand why some interviewing persons tone was as if you have done something wrong, just because you went there to get interviewed, and they are the boss of you now. I found it hard to understand why a candidate must be treated as if he/she is inferior person than person at AMD. I felt sometimes that tone of person interviewing was hostile without any provocation. At least to me it seemed odd. But once I got over it, it was ok. Also some people and AMD were very good in treating you with common courtesy/good manners.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Solution Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at AMD.

    Interview Details

    Multiple interviews: HR, Hiring manager and with other stake holders. Do not leave you hanging. Good communication from the recruiter. As the company is global with distributed functions, most of the interviews were phone interviews.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Hardware Engineer Student Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at AMD.

    Interview Details

    I went in for an interview with 3 interviewers and it was mostly a standard interview where I answer some questions. I also had to share my previous experiences that are relevant to hardware development. Overall the interviewers were friendly and gave a pleasant experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Write a code for:
      Given an integer, print all prime numbers up to that integer.
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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