ARM Holdings Interview Questions in Austin, TX

Updated Jul 28, 2015
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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at ARM Holdings (Austin, TX) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Applied on ARM website in March 2015. Got call from recruiter in April 3rd week. Interview was scheduled on 30 April 2015 with Senior Architect. Interviewer was impatient. Always wanting to hurry up. He would not listen or wait till answer was completed. Didn't describe about team or job. Directly went to questions. Only one question regarding cache. Everything else was software related. 1. Work experience 2. Cache basics 3. Data Structure 4. String manipulation 5. Debugging C code - Profiling It lasted for 20 minutes. Very bad experience. No greetings. He lacked basic courtesy or etiquette of telephonic interview.

    Interview Questions

    • How data is taken from main memory and put into cache?   Answer Question
    • What data structure has to be used to store large data in arrays and to retrieve it quickly?   Answer Question
    • I have millions of lines of C code across hundreds of files. Its running slowly. How to debug it?   Answer Question

    ARM Holdings Response

    May 28, 2015 – Social Recruiting Manager

    Thank you for leaving a review on your interview experience, though I apologize that you did not have a positive one. We do hold training for hiring managers on how to proper interview etiquette ... More

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at ARM Holdings (Austin, TX) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online and was reached out to over email. Had a phone screen and then more phone interviews that included coding questions as well as behavioral questions. Mostly questions about my background and previous coursework and internships. HR was very helpful with the whole process including the expectations for the phone interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you create a doubly linked list data structure in C, and add supplementary functions for deleting nodes, etc.   Answer Question
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    Graduate Design Automation Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at ARM Holdings (Austin, TX) in November 2014.

    Interview

    I applied through ARM website and received communication within a month. First round was a telephonic screening. It involved basic questions related to VLSI Layout, Scripting, Current projects and work experience. I got invitation for an onsite interview within a week of telephonic interview. There were 4 one-to-one interviews. Most of the questions were fundamentals of VLSI like, operation of inverter, timing analysis, logical effort, performance, SRAMs, Euler Paths, Transistor level schematic, layout - comparison of different input ordering based on performance, transistor folding and stack folding. Finally there was a conversation with HR to wind up the entire process. They gave me their response the next day.

    Interview Questions

    • Limitation of number of pins on the input of a gate, even if it is FinFET where stacking effect is absent.   1 Answer
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  5. Helpful (2)  

    Graduate Implementation Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at ARM Holdings (Austin, TX) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Got onsite interview right after a phone interview in less than a week. Four interview in a day, and only last a day. It was an ARM field day. Interesting talks about the company in the morning. One interview in the morning, three in the afternoon. Questions are all pretty easy as long as you review the basics.

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    Graduate Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at ARM Holdings (Austin, TX) in September 2014.

    Interview

    It's a ARM draft day. On that day, there were about 20 candidates. In the morning, they introduced a lot about the company, the product, the benefit. Then everyone had 4 interviews from noon to afternoon. The interviews are not very easy, more than what I learn in the course. But interviewer are nice and will give you the hint to answer the question.

    Interview Questions

    ARM Holdings Response

    Oct 8, 2014 – Social Recruiting Manager

    Thanks for leaving a review regarding your experience on ARM Draft Day. If there's anything you feel that we could have done to make the interview experience better, please do not hesitate to let us ... More

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    Graduate Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at ARM Holdings (Austin, TX) in September 2014.

    Interview

    After a telephonic interview , there were 4 face to face interviews on the same day. Each interview was based on clocking, STA basics. There were questions on languages like verilog , tcl , perl etc. And one of them was at a circuit level based on the gate level structures of basic circuits.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions on clocking in a SOC really requires some clear fundamentals   Answer Question
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    Graduate Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at ARM Holdings (Austin, TX) in March 2014.

    Interview

    I'd applied online for the position and got a call after 2 months. There was a two hour phone screen by two senior design engineers which consisted of basic digital VLSI questions like logical effort, impact of scaling, types of power, crosstalk issues and some basic questions on number system conversions. A week later, I was invited for an onsite interview at Austin which consisted of 7 rounds of 1:1 interview including an HR round. I felt the interviews covered almost all the aspects of ASIC design flow ranging from RTL coding to layout. Overall, the questions were mostly basic stuffs from timing(setup/hold), verilog coding, IR drop issues, clock tree synthesis, placement, routing etc.

    Interview Questions

    • Some questions on clock tree where you have to come up with a possible design solution in order to keep the clock latency low.   Answer Question

    ARM Holdings Response

    Aug 11, 2014 – Social Recruiting Manager

    Thanks for the review! Regarding the interview details, what would you have changed to make the process more streamlined?

  9. Helpful (1)  

    Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at ARM Holdings (Austin, TX) in August 2013.

    Interview

    Applied online and I was contacted by a recruiter for availability. A phone screen (after 2 days from the email), and then an onsite (After a week) and heard about the status after a month from the onsite interview. Interview is tough and have to know fundamentals good enough to crack it. All white boarding for all the 7 interviews on the same day except during lunch interview. Interviewers were well prepared and very friendly. Overall, after the interview I left with a good experience.

    Interview Questions

    ARM Holdings Response

    Aug 11, 2014 – Social Recruiting Manager

    Thanks for the review! If there's anything about the process you think we can improve on, please don't hesitate to reach out.

  10.  

    Standard Cell Design Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at ARM Holdings (Austin, TX) in May 2013.

    Interview

    2-3 phone interviews. Applied online and through an employee referral. Got an interview call through referral. All communication will be through recruiter. This team wanted to fill the position fast so the process was completed at a fast pace. Both the interviews were done within days and got the offer on the same day as last interview. If you pass the phone interviews, you will be extended the offer.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions were pretty basic and related to VLSI and MOS fundamentals. As it was standard cell position, they asked on MOS basics, inverter characteristics, multiplexers and stuff. More focus was on I-V and DC characteristics. A few questions on my resume and related projects. Also asked about relevant software tools and how much I was comfortable with it. Nothing out of the ordinary   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    You can negotiate a bit. But I didn't negotiate as I felt the offer to be pretty decent.

  11. Helpful (2)  

    Patent Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at ARM Holdings (Austin, TX) in July 2012.

    Interview

    1 interview scheduled with HR manager after 15 days of submitting online application. Some typical simple behavioral questions in it. Later, after a week, another interview was scheduled with the hiring manager who asked questions about computer architecture and projects done from resume.

    Interview Questions

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