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Updated Nov 16, 2014
Updated Nov 16, 2014
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    Design Automation Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Started with a phone interview which went very well and then on-site. I had 4 interviews with 5 interviewers. Interviewers were very friendly. Interview questions were based on basic electronics, inverter characteristics, logical effort, stick diagrams, euler paths, place and route, some programming. The job role is diverse and hence, interesting

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Graduate Design Automation Applications 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 ARM Holdings in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    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.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Graduate Implementation Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at ARM Holdings in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Graduate Design Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at ARM Holdings in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    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
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    ARM Holdings Response

    Oct 8, 2014Social 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 Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at ARM Holdings in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Marketing Manager 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 ARM Holdings.

    Interview Details

    four stages - phone, person to person, group and final decision interview with Sr Mgt. Focused on past experience, knowledge of the industry, preferred work environment and some questions designed to trip you up.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They have a fromula they use to determine salary. Offer is competitive but on the low end. They also have stock options, 1 mo sabbatical every 4 years and bonuses
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Phone screen followed by onsite with 6 people. All the rounds were technical except one round which was HR. The interview questions were on architecture, algorithms and programming. It also included assembly programming. There was a lunch interview as well. It took two weeks to communicate the result.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Graduate Design Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at ARM Holdings in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    ARM Holdings Response

    Aug 11, 2014Social Recruiting Manager

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

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    Graduate Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at ARM Holdings.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview, then on-campus interview. Final round was an on-site interview which was a "draft day" consisting of about 20 college seniors applying for graduate positions. Began with team-based "presentations" (4 candidates to a team; each team observed by 1-2 engineers). 4 one-hour interviews, along with lunch and dinner and 2 informational sessions. Interviews were all technical, with different members of the Verification team. One interviewer was very rude, texted throughout my interview, and did not offer his hand to shake at the end of the interview

    Interview Questions
    • Write a program that will sort a list of e-mails by domain.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    ARM Holdings Response

    Aug 11, 2014Social Recruiting Manager

    I'm sorry to hear that you had a negative experience with your interview process. Other than the one interviewer you mentioned, how did you feel about the rest of the interviewers and the interview ... More

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    Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Telephonic interviews back to back

    Interview Questions
    • They literally play with basics. Expect lot of twistings in timing violations, synthesis, OCV and low power.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not much. They accepted my intent.
    Accepted Offer

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