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    Database Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Actel.

    Interview Details

    5 rounds of interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    VerificationEngineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Mountain View, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at Actel in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    The initial phone interview was with 2 or 3 engineers. They asked basic questions such as logic, setup/hold times, transistor basics. They also asked for scripting/software background.

    The on-site one was much more expansive. It spanned over 5 hours with 7 different people and was very technical, albeit not too hard. I was asked to draw out characteristic curves, explain parts of the curve, solve some basic logic problems on paper. Also I was shown some verilog code and I had to be able to tell what it was. I was asked to describe how to make an FSM, how a PLL works, etc., all verbal answers.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you design the CDC interface for a bus?   View Answer
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Mountain View, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Actel in January 2008.

    Interview Details

    I was inteviewed by Actel for a Intern position back in 2005. It was a pretty tough interview. They asked a lot of technical C++ questions that I was able to answer pretty well because of 2-day cram session the day before. The technical interview was followed by an interpersonal interview that was more about past work experiences.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Salary was non-negotiable.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Mountain View, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Actel in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    initially i was contacted by email , and was asked some HR questions. After clearing that I was contacted for a telephonic screening which was held for over an hour and conducted by 5 people. After that i was called onsite for a 1:1 interview

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    negotiate for your salary
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Mountain View, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at Actel in January 2007.

    Interview Details

    very straight forward, ask technical and non technical questions. indicated their interest and matched with mine. very good atmosphere

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Verification Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    New Graduate Recruitment to our school. Had a phone interview, and a person-to-person interview after.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Actel in January 2008.

    Interview Details

    Talked to hiring manager first, then a senior engineer over the phone. This was followed by one more phone call with the manager, and then onsite interviews lasting a full day, talking to every member of the team 1-on-1, as well as the HR person. Mostly behavioral questions. An offer was extended in the end.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Accounting Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Actel in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    got a call from their HR and went in for an onsite interview. Met with hiring manger and assistant controller, both very nice people. however, from the way it sounded, process over there are very manual. the impression i got was that it's very stable and it's a work-life balance type of environment there. However, didn't seem like there will be much room for growth.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Actel in May 2007.

    Interview Details

    It was quite informal and casual

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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