Altera Intern Interview Questions

Updated Jun 14, 2015
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Anonymous Employee
No Offer
Negative Experience

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at Altera in February 2015.

Interview

Interviewer was pretty nice, got around asking me general stuff and then went right to business. Both questions were on FSMs, the first was relatively easy and the second was really hard. I didn't do as well as I expected and I was never called back. A rejection email would have been nice but in retrospect, I'm glad I didn't get the job, it wasn't for me.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Altera.

    Interview

    2 phone interview the first one discussed about some skills I have and time avaliable for this intern position the second with some technical question about hash table2 phone interview the first one discussed about some skills I have and time avaliable for this intern position the second with some technical question about hash table

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    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Altera (Austin, TX) in September 2012.

    Interview

    I had applied through an employee and got a call in 1 month time Phone Interviews-5 in total including HR interview in the end 3 technical interviews from managers of different teams Interview was of average difficulty[on the easier side],mostly on basic C[keywords],structure,inheritance in C++,OS,computer Architecture Process took 2 weeks

    Negotiation

    Did not negotiate

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Altera (San Jose, CA) in February 2012.

    Interview

    Was for intern position so asked basic stuff about digital design and verilog. gate level based implementation.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Altera.

    Interview

    It was 1 hour and 30 minutes interview. I was interviewed by three people. Most are algo questions, but there were definitely some hardware questiones. No easy. The experience was great.

    Interview Questions

    • Give a tree, each node has a integer value. Find paths which sum up to certain value. (Not necessarily to be a path from root to its leaf).   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Altera (Toronto, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    Initial selection for interview is primarily based on GPA (relevant past experience also may come in handy). The interview comprises of 3, 30 min. technical interview segments based mostly on software and a bit of hardware if you have indicated interest in hardware. Based on your overall performance, they will either reject you, hire you or call you in for another round of interview more specific to the team you might be under consideration for.

    Interview Questions

    • timing analysis, component level diagram to achieve a mathematical operation (hardware) Recursive algorithm, optimization problem and a high level design problem (software)   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    1st round have three interview question Most difficult is the software question, it ask to find the biggest sum of a path in a tree which has n children and n depth. second question is ask to has the longest path in BST three question is bowling question. the bowling ball has width of n and each pin has different score. The question ask compute c code to find the best way to hit the pin to achieve the highest score.

    Interview Questions

    • Most difficult is the software question, it ask to find the biggest sum of a path in a tree which has n children and n depth.   1 Answer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Altera in July 2013.

    Interview

    It's their Toronto location where I applied. Applied through their website and got email to come for a first state interview time. Two persons interviewed me, both for ~half an hour. They ask both software and hardware questions in the first stage interview to see where the person fits well. Not sure if there are second/more stages interview for interns.

    Interview Questions

    • Hardware: Build a digital circuit that outputs '1' when input is fed with 256 or more consecutive '1's Software: Write a function for a binary tree which prints all the values stored in the nodes   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    The hiring manager was so helpful and the interview was as smooth as it could be

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Altera (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in January 2013.

    Interview

    Submitted resume online and got the first interview around one month later. First interview consisted of 2 x 45-min onsite technical interviews involving both software and hardware questions. Got the second interview a week later, which was a group lunch + a short technical interview,.

    Interview Questions

    • Hardware: How would you generate gray code using hardware?   1 Answer
    • Hardware: Use adders and multipliers to implement the function y = ax^2 + bx + c, input a, b, c, x, output y, then I was asked to implement it with only 1 multiplier and 1 adder   Answer Question
    • Software: Given an array of integers and integers x and sum, find if the integer (sum - x) is in the array   1 Answer
    • Software: Given a graph, how to find the shortest distance between two points and longest distance between two points?   1 Answer
    • Software: delete items in a singly-linked list, then asked me how to implement a linked list to make it space-efficient   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    no negotiation

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