I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Altera.
Interview Details – 2 technical phone interviews for 1 hour duration each, followed by a call and email from HR. Got a call from one of the Employees, he explained to me the skills they required and proceeded immediately to ask technical questions. This was followed by another technical interview from the Hiring co-coordinator. Questions regarding projects on resume, C programming, matlab, verilog, DSP, Digital Design and Computer Architecture !
Interview Question – Discuss the internal system of a day to day electronic device such as a refrigerator or a television Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Great Competitive salary. No negotiations
I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Altera in February 2014.
Interview Details – Met the team leader at school's career fair. They called me to set up an onsite interview but I did not receive a confirmation till 3 days before. The interview itself was technical transistor-related questions and a little more in depth discussion of projects on my resume. You need to have your technical knowledge at your fingertips to do well.
Overall, okay interview, the company culture itself did not seem to impress me much. Out of the 6 interviewers, 3 did not show up because they had other "commitments". One of the interviewers kept texting while speaking to me which just appeared downright disrespectful.
Interview Question – Can you draw a schematic for the entire 3 stage Analog amplifier you designed as part of your class ? Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Altera.
Interview Details – Phone interview - 2 rounds
1st round - Manager: Basic questions based on resume: SRAM Design, Challenges faced during the project. Drawbacks of increasing wire lengths.
Programming online and submit the source code.
2nd round: Questions were on the programs that I had written.
Behavioral questionnaire to be filled.
Overall process took 2-3 weeks.
Interview Question – Straight forward questions. Answer Question
The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Altera in April 2013.
Interview Details – Had two phone interviews, neither of which I think would have been difficult for a prepared candidate. However, this was my first interview experience and, as a silly college freshman who had just decided to pursue the computer science major, I was thoroughly unprepared at the time.
I don't remember the details, but as far as I recall the interviews went like this:
First phone interview(1h30):
Spent maybe fifteen minutes to a half an hour asking some behavioral questions and explaining what his role was: what classes? Why computer science? Etc
Then several simple brainteasers and coding questions: the common find a loop in a linked list, flipping a stack of pancakes so that it ends with largest on the bottom to smallest on top, and the number of rounds in a tennis tournament with n teams (log2n). I think there were two more that were slightly more difficult than these.
One coding question with a shared document online: something about 0s and 1s in matrices, but I don't really remember.
Second phone interview(30 min):
Went straight to coding on a shared document.
Was asked to write a for loop to add numbers one to a million, and to reverse a string in-place.
Interview Question – a matrix question I don't really remember Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Altera in November 2013.
Interview Details – I applied online through Altera career website. Received an email from senior engineer a month later to schedule a phone interview the following week. The phone interview was a typical go over you resume and you educational experiences in digital system. Interviewer was up front about my experience and rejected me professional on the phone. The interviewer did not ask if I had any questions for him or the position, so I was left with a bitter feeling.
Interview Question – none, go over profile Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Altera in May 2013.
Interview Details – Too long interview process, you never know for what you will be kicked off
Interview Question – Nothing was difficult Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Altera in January 2013.
Interview Details – 2-3 Phone interviews. Go over the basics like data structures, verilog basics, discuss resume, your projects. Will test on things that are odd skill sets on your resume or an odd course, just to see if you actually have taken it or gained the skill set or if you are bluffing.
Interview Question – Asked things about databases although it was design engg position. this was because i had sql server on my resume. went over power and cmos questions, which i was not very much prepared as it was mostly a software position. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. If they don't give relocation, you can negotiate and they might budge.
I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Altera.
Interview Details – This was a new grad position. Was referred by a friend. The initial phone interview was 40 minutes and was asked questions on device physics. The interview was scheduled immediately after the phone call. On-site interview- the hiring manager, another manager and a director interviewed. Questions were on CMOS process flow, changing threshold voltages.
Interview Question – Nothing very difficult. Answer Question
Interviewed at Altera
Interview Details – 1 phone screen followed by onsite interviews
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Altera in April 2009.
Interview Details – Interview with Sr. VP. Had an interview with CEO. Cold fish who couldn't have been more bored
Interview Question – Please completely re-vamp something you were not hired to do and have no experience to do while completely alienating the people you where hired to please Answer Question
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