Altera Interview Questions

Updated Sep 25, 2014
Updated Sep 25, 2014
91 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  2.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  3.  

    Advanced Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    1 phone screen followed by onsite interviews

    Accepted Offer
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    Supply Chain Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Met at a career fair. I went for an onsite interview. I had 5 interviews in roughly 4 hour. The questions asked were both technical and behavioral but mainly technical. It really depends on who is interviewing you. Be prepared to the interviewer to bump on a previous answer to ask a new question, be relax and most importantly be confident!

    Interview Questions
    • How are you going to help the company solve its problems?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    FPGA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Altera.

    Interview Details

    The interview lasts about an hour. The first half is hardware questions including designing a divider and a efficient grey code counter. The second half is software interview including finding the second large value in a sequence

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Senior Member of Technical Staff 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 3 weeks - interviewed at Altera in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    Multiple interviews with low-level engineers, high-level individual contributors, and some executive management. Likely depends on the job.

    Interview Questions
    • As a former employee of the company, I had a lot of 'why do you want to come back to Altera?' and 'do you plan to leave again?',   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Salary was fine, had to push hard for a signing bonus. RSU grant was very good.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
  8.  

    Systems Software Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Multiple technical interviews, no behavioural interviews.
    Asked me to write code in any language I want on a whiteboard.
    Then hardware questions... most are easy but one tripped me up. Didn't get an offer

    50 words limit lol please

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  9.  

    SAP Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Altera in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    I went through the recruitment process using an agent. Arranging the interview was easy and efficient, time, location etc etc.

    The company had just one interview which was beyond what one would considerable reasonable. It was over 5 hours from 10 am to 5 pm, with 30 minutes for lunch. It involved being interviewed by 6 different interviewers. The first interviewer was non technical (the manager), the 4 in the middle were engineering staff, all technical followed by a final HR interview. Non of the interview was difficult, fairly easy, the engineering staff and management were not trained in interview techniques and it came across as muddled and overly simplistic and unnecessary with allot of duplication and waffle.

    The correct client can be decided in 5 minutes for an expect in his/her field, this company completely lacked any idea of how to spotting good talent

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult question was related to timing closure of an FPGA.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    It was easy, the agent told me the salary they would likely accept and I got it plus a large amount of stock options and relocation expenses.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    interviewed at Altera in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    I had a quick call with the hiring manager and was called onboard for interviews with 4 people including one with HR. I felt the interviews went well, but then wasnt replied to, until I checked with the HR. She asked me to wait another week.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing difficult, basic BA questions, what will you do if you face conflicting requirements.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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