Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- No OfferAverage Interview
I applied in the university career fair, and got the phone interview several weeks later. There were two rounds to recruit applicants. During the interview the recruiter talked about some general works to be done during the internship, and asked several technical questions to check my qualifications. Because I did not behave that well, I was rejected a week after my interview.
- Implement a finite state machine by Verilog HDL and C language Answer Question
- No Offer
I applied through college or university – interviewed at Altera.
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
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 5 days – interviewed at Altera in October 2014.
A full day interview process. Tour in the campus, meeting the directors of each department. My position was for Software Intern. It was about 1 hour and a very comfortable one in a cafeteria.
- Given a graph of a stock, find the buying and selling points to attain best profit. Answer Question
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Altera (New York, NY) in May 2014.
At first, 30 min phone interview. The interviewer is the group manager. And then about one week later, he scheduled a video Interview. It lasted about two hours. In total four group members.
- Questions in my resume.
Static timing analysis
Synthesis Answer Question
- Questions in my resume.
Helpful (2)Accepted Offer
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!
- How are you going to help the company solve its problems? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Altera.
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 !
- Discuss the internal system of a day to day electronic device such as a refrigerator or a television Answer Question
Great Competitive salary. No negotiations
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks – interviewed at Altera (San Jose, CA).
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.
- Straight forward questions. Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks – interviewed at Altera (San Jose, CA) in February 2014.
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.
- Can you draw a schematic for the entire 3 stage Analog amplifier you designed as part of your class ? Answer Question
- No OfferEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took a week – interviewed at Altera in February 2014.
My advisor had referred me for the position. Received an email for scheduling a telephonic interview. The interview last for an hour or so. I was asked about my work experience and projects. The interviewer dod not ask any technical question from projects, it was more of what I did. He expalined the work in his team and though my skills and experience did not match any of those. (Though is was somewhat similar). I was asked just one question on writing a verilog code for a simple state machine. Wasn't asked any more questions. I wrote the code too quickly and thought he wouldn't like me to keep him waiting for too long and will also be helping me in correcting it. He then gave hints for correcting it after that. But I think he expected it to be right in first go.
- Writing a code for a state machine on telephonic interview. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Altera in November 2013.
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.
- none, go over profile Answer Question
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