Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took a day – interviewed at Altera (Milpitas, CA) in March 2011.
The interview consisted of basic digital design questions and questions from the projects described on the resume. The on site interview consisted of 4 rounds. Since the position was for IP core development, verilog was the main area of interest.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 days – interviewed at Altera (San Jose, CA) in March 2011.
Phone interview followed by on site. Lots of rounds of interviews. At the end there will be a presentation to see how well you communicate.
- They will ask you digital design questions that are tricky and tough to solve in 45 mins. They dont expect the correct answer but expect you to go in the right direction in solving the problem. Answer Question
I didnt since I was an NCG. But you need to get one or two offers and then negotiate.
- Declined OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage InterviewDeclined OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months – interviewed at Altera (San Jose, CA) in January 2011.
3 month process. Phone interview first, then first round face to face. Long pause (2+ months). More interviews. No technical questions.
- Leadership questions. 1 Answer
Reasons for Declining
Fit was not good
The process took a day – interviewed at Altera (San Jose, CA) in July 2010.
Applied online, received a call from the hiring manager a few days later. Spoke w/ the hiring manager for a quick phone screen and we determined that I probably wouldn't be a good fit for the company. The challenges of working on the team sounded interesting, but I didn’t have the proper background for it. The interviewer was more interested in my college coursework and my choice in text editors than what I’ve done professionally. This felt a little short sighted, but it’s where the interview went for most of the time. My impression of the company is that it sounds like a typical large scale engineering business with lots of layers and lots of process.
I applied through other source. The process took a day – interviewed at Altera (San Jose, CA) in May 2010.
I initially received information about some available positions with this company through a contact at an FCCM conference. I provided this contact with my resume and research statement, and he forwarded my information to the team managers. A team manager contacted me through email to set up a phone interview. The interview with the manager went okay, but he didn't seem familiar with several components of my research. After discussing my research, he asked me to construct several algorithms for binary trees. I answered all the questions correctly, but for two of the questions he had to clarify some of what he said because I misunderstood what he was referring to.
- After I gave him a solution to construct an algorithm to count the leaves in a tree (which was correct), he asked me to do the problem again another way. 1 Answer
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage InterviewNo OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days – interviewed at Altera (San Jose, CA) in March 2010.
Interviewer very polite and helping. I was asked below questions.
Describe circuit operation of level shifter & mux.
Basic question on PERL & spice modeling
Relation between threshold voltage & temperature.
Why do you want to leave your current job and want to work for altera.
Did not receive any reply after on-site interview.
- What is spice option for accuracy. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAccepted OfferNeutral Experience
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Altera (San Jose, CA) in February 2010.
Multiple interviews with low-level engineers, high-level individual contributors, and some executive management. Likely depends on the job.
- 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?', 1 Answer
Salary was fine, had to push hard for a signing bonus. RSU grant was very good.
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage InterviewAccepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
The process took a week – interviewed at Altera (San Jose, CA) in September 2009.
Not too difficult interview. Basic questions.
- How would you handle stress? Answer Question
Helpful (3)Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceAverage InterviewAccepted OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at Altera in April 2009.
Interview with Sr. VP. Had an interview with CEO. Cold fish who couldn't have been more bored
- 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
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Altera (San Jose, CA) in January 2009.
Objective and convenient.
Think about your future manager if he had enaugh experience to work with.
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