Aptina Imaging Interview Questions

Updated Nov 6, 2014
Updated Nov 6, 2014
8 Interview Reviews

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    Characterization Engineer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Aptina Imaging.

    Interview

    First Submit resume online, then about 2 weeks later received email from the HR. In the email HR propose to arrange a 30 mins phone interview. Basically, phone interview is easy. The hiring manager talk you and let you introduce yourself. After the phone interview, wait for another week, you might get the invitation to on-site interview. The onsite will a whole day, face to face interview about 7 engineers. At last, after on-site interview, offer comes to you in 2 weeks.

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    Senior Manager, Total Rewars and Systems Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Aptina Imaging (San Jose, CA) in November 2012.

    Interview

    The interview process lasted about two months. This may have been due to the holidays, but I had a phone interview and then was asked to come to the office two weeks later. After that I heard nothing. About four weeks later I was contacted by the recruiter and was told that I would come in for another interview. After that interview, I waited another two weeks and I was told that I got the job. I then started two weeks later. The first interview was just with the VP and the recruiter. My next meeting was with the entire rest of the team at different times - it wasn't a panel interview. The final interview was with the VP again and that was it. The VP and team made for a great interviewing experience.

    Interview Questions

    • The VP gave me a couple of real life problems happening at the company and asked I would solve them. I guess I gave the right answers.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Yes, I was able to negotiate. This phase lasted about two weeks. They allowed me to keep a planned vacation and even gave me more shares of stock.

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    Accounting Interview

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Aptina Imaging (San Jose, CA) in August 2012.

    Interview

    Saw posting online, emailed resume and received a respond within 3 days for a phone interview date. Spent 30 minutes on the phone asking about work experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Please describe what you do outside of work.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Interviewer seemed disorganized and overall department seemed chaotic mess.

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    Device Engineer Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Aptina Imaging (Sunnyvale, CA) in December 2010.

    Interview

    After the recruiter decided I was a good fit for the job, the company sent me a questionaire covering process and device challenges in 45nm technology and new technology nodes.

    Interview Questions

    • Which one is a more viable option for 45nm technology : NiSi2 vs CoSi2:   2 Answers
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    Product Engineer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Aptina Imaging (San Jose, CA) in April 2010.

    Interview

    They called me for a phone interview first. Then they flew me to San Jose for 6 hours of on-site interview with 5 people. Starting from potential coworker, then manager, and then the director. Then another employee and another manager and then an HR person. The technical questions were asked by coworker and manager. The rest were just checking if I am generally a smart person or no.

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    Engineering Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Aptina Imaging (Boise, ID) in July 2009.

    Interview

    The interview was mainly technical with a knowledge of analog circuits. It also dwelt on other product engineering experience such as testing, micro probing, signals etc. A part of it consisted of my previous experiences with product engineering. I had to give specific examples of problems solved. I had also prepared on the company's products and was able to answer questions on it.

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Aptina Imaging in October 2010.

    Interview

    Interview process was aimed at knowing your technical skills and how have you handled different projects.

    Interview Questions

    • Given a Sudoku solution, check if the solution is correct. What strategy would you use.   Answer Question
    • Write an algo to do transpose of a matrix   Answer Question
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    Human Resources Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Aptina Imaging in July 2010.

    Interview

    Initial communication was with recruiter- Very pleasant.
    1;1 was w/Hiring Manager- who was HR VP. Interview was more of a conversation- easy going VP- seemed to have some idea of what he was looking for but was also probing for how things are done in the current company I work for- (i/e HRIS systems).

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