Atmel Interview Questions

Updated Jun 15, 2015
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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Atmel (Colorado Springs, CO) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Had phone screen by a Director and Manager. Got called in for interview, took most of the day. HR contact was incompetent, called for salary requirements then called again in 48hrs asking for the same info.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you had to innovate to solve a problem?   Answer Question
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    Corporate Accounting Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Atmel (San Jose, CA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    They contacted me through email to schedule a phone interview with one of the managers in the accounting department. The phone interview lasted about 20 minutes. It was typical behavioral questions asked in any interview, nothing out of the ordinary. We had a quite pleasant conversation. I received a rejection email one day later stating that they decided to move on with another candidate.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a challenge you had with working on group projects.   Answer Question
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    Web Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Atmel (San Jose, CA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    - HR contacted me and had phone interview - Phone interview with hiring manager - In-person with 6 team members (4 hours) - They don't contact you to provide closure to the interview process - They asked for three references, one has to be a prior manager - They also ask to provide your recent pay-stop when they decide to hire you.

    Interview Questions

    • What type of manager are you? I use emotional intelligent approach, believe in transparency and communication, open door policy and feel that I need ensure that I provide all the tools my employees need to their job.   1 Answer
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    Analog Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Atmel.

    Interview

    A telephone interview from the hiring manager and followed by a on-site interview with 7 engineers. All of these are 45 min technical interviews. Two brief 15min talks with HR and recruiter. Very friendly environment to new grads.

    Interview Questions

    • About my project of ADC. Some basic questions about MOS devices, current source, mismatch, source follower and op-amp.   1 Answer
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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Interview

    When I first phone screened with a recruiter, seemed like a great place to work, growing company and fast paced. Was brought on site and was highly disappointed as I met with 2 people from HR, an HR director and HR "business partner" both that were on their PHONES during the interview, texting and talking. Found it extremely rude and unprofessional as half the time I had to stop talking or they weren't paying attention and asked me to repeat myself. One of the most unpleasant interview experiences. Being in the onboarding process in HR myself, I find it very displeasing and I'm sure for others as well for Human Resources to do. Never got an email follow up or call if I got the job or not. Either way, not a company I would work for. After talking to them, they seemed very flustered and disorganized.

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Atmel (San Jose, CA).

    Interview

    Was contacted by the recruited who was knowledgeable and personable. Two rounds of interviews. There were 3-4 people per round. Most interviewers seemed pretty prepared and asked good questions. There was one person that seemed a bit out of her element, but most were people I would want to work with.

    Interview Questions

    • Not so much a question, but more a comment on expectations. Since they have a strong presence in Asia, there was a requirement for call in meetings at odd hours to accommodate for the Asia site.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    I didn't get a good feel from the direct hiring manager. I accepted a competing offer from a different company.

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    Verication Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Atmel in April 2014.

    Interview

    Only behavior trait related questions: Tell me about how you worked effectively under pressure. How do you handle a challenge? Give an example. Have you ever made a mistake? How did you handle it? Give an example of a goal you reached and tell me how you achieved it. Give an example of how you worked on team.

    Interview Questions

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    Global Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8+ monthsinterviewed at Atmel (San Jose, CA).

    Interview

    Long and arduous

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked if I was married and have a family which at the time I told the executive ( yes it was an executive) that its an illegal question to ask due to its discriminating nature and has nothing to do with my capability.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    It was not my best negotiation during my career but because I liked the manager or so I thought. I had accepted the offer.

    Atmel Response

    Dec 2, 2013 – hr

    We are sorry that you had a less than ideal interview experience with us. It looks like you liked the manager and we hope you have enjoyed your experience with Atmel since your start date. As you ... More

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    Technical Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Colorado Springs, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Atmel (Colorado Springs, CO).

    Interview

    Unknown - was hired 25 years ago at Honeywell - was acquired in company buy-out.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were for production operator - have had no real interview since...   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation

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    Process Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Colorado Springs, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Atmel (Colorado Springs, CO).

    Interview

    Many years ago, but flown into Colorado Springs and interviewed with 6 engineers 1:1. First engineer asked what vacuum was and I got him to explain it to me and then used his answer on the rest. Not too technical. Was taken to lunch by the hiring manager and it was a very nice lunch. A job offer came with-in a couple of hours

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I tried to negotiate but they were firm and didn't offer more.

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