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I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Broadcom (San Diego, CA) in January 2012.
During the phone interview, I talked for 1 hour with the group leader. He mainly asked me questions about concepts of operating systems and C programming, e.g., what is static variable in C, what is auto variable, what is race condition and what is the difference between process and thread, and the like.
I was informed to take the on-site in roughly two days after that.
During the on-site interview process, I was interviewed by four people. Questions include operations on linked list, embedded system, how a process is functioning, how to test a segment of memory using C and some questions related to my resume, mainly about my past education and working experience.
The office and work culture look pretty nice. Suggestions to other candidates would be to familiar with operating system concepts and details of using C, especially when you ask for a firmware design or test engineer which is more related to hardware level.
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Engineering InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Broadcom (Santa Clara, CA) in February 2011.
talked about my projects
asked about some elementary digital design knowledge, such as setup time and hold time, how to eliminate hold time
- setup time hold time Answer Question
Engineer InterviewNo OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Broadcom (Irvine, CA) in July 2010.
One day interview, several engineers, 45m-1hr each
- What is mean time before failure 1 Answer
Engineering InterviewAccepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Broadcom (Philadelphia, PA) in May 2010.
frankly speaking; I did not have any technical interview because the hiring manager know well about my background in the industry. we just had a quick talk and was shown around in the office. two days later I got the offer and I singed it after two days.
- how if this office closed and you need to move, is that OK? 1 Answer
Engineer InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Broadcom (San Jose, CA) in April 2010.
Phone Interview then Individual Interview with the team
Engineering InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Broadcom (Irvine, CA) in February 2010.
I was contacted by a head hunter, who found my resume at some online portal(don't know where exactly). He sent my resume to the hiring manager, who liked it and scheduled a phone interview. Basic questions from my resume, job experience, PERL questions(data structures mostly), UNIX questions, design management tool experience were asked. It was a IT position, along with CAD, vlsi design experience,with design sync server experience. Then I went in for an onsite, which was scheduled for 1 day, but the panel liked my resume for another CAD position, so they let me stay over for another day for the CAD interview.
Panel interview for 2 consecutive days was extremely exhaustive. But overall it went good.
I had 6 rounds on DAY 1. Each person asked me 1 common question: about how to set up a CAD project, using design Sync server in a multi-site environment? I assume they have this issue going on, and need someone to work on that.
Simulation related - Spectre, Spice, Ultrasim
Customer related- how would you approach if someone comes and tells u, that his design is not working, and does not give you any more information?
parasitic extraction -> how does the Assura engine work?
perl, TCL scripting -> What have you done?
Draw the cross sectional view of a CMOS
Detailed questions from my resume
- CAD tools related questions, design, simulation, front and back end tools Answer Question
Engineering InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
The process took 1 day – interviewed at Broadcom (Arizona City, AZ) in June 2009.
Had 4 - 5 1:1: interview with the engineering team. Fundamental questions in engineering. Circuit design/Device level as i was shooting for layout engineering position. Everyone seemed to like working for broadcomm.
- What is your long term goal ? Answer Question
Engineering InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Broadcom in May 2009.
The interview consisted of a talk and a test. I did not pass the test so there was no second interview. If I had passed the second interview and test, I would have been flown to California for a third and final interview before a decision was made about whether to hire me or not. If I had been offered the job, I would have been forced to work a six-day week.
- Why is common collector configuration not used for amplifier? 1 Answer
Engineer InterviewDeclined OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Broadcom (San Diego, CA) in October 2008.
Thourough and exhaustive. Folks were very knowledgeable in all aspects of the job requirement fields and one has to be thorough and well prepared to address deep and detailed questions and and answer questions in what-if scenarios. Many process based questions as well to ensure one will fit well within the organization.
- Technical Answer Question
Engineer InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Broadcom (Bangalore (India)).
Interview at RMI, which was acquired by Netlogic and then by Broadcom, was so professional.
I can not forget at all as that was so great experience. I was able to answer all questions so much of easy as the interviewers made the environment so cool. great job!
- C++, Data Structures and basics of Logic design. 1 Answer
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