Broadcom Interview Questions & Reviews
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Communication Systems Design Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Broadcom in April 2014.
Interview Details – Applied online. Received an email from hiring manager in 2 days. Set up telephonic interview the next day. I received email the same day asking my availability for onsite interview. Went onsite and was interviewed by 4 ppl (including lunch interview).
Hotel and travel arrangements were good. All the people I met were very friendly. Lunch interview was mostly non-technical and looked like behavioral testing.
Basics of communication system - Mainly concentrated on receiver section (synchronization, equalizer).
OFDM, CP, Fading, HP filter, C code for FIR filter and other questions based on projects in resume.
My interview went very well. Unexpected was a reject email after 2 weeks.
Interview Question – Nothing unexpected. Answer Question
ASIC Verification Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Broadcom
Interview Details – 1. Divide clock by 3
2. Setup and hold time check, minimum clock period
3. Asynchronous FIFO(gray code, sync block)
4. Sync reset vs Async reset
Interview Question – SystemVerilog vs Verilog Answer Question
Bluetooth Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Broadcom in July 2013.
Interview Details – Simple phone interview followed by on-site interview with three members of the team.
Not quite technical as they are new to hiring interns at that time and they may have found me not quite match.
Interview Question – No technical or coding questions Answer Question
IC Design Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Broadcom
Interview Details – I was selected by Broadcom because of my optical background. They need someone to involve in optical communication. The questions are pretty various, including C++ optical communication and IC design.
Interview Question – what's multi-mode fiber? Answer Question
Sales Operation Analyst Intern Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Broadcom.
Interview Details – One quick phone call to initiate the process. Came in for an interview and met with two supervisory members of the team separately. They asked typical interview questions and nothing was out of the ordinary.
Interview Question – Where do you see the semi-conductor industry in five years? Answer Question
Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Broadcom in April 2013.
Interview Details – 4 hour interview, mainly technical questions
Interview Question – Circuit design questions Answer Question
Negotiation Details – no negotiations for interns
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