Broadcom Interview Questions

Updated Sep 15, 2014
Updated Sep 15, 2014
368 Interview Reviews

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    Principal Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Broadcom in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    They interviewed me and then never bothered to email or call me either way. I did not appreciate that. I made alot of effort to prepare and attend interview and traveled far to attend it, and felt the interview went well, so to not have heard from them in ANY way whatsoever afterwards was a mild annoyance.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing unexpected. ARM, Linux device drivers, white board coding.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Intern-Serdes Test Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Broadcom in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Two interviews. The first one was held by the manager, introducing the lab and instruments. After 2 or 3 days, the second interview includes 5 interviewers, asking about the basic circuit questions, filter, Fourier Transform, transmission line theory and some resume related questions.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    interviewed at Broadcom in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    2 Telephone Interview. 1 face to face interview. Was interviewed by 7 persons. Covered all the topics from rtl to sta. They covered all the topics from verilog, rtl to sta. There were also some design compiler questions. Got my reply within 3 days after my interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Linux Testing Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Phone interview.
    10 minutes for job and company description; 20 minutes for asking school works and software testing knowledge . Nothing surprising.
    Is kind of entry level assistant work, for undergraduate student.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Phone interview to guage employee strengths, describe job requirements and qualifications. This was followed by an in person interview with several rounds. Interviews were conducted by people at different positions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Principal Firmware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Broadcom in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview screening and then I met 8 persons on site.
    A lot of technical questions based on my resume

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I could increase my salary by 5k
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Communication Systems Design Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Irvine, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed over phone.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    ASIC Verification Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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 Questions
    No Offer
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    ASIC Validation Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    2 phone interviews. And onsite with 5 round technicle interview

    Interview Questions
    No Offer

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