Broadcom Interview Questions

Updated Sep 25, 2014
Updated Sep 25, 2014
371 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Staff II IC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Broadcom in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    1 hour phone interview
    1 full day of interviews of 45-60 minutes.
    both interviews were about professional technical stuff.
    everybody were very nice, introduced themselves,and spoke about that they are doing.
    The day interview was extremely grueling , you are interviewed by a lot of engineers, some of the questions tend to repeat them self.
    All interviewers were very professional and kind.

    Interview Questions
    • one of the interviewers got really detailed about system verilog constrained randomization process   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    offer was a set number, but the signup bonus could be negotiated. and i got extra.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Processor Verification Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Broadcom in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Two phone interviews. Both had similar questions asked by different people

    Pipeline, stages, hazards, how u avoid. How u implement these. Register forwarding implementation. Register renaming implementation. why not many stages in pipeline
    retire time

    cache LRU algorithm?
    Cache sets and ways given. calc the cache size
    Physical to VA translation!!
    assembly knowledge? give psuedo code to reverse data in 8 byte reg

    Second phone screen has almost similar questions.
    Graphics related quesitons: explain various stages of GPU pipe
    what happens
    what's vertex/pixel

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
  3.  

    FW Video Codec Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Andover, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Andover, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Broadcom in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I got a call after meeting an executive at the career fair and was then called at the site in Andover after a phone interview

    Interview Questions
    • Since it was a FW job, I did not expect questions related to database. The job description is sometimes misleading   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Senior Staff Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Broadcom.

    Interview Details

    Start with phone interview , then got on-site.All technical questions , no personality, iq tests etc. phone interview again with director

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Staff Firmware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Broadcom.

    Interview Details

    Submitted resume online and got a call from a hiring manager. He asked some basic background questions and we scheduled a technical phone interview. The phone interview had questions about my resume and basic C programming. Then they sent me some programming questions and asked me to write the code and sent back for evaluation.

    Interview Questions
    • Some about basic C language like static variable, function call etc. Also some quick programming question like Fibonacci sequence.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Engineer, Staff I Software Systems Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    Phone screen with a recruiter first. After that, on site interviewer with six people. Spent about 30 minutes to an hour talking to each person.

    Interview Questions
    • I received a couple of unexpected questions that were tangents off of some work I had on my resume. I know you should always be prepared for questions about your resume but they asked some implementation details for projects that were fairly old that I had difficulty remembering.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Staff Firmware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Broadcom.

    Interview Details

    5~6 ppl onsite interview. All technical questions. C, RTOS, date structure related. For example: reverse a linked list, what is semaphore.

    Interview Questions
    • Most questions are reasonable. What is interrupt? what is difference between inline function and macro? traverse a tree.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Senior IC Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    One phone interview and then on-site interview with 7 people including HR. Got offer the following week after interview.

    Interview Questions
    • They mainly asked questions based on the issues that they encountered in their real life, and most took them quite some time to figure out   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Hardware Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Broadcom in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and got an telephone interview. It's a DFT position. The interview lasts about half an hour. They asked some basic hardware interview questions like setup time and hold time, they also asked some algorithm questions(basic ones, listed below), and of course they asked me about my resume.

    Interview Questions
    • How to swap two variables without using a third one?
      What data type should be used when constructing a tree?
        View Answer
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Software Engineer II Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Broadcom in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Directly onsite: As I already had 3+ exp in Netwoking Industry
    Was interviewing for Data Center Asic group
    5 (1-1) technical Interviews:
    1. Difference between C and scripting Languages
    2. No of 1's in a number
    3. Replacing bits in a 32 bit number
    4. Programming question where I had to use offset macro
    5. How does a packet traverse in a switch (describe various tables used)
    6. Semaphore implementation
    7. How does a switch decide if to switch / route the packet (MYMAC and Ip address)
    8. ARP, ICMP working
    9. static keyword use

    Lot of focus on Networking and OS, overall good experience and folks were good to talk with.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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