Broadcom Interview Questions

Updated Mar 25, 2015
Updated Mar 25, 2015
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    Staff Firmware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed 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
  2.  

    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+ weeksinterviewed 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
  3.  

    Digital Communication Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Broadcom in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    I get an phone interview, mostly about some knowledge of communication system, including the relationship between inteference, phase offset and constellation map. And I get an on-site interview after one week. Most of the question is about C++, include memory allocation, binary tree and operator overloading.

    Interview Questions
    • A engineer asked me. What is the difference between RLS adaptive filter and gradient descent filter. At which situation you should use gradient descent filter.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    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
  6.  

    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
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    Software Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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
  8.  

    DFT Intern Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Broadcom in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview is scheduled two days after the invitation. It needs me to move to San Jose.
    First, I was contacted by a senior staff and scheduled the interview time. Actually it is already scheduled by them, I only need to pick the time (2pm or 4pm).

    Interview Questions
    • Because it is a DFT, testing related position. They expected the candidate to be very familiar with Perl. Several detailed questions were asked. Such as data structure.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They are willing to give me the offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Hardware Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed 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
  10.  

    Senior Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Over all interview process was good, but they are very bad at communication. After interview they don't have any updated and also they don;t respond to your follow up email. Very bad experience..

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Digital Engineer Interview

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

    Initial phone interview, followed by a on site interview with a lot of verilog based question. Lot of focus on architecture and flip flop based sytems

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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