Broadcom Interview Questions

Updated Aug 27, 2015
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    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    1 phone interview, 1 onsite with 5 1 on 1 interview

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly focus on the projects on resume   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    no negotiation

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    IC Design Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    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 Questions

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    Sales Operation Analyst Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Broadcom.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • Where do you see the semi-conductor industry in five years?   Answer Question
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  5.  

    SVT Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Broadcom.

    Interview

    Phone call and Onsite

    Interview Questions

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    Principal Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Broadcom (Sunnyvale, CA) in April 2014.

    Interview

    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
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    Intern - Hourly Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Broadcom (San Jose, CA) in April 2014.

    Interview

    A director of technical interviewed me by phone. First he asked some detailed questions about my projects on resume, then he focused on the technique I implemented to optimize power consumption in VLSI SRAM design. So I replied and then he asked whether I was familia with scripting language like perl and the responsibility of that position.

    Interview Questions

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    Senior Staff Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Broadcom (San Jose, CA) in April 2014.

    Interview

    The questions are all nothing out of the ordinary. There are 6 rounds of interviews with each round lasting about 45 minutes. The interviews are a mix of previous job experiences related to what is on the resume and coding questions. Most of the questions will be on C coding since it is an embedded company.

    Interview Questions

    • write the mirror of a tree. LCA of a tree. Reverse lists.   Answer Question
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    Systems Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Broadcom (San Diego, CA) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online and get contract by recruiter after one week. One round of phone interview with hiring manager. He asked basic knowledge of Perl programming. After one week, get notice for onsite interview. The onsite interview has 6 rounds and 45 minutes each. Asked Perl questions and test plan creation.

    Interview Questions

    • How to count repeated words in a sentence using Perl? Create a test plan for a pen.   Answer Question
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    Communication Systems Design Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Broadcom (Irvine, CA) in April 2014.

    Interview

    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.

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    Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Broadcom.

    Interview

    Initial communications were handled by the recruiter. I had two on-site interviews. The first one was for an hour and the second one was a longer one. For each of the steps in the process my availability was taken into complete consideration. The general work-place and culture was appealing.

    Interview Questions

    • All the questions were resume based. There were other general logical & analytical questions.   Answer Question

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Pros: “very smart and diligent people to work with. good work/life balance. Base salary OK. ESPP and medical are very good. 401K so so.”“very smart and diligent people to work with. good work/life balance. Base salary OK. ESPP and medical are very good. 401K so so.” – Full Review

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