Broadcom Interview Questions in San Diego, CA

Updated Sep 7, 2014
Updated Sep 7, 2014
31 Interview Reviews

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    Intern Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Broadcom in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by email with basic questions about my availability. Then I was Phone interviewed and asked basic logic question like bitwise operation on numbers. Last was on site interview. It was kind of informal about what I had did early mostly my projects. I was interviewd by my manager and 3 other engineers.

    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotitate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Software Staff 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 2+ weeks - interviewed at Broadcom in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Had initial phone screen back in June 2007. This was for their MPS division which works on cellular chipsets i.e. GSM/UMTS. Was invited to onsite interview. Had 4-5 interviews, all technical in nature. There was a written test as well with C programming questions. Was asked general questions about UMTS technology. Received offer and accepted.

    Interview Questions
    • How does the debugger work when setting a break point if it's a multi processor environment?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Senior Staff Applications Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Broadcom in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    Phone screen interview, 2 rounds of in-office interview.
    Very positive atmosphere, speaking with hiring manager and other engineers provides the full picture of the project and work environment.
    Great new-hire orientation provided by professional HR personal, excellent on-time communication and pretty good offer signing bonus.
    Great promotion benefits along with medical and other benefits.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Bluetooth Intern Interview

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

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Intern Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Broadcom in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    4 hour interview, mainly technical questions

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiations for interns
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Senior Manager Software Development 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 2 weeks - interviewed at Broadcom in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    Techinical, Behavioral mostly. Be prepared to code and troubleshoot in software interviews.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    WLAN Engineer Interview

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

    interviewed at Broadcom in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    I have been called on my phone. And was asked to come onsite directly. Onsite interview experience was amazing and quite chilling . They started from my resume and asked me about my technical skills and few questions were about my projects. Interview asked me questions on networking protocols, CDMA and spread spectrum communications.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the difference between IP and TCP protocol?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Systems Test Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Broadcom in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    First Application
    Then Phone Interview
    More questions asked on Previous work experience
    Need to know PERL for most of position
    Good understanding of Broadcom products like WIFI bluetooth NFC

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Interns no negotiation option
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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