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Software Engineer Interview

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

I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems in March 2013.

Interview Details

Submitted the resume by my friends who works in Cadence. One week later, interviewed by the team manager. Got the oral offer one week later after the interview. After that, I was contacted by the HR and give a package for the position. The package is OK for a graduate intern. Of course not as attractive as big software companies.

Interview Questions
  • Nothing difficult. Mainly placement stuff. The manager is really nice   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
No negotiation
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems.

    Interview Details

    The hiring was done through on campus placement.
    The process comprised of a written test and interview process.
    Written test had 3 sections: analytical, software and hardware of one and half hour duration.
    After this, few students were shortlisted and the interview process was started.
    There were 2 technical interviews and 1 HR interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Analytical questions which could not be solved in the question paper asked again.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Noida (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Noida (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Cadence Design Systems in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    written then 2 interviews and then HR interview. interview consisted of basic digital and c c++ questions.they also asked about static time analysis and sequential circuits.

    Interview Questions
    • puzzles about defective balls and balance. it had 12 balls and one of them was defected so to find it in minimum no of weighings.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Noida (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Noida (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    3 rounds in the interview process:
    1) Written test: Some basic electronics questions along with software and aptitude questions.
    2) Technical Interview: Questions on virtual table, classes in C++, compiler design (if you have knowledge about it). Also, some basic electronics questions related to MUX and gates.
    3) Panel Interview : Puzzles, some coding questions and advanced data structures like AVL tree(only if you have knowledge).

    Interview Questions
    • Game related to coins : There are a bunch of coins on the table (about 20 I think) and 2 players have to pick 1-5 coins at each turn. The player who picks last coin wins the game. What will be your strategy if you are given the 1st chance to pick coins ?   View Answers (2)
    Negotiation Details
    Not much talk regarding money, since I had just graduated from college. Just asked about other offers and why Cadence ?
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Delhi (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Delhi (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    I had applied to Cadence through Campus recruitment procedure in my college in Delhi . The first round was written test which contains 1 hour aptitude and then 30 mins software test. After the shortlisting based on written test there was a technical interview. There was another shortlisting after first technical interview and then they conducted another technical and HR interview round . Finally they revealed the result after the entire procedure was over. Although I was selected at the moment others were told that result will be declared within two weeks.

    Interview Questions
    • How to find 5 most recurring words in a text file ?   View Answer
    • Lots of questions on virtual functions and polymorphism   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    Get your basics on trees and graphs correct.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Noida (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Noida (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Cadence Design Systems in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    I was called for an interview. Where I was asked to solve a written test containing software,hardware and aptitude questions. It was a 90 minutes test. As I couldn't clear the test, I don't know any further about the process.

    Interview Questions
    • Few technical questions regarding hardware was very difficult.. and the Aptitude test was very tricky...   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Noida (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Noida (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Cadence Design Systems in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    3-4 Rounds of interview . In Product Validation interview they can ask ranging from timing , designing of simple designs in verilog/VHDL , perl for automation , simple CMOS basics ,

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No Negotiations as this was my first company
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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