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Getting an Interview
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- No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university – interviewed at Cypress Semiconductor (Troy, NY).
Interview heavily based on logical operation using AND, OR, NOR, XOR, and other Boolean logic. little to no behaviorial questions. It was basically a final exam in computer orginization. They expected you to know everything and treated themselves like the kings of the Sram market - which they are far from.
- "Use this diagram to determine the appropriate output" "At what time would this condition arise in this clk circuit" "what logical components would be needed to increment a counter and provide a negated output" Answer Question
Helpful (2)Accepted Offer
Four interviews. Questions on1) academics projects. 2) Micro-controller architecture 3) Programming 4)Electronics fundamentals. Questions on Following topics: Inductors, Capacitors switching circuits. Interrupts handling Network theorems C programming Inverters Memories Digital logic Micro-controller fundamentals Inductors, Capacitors switching circuits. Interrupts handling Network theorems C programming Inverters Memories Digital logic Micro-controller fundamentals
- What is the worst debugging experience in academic process? How did you solve it? Answer Question
No negotiations. Campus placement offer.
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university – interviewed at Cypress Semiconductor.
It is an on-campus interview just one day after university career fair. He asked some basic questions about CMOS gates and also asked me to describe one of the most challenging project.
- nothing unexpected Answer Question
- Declined OfferPositive Experience
I applied through other source. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at Cypress Semiconductor in November 2014.
They asked a series of questions about LPCVD etc. and processing in general such as i line, g line etc. clean room questions, photoresist, etc. asked about my master's thesis work and thesis.
- what does LPCVD mean? 1 Answer
- No Offer
I was asked to interview with them after they had gathered my information through my school's career site. The interview was 3 days later and was about 30 minutes. A week later they e-mailed me saying I had passed the interview, but I received no information aside from that.
- Please build an 3-bit adder using only and, or and not gates. Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took a week – interviewed at Cypress Semiconductor in October 2014.
I had an on campuss interview with one of their VP. The interview was good. Some behavioral questions, some technical questions. He passed me the interview but eventually none of their group contacted with me.
- how are you gonna improve your experiments? Do you now DOE? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university – interviewed at Cypress Semiconductor in October 2014.
Nothing special, just basic interview questions like, talk about yourself. how do you work with others. tell me about your resume, especially the experience related to the position that I applied. Do you have questions for me etc.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 7 weeks – interviewed at Cypress Semiconductor.
First there was a Phone screen by the hiring manager. This was followed by a single site visit about two weeks later. Site visit consisted of several one on one interviews and a group interview. There were a few technical and job specific questions but nothing too difficult or awkward/unexpected. Overall, it was fine.
- nothing stands out Answer Question
Not able to negotiate.
Helpful (2)Accepted OfferEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Cypress Semiconductor.
I submitted my resume online, and got a call from my hiring manager 1-2 weeks later. She asked some clarification questions and invited me in for an in person interview. When I got to the interview, i received a short tour of the offices and the manufacturing area (we didn't go inside the fab). After, I had to file out a paper application (which was odd because i filled out an application online). This paper application had all the basic questions, and about 10 short answer questions (2-3 lines) mostly about your work habits. Then we started the interview process, the first 30 minute interview was with three managers from different areas in the site (internally they call this the "wolfpack" interview). They asked many questions that related the the company's core values. Very few of these questions were technical. The next two 30 minute interview were with other people that i would be directly working with. These questions were similar to the first questions, but were slightly more technical. After the interviews i finished up the paper application and was done with the interview process. The entire process took about three hours. After the interview i kept getting weekly updated from my hiring manager that they were still reviewing my application and she would get back to me next week. I later found out that they were on a hiring freeze, and no new hire paperwork was allowed to be submitted. About a month later i received an email that i was being offered the job.
- What are your 3 worst qualities? Answer Question
Didn't seem like they were going to negotiate
Helpful (1)No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Cypress Semiconductor (Troy, NY) in February 2014.
Met the personnel at the career fair. Got an interview for the next day. The first round of interview in not HR but technical. They tested whether I knew what I was talking about and asked a lot of questions on my resume. The company work culture is pretty serious.
- They check whether you have insight on what you are talking about. Asked about power converters questions, to draw circuit diagrams and explain what is going on. Answer Question
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