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Getting an Interview
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Helpful (1)No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Dolby (Sunnyvale, CA) in August 2015.
Had a phone interview with the hiring manager, the manger explained about the current position and the duties to be done. Introduce yourself with the experience and the projects handled. Basic questions related to C, Knowledge about MPEG-TS, HEVC, differences b/w H.264 and HEVC and operating systems related questions.
- 1) Static specifier usages, volatile usage. 2) Booting process after we load the firmware to the SOC 3) Thread and its usage. 4) Any RTOS used? 5) How your DSP functions/ interacts with the application layer. 6) Basic knowledge related questions in MPEG-TS(PCR usage). 7) List construction in HEVC. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Dolby (San Francisco, CA).
It consisted of three rounds of interviews including the initial phone screen with the Recruiter, the one-on-one with the hiring manager as well as the interview panel. Everything went pretty smoothly and things moved along in a timely manner. I was kept updated on the process and I received an offer within a month from the first interview.
- Describe your most outstanding accomplishment Answer Question
There was no offer negotiation
Helpful (1)No OfferPositive Experience
Totally 45 minutes phone interview. First ask you about the self introduction and then ask you technical questions. The technical questions are some like DSP knowledge and C programming knowledge. But he also ask something related to the IOS programming, I just answer I don not know about that.
- Q1: what is the difference between FIR and IIR filter? Q2: How do you design FIR and IIR filter? Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Dolby (San Francisco, CA) in July 2015.
Had initial screening interview, which went well. Follow up interview was with the hiring manager. The hiring manager didn't even call. I sent a follow up to their recruiting team. Took 2 emails and 2 days before they responded to say they decided to not hire for the role. Very unprofessional.
- Do you have experience working with offshore development teams? Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Dolby (San Francisco, CA) in April 2015.
Within 2-3 weeks of applying online received a call from the HR. Had a good conversation and then he setup a phone screen with the hiring manager. The interview went OK, Even though matching almost all the job requirement I felt they were looking for a perfect candidate and they are willing to spend time to do this. The hiring didn't have any urgency.
- How would you monetize the Dolby Services. 1 Answer
Helpful (4)Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Dolby.
The interview process was a bit extensive. Started with a couple of phone screens, in person with about 5 differ team members/managers, and finally one last in person with a higher up.
- Would you be open to cover weekend support. 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Dolby (Pittsburgh, PA) in March 2015.
Two 1 hour interviews. Focused on OS fundamentals and embedded system questions. Priority inversion, Virtual Memory Management, System stack etc Few questions regarding project work and previous experience. Malloc library implementation, RTOS implementation etc Design questions like : How would you design a calculator from scratch ? Your inclination towards the product and passion towards work could make a difference
- Concurrency Question (Semaphores) Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Dolby (Sunnyvale, CA) in February 2015.
Had phone screening with the manager. The background noise of driving car was horrible, I could not hear 80% what was asked or said. Then driving background noise turned into children noise, looks like the interviewer was picking up his kids from day care. Quite negative experience and unprofessional. I would understand if interviewer would ask to re-schedule.
- TS stream organization; volatile keyword use; Memory layout for the process taking 4GB of virtual memory, 32-bit processor under linux OS. (Google the layout :):)) Mutex/semapohore differences Any experience with other video containers, GPU programming CUDA, OpenCL, OpenGL, OpenMax framefork; Tell about your background, experience Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Dolby.
The secretary will contact you if your CV is good, and set up a phone interview with the technology manager who planed to hire you. The interview process take about 45 - 60 minutes. The voice is not easy to follow, he make basic questions from your CV, and then go deeply into the main topics that are looking for internship position. For me, mainly about compression - motion estimation, motion compensation.
- Numerous questions about video compression. For example, what is the difference between motion estimation and motion compensation? what is the ration 4:2:2, 4:2:0 mean? 1 Answer
Helpful (2)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Dolby.
Firstly, they called me and asked some question about my Ph.D. research. One week later, they invited me to have an on-site interview. The onsite interview questions include bit operation, memory allocation, some very detailed knowledge of C++, some design question, multithread, and video codec knowledge.
- Some very detailed knowledge about video codec standard and multithread Answer Question
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