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Fairchild Semiconductor Interview Questions

Updated Sep 8, 2014
Updated Sep 8, 2014
19 Interview Reviews

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    Manager 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 4+ weeks - interviewed at Fairchild Semiconductor in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Be prepared to describe your experience and how you can deliver similar results in the new role. Be sure to research the company history and products, behavior-based interview approach

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Global Sales Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Fairchild Semiconductor.

    Interview Details

    It was a rather rigorous interview process. A total of five interviews, only one face to face. Each person was from a different department and had a different set of questions.

    Interview Questions
    • There were so many questions, I wasn't expecting to have samples of my current reports to share.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Document Control Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  South Portland, ME
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South Portland, ME
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Fairchild Semiconductor.

    Interview Details

    HR recruiter was responsive, provided good background materials about the company, and decent information about the position. Interview itself was approximately two hours and I met with four folks including HR Liaison for the department. The questions were typical of a behavioral interview: background review, what has been your biggest challenge, etc.

    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation really wasn't an option for me at the time, given the economy and my need for a full-time job.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Analyst Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Fairchild Semiconductor.

    Interview Details

    It was very seamless and pleasant

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    1 day
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Design Verification Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Had a phone call from HR who set up the interview with my manager.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Co-Op Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Fairchild Semiconductor.

    Interview Details

    Asked about previous Internship Experience and Familiarity with lab tools usage.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Intermediate Test Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Fairchild Semiconductor in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    Started with a phone interview with a recruiter, it was straightforward and no technical questions. Afterwards, a technical phone interview was set up and the manager brought up op-amp questions mainly. The questions about op-amps are extremely technical and you have to know everything including each part of the op-amp and why they work as they do.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    FAE Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Fairchild Semiconductor in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    While there was a decent number of interviews (5) It was not adversarial. Everyone was very professional and was just trying to determine competency and personality fit. It was not grueling in the details nor was it a hard sell. They truly seem to want competent employees with a solid attitude that can help them succeed.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I utilized my experience level to increase non-compensation benefits
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Product Line Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  South Portland, ME
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South Portland, ME
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Fairchild Semiconductor in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    All day interview. Met with senior staff members as well as the functional department managers. Most of the discussion was focused on my past experience and my understanding of the semiconductor market.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work for us and what value can you bring to us.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Excellent. HR Business Partner was very competent.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Portland, ME
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, ME
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Fairchild Semiconductor in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    I applied online for this position. Few days later a received a call from HR asking for a phone interview. The phone interview panel consisted of the Hiring Manager and Lead Engineer. I was asked few technical questions and questions related to my background. The phone interview went well and I flew next week to Portland, Maine for an in person interview. The interview went on for 4-5 hours. I was asked a lot of basic electronics questions and questions related to my background. I was asked to demonstrate my hands on skills in the lab. At the end , HR asked me a series of behavioral questions. Unlike the phone interview, this did not go well and I was rejected two week later.

    Interview Questions
    • None. Be prepared to defend your work. Have a clear understand of their product line. Be prepared to answer a lot of basic electronics questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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