Fairchild Semiconductor Interview Questions

Updated Jul 19, 2015
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    Process Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South Portland, ME
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Fairchild Semiconductor (South Portland, ME) in July 2015.

    Interview

    First phone interview. When selected then on site interview. Not too many technical questions , more behavioral questions. Was a good experience , the mangers make you feel comfortable. Made the offer in 2 weeks. Did not negotiate on salary as this is my first job.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic question on CMOS process Process flow and few behavioral questions.   Answer Question
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    Process Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    phone interview first. Interview dinner before an onsite interview. The onsite interview takes around 6 hours. People are very nice. First talk with HR manager with some non tech question. Then the fabrication manager and fab manager for the tech question. Finally, give the presentation. Short, casual talk at the end with HR manager.

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    • Basic question on the resume. Go over the fabrication process and detail based on your experience. If you have a honest resume, you are fine.   Answer Question
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    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Fairchild Semiconductor.

    Interview

    Interview candidates seem to be touched by too many different people in the company before they join the company. The interview process is long and drawn out. I was contacted by the HR recruiter, scheduler and hiring manager at times, and it wasn't clear who led/owned the hiring process. This confusion continued with the offer and my first day of orientation.

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    Negotiation

    There wasn't any negotiation with regard to my offer.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Started with a phone interview where I was asked about my projects, some questions on Python (associative arrays), commands in Linux to open,edit,close,copy a file etc., differences between function & task, questions on tools listed on my resume. Questions asked onsite - setup/hold time, interrupts, level shifters, synchronous/asynchronous design. Interviewers were very friendly and it was a good experience overall.

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    Analog IC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bedford, NH
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Fairchild Semiconductor (Bedford, NH) in May 2014.

    Interview

    The interview took almost three hours, each engineer asked for one hour followed by a presentation to their group. They asked many basic questions on analog circuits like non inverting amplifier, buck converter, amplifier design. Most of questions are not too difficult. They also looked at my resume and asked on projects that I have done, especially related to power management SOC.

    Interview Questions

    • We have lunch right now, you are welcome to join us   1 Answer
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Fairchild Semiconductor (San Jose, CA) in May 2014.

    Interview

    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

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Fairchild Semiconductor.

    Interview

    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
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    Document Control Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South Portland, ME
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Fairchild Semiconductor (South Portland, ME).

    Interview

    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

    Negotiation really wasn't an option for me at the time, given the economy and my need for a full-time job.

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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Fairchild Semiconductor (Sunnyvale, CA) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Was called by HR to arrange 3 phone interviews. The calls were on time and the folks seemed prepared with questions and having read the resume. Later, I was invited to lunch with the VP and two director level managers. This lasted 2 hours and was a pretty casual conversation, discussing all kinds of non-technical issues. More behavioral questions. Then a followup interview on site with another director. Everyone seemed cordial and helpful

    Interview Questions

    • Really nothing very difficult. Standard fare like why do you want to leave your company, what are your strengths, etc.I did my homework getting ready for the interviews so it was pretty straight forward.   Answer Question
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Fairchild Semiconductor (San Jose, CA).

    Interview

    It was very seamless and pleasant

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    1 day

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