Fairchild Semiconductor Interview Questions

Updated Apr 15, 2015
Updated Apr 15, 2015
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    Anonymous Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    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

    Accepted Offer
    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

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a 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.

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    Manager Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    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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    Global Sales Operations Analyst Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    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.

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    • 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

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    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

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    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

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    • 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

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    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

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    Negotiation

    1 day

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    Design Verification Intern Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

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

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    EH&S Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Fairchild Semiconductor in February 2013.

    Interview

    Interview process was very relaxed and informal. I interviewed with several managers at the fab. I came into the interview with over 10 years of experience. Everyone was very friendly. They respected confidentiality process during interview. Offer was very strong offer. They easily exceeded my current salary. Negotiation process was relatively easy.

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