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Updated Oct 30, 2014
Updated Oct 30, 2014
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    Product Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Freescale Semiconductor in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    About 2 weeks after submitting my application, i was contacted by email by the hiring manager and had a phone interview with the manager. HR then contacted me about an onsite interview. This interview was 1:1 with about a 6 people followed by a presentation. HR contacted me a week later and told me they would be giving me an offer, and asked what sort of compensation I was expecting. After a long delay (2-3 weeks) I received a written offer for the exact compensation I requested

    Interview Questions
    • I was presented with a competitive situational scenario about the industry, which I had little knowledge of.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was directly asked for my salary request, which was granted. I expected them to negotiate down, yet I received a $22K raise over my current salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Technical Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tempe, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tempe, AZ
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Freescale Semiconductor in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    Very quick interview process - one phone screen and then a 3 hour 3 person interview. In the end, the hiring manager relied on his perceptions from the interview and feedback from many employees in the company that had worked with me before.

    Interview Questions
    • For a PM position, all questions were related to past program experiences   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Company was pretty creative with job offer, but not willing to negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Verification Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    The process took a weekinterviewed at Freescale Semiconductor in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    It was a very friendly environment. Process consisted of a series of four 1:1 interviews. Three were technical, one was more of a site tour and discussion. Technical questions were not too tough, just review your basics.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Finance Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Freescale Semiconductor in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    An HR rep contacted me after about a week of my submission of application. She set up an interview for me and everything went very well. They offered me the job and I accepted the offer.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Design Engineer IV Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Freescale Semiconductor in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    The people who interviewed me were good. The office is very shabby there is not even a freescale board for the building. HR is unprofessional, Very unorganized.

    Interview Questions
    • Regular verilog questions. More questions about your work   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Freescale Semiconductor in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    I met with the hiring manager as well as 5 team members separately. The atmosphere was informal with no hardball questions. The usual focus on past specific experience.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    The offer was good so I did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Senior Process Engineer III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Freescale Semiconductor in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    (1) Freescale HR contacted me via phone and email. (2) Phone interview with hiring manager. (3) Face to face with a panel of 5 employees in that department (managers and non manager engineers). (4) Face to face with just hiring manager. (5) HR benefits review. (6) Received offer in the mail 4-5 days later. (7) Accepted. (8) Hiring manager fresh out of the Air Force and clueless about the technology. (9) Non manager engineers equally clueless about the technology. (10) Evident from the beginning that the employees did not possess the technical skills and knowledge needed to do the job and had just been promoted into the positions.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain how to set up a manufacturing process on the tool I would be responsible for.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Product Supply Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Freescale Semiconductor in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter conacts me via email and have a brief phone screening. The hiring manager conducted phone interview with me. An on-site interview was conducted 2 weeks later with 3 manager.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do to improve supply chain efficiency?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Little room for negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Freescale Semiconductor in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    I was brought in as a temporary assignment and then was hired on.

    Negotiation Details
    Once I was hired I was able to negotiated a higher salary in just under 12 months.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tempe, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tempe, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Freescale Semiconductor in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    During the interview process, I spoke with 5 individuals asking questions about the work that I had done in the past. The questions were geared toward my background knowledge in the area that I was applying to. The employees were trying to guage my work ethic and my experience to decide if I would be a good fit for their team.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult question was to explain the time vs voltage graph of a discharging capacitor. I wasn't expecting school related type textbook questions.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't have to negotiate too much because I was offered very close to what I had wanted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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