LSI Interview Questions

Updated Jan 22, 2015
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    Administratrive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Allentown, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at LSI (Allentown, PA) in November 2012.

    Interview

    The job description as advertised and described during the interview was vastly different than reality. The real job was about 75% more difficult.

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    Senior Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at LSI (Milpitas, CA) in October 2012.

    Interview

    Have met 4 people, director, team manager, two engineers peers (one senior architect, one senior in detail technical)

    Interview Questions

    • 5 years down the road what you see your career in the future.
      Where did you hear this opportunity?
       
      Answer Question
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8+ weeksinterviewed at LSI in September 2012.

    Interview

    Hiring process took over 5 weeks with 16 interview. I spoke with every team member plus executive staff plus managers from other divisions. Be aware that of the date cutoff's LSI uses for Salary, bonus, vacations etc... There is no flexibility once a date has been past

    Interview Questions

    • It was the same interview 16 times, there was no mystery in what they were looking for   Answer Question
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    Senior Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Colorado Springs, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at LSI (Colorado Springs, CO) in May 2012.

    Interview

    Recruiter contacted me. Four phone screens with peers and managers. All day, seven person, live interviews in Colorado Springs after two weeks. Hired within 35 days of initial contact. Rejected initial offers. Eventually, 10k higher.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Negotiate hard! I was able to increase salary, stock and bonus.

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    Product Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at LSI (Milpitas, CA) in April 2012.

    Interview

    recommended by a friend. Invited for an onsite interview. Since I am from the area, the interview could be done over one afternoon. Did not have to travel from another location.

    Interview consisted of an initial presentation followed by one on one interviews with 5-6 engineers/manager. Most of the questions were work related. Also, some discussion to figure out if I will be a good fit in the team.

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    Negotiation

    Initial offer was quite competitive. Not much room for negotiations

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    ASIC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at LSI (Milpitas, CA) in April 2012.

    Interview

    The questions are focused on the resume about my research experience and course projects, and some very fundamental digital design questions, like setup/hold time violation, verilog coding. I met 4 ppl there and each of them spent 30 mins.

    Interview Questions

    • How to realize a communication between different time domain?   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at LSI (Colorado Springs, CO) in April 2012.

    Interview

    made a 45 min telephone interview followed by an onsite interview. Pretty basic questions during phone interview (static, volatile, OS concepts, interrupts, linked list basics, arrays, ex tern, memory alignment, how can you realize weather the stack is increasing upward or decreasing downward)

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    Firmware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at LSI (Atlanta, GA) in March 2012.

    Interview

    Initially it was a telephonic interview. I was contacted two weeks after the first interview for an onsite. The telephonic interview consisted of questions from C. Pointers, arrays and structures and bit manipulation. After that was an onsite interview, It was a really long process. Started at 9:30 am and finished at 5:30 in the evening. It was a lot more in detail. Pointers, arrays, structures, unions. Bit manipulation, assembly language, embedded and real time systems were part of the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • how do u pass Variable number of arguments in C?   1 Answer
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    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at LSI (Milpitas, CA) in March 2012.

    Interview

    The interview process went really smooth. I came in and did one-on-one interviews the first day. The interviewers stayed on schedule and didn't make me wait. The office was not too impressive but good thing the company in Milpitas is getting a new building and moving to a better one in San Jose.

    Negotiation

    I was able to negotiate but didn't because I was okay with what they offered.

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    Principal Program Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at LSI (San Jose, CA) in March 2012.

    Interview

    2 tier interview process: phone, in person hiring manager, followed by department manager. Intense interview, not very technical.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Take it or leave it.

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