Laird Interview Questions

Updated Jul 1, 2015
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    Senior Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Laird (Philadelphia, PA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    First HR called me and asked about the profile and pay detail. Then phone interview its simple basic electronics and asked about the resume projects ..but pray for that interview ll not come on Friday since they are running like out of gas not ready to ask or hear anything what u r saying

    Interview Questions

    • How to select a processor ?SDRAM?Buck and boost converter ,timing analysis,I2C and SPI interface   1 Answer
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    Mechanical Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Laird (Detroit, MI) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Technical Interview, asked about solid mechanics, beams, basic design concept for fasteners, o-rings and other stuff. CAD test had to model stuff in SolidWorks, and Aptitude questions as well. Interview process gave a sense of accomplishment and reason for being selected. Rather than other interviews which go with questions that do not have definitive answers and you wonder why you din't get an offer.

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    Firmware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Holly, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Laird (Holly, MI) in May 2015.

    Interview

    The hiring process included two phone screens, one with HR & one with Senior Engineers. On-site Interview followed quickly after that, there were a number of firmware design questions from the Group of Engineers that interviewed me, most I could answer, a few I couldn't. The rest of the interview was simply getting to know management and what development occurred at that location. My only concern is that the process may have been easy for me because of my token status.

    Interview Questions

    • One question I do remember, because I should have known the answer, was how do you detect a stack overflow - ie the pointer wrote past the top of the stack. You handle it the same way you would if you created your own controlled memory heap.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I didn't negotiate - and I should have. I would suggest others to negotiate on salary.

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    Firmware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Holly, MI
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Laird (Holly, MI) in November 2014.

    Interview

    Received email from LinkedIn/Glassdoor with job on the list. I clicked it, looked right up my alley, so I applied. Was directed to their job website...create id, the usual. Answered a bunch of questions (nothing unusual) but could not get it to accept/submit. You MUST fill in ALL fields with N/A. Finally got it to submit. Opinion - very poor HR software. Received call from HR person in Earth City MO. Asked a few usual questions, limited technical. Was told next step would be technical phone screen. Email a couple of days later asking me for in person. Arranged time/date. Was emailed an interview schedule of people/times. Started with VP. Typical upper management overview interview, explaining company and products. Professionally done. Next was two from SW. One was out and out belligerent. Attacked everything I said, challenged every answer. Was more like an interrogation than an interview. Immediately decided this was one person I would NOT want to work with. Next was HR person. Standard HR behavioral interview with dealing with workplace conflicts (maybe this guy is known for his problems?), accomplishments, benefits etc. Professionally done. Project guy was next. Questioned experiences on resume. Nothing difficult. Professionally done. HW team was next. They were looking for some specific answers which I guess I wasn't giving them regarding competence working with HW. My read was they wanted to make sure every problem wasn't automatically "a hardware bug." Professionally done. One person on the interview schedule I never saw with no explanation. Observations.... Everyone was wearing jackets and sweaters. While it is November in Michigan, it was in the upper 30's. Conclusion- building HVAC has a lot to be desired. Facility is cramped and dirty. Floors were highly worn and looked like they hadn't seen a mop in a long time. Given the salary and the oxymoron of "employee benefits", you'd do better getting a job on an automobile assembly line. Better working conditions, more holidays, better medical, better everything. HW guys were particularly bent on not getting some finger pointing SW guy. I surmised this is a major problem. Conclusion.... Interview was scheduled by HQ and not properly delegated to someone locally. Very haphazardly handled. Other than the VP interview, I was rushed through everything. Promised plant tour never happened. At no time was I ever able to get in a question of my own. As for the SW belligerent, my take was he dumped me before he got into the room. Whether this was an EEOC problem or he was just a major sphincter, IDK nor do I care. Big shot know it all wanted to just push people around. HR needs a serious talk with that guy. I figure he's the major problem the HW guys were digging at. After one week, sent a WTH? email. "Still interviewing." Will not bother with sending one further.

    Interview Questions

    • Not so much a question but the amount of restraint required to not slap the SW guy.   Answer Question
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    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Laird.

    Interview

    Interview consisted of a telephone round and an on site round

    Interview Questions

    • I was well prepared for the interview and did not run into any impossible questions. Questions were lengthy and difficult at times but nothing unexpected   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was happy with the amount offered and did not negotiate too much

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    Human Resources Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Laird (Saint Louis, MO) in January 2014.

    Interview

    A Structured Behavioral Interview Process took place with a four leadership team members. Each asked very tough questions. Prior to that was a phone interview with a very capable staffing team member that referred me to the structured behavioral interview process

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    One best offer was extened

  8.  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Laird in April 2013.

    Interview

    I got email from one of the software developer in the team to come for an onsite interview. The interview panel was a group of three. They first went through the details in my resume, asked few questions like whether I am familiar with Visual Studio for development, whether I am familiar with embedded technologies and all.

    Interview Questions

    • On white board: 1. What is your favorite data structure and how will you implement it? 2. Reverse a string 3. Find odd numbers from one to hundred 4. What is multi threading and did you ever write program to handle that   Answer Question
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    IT Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Laird (Cleveland, OH) in December 2012.

    Interview

    Was contacted by their HR manager from Montana. They were really friendly and quick with communication. A phone interview was scheduled. The interview went well. There weren't many questions it was mostly explaining the limitations of the job. "We don't have an office" "The place is a mess" "We don't have any standards" To me it sounded perfect I was really excited about the travel and the opportunity. " Well you are perfect for the position etc. I am going to call HR and get the last two interviews scheduled they are merely a formality, I just want to make sure you will gel with the other guy who does applications and the consultant who is currently doing the job but doesn't want to take the job because his mom is sick (Huh?) " So we hang up and I am contacted by HR back in Montana via email. Can you fill out this application. So I give up all the information that an identity thief would need to completely assume my life and buy a yacht on credit. I diligently write it out and then scan it and send it via PDF to the HR department in Montana yet again. I get an almost instant "Thanks" email back. I am thinking OK cool. I will hear something. A week passes. Nothing. No email rejection no call no nothing. no follow up interviews. I send Montana HR an email. No reply. I send an email to a friend I know in the company who knows the hiring person. "I let him know. If there is any interest. I am sure he will contact you in a week." Wait what? Well it has been 3 weeks. So, I figured I would throw my glassdoor interview experience in here. There is a lot of bitter reviews of the company from the 2007 era but you can tell that is from people that were laid off in that year. There really isn't that many reviews so I figured I would throw my experience on here both as a warning and for comedic value. Bad HR practice in my book but apparently this is 2012 and normal corporate behavior. I'm sorry that I have an expectation that if you interview someone you at least send them a "Thanks but no thanks email"

    Interview Questions

    • There really were no difficult questions I have the qualifications for this job and it sounded easy. There were the how would you do this technology and that. Do you know what the company does. etc. Nothing weird or abnormal. Very laid back. Too laid back really.   Answer Question
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    Field Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Laird in August 2012.

    Interview

    The interview process consisted of a commute by air from Connecticut to Michigan. The interview process was not so much and interview but a lesson on antenna families. This was not about me but more like an overview of antenna content.

    Negotiation

    I should have negotiated more

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    Field Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Akron, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Laird (Akron, OH) in June 2011.

    Interview

    I met five people, mostly engineers and managers, during interview. They were friendly and asked questions regarding my skills and knowledge. They not only wanted to know about me but also wanted to let me know what their work is like too. (which I liked) They offered me a tour to office and introduced me to some people that were available during interview.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked my background regarding work, such as if I can utilize certain programs/tools or languages.   Answer Question
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