Linear Technology Interview Questions in San Jose, CA

Updated Jul 10, 2015
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    Process Integration Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Linear Technology (San Jose, CA).

    Interview

    I got a phone interview for this position. The letter mentions it will be all technical problems, including BJT, pn junction, and CMOS. The hiring manager asked very detail on each device, so you must be very familiar with them. The manager will give you some hints if you cannot answer. It takes more than forty minutes on the phone.

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    Analog Design Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Linear Technology (Milpitas, CA) in January 2015.

    Interview

    On site screen followed by full day interview. Several engineers and managers interviewed one on one and everyone approached with great professionalism. Questions start with basic fundamentals and builds towards higher difficulty. All engineers had great academic background and great understanding and appreciation of analog. Interview is a good learning experience

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    Design Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Linear Technology (Milpitas, CA) in May 2014.

    Interview

    Several phone calls including technical and non-technical interviews. Need to solve some paper-based questions. No HR interview. The last one is on-site full-day technical interview. The offer was given on the same day of the on-site interview,

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    • All kinds of questions related to transistor level, system level, device physics, and lab tool usage.   Answer Question
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    Design Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Linear Technology (Milpitas, CA) in March 2012.

    Interview

    If you want to be a design engineer at Linear, besides knowing circuit fundamentals (R's, C's, L's) you really have to know your transistors. Current mirrors, current sources, diff pairs, cascoding, matching, op-amps, etc. You should also know control systems, noise gain, miller effect, etc. Last but not least, a knowledge of device structure, physics, and non-idealities is necessary. Some companies pride themselves in being able to train monkeys to be design engineers, but Linear only accepts the very best.

    Interview Questions

    • For an op-amp with 1kOhm output impedance and 1MHz GBP (1st order gain rolloff), operated as a follower and driving a capacitive load, what value of capacitance will bring the phase margin to 45 degrees?   1 Answer
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    Design Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Linear Technology (Milpitas, CA) in March 2009.

    Interview

    Coordination of the interview was professional. Interview consisted of 7-8 1-on-1 interviews at remote site and 7-8 1-on-1 interviews at HQ. Interviewers were very thorough: one of them had 3-4 pages of printed questions for me to go through with little help. If you know your fundamentals, you'll do well.

    Interview Questions

    • Discuss the benefits cascode devices have on PSRR performance.   2 Answers

    Reasons for Declining

    Wasn't excited about remote location.

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    Associate Applications Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Linear Technology (Milpitas, CA) in April 2008.

    Interview

    Interviewed for 2 different departments with similar openings in the same day. Arrived early in the morning, visiting with multiple department engineers over the course of several hours. Quizzed on various fundamental and "tricky" questions. Finally, discussed with the department assistant manager about the company culture, department goals & requirements, and general personality questions. After breaking for lunch, was led to second round of interviewing for other position, with similar format, again speaking with several department engineers. Occasionally had difficulty answering questions due to language barrier confusion with some, but generally was not felt overwhelmingly pressured or intimidated at a psychological level by the process.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the frequency response of different types of capacitors and why would you use one or the other? (Ceramic, electrolytic)   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Following the interview, acceptance was not indicated for at least 3 weeks even with follow-up emails. Delay due to semi-annual sales conference. Negotiations were non-existent due to the expectation that the counter-offer would likely not be accepted.

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