Magma Design Interview Questions & Reviews in San Jose, CA
Getting an Interview
Software Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Magma Design in July 2010.
Interview Details – hiring manager called me and offered a phone interview
Intern Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Magma Design in December 2010.
Interview Details – It is long hiring process took more than 1month.
Interview Question – Did I had any experience related to customer service? How did you handle customer? View Answer
Negotiation Details – You can negotiate and there are chances.
R&D Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Magma Design in February 2008.
Interview Details – I applied after a referral. I communicated mostly with the manager of a small group who was very invested and shepherded the process. The interview was pleasant and mostly meeting the team and a question-and-answer about the position. The canned technical questions (e.g. explain this algorithm) were fortunately skipped. The interviewers were pleasant but didn't make a very compelling case for their company over their competitors.
Interview Question – What are you looking for in this position? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Company's marketplace position was shaky (and has gotten worse). Compensation was lower than other options.