I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Masimo.
Interview Details – Contacted by HR three months after applying via LinkedIn. Scheduled phone interview with manager. 1st phone screen: current project description. 2nd phone screen: Questions in mathematical optimization (how to minimize volume of ellipsoid, why is determinant a measure of volume of ellipsoid, etc). Next, two problems were sent to me to be solved in a week (one was a C programming problem- multipling two vectors- and the other an OFDM problem). One more phone screen with senior scientist- asked questions from resume, AdaBoost, etc. Finally, on-site interview: Started at 9 am, was asked to give an hour long presentation of two projects. Nine interviews throughout the day. All questions based on presentation, a lot of emphasis on linear algebra, optimization, adaptive filters and some Java. Very thorough interview process.
Interview Question – In my third phone screen I was asked to describe AdaBoost in detail. I had done the project about eight months ago, and had forgotten the details and panicked. Takeaway? Know your resume thoroughly! Answer Question
Negotiation Details – It was my first job, so I didn't negotiate. I was very happy with what they gave me.
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 3+ months - interviewed at Masimo in September 2013.
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Applied the position through linkedin and was contacted by HR (Josh) 3 weeks later for a phone call. After that, I was scheduled for a phone interview with the executive VP of engineering. Sort of a strange interview considering that it was for a manager or engineering position. Clearly the VP was not the hiring manager. At the end of the interview, the VP asked me to take a software exam offline where they provided a software question document and asked to implement and test an actual software problem. I did this gladly considering I always enjoy software challenge. Spent a number of hours doing that and answered more behavioral questions and sent back to HR. No response since my submission over 2 months ago.
Feedback to HR - If no response was provided after a phone interview, I can live with that. But please do NOT WASTE the candidate's time by asking them to do software questions and then not even have the decency to provide a decision response back.
In comparison, Google and Amazon got back to me within days of all their interview stages. In fact, they requested feedback to the process and treatment.
Interview Question – The software question was to implement a matrix manipulation function that took a vector of numbers from a file and generated a N X N matrix. The request was to actually implement this and create an executable and fully test this function in C. Thats what was fairly time consuming albeit a fairly easy problem to solve. View Answer
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Masimo in September 2013.
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After applying online, my 1st contact was an email with a programming test and self evaluation. No phone screen with an HR rep or anyone. So right off the bat I'm a little concerned about this company, so I research them here on glassdoor.
It takes Masimo 4 weeks to review my programming test. I'm not kidding, 4 weeks. I've reviewed many programming tests when working for other employers, it's a 10 to 20 minute job.
After 4 weeks, I'm contacted by an HR rep who wants to setup a one-on-one, hour long screen onsite with an engineer. At the onsite interview, I meet with an engineer who seems very solid and is a good guy, but he hasn't reviewed my programming test. So he has no idea if I can write code or follow instructions at all. The interview mainly consists of programming tests and seeming if I can follow instructions, which is what the initial test was supposed to cover.
After it takes a week for HR to get positive feedback from the initial interview, it takes an additional week for HR to schedule a full 8 hours of interviews with everyone from the engineering staff, managers, and even VPs. At this point my internal BS detector is going off like a 3 alarm fire.
At this all day interview, the 2nd interviewer is out, so a substitution is made. No problem there, things happen. After this 2nd interview, which in my view is going very well, the interview process is abruptly stopped because "something came up". From right there I know they didn't like some aspect of me.
After 2 weeks I get a call from the HR rep. I'm told even though the team liked me, they didn't know where I'd fit in the organization.
From the 3 engineers I met, I liked this company. The guys seemed reasonable, rational, and smart. Clearly the HR and management team need a lot of work. I was told during the interview process, few candidates are able to complete the initial programming test and complete it correctly using well written code and to the spec given, all of which I was told, I was able to do. I was also told they have a very difficult time hiring people. I can't imagine why.
Interview Question – None really. I found all the questions to be reasonable and of the type I normally ask during interviews. If you're a good engineer you really shouldn't have any technical challenges. If you're not a good engineer, it's going to come out very quickly. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Masimo in September 2013.
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Found Masimo through a head hunter. Following a pre-screen phone interview I was brought in for an 8 hour in house interview with upper management, electrical engineers, software engineers, and project management.
Interview process is meant to find your 'level' from a technical perspective starting with the first question and gradually ramps up. Make sure you understand the fundamentals as they are looking for a balanced engineer. Anyone going for a job interview should always go for a refresher anyway.
Interview Question – More regarding digital logic as I am more versed on the analog front. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Got an offer closer to my house.
Very Difficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Masimo in June 2013.
Interview Details – I had a phone screen with the hiring manager. He was the most arrogant interviewer I have come across. There was no interest in showing why Masimo was good for me. It was all about Masimo and how special they were. By the end of the interview, I just said, 'this is going the wrong way, so let's just call it a day and go our separate ways'. Even if I had gotten a callback, I would not have gone - I could not stand working for that type of manager. The only consistent thing was it totally reinforced what I hear about Masimo on street - bad place to work.
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Masimo in September 2012.
Interview Details – Called by HR after two weeks applied online. Brief phone interview followed by an online design test. Was called to do on-site one week after finish design test. On-site went over a half day and met seven to eight people from hardware to software. Everyone went through resume first and then threw you various technical questions.
Interview Question – How to build a embedded system from scratch, e.g. cpu architecture to bootloader Answer Question
The process took 2 days - interviewed at Masimo in March 2012.
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I had a screening interview on the phone and met with the hiring manager. Interview was mainly behavioral and situational questions and an introduction to the new Masimo Pronto device. Details of the job description, use of product, and expansion of the territory were discussed. I was given the assignment to learn as much as I could about the device and obtain physician feedback in preparation for the next interview.
Second interview was very intense and much more focused on selling technique. I was asked to detail the device and role play selling the device to the hiring manager in several different manners (hard close, soft close, gain commitment). Interviewer looking for someone to cover huge territory and not worry about establishing much relationships, rather go for the sell and the close the deal. Come prepared with LOTS of knowledge on the company and as much info and you can on the product. Be ready to sell on the spot.
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Masimo in August 2010.
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Prepare for a whole day (8+ hours) on site interview. You will talk to everybody from EVP to engineers there. I talked to nine people in my case.
Most of the people there is nice. However, it looks like the senior management level is not flexible.
Interview Question – How did you fix an EMI issue? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Compensation package is not attractive.
Interviewed at Masimo
Interview Details – I applied to them through a job search website. Then I was asked to submit my resume to them again because they received my resume in an unrecognized format. Then I was asked to submit my transcripts and the recruiter contacted me for an interview. I haven't heard back since.
Interview Question – Haven't received anything yet.... Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Masimo.
Interview Details – Submitted resume online, received programming test (in C), completed test code per instructions along with output results, submitted it to HR rep, had a brief discussion with the in-house recruiter, called for a one-on-one interview with an engineer about two weeks later. Next step would have been day-long second interview with senior management and others.
Interview Question – Discussion of architecture design methodology. Answer Question
Pros: You learn a lot, coworkers super helpful, management extremely competent and knowledgeable. You learn to work really hard, which is good preparation for life. Donut Thursdays are great. Overall cheerful environment. – Full Review
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