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MathWorks Applications Support Engineer Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at MathWorks in June 2014.

Interview Details – I have applied online on mathworks careers website and I was contacted by email to schedule a telephonic interview. The interviewer called me 15 minutes late.
All the questions are standard control systems, matlab programming and c++ programming questions. Some of them are: stability regions of continuous and discrete systems, give control canonical form from transfer function, meaning of the following in matlab: @, A.' , A', diff between script and function, scope of variables in script and function .Constructors and derived classes in c++, default private/public in a class and struct, default methods of a class. What is oop, encapsulation, function overriding etc.

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I applied online - interviewed at MathWorks in June 2014.

Interview Details – got phone interview similar to earlier interview details. Asked a lot of questions from c++ and signal analysis. I answered to almost all questions. They told me i will be informed with in 2 weeks. But they did not call me back.

Interview Question – inheritance in object oriented programming   Answer Question

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I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at MathWorks in June 2014.

Interview Details – The tech interview is very exam like. The interviewer asked many questions on math, Matlab, programming, controls. The math, controls, and Matlab are reasonable. I'm not very familiar with OOP and C++ though. Didn't talk about education and experience at all, just questions and answers. No feedback on the interview was provided.

Interview Question – OOP and C++ questions   Answer Question

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I applied online - interviewed at MathWorks in March 2014.

Interview Details – I received an email stating that there is a video recorded interview for the round and the next round will be a telephonic interview. The questions for the video were the same as for everyone else while for the telephonic round, it was more technical.

Interview Question – Most of the technical questions were straight forward. I guess there weren't any tough questions as such.   Answer Question

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I applied online - interviewed at MathWorks in June 2014.

Interview Details – Everything mentioned on Glassdoor is true. They seem to have a question bank and ask questions from there. The cutoff to qualify for 2nd round is very high. I was wrong to answer 5 questions out of maybe 30-35 questions and even then I didn't qualify. They expect ppl to mug up the answers to all questions given here on glassdoor. Good that I didnt clear the cutoff. In fact after going through all glassdoor reviews while preparing for the interview, I was thinking just before the interview that I should cancel it and save myself the time. I dont think their selection process is intelligent and fair. How can you judge a person's potential by merely asking 30-40 questions which are already out there somewhere on the internet? If you are good in memorizing all the answers from the questions on Glassdoor then you have good chance to clear the cutoff and go to next round (which, I heard from my friend, is also very easy with technical questions on C/C++/Java if you happen to be from CS background). In short, not a good job for CS major ppl. I would prefer to work for some unknown SW company and do quality work than applying here again and work for them.

Interview Question – Birthday paradox - if you don't know it then you can not answer the question. I read it in a news article a day before so I happened to know the answer.   View Answer

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Natick, MA

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at MathWorks in May 2014.

Interview Details – Step 1 : A phone screening, it includes all basic HR questions that others have posted as well.
Step 2 : A technical phone interview, that included basic math, OS and 3 languages of your choice (I chose C, C++ and Java).
Step 3 : An onsite Technical interview, lasted for about an hour. The interviewer was very friendly and asked similar questions as they asked in the telephonic interview.
Step 4 : 2 HR rounds in the end, 1 hour each. They ask very basic questions, so if you know your projects and the complications they had, you are good to go.

Interview Question – There were no difficult questions, but you need to be thorough in your answers.   Answer Question

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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ months - interviewed at MathWorks in January 2011.

Interview Details – HR will call you first, then schedule a technical interview call. If you clear the tech call, you're invited on campus for a full day of interviews - technical, behavioral etc.

Interview Question – What is xxxxxxx (forgot the exact term) control? This was a Control Design and Analysis question.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They told me upfront that there is no room for negotiation. So I did not negotiate.

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I applied online and interviewed at MathWorks.

Interview Details – -Applied through Mathworks jobportal
-Got a call for telephonic interview with recruiter
Interview 1:
1>Why Mathworks?
2>GPA
3>Explain any one project on your resume
4>How do you resolve a conflict when there is difference of opinion? Give a past exprience
5>some more questions..

-Scheduled second interview immediately after first interview
-Second interview was technical

Interview Question – Technical Interview

Interview 2: Technical Interview
1>Math: Eigen values, Eigen vectors, Matrices, Vectors.
2>OOP concepts, C++
3>Basic Embedded questions: Semaphores, Mutex, Process, Threads
4>Matlab questions
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Akron, OH

I applied online - interviewed at MathWorks in May 2014.

Interview Details – First round interview I has 5 questions. (1) Example of handling multiple tasks (2) Why you like Mathworks. (3) Example of teamwork (4) GPA (5) Sponsorship. I suggest to go though all the questions in this site before taking the interview. The second interview was scheduled and waiting for it.

Interview Question – There was no unexpected question in the first round. Every thing is in the Galssdoor.   Answer Question

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I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at MathWorks in June 2014.

Interview Details – Just talked about how my work is related to this position . After this was asked to choose my area of interest from the programming languages etc., Most of the questions are from glassdoor but I feel every time there are two or three new questions on which they will decide the selection .
Some of the questions were:
1. function handling
2. find the sampling frequency.
3. dot product, cross product.
4. Z transforms
5. ROC
6. Auto-correlation, Cross correlation, convolution definitions.
7. Rank of a matrix.
8. L'hospital rule .
9. Significance of a null pointer.
10. FIR vs IIR
11. structure vs Union
12. Nyquist sampling theorem.
13. typedef function .
14. difference in & and && in Matlab .
15. Mention one operator which is used as binary operator as well as unary operator.
16. how to represent a vector in matlab .
17. left inverse and right inverse of a matrix.
18. Inline function definition .
19. Recursive function examples.
20. what changes to be done to the code to make it run faster.
21. characteristic equation of a matrix.
22. how are Z transform and Fourier transform related.
23. how to concatenate a 3X3 matrix with a 4X3 Matrix.
24. Pass by value and pass by reference.
25. Malloc and Calloc.
26. Const int a vs define int a
27. How does a Spectral Power Density of a white noise look like?
28. Fourier series.
29. what does #include mean?
30. sinusoidal representation of fourier series importance.

Interview Question – sinusoidal representation of fourier series importance.   Answer Question

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