MaxLinear
3.1 of 5 35 reviews
www.maxlinear.com Carlsbad, CA 150 to 499 Employees

MaxLinear Interview Questions & Reviews in Carlsbad, CA

Updated Apr 23, 2014
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Staff Director RF/MS IC Design Engineer Interview

Staff Director RF/MS IC Design Engineer
Carlsbad, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at MaxLinear in July 2012.

Interview Details – Initially contacted by Recruiter, Nearly 6 months of 'courting' on the phone with the hiring VP. Finally was invited to an on-site interview in southern California. First evening was with 2 people. An then whole day next day with multiple interviews and a presentation. The recruiter got back to me after 2 days.

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Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

RF Systems Design Engineer Interview

RF Systems Design Engineer
Carlsbad, CA

The process took a day - interviewed at MaxLinear in June 2010.

Interview Details – They found my resume online. Had a phone interview with hiring manager that went well. He suggested that read up for the in person interview. I had 6 in person interviews. All of the interviewers are friendly and often helped me in getting to the solutions. The whole process is very smooth. It took less than two form the first phone interview to getting the offer from them.

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No Offer

Negative Experience

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Engineer Interview

Engineer
Carlsbad, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at MaxLinear in February 2010.

Interview Details – They just know some text book stuff and ask same questions. all employees seemed under stress.
HR woman told me- good luck getting vacation in this company.
telephone interview person was extremely rude.
they didnt keep up time or schedule.
totally confused state.

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No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Engineering Interview

Engineering
Carlsbad, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at MaxLinear in June 2009.

Interview Details – very disorganized interview, not from a schedule perspective, but regarding the discussions. Technical questions were not focused, many interviewers covered the same topic, some key topics were not covered.
Also, some interviewers insisted they were correct about items when they were wrong. Overall, I sensed a lot of hubris from all of the interviewers.

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

RF Platform Engineer, Member of Technical Staff Interview

RF Platform Engineer, Member of Technical Staff
Carlsbad, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at MaxLinear in April 2010.

Interview Details – It was competitive and they picked the most competent engineers in RF circuits.

Interview Question – What is Q-factor of an RLC circuit ?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Joining/relocation bonus.

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Embedded Software Engineer Interview

Embedded Software Engineer
Carlsbad, CA

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at MaxLinear in March 2009.

Interview Details – Submitted my resume through online. Analyzed and called for phone interview after 2 days of submission.
HR called to schedule phone interview, staff engineer called for interview at scheduled time.
Interview went well

Interview Questions

Negotiation Details – Just negotiate based on market standards.

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