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MaxLinear Interview Questions

Updated Oct 7, 2014
Updated Oct 7, 2014
21 Interview Reviews

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    Analog Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Update resume through the webisite. Contacted by HR very fast and set a telephone interview time. A few questions about the amplifiers, PLL systems. Basic questions for Entry Level CMOS Mixed Signal Circuit Design Engineer.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  2.  

    RFIC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    good technical question

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
  3.  

    Senior Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at MaxLinear.

    Interview Details

    One phone screen, followed by a day long on-site interview. The interview panel comprised of 8 members. Forty minutes to one hour session with each of them.

    Interview Questions
    • Basic questions on device noise, sampling or kT/C noise, noise in mixers, low-noise amplifiers, operational amplifiers, basic signal and systems, single-stage amplifiers, previous design experience.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Digital Design Position Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at MaxLinear.

    Interview Details

    Open interview process. I spoke with about 10 engineers and managers. It was a long day but it was not unpleasant. HR was a bit disorganized. We set up an HR interview before I came but this was not kept.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Member of Technical Staff, RFIC Design Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at MaxLinear in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    It is a thorough process both technical questions and examples asked for. There is also a cultural fit piece. It is a long day but I felt I understood the role and had time to present my skills

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked to do some expamples on a white board- and was nervous   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    It was fast- it was a conversation on expectations- explanation of comp plan and benefits and then a letter
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    RF Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at MaxLinear in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    Worst interview experience ever in my career. Interview was 2 phonic each 1 hr all technical with pen and paper followed by onsite one complete day 12 people 8 hrs. That included CTO too. CTO was very negative about the company itself stating that if I knew any employee and when I said yes then he mentioned even I know someone and they recommending to interview with the company? People in panel were not friendly at all and don't expect they will make you comfortable either.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Staff Director RF/MS IC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carlsbad, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carlsbad, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed 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.

    Interview Questions
    • Why would people come if I try to hire them into Maxlinear.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    RF Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at MaxLinear in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    This is testament to the falling ethics of interviewers or of companies these days. There were two rounds of phone interviews. Sparing the details, the first was with a Director/Hiring Manager who insisted that I not leave the company if I was offered a position as he would have spent time and money into hiring and training me. (The interview took place on a Sunday evening at 10:00 pm). Questions asked included TIA, op-amp compensation, noise-figure calculation, feedback etc.

    The second phone interview was setup as a precursor to an on-site interview. The impression the interviewer(s) left me with was one of being relatively competent, but having bookish knowledge and unsure of the answers to questions that they posed themselves. Questions asked included noise figure calculations, RF LNA, Mixer fundamentals etc.

    They later withdrew the invite to an on-site interview stating the project could not wait long periods for my (out-of-country) visa to be processed despite knowing this at the start of discussions.

    All in all, it seemed the company culture was one of good learning opportunities but where one is worked to the limits.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at MaxLinear in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    They asked some basic RF question regarding iip3, NF, and gain.
    They also asked about my projects related to RF.
    All basic questions, but I didn't explain well.
    Interviewers are nice and friendly.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    RF Systems Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carlsbad, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carlsbad, CA
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed 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.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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