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Updated Jul 6, 2014
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Associate Rotation Engineer-DVT Interview

Associate Rotation Engineer-DVT

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Mentor Graphics in August 2012.

Interview Details – I had two rounds of interview . The first round was basic and they gave me information on what they do. It was mostly based on PCB design.

Interview Question – I didnt have much PCB design and were mostly interested in it   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Software Development Intern Interview

Software Development Intern

Interviewed at Mentor Graphics

Interview Details – Basic 2 phone interviews

Interview Question – Mostly behavioral questions   Answer Question


2 people found this helpful

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Corporate Marketing Engineer Interview

Corporate Marketing Engineer

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Mentor Graphics in January 2014.

Interview Details – The first round was a telephonic interview taken by two people. Couple of questions on my resume and others were about what interested me the most about the position, why the company etc. I was asked to interview for another round the next week. I presented an academic project to around 4-5 people over the internet. Again was asked questions on my resume and behavioral questions. Haven't heard back from them. It has been more than a month.

Interview Question – There weren't any in particular but they did grill me about my resume a lot!   Answer Question


2 people found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Associate Rotational Engineer Interview

Associate Rotational Engineer

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Mentor Graphics.

Interview Details – Initially had a HR telephonic interview followed by Technical phone screen.
They called me onsite and i had 3 rounds, 2 were technical and 1 Behavioral.

Interview Question – HR questions were standard basic, technical concentrated on OOD concepts and VLSI design and Testing.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Offer was pretty attractive


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

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Corporate Marketing Engineer Interview

Corporate Marketing Engineer
Wilsonville, OR

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Mentor Graphics in March 2013.

Interview Details – Phone screen followed by in-person interview. Phone screen is about 30-45 minutes mostly questions out of your resume. In-person is a presentation followed by 2-3 rounds of interview.

Interview Question – Questions on DC drop, split planes, crosstalk. How do you solve crosstalk issues in split planes? What are split planes? What is crosstalk?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Corporate Marketing Engineer Interview

Corporate Marketing Engineer
Wilsonville, OR

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Mentor Graphics.

Interview Details – I was contacted about the opportunity after they selected my resume from a uni career fair. We communicated via email about the position before a phone interview. A week after the phone interview, I was invited on-site for multiple interviews and to give a technical presentation. A very positive experience and it paid off as it has paved the way for further engineering roles within the company.

Interview Question – It was one technical question in a topic that I was not that skilled in. It didn't hinder me as I got the other ones correct.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

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Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer
San Francisco, CA

I interviewed at Mentor Graphics in September 2013.

Interview Details – 2 Phone interviews
6 Onsite interviews

1 Take home problem

Interview Question – Mostly C Questions regarding Trees and Algorithms. C++ STL
Given a sample code and have to find the output. etc
tcl related questions
  Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Mentor Graphics.

Interview Details – First interview with HR about English proficiency then with several senior engineer and manager. Tests might be given for coding proficiency. Previous employer or relative experience helps a lot. And of course referral will help a lot.

Interview Question – Tell me about your strength and weakness.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Software Developer Interview

Software Developer

Interviewed at Mentor Graphics

Interview Details – I was intern there for 2 years. so there was no interviewing for me


No Offer

Positive Experience

Systems Administrator Interview

Systems Administrator
Santa Clara, CA

I applied online - interviewed at Mentor Graphics in February 2011.

Interview Details – Good folks, friendly and polite

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