Mentor Graphics Interview Questions in Portland, OR

Updated Aug 31, 2014
Updated Aug 31, 2014
13 Interview Reviews

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    Marketing Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Wilsonville, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wilsonville, OR
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Mentor Graphics in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was called for an interview for marketing business analyst though. Firstly, they changed the job description and the coordinator sent me a JD which I hadn't even applied for! I reached back to them on this and it was corrected. The interview was very short- They were looking for an IT based skill set which was not described in the JD and was a clear mismatch. Overall a very very unplanned, unorganized disappointing process.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  2.  

    Corporate Marketing Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Wilsonville, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wilsonville, OR
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Corporate Marketing Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Wilsonville, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wilsonville, OR
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    • 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
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Corporate Marketing Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Wilsonville, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wilsonville, OR
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Phone Screen....Talked about job and possible advancements. Explained to me that he got my resume from my university careers department....

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Don't offer Engineering student a telemarketing job....really what a waste of time!

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Market Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Wilsonville, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wilsonville, OR
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Mentor Graphics in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    One on one interview with all team members

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Wilsonville, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wilsonville, OR
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Mentor Graphics in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Submitted resume and followed up with recruiting team. Completed pre-screening phone interview, full day of in-person interviews with 6-8 staff in 1:1 setting, completed final 1:1 interview with hiring manager. Overall, it was a good experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Answering specific questions about Excel, without having Excel in front of me.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was happy with the initial offer and didn't feel the need to negotiate further.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Application Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Portland, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Mentor Graphics in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    After one phone interview they flew me out to Oregon. I met with around 6 different people. The other two candidates for the job were there on the same day, which was somewhat awkward. The Job didn't seem very interesting and the weather in Portland was terrible, so I wasn't too upset about not getting the offer.

    Interview Questions
    • VHDL and OOP C++ code was presented for me to interpret.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Associate Technical Marketing Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Portland, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Application Details

    The process took 4 months - interviewed at Mentor Graphics in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    I had about 3 telephone interviews, HR took a lot of time to reply to emails. I had to repeatedly send emails asking for an update. I was called for an onsite interview at Portland OR. Onsite interview was with 8 people one to one. They said I have a good chance. After the onsite interview they took about 2 weeks to respond to an email. They contacted other candidates but not myself. Only after the other candidate accepted the offer they told me that I was not selected.

    Interview Questions
    • Showed a Verilog code and asked to figure out the problem in the code. It had an infinite loop in it.   Answer Question
    • Few C++ codes using classes they ask me to go though it and explain what happens. one type casting question.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Staff Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Wilsonville, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wilsonville, OR
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Mentor Graphics in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    There is not much to say. The interviewer were all professionals. The one thing that caught me by surprise was the online IQ and personalty tests. Make sure your are rested and that you will not get interrupted when you take the test because you are on a clock. In hindsight, I think I might have been to honest with the personality test. It was the first time I was taking one. Next time I will lie a little.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Associate Technical Marketing Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Wilsonville, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wilsonville, OR
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Mentor Graphics in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    Initial call through College Fair held 120 days prior. 2 phone rounds apart from initial HR round; one was with Manager and other with Engineer. Questions: C/C++ concepts, RTL Verification, Resume-based. On-site had 7 45-minute rounds with questions on Verilog, Timing, VLSI, C++.

    Interview Questions
    • Why use Assertion-based verification for slow peripherals? What is the disadvantage of functional verification for these devices?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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