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Software Development Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wilsonville, OR
Accepted Offer
Negative Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Mentor Graphics (Wilsonville, OR) in October 2008.

Interview

From technology question to behaviors question. Long time interviews. Finally get the offer.

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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    3 - 4 cycles of interviews, you contacted by telephone to arrange for an interview , at first you got a technical exam for an hour and depending on the result you got another phone call to determine a technical interview (verbal) and depending on the result you got another phone call to determine a personal interview with the managers and the hr

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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Mentor mainly asks about the concepts in the technical exam interview, they tell you about the exam.
    After passing the technical exam, you will sit with a team leader for discussing some of the concepts you learned and may be you will be asked to write some piece of code.
    Then you will sit with the HR team and the team manager for discussing your CV and goals.
    Only 3 interview phases. Dont be so nasty in any of them. They are not that easy, and they are so tricky.

    Interview Questions

    • Writing the code you discussed on a paper, programming concepts, some HW architecture   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation phase, you will get the offer by mail.

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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cairo (Egypt)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    interviewed at Mentor Graphics (Cairo (Egypt)) in July 2013.

    Interview

    First, they called to arrange an interview. Usually, when they call an interview is set up in the day after.
    The interview was two parts:
    -Written test which was two parts an IQ test and embedded C test.
    -Technical interview
    Second, panel interview and HR interview

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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cairo (Egypt)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Mentor Graphics (Cairo (Egypt)) in June 2013.

    Interview

    First a technical exam, it is 2 hours exam but can be done in 20 minutes if you know what you are doing :) it is MCQ questions about C++ and OOP concepts.

    Interview Questions

    • What are the aspects you are looking forward in any company to work for?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    The offer was 6500 LE/month for a fresh grad with no experience it is very good so I didn't negotiate.

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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Mentor Graphics in June 2012.

    Interview

    One interview. I applied as a fresh-grad, so the technical part was basically to check if I could code well enough. Personality fit is extremely important, they are more likely to pass over minor skill deficits than to hire a bad fit.

    The real test comes after you get in, you have to stand your ground in a 3-6 months of intro period. This is also the probation time, so you can get out really fast if you do not perform, or do not fit.

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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Mentor Graphics in June 2010.

    Interview

    Had a phone interview for developer position in tools division .The interviewer was very nasty and aggressive.Decided not to pursue further after the interview itself .The questions were very vague and open ended .

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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warsaw (Poland)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Mentor Graphics (Warsaw (Poland)) in August 2008.

    Interview

    Started interview for internship position until they realized that since I was graduating I did not/could not get credit for it. Then interviewed for PMD position. Had one phone interview with manager, then came in for the qualifying testing, once passed the tests, interviewed with 3 advisors, came back to meet with manager and got hired. Overall process took forever, 6-8 weeks from passing qualifying tests to start date.

    Interview Questions

    • Why at such at a young age can you succeed in this career?   Answer Question
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Mentor Graphics in January 2008.

    Interview

    One-day event. I met 5 persons. All were friendly and nice.

    The interview questions involved algorithms, C++ coding, and brainteasers. Some wee challenging but the difficulty level was still reasonable. My experience is that, as long as the candidate has a strong CS background and good C++ programming skills, the interview process would be very smooth.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe the algorithm to find longest path in a directed acyclic graph and analyze its complexity. What if the algorithm needs to be generalized to a general graph.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Negotiation is possible. But it really depends on how well you perform in the interview. Having an offer already in hands is very helpful. They would counter the offer.

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