Mentor Graphics Software Development Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Apr 22, 2014
Updated Apr 22, 2014
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Software Development Engineer Interview

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

I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Mentor Graphics in October 2008.

Interview Details

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

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Accepted Offer
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Difficult Interview

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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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 Details
    No negotiation phase, you will get the offer by mail.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cairo (Egypt)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cairo (Egypt)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Mentor Graphics in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    The offer was 6500 LE/month for a fresh grad with no experience it is very good so I didn't negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cairo (Egypt)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cairo (Egypt)
    Application Details

    interviewed at Mentor Graphics in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    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

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Warsaw (Poland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warsaw (Poland)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Mentor Graphics in August 2008.

    Interview Details

    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
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a day - interviewed at Mentor Graphics in January 2008.

    Interview Details

    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.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Mentor Graphics in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    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 .

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

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