Microchip Technology Interview Questions & Reviews in Phoenix, AZ
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Design Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Microchip Technology in June 2014.
Interview Details – Contacted recruiter through linked in. Got a mail to schedule phone interview. Got a call from manager and the interview lasted for 30 minutes. Was questioned about basic technical knowledge.
Interview Question – Straightforward questions. Questions about microcontrollers, basic verilog questions. Answer Question
Product Marketing Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Microchip Technology in June 2010.
Interview Details – Process can start with phone interview, moving to office interview at location. Interview between 3 to 5 team members is typical. Interview with HR will also be done, discussing salary, benefits, etc. Both technical and non-technical questions will be asked.
Interview Question – Most unexpected question was to comment and describe the interviewers. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Limited salary negations, CEO cutting fixed costs.
Business Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Microchip Technology in March 2014.
Interview Details – Applied online. Got an email in 2 weeks asking me to schedule a phone interview. First round was on phone with 2 employees. It was very good talking to them. They had a list of questions to be asked and the phone interview took an hour. 2 weeks later they scheduled an onsite interview. This process was very long and took the entire day. Met different people from different teams. Got to know more about the company, the job. I was given a scenario and asked to draw a process flow diagram. There was an aptitude test also which contained a riddle type questions, some questions from SQL and pseudo code to be written. Final round was HR round where I was explained the benefits and they asked me to wait for my results.
Interview Question – There were a number of questions during the onsite interview. They wanted to see how well I am prepared for any scenario. View Answer
Applications Engineer Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Microchip Technology in January 2014.
Interview Details – Was approached by a headhunter through Monster. Pretty standard interview process: aced the phone screen, then was flown in to interview.
Was pretty much a gauntlet type of interview, similar to the one stated on Feb 18, 2014. I asked the manager where he wanted to take the project he had pegged for me. He said he was hoping I'd know! So basically I'd be doing his job, and paid much less for it. Bad sign right there!
That, and when they tried to bait me into talking bad about a former employer of mine, was when my brain switched off, and waited for the end to come. HR also let me know that just because it's 40% cheaper to live there, that it's enough justification to try and lowball me by that much.
With recent discriminatory legislation being passed in AZ, I'd stay away from working in this state, and glad they passed me over, cause I'd have turned them down anyways.
Interview Question – Interviewer bad-mouthing a former employer of mine, and see how I'd respond Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
Applications Engineer Interview (Negative Experience; Very Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Microchip Technology in February 2014.
Interview Details – When an interview starts with a Junior Engineer asking about how to program a linked list on a whiteboard, you know its not going to be a good interview. For 5 hours I was repeatedly grilled on all areas of embedded computing; repeatedly the same questions. I was asked questions that not even the interviewer knew the answers to. Of the 5 people that interrogated me, non were the hiring manager. I was then taken to lunch by the hiring manager and 4 other interviewers. Instead of using the time to learn about me, the person, the hiring manager used this time to ask me things he knew I didn't know; or at least he should of by then from the comments of the others. While I choked down my grilled chicken, the questions got more ridiculous. After 6 hours of interrogation, my brain was numb. When asked about how to debug the registers of kernel core dump after a panic, I surrendered and simply responded with "Good question..."; hoping that the inferiority complex that the Manager had would end.... and it did. They dumped me at the curb in front of HR. No proper good byes exchanged. Good riddance. Even if I would have been offered a position, I would have refused.
Interview Question – Tell me about the negative things on your last performance review. View Answers (2)
Senior Design Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Microchip Technology in September 2010.
Interview Details – I got a phone call with a list of questions to answer. This was not scheduled. Later, I got a call to come on site for day long interview. The interview on the site started with HR interview. It followed by 45 min long interview with 6 people.
Senior Business Analyst/Project Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Microchip Technology in October 2013.
Interview Details – Initial phone screen directly with the hiring manager, bypassing the customary HR pre-screen. Good rapport established with hiring manager, and was invited for a face-to-face interview.
The face-to-face interview included some pre-work to complete the online application that is remarkably similar to the online form you have to fill out with their hiring process vendor in order to submit your resume. But, you gotta do what you gotta do. It is quite time-consuming because you have to copy/paste information that is on your resume into their form for each prior job that you have had.
Initial interview was a fairly brief encounter with what seemed to be an overworked HR person. It involved basically submitting the paper application.
2nd interview was with CIO & hiring manager. 3rd interview with with a peer manager to the hiring manager. 4th "interview" was a lunch discussion with the hiring manager. Some inappropriate questions were subtly asked regarding family & non-work life. The 5th step was a paper test with technical questions related to the job. The 6th interview was a panel interview with a large panel of about 10-12 panelists who would be co-workers. The 7th and final part of the interview was an introduction to a take-home assignment to prepare a proposal for a sample scenario.
Interview Question – One of the questions on the written test was non-technical, but a puzzle that required you to determine a seating chart of a group of people, based on a lengthy description of requirements. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
Design Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Microchip Technology in June 2013.
Interview Details – The company sent me an email the day after I applied online to set a phone interview. one week later, I got an on site interview. There were 5 interviewers. They just asked me general questions, not more complex. But I did not get that intern finally
Interview Question – some questions about semiconductor device theory was asked but I have not learned relative knowledge before Answer Question
CAD Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at Microchip Technology in July 2013.
Interview Details – Job fair at microchip, submit the resume, HR asked about resume questions.
Interview Question – pretty basic questions about the project you did. Answer Question
Software Engineer Intern Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Microchip Technology in April 2013.
Interview Details – I got an email asking me if I am available for internship and asked for convenient dates for interview. Once I replied them, they sent me an email calling for an interview in their Chandler location.
First, I was asked a few basic questions by the HR. This was followed by an interview with a project manager.
The first round with the manager involved questions from my resume. Nothing involving technical knowledge.
The next one was a technical interview. It involved question from OOPS / JAVA / C++ and some logical puzzles.
The third round was another technical interview where I was asked to write code on whiteboard. The question was not very tough though.
I was given the offer the very next day(I got a call from HR, followed by an email with the offer letter).