Microsemi Interview Questions

Updated Oct 10, 2014
Updated Oct 10, 2014
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    Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Beverly, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Beverly, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Microsemi.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with hiring manager with a huge ego. I've had these kind of interviews before, and it's always the same. The people who know the least always try to make themselves look smart, when they really aren't. They know some narrow area, and ask you ridiculous questions that are impossible to answer on the phone without a whiteboard. The smartest people I know in the area Microsemi is in could turn this manager into mincemeat in a nanosecond, but they themselves are the nicest people in the world with no ego. One time I found out later that the super-know-it-all-windbag person who interviewed me (back when Wang was extant) had lied on his resume and had no EE degree -- he had learned "EE" at a hippie commune -- no lie! Apply here if you want an arrogant self-promoting pompous windbag for a boss.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions that would take a few hours to answer at the whteboard, but instead were asked over the phone with a one minute answer expected   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  2.  

    RF Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Phone and onsite interview followed. The onsite interview include 1 ENGR manager, 2 design ENGRs, site director and HR. It took few hours to complete the interview. The offer is given after almost 4 months.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Software Validation Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Microsemi in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied through a job fair at my university. I received phone call saying they wanted to set up a phone interview. I did the phone interview, which was with the HR rep, and she then scheduled me for a phone interview with the engineering manager. This was a more technical 30 minute interview about my technical background. He said I would hear back from the HR rep about whether they wanted to schedule me for an in person interview but I have not. All 3 phone calls happened in a matter of 5 days or so, and they started about a month after the job fair.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Logic Design Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Microsemi in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview lasted for almost 3 hours wherein i had 2 rounds. The first was a simple basic electrical engineering interview and the 2nd round was purely about logic design questions in deep.

    Interview Questions
    • Was given a program with lot of syntax and logical errors and was asked to debug manually within 15 min.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Coop Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Microsemi.

    Interview Details

    I had a phone interview for about 35 minutes and an on-site interview for 4 hours.

    Interview Questions
    • What are the differences between pass by value and pass by reference.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They were very specific about coop pay rate. Not much negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Database Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Microsemi.

    Interview Details

    5 rounds of interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Senior Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a weekinterviewed at Microsemi in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    if you have reputation in industry, easy to get position. They just hire experienced people.

    Negotiation Details
    just HR offer you letter, and salary is almost industry standard. Sign on bonus has term, etc.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Microsemi in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    initially i was contacted by email , and was asked some HR questions. After clearing that I was contacted for a telephonic screening which was held for over an hour and conducted by 5 people. After that i was called onsite for a 1:1 interview

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    negotiate for your salary
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    VerificationEngineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Microsemi in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    The initial phone interview was with 2 or 3 engineers. They asked basic questions such as logic, setup/hold times, transistor basics. They also asked for scripting/software background.

    The on-site one was much more expansive. It spanned over 5 hours with 7 different people and was very technical, albeit not too hard. I was asked to draw out characteristic curves, explain parts of the curve, solve some basic logic problems on paper. Also I was shown some verilog code and I had to be able to tell what it was. I was asked to describe how to make an FSM, how a PLL works, etc., all verbal answers.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you design the CDC interface for a bus?   View Answer
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Product Operator Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Microsemi in December 2008.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with human resources. She explained the practices of the company. She also explained the expectations of the company. She then scheduled an interview with the shift lead. I toured the fab and was advised of work and safety practices. She then scheduled an interview with the fab manager. He questioned me of my work practices then explained the expectations of the company and work load. I then received an offer the following day that I excepted.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation phase
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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