PMC-Sierra Firmware Engineer Interview Questions & Reviews
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Firmware Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency - interviewed at PMC-Sierra in June 2009.
Interview Details – Phone interview with HR, Phone interview with Technical lead, Onsite interview with hiring manager
Interview Question – Hardware related question View Answer
Negotiation Details – Not much, accepted offer since out of job
Firmware Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at PMC-Sierra in October 2012.
Interview Details – One phone screen with simple technical question, and then a on-site interview.
Interview Question – Link listed, data structure Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
Firmware Engineer Interview (Negative Experience; Very Difficult Interview)
The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at PMC-Sierra in March 2011.
Interview Details – There were initially two phone screen interviews. Onsite interview consist of 5 engineers follow by manager.
I was surprise that all engineers was asking questions in a way that they want to prove that you know nothing. There was not match between position and questions that they were asking. Typical question was
how DDR memory identify in the system? How OS knows how much memory you plugged in DDR slot?
What is the algorithm behind that? I don't know how that group was managed? All the guys were there from previous acquired company. I strongly believe that if you don't have any job then appear for this company's
Interview Question – How OS identify how much DDR is there? View Answer
Very Easy Interview
Firmware Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and interviewed at PMC-Sierra.
Interview Details – 30 Minute phone interview asking basic questions about C programming.
Reason for Declining – Low pay for location, got better offer elsewhere, rumor has it that PMC is a terrible place to work.
Firmware Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at PMC-Sierra in November 2011.
Interview Details – The Interview was straight forward. It was a phone interview screening. During that time the questions covered the basics of Firmware and Software. The manager I talked to was polite. After each question he responded back with the answer to the question. He also explained the typical tasks that are required for the position. Afterwards he provided a list of topics to help prepare for the on-site interview.
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