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PMC-Sierra Firmware Engineer Interview Questions & Reviews

All Interviews Received Offers

Getting an Interview  

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Interview Experience  

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Interview Difficulty  

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Firmware Engineer Interview

Firmware Engineer
Rochester, MN

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


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Firmware Engineer Interview

Firmware Engineer
Sunnyvale, CA

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


No Offer

Negative Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Firmware Engineer Interview

Firmware Engineer
Sunnyvale, CA

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.

Interview Question – How OS identify how much DDR is there?   View Answer


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Firmware Engineer Interview

Firmware Engineer

I applied through college or university and interviewed at PMC-Sierra.

Interview Details – 30 Minute phone interview asking basic questions about C programming.

Interview Questions

Reason for Declining – Low pay for location, got better offer elsewhere, rumor has it that PMC is a terrible place to work.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Firmware Engineer Interview

Firmware Engineer

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.

Interview Questions

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