PMC-Sierra Firmware Engineer Interview Questions

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Firmware Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at PMC-Sierra (Sunnyvale, CA) in October 2012.

Interview

One phone screen with simple technical question, and then a on-site interview.

Interview Questions

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    Firmware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at PMC-Sierra (Sunnyvale, CA) in March 2011.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • How OS identify how much DDR is there?   1 Answer
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    Firmware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rochester, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at PMC-Sierra (Rochester, MN) in June 2009.

    Interview

    Phone interview with HR, Phone interview with Technical lead, Onsite interview with hiring manager

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Not much, accepted offer since out of job

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    Firmware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    30 Minute phone interview asking basic questions about C programming.

    Interview Questions

    • What is volatile keyword?   1 Answer
    • What is static and const mean?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

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

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    Firmware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at PMC-Sierra in November 2011.

    Interview

    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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