Rohde & Schwarz
Rohde & Schwarz Interview Questions & Reviews
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- Account Manager (2)
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- Software Developer (1)
- Engineer (1)
- Manager (1)
- Master Thesis In Communication Systems (1)
- Scanner Pre-sales Engineer (1)
- Firmware Developer/Digital Hardware (1)
- Development Engineer(FPGA) (1)
- Applications Engineer (1)
- Intern (1)
Very Easy Interview
Account Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Rohde & Schwarz in December 2009.
Interview Details – Managers who interviewed me did not understand the products or marketplace. They came from competitors in the test market, but none came from competitors that competed with R&S.
Interview Question – When can you start? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Pretty simplistic and straight forward
Sales Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Rohde & Schwarz in July 2008.
Interview Details – A lot of management that I interviewed with are from companies that don't compete in the same wireless markets, so they had terrible questions and no feel for the dynamics of their particular silo. They seemed o be a mile wide and an inch deep.
Interview Question – None. View Answer
Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Rohde & Schwarz
Interview Details – Submitted application over internet and was interviewed. The procedure was fine and expected.
Interview did go well and feedback received after two weeks.
Knowledge on different technological aspects an coding related queries. Quite fundamental.
Interview Question – What are your most negative sides? Answer Question
Applications Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Rohde & Schwarz in May 2010.
Interview Details – Submit resume, interview with manager , get hired
Interview Question – Basically we are chatting, and then I got hired. Answer Question
Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Rohde & Schwarz in October 2013.
Interview Details – 1st round - had to prepare brief PowerPoint introduction of myself. Met with the person leaving the position as well as the cross functional indirect report manager. Was tested on technical knowledge as well as Chinese language skills.
2nd round - role playing, tested in more detail on technical expertise with subject matter expert (senior mgr) residing.
Interview Question – What in your opinion is most important thing to consider in role as a xxx manager?
Why do you want to join the R&D?
Why should we hire you? Answer Question
Hardware Developer Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at Rohde & Schwarz in August 2013.
Interview Details – Experienced very slow process after applying online for the job. The recruitment web site it self is very funny and asks one to fill all sorts of irrelevant subjects in technology and skills with self assigned ratings and all sorts of detailed job experiences despite uploding detailed CV.
After scheduling interview interview I arrived on time at Premise in Munich. The HR lady was quite polite but as soon I entered the meeting room, I saw 2 interviews hastily arranging papers and they looked upon me in a quite nerd way with disgust which is quite visible.
During the interview I noticed that the interviewrs were not at all trained or experienced for hiring..they showed quite obvious lack of interest in my explanation of my candidacy and one interviewr even insulted by rejecting to even touch my thesis & my technical journal papers.
I had done most of the asking about position and the HR lady was no. 2..the nerds were distant no. 3 & 4. They seemed very happy at after Q&A when they announced that the have to test a written test and they showed me the papers which they were busy in arring when I entered the room.
Interview Question – Questions from 3rd, 4th semester engineering courses which have nothing to do with described job or my relevent experience... Answer Question
Development Engineer(FPGA) Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Rohde & Schwarz in June 2013.
Interview Details – a quite technical interview with 3 people. First they asked me to do a test(one hour and a half). The test was about some basical questions about digital signal processing and VHDL.Then they asked something about Fourier Transformation, convolution and dB. Best to use technical way to solve normal problems.
Interview Question – just 2 basic questions: what do u know about our company? why do u want to choose FPGA? Answer Question
Firmware Developer/Digital Hardware Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Rohde & Schwarz in February 2013.
Interview Details – I had to go for 2 rounds of interview
- They conducted a technical test which last for 1hr 30mins. (Refer to the questions below)
-After the first test I was interviewed by Technical Managers. Where they test me on my experience in programming & asked about projects I was involved.
-On the same day I had to sit for another technical test where, they asked about Digital Logics. 2's complement, Truth table.. etc.
-I was again interviewed by some Lab Heads, Department Managers & etc.
-First Round interview took around 5 hours.
- They gave me another test for another position. Digital Hardware. It was a 30mins test. (Refer to the questions below).
- After the test I was interviewed by another Lab Head where he asked irrelevant questions such as Find Center of gravity, velocity problem and prime number questions. After that there were some HR Managers and Department manager came to interview me.
Interview Question – Round 1 Test
Covers areas in C++ Programming, Data Structures, SDLC & TCP/IP.
Round 2 Test
Where they asked about I2C, JTAG & SPI interface pin configurations, Linear vs Switching Regulators, Computer Architecture, VLSI, PCB Design Question, Draw different types of Termination (Serial, Parallel, Parallel, Thevenin termination) and Match components with vendors. Answer Question
Account Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
Interviewed at Rohde & Schwarz
Interview Details – Interview was short and to the point. Hiring manager obviously lacked the interviewing capabilities that are expected of someone in their position.
Interview Question – None specifically were difficult per se. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Able to negotiate extra holidays and some increase in base pay.
Scanner Pre-sales Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Rohde & Schwarz in September 2011.
Interview Details – Initially I was interviewed with AIMS, they was satisfied, presented me to R&S? and in several days I was offered to choose a day for interview with employer.
interview was held with a technical head of department and I saw that I satisfied him. But I did not reaaly enjoyed his scope of questions and approach, so decided that job may become boriing after a year or so.
Unfortunately R&S HR was ill or smth like that so I was invited for another visit. HR girl didnot asked questions, just explained their social package and lokked at me. I was trying take more info from her, but that was a mistake.
Finally I was not offerd a position.