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Updated Nov 11, 2014
Updated Nov 11, 2014
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  1.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Rohde & Schwarz in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    I met with three different groups of people. The interviews were either 1 on 1 or 2 on 1. The questions they asked were very reasonable and fair. They asked about my motivation, sw process, and detailed engineering questions. The people were very respectful and professional. A very reasonable interview. I was there for a little over five hours. I felt that they has tried to learn about my capabilities and how I would fit both technically and personally.

    Interview Questions
    • One person asked a question about sorting. I really struggled with the answer. I am not sure there was a right answer but the person asking wanted me to think out loud. This type of questioning, while fair, really make me uncomfortable. I want the time needed to really think it through which is difficult in an interview.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MD
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Pretty simplistic and straight forward
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MD
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Technology Engineer OR Firmware Developer OR Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Rohde & Schwarz.

    Interview Details

    I had applied through an online career portal for the position of 'Technology Engineer'. Received a phone call from the HR personnel two weeks later requesting me to come for an interview. When I picked up the call, the HR personnel started screaming down the phone as to why I had not replied to her email messages informing me that I have been shortlisted. It was later realized that, although I had given a correct university email address, the HR personnel had intentionally added an additional dot (i.e., . ) in the email address, since this was the address format followed by a neighboring university.

    At my first interview, I was interviewed by two division managers. I was told that, although I had applied for the ‘Technology Engineer’ position, I am going to be interviewed for the position of ‘Firmware Developer'. The ‘Technology Engineer’ position does not exist and was merely to attract applicants. During the interview, no technical questions were asked verbally. After about 2 hours of random chit chat, I was asked to answer a written test on programming. The test consists of C++ programming questions and I will have to write sample codes to solve given problems. The main focus of the test was on multithreading; it carried the most marks. You are given 100 minutes to complete the test and also told explicitly that it is okay if you cannot answer all questions within 100 minutes. This programming test is difficult and you need to be an excellent programmer to pass.

    In a second interview later, I was interviewed for the position of ‘Application Engineer’. They had asked me to prepare a presentation on a radio frequency (RF) related topic. I spent 2.5 days, with only 6 hours of sleep, preparing for the presentation. During my presentation, the hiring manager did not even pay attention. She also walked out of the room mid-interview. Again they had asked me to sit for another written test on RF related questions. The hiring manager never informed me whether I was selected or not for the 'Application Engineer' position after the interview.

    I will conclude as follows. (1) the HR personnel are not very good and having them select your resume to be interviewed by the managers depends greatly on luck. (2) Once getting through the short listing stage by the HR personnel, you will see the managers in face to face interviews and possibly for a different position than what you had applied for. (3) The managers solely base their hiring decision on three criteria: (i) whether you do well in their written test, which is different for different positions, (ii) whether your degree certificate/academic qualification explicitly has the words of ‘RF’ or other related words such as ‘electromagnetic’ in them, and (iii) prior work experience in the exactly same area as to which you are applying.

    Interview Questions
    • No dramatically unexpected questions, as they only want candidates (i) whose academic qualification explicitly states the words 'RF' or other related words such as 'electromagnetics', or (ii) has prior work experience which matches exactly to the position being applied for.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    applied online. It took almost two months to get a call for interview.They some basic technical questions.. (few tricky too )and simple IQ test... other general questions like how do you know about company.past experiences...other relevant qualities....and about topic i am interested for intership....

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Firmware Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Rohde & Schwarz in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Took 3 long weeks to respond. Interviewed by your future teammates. They (1) asked about your resume, (2) asked you to solve programming questions on the white board and (3) gave you 100 minutes to do a written test. There are FOUR sections in the written test: C (string manipulation, strlen(), pointer, sorting), C++ (stack/heap memory allocation, inheritance, polymorphism, virtual keyword, private vs protected access specifier), Multithreading (yes, they never told you that you need to know this in the advertisement; mutex, pthread operations - create, locking, unlocking, process switching vs thread switching), engineering (log base conversion, truth table, calculate dBm, Karnaugh map).

    The caveat is the multithreading part as it carries the most marks. Make sure you know the topic well (do plenty of exercises) before you come. But anyway I believe the interviewers prioritize EXPERIENCE. If you got plenty of relevant EXPERIENCE in the embedded system PLUS if you passed the test with flying colors, you can be sure to be extended the offer soon. And remember to bring your own pen, scientific calculator and stopwatch (100 minutes) as they will not provide for you. Good luck!

    Interview Questions
    • (A)How to sort a large set of integers in a resource-constrained system (ie you cannot load the whole file in the memory)? (B) Write a function to compute arithmetic sum of n terms, ie n + (n-1) + .. + 3 + 2 + 1. (C) Will endianness be a problem when you write portable code?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Application Details

    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 Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Hardwareentwickler Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Munich, Bayern (Germany)

    (Translated from English)

    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Rohde & Schwarz in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Ich habe ein sehr langsames Verfahren erlebt, nachdem ich mich online beworben hatte. Die Bewerbungs-Website selbst ist sehr komisch und verlangt, dass man alle möglichen irrelevanten Sachen über Technologie und Fähigkeiten mit selbst geschätzten Bewertungen und alle möglichen Details zur beruflichen Vorerfahrung ausfüllt, auch wenn man schon einen detaillierten Lebenslauf hochgeladen hat.

    Nachem wir einen Termin für das Bewerbungsgespräch vereinbart hatten, kam ich pünktlich in ihr Büro in München. Die Personaldame war sehr höflich, aber sobald ich den Sitzungsraum betrat, sah ich 2 Interviewer, die gerade hastig Papiere sortierten und mich auf eine Nerd-mäßige Art mit ziemlich unverhohlener Abscheu anblickten.

    Während des Gesprächs merkte ich, dass die Interviewer überhaupt nicht trainiert oder erfahren im Sachen Einstellungen waren. Sie zeigten ganz offen Mangel an Interesse an meinen Erklärungen für meine Bewerbung, und der eine wurde richtig beleidigend, als er sich weigerte, meine Examensarbeit und meine technischen Veröffentlichungen überhaupt anzufassen.

    Die meisten Fragen hatte ich selber über die Stelle gestellt, und die Frau von der Personalabteilung war Nr. 2, und die beiden Nerds abgeschlagen als Nr. 3 und 4. Sie wirkten ganz erleichtert nach der Fragerunde, als sie mir ankündigten, sie würden mich jetzt einen schriftlichen Test machen lassen, und mir die Papiere zeigten, die sie vorher gerade sortiert hatten, als ich in den Raum kam.

    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 Questions
    • Fragen aus dem 3./4. Semester Ingenieurwesen, die nichts mit der ausgeschriebenen Stelle oder meinen relevanten Erfahrungen zu tun hatten…   Questions from 3rd, 4th semester engineering courses which have nothing to do with described job or my relevent experience...   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Development Engineer(FPGA) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • just 2 basic questions: what do u know about our company? why do u want to choose FPGA?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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