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Updated Jan 7, 2015
Updated Jan 7, 2015
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    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Samsung Semiconductor.

    Interview Details

    They contacted me by phone to request an interview. (I do not know how they received my name or contact data. The company was very flexible in scheduling my interviews, which was great because I had a very strict schedule at the time. Interviews were friendly, but focused on past performance and achievements

    Interview Questions
    • Significant discussions about past projects, my participation level, and my contribution. Nothing was really unexpected. Behavioral interviewing techniques were somewhat used   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiated salary and bonus
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Product Engineering Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Samsung Semiconductor.

    Interview Details

    three steps of interviews covering: communication skills, personality, and technical knowledge
    but if you hold more than a master degree then just a presentation of your technical knowledge is required

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  3.  

    Senior Staff Physical Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Interview Details

    Phone call from recruiter. Initial screening by hiring manager which lasted 30 minutes. Face to face interview by 3 team members and hiring manager. It took almost 4 hours of discussion. Final interview with VP on another day. Overall process took 2 weeks. Recruiter did a good job on arranging the time and providing multiple options for date and time.

    Interview Questions
    • Not so difficult question that I remember.
      There were many technical question regarding static timing analysis - setup and hold, power planning, place and route issues for different tools and technologies.
       
      Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Samsung Semiconductor in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    The recruiter was very nice made all the necessary arrangements before the interview . I am not even sure why Samsung has subsidiaries in the US because if you are not Korean or speak Korean you might as well not apply I heard this from previous candidates but me being the open minded person that I was decided to take a couple of hours off work and go to the interview anyway. One of the managers could not speak english fluently the other manager had to translate the questions back to me and they tried to squeeze a test in after the interview without prior notification which I had no problem with but the test was on a computer and it was in Korean I am not kidding. I did not hear a word from them after the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Balance sheet questions, Statement of cash flows questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Samsung Semiconductor.

    Interview Details

    One interview over the phone - lasted around 45 minutes. Everyone was very friendly and asked intelligent, interesting questions. The interview was not very deep, but quite broad. Nobody ever gave me the sense that they were trying to play rough or scare me or anything. They wanted to know if I would be successful with them and we had a successful group conversation on the subject. It was a solid interview.

    Interview Questions
    • All questions were basic programming questions about using a debugger, experience with higher level scripting languages, etc.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Product Evangelist SSD Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Samsung Semiconductor in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    I went through 2 in person interviews with various staff in the marketing group. Followed by 2 months of being told I was being made an offer and to be patient during the process. This included several calls back from the HR department during that time period. The end result was that I was told that I was being passed over.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were exceedingly simple. Nothing difficult.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a weekinterviewed at Samsung Semiconductor.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with HR. Hiring manager + 1 or 2 peers.

    Interview Questions
    • Demonstrate advanced level of MS Excel skills. OK to do overtime for work and some errands for any headquarter events or visitors?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Android Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Samsung Semiconductor in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview. Asked 4 questions.
    1. How to determine is 2^x, where x is an integer. (Should be very common)
    2. What is system service in Android. How does a system service determines correct caller?
    3. What is singleton.
    4. What is overload, override.
    5. How do you get smallest two number is an array.

    Interview Questions
    • All of them should be fairly easy, but I did have some communication difficulties with the interviewer.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Samsung Semiconductor.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a HR explaining the role and booking for an initial Panel Interview. During the Panel Interview, I talked to 4~5 people. These questions are pretty straight forward, no curve ball.

    Negotiation Details
    Only slightly higher
    Accepted Offer
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    Supply Chain Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Samsung Semiconductor in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    I started through the online application process. Shortly thereafter was a phone screening interview about my resume. I had 2 interview rounds. The first one took place with the HR manager and then the hiring manager. Then, I took an excel test on a laptop and business case scenario. Second interview I met up with the would be director, vice president of the support team and CFO. As long as you set a good impression and you seem to show that you like the company and what you will do, everything seemed okay and the offer came shortly thereafter.

    Interview Questions
    • The culmination of the excel test was most difficult as it required you to use previous answers/ideas to answer the next question. Once you find the data for the last question, state the pros and cons of each sample customer based off of the data.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They asked for what salary I was looking for instead of offering first. So, do your research to know what range you should be in.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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