Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days – interviewed at SiRF Technology (Bangalore (India)) in January 2010.
Hiring process was very good. They had done a thorough background study on my profile and it helped that work was in nearly the same what I was doing in previous company. Interview process was very informal. At the beginning itself, the interviewer put me at ease by starting with my strong technical points
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Didn't negotiate as offer met my expectation
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day – interviewed at SiRF Technology in June 2008.
I had applied from another city. After 2 rounds of telephonic interviews, they sent me a mail with some problems to solve (programming assignments), which I replied to in a week. Then they invited me for face-to-face interview, of course providing me with the t0-&-fro flight tickets, a chauffeur to pick me up from the airport. The F2F interviews spanned a whole day, first a group session, then another single person took it, & finally the program manager. The last interview was taken by the company director. The technical questions were very intelligent & to the point. The people seemed highly skilled & no-nonsense types. SiRF, Bangalore really had some highly talented engineers, both in hardware & software teams. They gave me the offer by the end of the day. It was quick, clean & straight-forward. I liked their style & as you can guess, I decided to join :)
- One interviewer (I later was mt mentor in the software team) saw in my resume that I had won some Maths contest in my school. So he asked me to "derive" how I'd represent a negative decimal number as a binary notation. I was kind of unprepared for this. But he did make me feel easy & even helped me out in the whole process. At the end, we almost derived it together. It was very impressive of him as an interviewer. Answer Question