I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Synopsys in September 2013.
Interview Details – A friend forwarded my resume and a director called me about some positions that were opening. We talked for a bit one day and a few days later I had a phone screen with 4 different people lasting 15-20 min. each. Mostly just discussed stuff on my resume. I didn't hear anything for 3-4 weeks and then was asked to come down for an onsite interview. For the interview it started as a panel and I gave a presentation and went over details of my resume and then broke into round robin style for the rest of the day. It was mildly technical throughout, mostly just getting my opinions of different tools, coding styles, problem solving philosophies and stuff like that. Nothing overly difficult nor in some cases was there even a clear right answer. Every was very friendly, although a bit difficult to read initially. I did get positive feed back a day or two later from the hiring managers and he stated they wanted to interview a couple more people and decide the best role for me. About 2.5 weeks later I got an offer.
Interview Question – One of the interviewers did has me some tricky perl questions about the greediness of the .* operator when assign values to an array and about passing arrays to sub routines. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate the offer came in much higher than I expected, I did get some relocation benefit added due to a comparable offer having much better relocation benefit.
I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Synopsys in August 2013.
Interview Details – The interview had 3 rounds (2 phone interviews and an onsite interview). I talked to the Hiring Manager over the phone for an hour in the first round where he asked me about my background and my experience. He was very impressed with me and passed me on to the 2nd round. In the 2nd round I got a call from a CAE manager in the Taiwan branch and it lasted for about 40 min which was a technical interview. I got an email after a couple of weeks saying that I was not selected for the onsite interview.
Interview Question – What do you know about the Physical Implementation of an IC? Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Synopsys.
Interview Details – Got two rounds phone interviews, each of which took 1 hour. The first one is a group interview. I was asked different kind of technique questions from different people. Mainly about data structure, such as hash table, linked list. Some problems related to circuit design and Verilog optimization. The interviewers were very nice. Everytime I gave incorrect answer, they tried to help me figure out the problem. The second interview was given by the hiring manager. I was given two puzzles and an algorithm related to hash table. The hiring manager was a nice person.
Interview Question – In a verilog program, how to decide two always block can be combined. Answer Question
Interviewed at Synopsys
Interview Details – Interview will be very minimal, mostly Verilog+SystemVerilog+simulation+debug skills. Methodology will be an added advantage. Also having a protocol knowledge will be an advantage. Most importantly, communication skills.
Interview Question – Where do you look yourself in next 5 years Answer Question
I applied online - interviewed at Synopsys in August 2013.
Interview Details –
One Phone interview - Regular basic verilog questions, Some OOP concepts, System Verilog questions - 40 min
One Onsite with 3 people in the panel - Overview of all the projects and work expirences in the resume , Verilog questions in depth, System verilog questions in depth.
Interview Question – Simulation and Synthesis mismatches Answer Question
I applied through other source and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Synopsys.
Interview Details – It's the normal full day, multiple technical interview process.
Interview Question – the questions were normal programming questions but a little tougher than the ones I've seen elsewhere. I don't remember a specific question Answer Question
Negotiation Details – short window of a week but that satisfied my criteria.
I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Synopsys in June 2013.
Interview Details – Usual process - telephone interview and them 4 or 5 person technical interview
Interview Question – Not very difficult Answer Question
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