Synopsys Interview Questions

Updated Apr 20, 2015
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    Senior CAE I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Synopsys (Mountain View, CA) in March 2013.

    Interview

    Got a phone call from a hiring manager who asked me to come interview for this position. I told him that I am only a recent graduate, and might not be a fit for this senior role upon reading the position description. He still insisted for me to come in.

    I came in after 2 business days, and we didn't even talk for more than 20 minutes before he admitted that this position was a bit too "senior" for me (as I have alluded to him in our first conversation), and he told me at the spot that he cannot move me forward. Even though it was a waste of my time, but at least he was polite and courteous during the duration of the full interview.

    I would suggest to their hiring manager to get better assessment skills for screening , since it was obvious that the specific hiring manager I talked to had difficulty weighing my skills over the phone, and believed I was a fit for this senior role.

    Interview Questions

    • Digital System Design Questions that required years of experiences to answer. I didn't even know how to begin to answer the question   Answer Question
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    R&D Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    interviewed at Synopsys (Sunnyvale, CA) in March 2013.

    Interview

    They sent an email to let me know the details of the job requirement and position. We set up a time for the phone interview. The first round of phone interview was conducted by the team lead and went on for about 30 minutes. Then the second round of phone interview was scheduled within the next hour. This was conducted by two members of the team.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were mostly programming related. I was asked to write codes over the phone, which was difficult for me, considering my hardware background.   Answer Question
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    Senior Product Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Give a SWOT analysis of Synopsys products. What were your roles dealing with the field, sales, customers, and management? Have you presented to large audiences before? What is the purpose of a roadmap a,d how do you create it?

    Interview Questions

    • How do you overcome objection to the technical merits if your product?   Answer Question
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    Senior R&D Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Synopsys in September 2012.

    Interview

    1. HR makes a phone call and arrange an on-site interview
    2. On site interview. It is the whole day. Most questions are about algorithm and data structures. Please prepare your self
    3. There could be multiple groups interview the candidate.
    4. Wait for the result. It could take some time.
    5. Package negotiation back and forth

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    Unix Systems Administrative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Synopsys (Mountain View, CA) in August 2012.

    Interview

    Usual process - telephone interview and them 4 or 5 person technical interview

    Interview Questions

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Synopsys (Boston, MA) in July 2012.

    Interview

    I had 3 phone calls. The first one was about my resume and the second one after a month was the first interview about data structure and c++ programming. The third call again after a month was about graph theory. Still i am waiting for their decisions although the last interview was more than a month ago.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me about some tricky card questions that needed probability knowledge.   Answer Question
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Synopsys (Mountain View, CA) in May 2012.

    Interview

    The whole process is really smooth and efficient. I got an offer 3 days after the interview.
    I got a phone interview first which takes 30 minutes or so. Then I was told to go Mountain view to have a onsite. During that onsite, I met all people in that group.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    not too much. Salary is pretty firm. But if they really want you, you definitely have a chance to play this game which is sort of dangerous because your offer may be withdrawn.

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Synopsys (Hillsboro, OR) in May 2012.

    Interview

    The phone screen was light weight, just background check and so on. The onsite interview was a little bit more serious. The first talk was with 2 heads (one is the boss of the group and one is his boss). Both were pretty friendly without deep technical questions. Then there were 4 2-1 or 3-1 interviews, each 1 hour. Most were technical and some are tough. Covering algorithms / C++ knowledges / behavioral questions. I answered 80% of them.

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    INTERN TECHNICAL Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Synopsys (Mountain View, CA) in April 2012.

    Interview

    pipeline structure and Microprocessor architecture related questions.

    basic digital design question and some verilog

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    Technical Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Synopsys (Mountain View, CA) in April 2012.

    Interview

    The interview process was pretty relaxed. I was called up by the manager of the team that was interested in hiring me. There were two interviews, one by the manager and another by another senior member of the staff.
    They were basically interested in the work that I was doing under my professor. The interviews went well and I was given a call by the HR would told me that they were going to extend me the internship offer.

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