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Updated Nov 23, 2014
Updated Nov 23, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

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

    The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Synopsys in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed in person with about 3 people. One of them was a manager, and 2 engineers. Interview with the engineers went well, but the manager, who also asked me to write programs, didn't quite seem to understand the code. He asked about writing a program to find out the endianess of a machine. When he wasn't sure about the function, he asked "how else can you find out". I said the endianess is also defined in one of the system header files. He then asked "which one?", to which I replied "i don't the exact one, but perhaps machine.h or something like that. A find/grep would take a minute or so." He didn't seem to like the answer, or perhaps wasn't sure himself. In any case, I felt he tried to continue to ask questions just to come to one that I wouldn't be able to answer. He was truly a bad interviewer. The other engineers who were more technical didn't appear to be this way.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior CAE II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Synopsys in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    First I had a phone interview, followed by a 1:1 with the hiring Manager.
    Then I was scheduled for an interview with 5 other people - one of whom was a team member, others from Marketing, Engineering etc.

    Interview Questions
    • how can you report power? what is the difference between switching power & internal power?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    IT Internship Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Synopsys in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    got 2 phone interviews, and got rejected after one and a half week. Both interviews focused on experience from resume, asked detailed project experience and related knowledge. Cares a lot about skill set match

    Interview Questions
    • Phone interviews asked one question related to database index optimization, which is beyond my knowledge, kind of trying to test ability to solve problems you never met   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    R&D Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Synopsys in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    Very informal interview.Some aptitude questions and technical questions. Mostly friendly conversations on why do I want to work for Synopsys, where and how did you hear about synopsys and what we know about Synopsys and its culture. The expectations and the kind of work I am looking for. That's all.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Corporate Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Synopsys in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview and then 1:1

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Product Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Synopsys in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    Standard phone screen followed by 3-4 on-site interviews

    Interview Questions
    • Synopsys is a technology company so be prepared to know their technology. The culture is consensus based and collaborative.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Release and Build Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Synopsys in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    Std. process in bay area - 1:1 interview with 4-5 team members on technical q's

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior R&D Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Synopsys in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    From HR folks to peer engineers and hiring managers, all the people involved were very polite and smart. Got an impression of being well taken care of.
    All the interview questions were reasonable and challenging.

    Interview Questions
    • How to detect a loop in a linked list?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Compensation package is very simple. Judging by base salary is enough.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    General Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Synopsys in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    Everything went well initially. Got screened by HR and quickly had in-person interviews with various team members. They called me and said they liked me and asked if I received any offers yet from other companies. Was expecting an offer. Then they dragged it out and gave some bogus excuse that they had a hiring freeze. In reality they hired someone else, who in my opinion was less qualified than me. I can accept not getting a job offer, but please be honest.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you handle balancing priorities when working in a cross-functional environment?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Applications Engineer Interview

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

    interviewed at Synopsys in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    phone + on site ( 5 or 6 people )

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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