Synopsys Interview Questions

Updated Aug 16, 2015
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    Senior CAE II Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Synopsys (Mountain View, CA) in May 2011.

    Interview

    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
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    IT Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Synopsys (San Jose, CA) in April 2011.

    Interview

    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
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    Software Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Synopsys (San Jose, CA) in February 2011.

    Interview

    interview was very easy. they ask question about basic C++, some HR questions, about the EDA industry. Then they ask me to complete an exam online, and then I had to solve some math question. I had second interview on quantum VLSI circuit design theory. They aslo asked me question on signal processing and embedded system

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    Senior Corporate Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Synopsys (Mountain View, CA) in September 2010.

    Interview

    Phone interview and then 1:1

    Interview Questions

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    R&D Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Synopsys (Mountain View, CA) in September 2010.

    Interview

    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.

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    Product Marketing Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Synopsys (Mountain View, CA) in November 2009.

    Interview

    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
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    Release and Build Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Synopsys (Sunnyvale, CA) in November 2009.

    Interview

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

    Interview Questions

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    Senior R&D Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hillsboro, OR
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Synopsys (Hillsboro, OR) in June 2009.

    Interview

    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?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Compensation package is very simple. Judging by base salary is enough.

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    General Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Synopsys (Mountain View, CA) in April 2009.

    Interview

    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
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    Senior Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I interviewed at Synopsys (San Jose, CA) in February 2009.

    Interview

    phone + on site ( 5 or 6 people )

    Interview Questions

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