Synopsys Interview Questions in Mountain View, CA

Updated May 17, 2015
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    R&D Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Synopsys (Mountain View, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Multiple rounds of F2F interviews in one day. Three in the morning, three in the afternoon. Interviewers are very friendly. Some questions about digital design are asked. However, a strong software development experience is more important. Parking is free as far as I know (not parking ticket given).

    Interview Questions

    • Data structures (linked lists, trees, hash tables, graphs), C++, and basic digital design questions.   Answer Question
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    CAE II Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Synopsys (Mountain View, CA) in April 2014.

    Interview

    it was a month and half long process with one telephonic round, 2 HR round(one in person and one on phone), and one whole day interview with 7 managers interviewing

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    Negotiation

    straight forward I asked them to match my my current offer and they did

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    Staff Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Synopsys (Mountain View, CA).

    Interview

    will be interviewed by all group member. Then by the manager. Then by HR

    Interview Questions

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    CAE-Entry Level Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Synopsys (Mountain View, CA) in August 2013.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • What do you know about the Physical Implementation of an IC?   Answer Question
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    Senior CAE II Interview

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

    Application

    interviewed at Synopsys (Mountain View, CA) in August 2013.

    Interview

    2 days long interview process with diff teams

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    not much

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    Technical Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Synopsys (Mountain View, CA) in August 2013.

    Interview

    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.

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Synopsys (Mountain View, CA).

    Interview

    It's the normal full day, multiple technical interview process.

    Interview Questions

    • 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

    short window of a week but that satisfied my criteria.

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    Senior CAE I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    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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    Unix Systems Administrative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    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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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 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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