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Synopsys Senior Software Engineer Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated May 30, 2014
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Mountain View, CA

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.

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Senior Software Engineer
Mountain View, CA

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Synopsys in February 2008.

Interview Details – Standard 5 hours affair with a mix of programming related and domain specific questions.

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Senior Software Engineer
Mountain View, CA

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Synopsys in May 2012.

Interview Details – 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.

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Negotiation Details – 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really want you, you definitely have a chance to play this game which is sort of dangerous because your offer may be withdrawn.

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Senior Software Engineer
Bangalore (India)

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Synopsys in May 2014.

Interview Details – Initially i get the call directly from the tecchnical panel, explaining about the Job role they are looking for, He was very up to the point and very good person nature wise. First round is usually Telephonic discussion which will be around 30-45 minutes questions will be mostly fundamental of computer science, This interview will be followed by direct onsite interview which will be the whole day event around 4 round of interview including hiring manager who will also some technical problems. Which will be followed by HR Discussion

Interview Question – All the questions are of utmost quality, interviewers are friendly nature and giving hints while working on a problem.   Answer Question

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Senior Software Engineer
Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Synopsys in May 2009.

Interview Details – 4 rounds on-site interview
one is for C programming, one is for Unix operation, one is puzzle questions, the last is with HR.

Interview Question – I have no preparation about the puzzle questions, so meet some obstacle on it.
Some puzzle question is like:
There are 25 horses, each time you can race 5 of them, how many races are need to find out the fastest 3.
There are N numbers, how many compares are needed to get the minimal and maximal.
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Senior Software Engineer
Aachen (Germany)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Synopsys in April 2009.

Interview Details – I has a phone interview first (about 1 hour). Some technical questions as well as question about salary expectation have been asked. Then I had onsite interview, with 5 different people, each asking questions from different areas. Two of people were managers (including my furture boss) and 3 my future collegues. The interview took the whole day, with a lunch break. There were many technical questions about C++, STL, algorithms, data structures etc.

Interview Question – What are you trying to achieve working with us, what is your motivation?   View Answer

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