Synopsys Software Engineer Interview Questions & Reviews

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Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
Application Details

I interviewed online. The process took 4 months - interviewed at Synopsys in July 2012.

Interview Details

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.

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

    Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 5 days - interviewed 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.

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Synopsys in June 2008.

    Interview Details

    was asked general questions; then data structures; C; logic or algo related problems on linked list; binary tree; then RAM; MUX based design problems; related to verilog syntaxes; In HR round, lot of questions to probe if will stay in Bangalore; who are my friends circles, where will I stay

    Interview Questions
    • Algo to find if two Binary Trees are structurally equivalent   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Synopsys in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Got call when applied for a online posting, had a phone interview first and was asked basic questions regarding the job and my experience.

    Soon called for in-person interview, met with 4 persons one by one, questions were related to job description and my prior experience. Nothing tough or unusual.

    I was told later that hiring manager will proceed for referral check and background processing and let me know when its done. I was informed later that hiring manager went on leave, was dilly-dallied for 7 weeks like this (everyone in hiring went on leave one by one !!).
     Ultimately I received offer from somewhere else and went for it. Their attitude was not professional and transparent.

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    Negative Experience
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