TriQuint Interview Questions & Reviews
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Acoustic Design Engineering Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at TriQuint in July 2014.
Interview Details – I was contacted to set up a phone interview with an engineer. The interviewer was very nice to talk to. He explained in detail the position I had applied for. The interview was for 30 minutes which included some HR questions followed by technical questions related to the position.
Interview Question – None of the questions were difficult. Some HR questions included tell me 3 words that your co-workers will use to describe yourself, have you ever worked with a co-worker on a project where he was in another state, why did you apply for this particular position.
Unexpected question- It was my first interview so I was panicking as to what they will ask. So the unexpected question for me was when he asked about thermal noise from a resistor and if it depends on the resistance value.
Other questions included how to make the the characteristic impedance of a micro-strip line lower, design a circuit using R,L and C such that it has 0dB S11 at low frequency, 0dB S11 at high frequency and matched somewhere in between. Answer Question
Manufacturing Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at TriQuint.
Interview Details – Three stage interview process.
1. Phone interview with HR representative. Questions include tell me about yourself, your management and leadership style. Casual interview for the most part.
2. Phone interview with the Hiring Manager. Rapid fire questions including tell me about yourself, familiarity with manufacturing equations/processes, why do you want to be in this position, etc.
3. In person interview with 7 different managers. "Speed interviewing" basically - 15 minutes with each group or person. Start from the top down. Tell me about yourself, typical questions like that. Why do you want this position, know your background, etc. Some more in depth questions from one of the managers about how to find and stop bottlenecks from happening; in addition, knowing how to properly document and discipline employees.
Interview Question – Though there were tough questions, the most important one I answered 5 times was tell me about yourself. Make sure you have a good 1-2 minute explanation of yourself and how you want to be seen as the right candidate for the position. Answer Question
Design Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at TriQuint in June 2011.
Interview Details – Got a phone interview through referral. Then flew in for on site interview that took a day. Basic RF questions about Power Amplifiers, test equipment, stability factor, s-parameters etc.
Negotiation Details – No negotiation, offer was good.
Very Easy Interview
Commercial Contracts Administrator Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at TriQuint in January 2013.
Interview Details – Phone screen clarified role and match to candidate's requirements (job level and salary). The (first) phone screen came soon after the online app submitted. Wasn't a match so the process didn't continue.
Interview Question – Posting responsibilities listed high-level individual contributor. Salary matches a general 'administrator' role. Answer Question
Fabrication Operator Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at TriQuint.
Interview Details – one face to face interview,
Interview Question – none, was typical and standard Answer Question
Negotiation Details – n/a
Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at TriQuint in November 2012.
Interview Details – Team interview. Behavioral interviewing questions
Interview Question – Describe a situation where you have had to influence others. How did you go about that? Answer Question
Industrial Statistician Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at TriQuint in March 2013.
Interview Details – I had a 30-minute phone interview with HR and then a 15-minute phone interview with the hiring manager. I traveled to a full-day site interview. After meeting with the HR person, I had multiple 1:1 and 2:1 interviews each at 30 minutes each. I probably met with 10 people (only one woman -- how behind the times is that?). I was also asked to make a 30-minute presentation on my background and some past projects. The interview seemed to go well.
That was now 6 weeks ago and I have not heard back. I e-mailed the HR guy after two weeks to find out there expected schedule and never heard back. I think I dodged a bullet: if HR is not willing to give an on-site candidate the simple courtesy of a response to an interview and a follow-up email, I wonder how well the employees are treated after they are hired.
Interview Question – None Answer Question
Technician Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at TriQuint in September 2009.
Interview Details – 5 interviews took 1/2 day met with management up to Sr Director level. I was recommended and completed a contract job so I was already familiar with people during my interview. Just be yourself and don't try and BS. Appear trainable and eager to work hard and learn. Tell them about experience from all jobs that will benefit their department. Good GPA helps.
Interview Question – I was recommended and completed a contract job so I was already familiar with people during my interview. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Standard offer to non-exempts. Hourly rate higher than current career so I switched fields to make more money.
BAW R&D Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at TriQuint.
Interview Details – Just general phone interview. No offer yet.
Interview Question – No difficult question. Just questions based on my CV. Answer Question
RF Engineering Intern Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at TriQuint in June 2011.
Interview Details – I applied online and got a call from HR and my interview was scheduled. It was for an Summer intern position. I had done couple of projects on RF and so I was asked to describe all the projects and 2 projects were completed by me during my sophomore and my memory wasnt great. He asked me names of specific power amplifier and battery specs which I could not answer.
It was shameful from my perspective that you dont remember your own project. But who does remember such minute details. So my advice is to gp through your resume and your course or intern projects thoroughly. It will help a lot to answer questions.
Interview Question – He asked me about very specific parameter values of Power amplifier and batteries I used for my projects. That was hard to remember at that instant of interview. View Answer
Negotiation Details – I didnt negotiate although I wasnt very happy with the pay.