Xilinx Interview Questions

Updated Mar 4, 2015
Updated Mar 4, 2015
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    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Xilinx.

    Interview Details

    I went for an initial interview with the hiring manager and that went well. The following week they asked me to come back and meet with two people on the team. If that went well I was told I would come back for a third and final interview with someone in the BU. I really felt like all the interviews went well and it seemed like I would be a great fit for the team. I sent the typical thank you emails as well as check-in emails on the status. I sent one a week to a couple different people hoping that someone could tell me if I was moving on to the next round. I was told it was between me and one other candidate. After a month with NO response from anyone at the company, I decided to go to their website and see if the job posting was still active. I saw that they re-posted the job online last week. I find it completely unprofessional and cruel to keep someone hanging on for a month. It takes two minutes to send me an email telling me that they are moving on and that I'm not a fit. If this is how this company operates then I'm glad I didn't get that job.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    SIV Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Xilinx.

    Interview Details

    Received an Invite for a phone interview. Selected a time and replied. Phone interview was technical, partly based on past experience and partly on job requirements(Computer Architecture and Digital Circuits). Asked about a project on my Resume that I was most proud of.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I had 2 days interview. The first day it was on campus and there were two interviews, one with a finance manager and one with a controller. The second time was at the company headquarter. There was only one interview with three senior finance managers/ directors

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    Accepted Offer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Xilinx in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, took 2 weeks for the process. had onsite interview. Pretty easy and quick response, when it comes to decision. HAd one phone interview before this. Great company to work.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Hardware Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Xilinx in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    It is a referral. There are two phone interviews, each for 30 minutes. Questions reach detailed in my resume, and gave me a hard time. It is a 6 month intern. It takes some time to process the official offer.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Xilinx in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Phone Screen -> In Person (Half Day) interview with several different people (1 at a time). Some guys asked me to describe a module I had worked on. Some guys asked me about PCIE flow control, transaction ordering. This was an interview with the iP team designing the hard-core IP sections of the FPGAs. Specifically the PCIE group.

    Interview Questions
    • Most difficult was how would you write a script to calculate the latency of a PCIE bus given a data base of several transactions, and their completions.

      An easier one that was asked that was unexpected, given I am more HW is: Write a function to detect a one-hot encoded state variable. I sort of bombed it at the interview, but looked into the solution in detail after the interview.
       
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    A Business Role (Non-engineering) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Xilinx in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Submitted resume. The recruiter contacted me within a week. I had a short interview with the hiring manager. A few weeks lapsed and then I was contacted for 1st round interviews. That was followed up by one more round of interviews. (Total of 2)

    Interview Questions
    • Describe my background and the type of role that I was looking for.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Customer Operations Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Xilinx.

    Interview Details

    The actual meetings were organized and straight forward. Some interviewers are tough, but the questions are typical capabilities and behavior, except for one interviewer who asked some unique questions to test your problem solving skills and fit. I like the fact your present your competition.

    The process itself was horrible. Well over 4 months to go through interviews, and they brought in additional candidates at the last second for more interviews. No decision was made.

    Interview Questions
    • It is 4:30 on a Friday. My boss comes to you and asks for a sample before he leaves to board a plane at 5. The. The manufacturing manager asks for the schedule you previously committed to and he is leaving at 5. My buddy at our client calls me and asks me for a favor which I asked you to confirm. I am leaving at 5. You can do only 2 of the 3. Which ones do you do and why?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Xilinx in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was very impressed with the professionalism and courtesy extended to me. I met individually with four people including the person who previously held this position and all were very personable and forthcoming. They followed-up promptly in regards to where we were in the process. Overall, it was a very positive experience.

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    • Most difficult question was a scenario example... what would you do if in a situation where the VP was speaking and the microphone stopped working   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Product Applications Engineer (Embedded) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Longmont, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Longmont, CO
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Xilinx in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    4 rounds followed by an HR round. Nothing unexpected.

    Interview Questions
    • About device trees. I didn't have much experience in Linux, so I found it a bit difficult.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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