Xilinx Interview Questions

Updated Aug 23, 2015
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    Customer Operations Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Xilinx.

    Interview

    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
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Xilinx (San Jose, CA) in September 2013.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • 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
  3. Helpful (1)  

    Product Applications Engineer (Embedded) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Longmont, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Xilinx (Longmont, CO) in June 2013.

    Interview

    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
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    Signal Integrity Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Longmont, CO
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Xilinx (Longmont, CO) in June 2013.

    Interview

    I had applied through the online portal for a signal integrity intern position.. though my back ground was in embedded systems... questions were generally about my projects and backgrounds from the resume... and things like what would be your perfect job... why are manhole covers round... They also tried to gauge my understanding of engineering electromagnetics to see if i would be useful

    Interview Questions

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    Customer Operations Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Xilinx (San Jose, CA) in January 2013.

    Interview

    Initial contact was with a recruiter via telephone conversation. I was contacted by the hiring manager for a phone interview. I was invited a week later for an on-site interview which consisted of a 10-minute interview including question and answer. After the presentation, I met with the managers and potential peers for half hour one on one 30 minute interviews. I was then invited to a second round of interview to meet with another manager and director of the department. The third interview was with the VP who was almost 20 minutes late, and was texting/emailing during the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you know how a cell phone works? Do you know how to write SQL? Do you know what a swing line chart? How did you handle difficult people at work?   Answer Question
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    Product Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Xilinx (San Jose, CA) in November 2012.

    Interview

    This was a very long process, expect to spend several days and be prepared to answer tough questions....

    Interview Questions

    • Unexpected and difficult job related questions. do your home work on technical questions/answers before coming to the interview   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Fair, you have to give and take somewhat

  8. Helpful (1)  

    Staff Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Xilinx (San Jose, CA) in May 2012.

    Interview

    Basic graph and data structure questions. Some programming tests. The difficulty was at most medium. I think I had five rounds. Prepare questions like tell me your most interesting projects etc.

    Interview Questions

    • describe the shortest path of a graph with negative weights   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Proposed salary was not competitive.

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    FAE Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ventura, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Xilinx (Ventura, CA) in May 2012.

    Interview

    This job was a referral from two of the folks I've known for years. Immediately after I show interest to the job, the regional sales manager and an FAE setup a casual over-the-lunch interview. It was great meeting up with them and actually I found it a bit tough to be in the dining situation focus on behavioral interview because I don't get to eat at all. Coincidentally the hiring manager setup a phone interview with me on the same afternoon to go over technical questions, I was on my 1.5hr commute home while discussing with him and I probably did OK to pursue an in-person interview where the hiring manager fly to the city and I had to prepare a 45-min presentation on the company's latest product which consume more than 60 hours of my personal time. I would totally think this is a positive experience to have the motivation to learn something by myself. But decided to gave it a negative experience because the poor follow up and how informal (via e-mail) it was to shut the door, I didn't think feel it was done in a professional manner consider the time and effort both parties put in, and consider I would still remain as a Xilinx user everywhere in the region.

    Interview Questions

    • Since this is a referral and I kind of get a good feel of the job being tough itself from my peers, I didn't really have any question for the hiring manager when he ask if I had any question for him. But I did have lots of reimbursement and compensation concern since I will be changing from design engineer role to an application engineer, I was well informed it would require different skill set and encounter different challenges.   Answer Question
  10. Helpful (1)  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Xilinx (San Jose, CA) in March 2012.

    Interview

    Got a call from the HR . The interview was scheduled a week after. It was a 30 minute phone interview. The position was for a software developer for creating a search engine. I was asked basic questions regarding search engine development. I was also asked about my past work experience as well as academic projects.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic considerations when designing a search engine   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I was initially offered a little less than the average market pay for an intern. After further negotiation, got a revised offer

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    Staff Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Xilinx (San Jose, CA) in March 2012.

    Interview

    very nice culture

    Interview Questions

    • how many jellybeans will fit in 747   1 Answer

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Pros: “Xilinx is a cutting edge, industry leading organization - the teams are innovative and always looking ahead to the next generation of products. Work-life balance is what you make of it and...”“Xilinx is a cutting edge, industry leading organization - the teams are innovative and always looking ahead to the next generation of products. Work-life balance is what you make of it and depends on the team and project you work on. Overall, people still say "Good Morning" and "Hello" to you when you see them at the office and just don't walk by you in a rush. You can still see the contributions you make in the final product of whatever you do. Pay for performance is in effect at Xilinx. The people here are awesome to work with.” – Full Review

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