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Updated Jan 20, 2015
Updated Jan 20, 2015
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    Product Applications Engineer Interview

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

    The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Xilinx in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    Standard Interview.
    First manager called, then I had a technical screening over the phone.
    Consisted of basic digital circuits.
    Know your truth tables, timing diagrams.
    Understand key concepts such as metastability.

    When I went to the onsite, it was similar to phone interviews with more in depth.
    They emphasized the process was important, not the right answer.

    Went out to lunch.

    More questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time when you had to resolve a conflict with a teammate   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They made an attractive offer that I did not have to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Manufacturing Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Xilinx in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    Lack of follow up on interview process.
    Written communications less to be desired.
    Verbal communication skills were condescending.
    Lack of follow through, when you offer to do something, do it, don't just say you're going to do it.
    Hand shake greeting (look people in the eyes and show some interest, it's only respectful)
    Ego centric management team (interviewers and interviewees are both being reviewed).
    Lack of demonstrating relationship building skills.
    I wasn't impressed, maybe the dept. with is a poor example of the entire company atmosphere.

    Interview Questions
    • Vague and yet somewhat clever question to determine creativity and resourcefulness. Consider if the internet didn't exist... how would you do this?   Answer Question
    • Vague and yet somewhat clever question to determine if candidate would respect chain of command. Not a matrix environment.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Lack of proper interviewing etiquette confirmed initial sense.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Product Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Longmont, CO
    Anonymous Employee in Longmont, CO
    Application Details

    The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Xilinx in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    They first had a hiring manager call and then I had a technical interview with a senior product applications engineer.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Staff Software Engineer 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 a dayinterviewed at Xilinx in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview was a general screening interview

    Technical interviews covered - work experience, C++ & programming questions, Graph theory questions.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the minimum number of colors required to represent each state in a Country map such that no two adjacent states are represented by the same color   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Engineer Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Xilinx in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    regular process start with HR.
    Then 1:1 with different group.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Engineering Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Xilinx in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Very detailed technical interview conducted over the phone, not the typical "pre-screen" type call I was expecting. Can't imagine what the in-person interview would have been like, had they called me in! Spoke only with the hiring manager who, in fairness, was friendly.

    Interview Questions
    • Was asked to explain, in great detail, a project I last worked on more than three years ago!   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Processing Architect Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Xilinx in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    Just had a 30 minute preliminary interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Technical Support Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through other source. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Xilinx in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    Referred by professional contact. Sent in resume and a draft of project description I was working on for my degree.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Staff Design Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Xilinx in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    Fairly standard interview process: phone interview, then 1:1 with team members and managers

    Interview Questions
    • logic design question: design a circuit that divides a clock into 3 with 50% duty cycle   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Engineering Interview

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

    The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Xilinx in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    Fairly standard, contacted by a recruiter, then a phone screen and then an onsite interview. Interview was very technical in nature and a few questions were asked. The questions were mostly circuits related and very pertinent to the job. I was contacted within 3 days after the interview. They did not ask much off the resume.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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