Xilinx Interview Questions

Updated Jun 27, 2015
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Xilinx (San Jose, CA) in April 2010.

    Interview

    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!   1 Answer
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    Processing Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Xilinx (San Jose, CA) in December 2009.

    Interview

    Just had a 30 minute preliminary interview.

    Interview Questions

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    Technical Support Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Xilinx (San Jose, CA) in December 2009.

    Interview

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

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Did not negotiate

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    Staff Design Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Xilinx (San Jose, CA) in July 2009.

    Interview

    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
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    Engineering Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Xilinx (San Jose, CA) in June 2009.

    Interview

    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

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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Xilinx in April 2009.

    Interview

    Responded to an on-line ad and got a call back within 2 weeks from the HR team. This was followed up by 3 separate phone interviews over the next week and a half. Finally I was invited to the company offices and had a grueling 4 hour session with 5 different managers. As the company is global, several of the interviews were via conference calls. This was followed up by a second site visit and more one on one interviews. Overall it was a demanding process that took 6 weeks to complete.

    Interview Questions

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    Layout Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Xilinx (San Jose, CA) in February 2009.

    Interview

    review of past projects and layout design skills.

    Interview Questions

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    Engineering Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Xilinx (San Jose, CA) in September 2008.

    Interview

    referred by employee. first interview on phone. several on-site interviews with relevant managers. final interviews with hr.

    Interview Questions

    • What new FPGA technology would you develop, if you could?   Answer Question
    • How would you improve software design tools to make it easier for FPGA developers to realize their designs faster?   2 Answers

    Negotiation

    it was a long process. very tight budgets.

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    Marketing Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Xilinx (San Jose, CA) in August 2008.

    Interview

    Very similar to typical silicon valley co interviews

    Interview Questions

    • Why would you want to move from engineering to Marketing.   Answer Question
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    Design Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Xilinx (San Jose, CA) in June 2008.

    Interview

    Manager called. Asked technical questions. Manager then agreed on 1:1 interview. HR sent an e-mail with Interview date and schedule. 6 people interviewed me, inlcuding the hiring manger. Everybody asked technical questions. Interview were lss difficult than some of the other companies i Interviewed with.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Inflexible.

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