Xilinx Interview Questions in San Jose, CA

Updated Mar 4, 2015
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    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Xilinx (San Jose, CA) in May 2014.

    Interview

    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.

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    Hardware Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Xilinx (San Jose, CA) in March 2014.

    Interview

    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.

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    Senior Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Xilinx (Campbell, CA) in February 2014.

    Interview

    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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    A Business Role (Non-engineering) Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Xilinx (San Jose, CA) in January 2014.

    Interview

    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
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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
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    Customer Operations Account Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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?
       
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    Product Applications Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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

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    Staff Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed 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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    Staff Financial Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    The process took a dayinterviewed 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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    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed 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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