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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
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    I worked at Exar full-time (More than 5 years)


    good products, but need more experienced people


    Unfriendly environment. No recognition of good work

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    Senior Staff Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Accepted Offer
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    Difficult Interview


    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Exar (Fremont, CA) in May 2009.


    I was able to skip the initial phone screen because I was an employee referral. The actual interview was a full day and focused mainly on technical aspects. Anything on your resume is fair game, even if it is more than 10 years old and is NOT relevant to the proposed position. Interviewers seemed more interested in finding out what you do NOT know rather than what you do know. One of the questions focused on command-line options for gcc, but totally ignored what I consider the real subject matter of the example design, which was the trade offs between dynamic and static memory allocation on a real time system. On the positive side, the interviewers were polite

    Interview Questions

    • Please describe the SONET frame structure.   1 Answer
    • Explain the gcc command-line options for run-time checking of array bounds.   1 Answer


    I did not negotiate.

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Website www.exar.com
Headquarters Fremont, CA
Size 201 to 500 Employees
Founded 1971
Type Company - Public (EXAR)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Exar seeks excellence in the exacting world of integrated circuits. The fabless semiconductor company's digital, analog, and mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs) are used in networking equipment -- especially telecom infrastructure gear -- as well as in video and imaging devices, such as handheld electronics, set-top boxes, and DVRs. It also makes ICs and subsystems for the power management and datacom and storage markets, including storage optimization and network security processors. Exar's customers include Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, LG ... More

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