InvenSense Reviews

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  • Pretty good if you have a good manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at InvenSense full-time

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    Pros

    It's a small company, so you can get to know many of the decision-makers personally and get your ideas implemented. Benefits have improved over the past year, particularly vacation time. Working hours are longer than 9--5 or even 9--6, but still pretty reasonable, and I've seen people exercise a lot of flexibility.

    Cons

    Procedures are not very well established. Some departments are stuck in a mindset of chasing customers instead of building a solid foundation for the future. These departments also have high turnover. To avoid this as a job candidate, just ask your interviewer how many people have left the group in the past year.

InvenSense Interviews

Updated Apr 6, 2015

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at InvenSense (San Jose, CA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Application: Applied on one of the top job portals. Was contacted withing a week. My first impression was that the recruiters look for good local candidates.
    Process:
    Was called on site for First round with the hiring manager. This was a basic get-to-know-you round with one technical question on bit manipulation. The rest of the questions were on my resume. He let me know that I will be called for the next round and the recruiter will be in touch with me.
    I was called for the next round after 2 weeks.
    Second round was 4 interviews. They were all 45 minute interviews with senior level members in the team. Two were mostly coding(C/C++), puzzles and questions on my resume. The other two questioned me on basic theories of physics, MEMS and a bit of coding.

    Interview Questions

    • How to find the number of leading zeros in a byte.   1 Answer
    • Find if a linked list is circular or not   1 Answer
    • If you're told to write an application to communicate with a Voltmeter, what are the different objects you would require to do this?   1 Answer
    • You're given (lets say) a play station controller, how will you use the arrow keys to navigate through alphabets to write a player name. Find the most efficient route to navigate from one alphabet to another in the given grid.   1 Answer
    • Basics about Coriolis effect, MEMS gyroscopes, accelerometers, resonators.
      Some questions like, Given a graph of voltage varying with temperature, how will you find out at what temperature was the voltage a particular value? If the slope was monotonically increasing, how will you find out the temperature?
       
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Website www.invensense.com
Headquarters San Jose, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2004
Type Company - Public (INVN)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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