Altera Interview Questions | Glassdoor

Altera Interview Questions

Updated Dec 21, 2016
104 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience
58%
30%
11%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
35%
34%
15%
7
5
1
1

Interview Difficulty

3.2
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

104 Candidate Interview Reviews Back to all Interviews

Filter

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty

Filter

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty
  1.  

    NCG Rotation Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Altera (San Jose, CA) in December 2016.

    Interview

    First phone screen-30min Onsite - 5 rounds Interview was moderate to difficult. The interviewers were friendly and the interview was not easy. The concepts should be very clear to answer all the questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked about designing 4:1 mux using 2:1 mux and write verilog code,c program for swapping 2 variables without using a temp register, how the bidirectional pin would behave , frequency divider circuit,mestability,blocking and non blocking statements ,difference between dram and sram,diff between == and === in verilog,why gate level program is not written,finite state machine for a wending machine and writing the verilog code for it,questions related to sram project,clock domains in which the fifo would be working. Asked a whole lot of questions related to phase locked loops,ring oscillators and MIPS Project.   3 Answers
  2. Helpful (1)  

    Visual Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Altera (San Jose, CA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Phone interview with their recruiter where we go through my experiences and college degree, then she sent an email that I got chosen to meet the CEO of the company in person on 1:1 interview. I met the CEO David for 30-45 mins interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your process to deliver a design? How to manage multiple project in the same time?   Answer Question
  3.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Altera (San Jose, CA) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Met with 5 individuals from the company, including managers and coworkers.

    The hiring manager interview consisted of bringing me up to speed on the company and the role, and reviewing my experience.

    Interviews with other managers and coworkers dug into much greater detail examining every corner of my resume for relevant experience, and testing my skills with problem-solving questions relevant to the position.

    The people were friendly, the atmosphere was comfortable, and the questions were a bit challenging. I enjoyed the interview, but I would imagine an interview like this could be stressful if you didn't actually have sufficient relevant experience.

    Interview Questions

  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review


  5.  

    Senior Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Altera (San Jose, CA) in May 2016.

    Interview

    I applied on line.First interview was phone interview with Human Resource, mostly general questions about my previous experience, next round was technical phone screen interview, it was based on answering some questions about given C++ code and also coding in C++ and Verilog. Final step was on site interview in San Jose which took about 5 hours with 5 different person. On site interview was tense and a lot of questions about basics and also designing and coding in C++, verilog and python

    Interview Questions

    • HR: mostly about my previous experience and why Altera

      Technical Phone interview: Basic digital design and code screening with C++ and Verilog. I was given a C++ code and there were several questions about it, variable scope, compiler error, dynamic memory and etc
      For verilog part i was given a puzzle about finding a sequence of zero in infinite sequence and trying to scale it and parameterize it

      on site: 5 hours of tense interview, questions about basic digital design, clock domain, writing verilog code for some puzzles, questions about script coding, protocols (PCI express, I2c , ...)  
      Answer Question
  6.  

    Accelerator Debug Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Altera (San Jose, CA) in May 2016.

    Interview

    I was a senior studying Computer Engineering when I applied. I first contacted my professor who told me one of his technical leads in Altera was looking for a Java programmer. He gave his technical lead a great recommendation of me, so he decided to contact me for a phone interview. It took two phone interviews before I got the on-site interview, both times I was asked to solve coding questions.

    During the on-site interview, the first three interviewers asked me a couple questions about my resume and spent most of the time allocated on technical questions on bit manipulation, string manipulation, and recursion. I was able to answer what I thought were easy questions and struggled on the hard questions, which I now know weren't hard or tricky. The next one was the one who gave me my first phone interview, who mostly asked me questions to establish job and culture fit. As this was my first interview, I didn't really know what to say to him at all, let alone know what the job was really about. My last interviewer was my professor who told me the position would about writing drivers in a Linux kernel environment.

    Since the interview, I did myself a favor and studied up on CS fundamentals, Linux kernels, and embedded systems and I found myself interested in the last two as a career entry point, but I didn't realize it at the time.

    Interview Questions

    • What is an efficient method to count the number of set bits in a bit vector?   Answer Question
  7.  

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Altera in April 2016.

    Interview

    It is an entry level position. I received the email of phone interview request a week later after submitting the resume. It is a technical interview given by the group manager.

    Interview Questions

    • What are the advantages of cascode current mirror? What is the equation of Ro? Noise, Miller effect, frequency compensation... What is the difference between Flip-flop and Latch?   2 Answers
  8.  

    ASIC Verification Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Altera (San Jose, CA) in April 2016.

    Interview

    phone interview(45 minutes) then 3 onsite interview. first onsite interview 2.5 hours, second 1 hours and third interview 1.5 hours. phone interview covered knowledge of uvm/system verilog/ C++.
    Met 3 people on first onsite interview, they asked questions related to my projects/UVM/system verilog/C++. Second interview met 1person, he asked most of the question related to my previous verification projects/ assertions/functional coverage. In third onsite interview met 2 people, they asked most of UVM/system verilog related questions.

    Interview Questions

    • UVM, system verilog, C++, puzzles and ethernet related   Answer Question
  9.  

    Design Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Altera (San Jose, CA) in March 2016.

    Interview

    I applied through an employee referral. The manager called me to schedule an onsite interview. I was interviewed by four people one by one. They asked about the projects included in your resume and some related technical questions. It lasted about three hours.

    Interview Questions

  10.  

    Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Altera (San Jose, CA) in March 2016.

    Interview

    Several phone interviews, followed by an on-site interview. On-site was mainly 1-on-1s and lasted about 6 hrs. Phone interview were less technical but the on-site was exclusively technical. Interviewers came with pre-prepared questions based on job's needs

    Interview Questions

    • ASIC based design questions; validation methods, design methods, RTL questions (FSM, constraints, etc)   Answer Question
  11.  

    Test Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Altera (San Jose, CA) in March 2016.

    Interview

    The interview started with questions about my projects and experience. After that, they asked me basic questions on Digital design and DFT. They also asked me a couple of brain teasers which were quite interesting. Questions mainly tested the basic understanding of digital design and testing.The interviewers were very friendly and responsive.

    Interview Questions

Don't Miss Out On a Job You Love
Upload a resume to easily apply to jobs from anywhere. It's simple to set up.