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Altera Interview Questions in Toronto, ON

Updated Apr 21, 2017
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Altera (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Applied for position, got a call 2 weeks later requesting an interview. 3 separate interviews, 30 mins each with a different manager each time. Questions were algorithm questions with coding in C involved.

    Interview Questions

    • Find and count duplicate elements between 2 unsorted arrays   Answer Question

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    Software Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Altera (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in October 2016.

    Interview

    I applied through the university career portal and got a reply to arrange interview within a day. The first round of interview consists of 3 half an hour back to back separate interviews with 3 different persons. For me, they are all technical questions. The interviewer are from different areas and they are all really nice.

    Interview Questions

    • Given an unsorted binary tree, find the minimum node.   Answer Question
    • Given a directed acyclic graph, find the largest path. Each node will only be visited once.   Answer Question

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Altera (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in October 2016.

    Interview

    3 round of interviews, little talk but many algorithm tests. Every time you come up with an idea they gonna ask you to improve it in speed or memory cost. Very free situation and the interviewers are nice.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Altera (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in October 2016.

    Interview

    one round, 3 back to back interviews, 30 min for each. All of them are very technical and you should be comfortable with writing code on paper or whiteboard. Got a phone call 3 days after the interview informing the result.

    Interview Questions

    • Click on a paint grid, recursively change the color. Implement undo and if only one info can be stored what is it?   1 Answer
    • Find local maxima in an array of integers. Optimize.   Answer Question
    • Bowling game design.   Answer Question

  6.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Altera (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in September 2016.

    Interview

    Emailed my resume to a campus recruiter and got an on-site interview about one week later.
    Went into the Toronto office to do three back to back 30-min interviews with three engineers.
    Questions were relatively easy and 2 out of the 3 interviewers were nice and engaging. Third interviewer was on his phone all through the process...

    Interview Questions

    • Given a array containing integers in pairs, find the only integer in the array that does not come in pairs   1 Answer

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Altera (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in June 2016.

    Interview

    Two people interviewed me, for half an hour each. The first interviewer interviewed me for the software positions, whereas the second interviewer asked me question that were a bit more hardware related.

    Interview Questions


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Altera (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in May 2016.

    Interview

    Apply in job fair. Two round of interview. First round has 2 interviewer, each 30 min. All technical questions. One interviewer asked hardware question. The other ask only algorithm question. And wrote code in write board. Second round has 6 interviewer, each 30 min. It had ten min break in the middle. same as the first round, but questions they asked is harder.

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    Software Product Engineer (FPGA Design Flow) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Altera (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in April 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online at Altera website, got an email for initial HR interview on the phone after 1 week. It was only for 10 minutes. They asked about my previous experience and asked me tell a good debugging story.

    Later got an email in 2 days for on-site interview at Altera Toronto office. It was with 2 engineers, half an hour each. They were both friendly and didn't talk much about my past experiences or stuff on resume, jumped right into technical stuff first asked about my master's thesis and algorithm/code design questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Given two integer arrays, write a function which can compute the product of first array and save in the second array, except the product of that particular element from first array of same index you currently store in second array.

      A = [a(0), a(1), a(2), a(3) ... a(n)]
      B = [b(0), b(1), b(2), b(3) ... b(n)]

      where

      b(0) = a(1) x a(2) x a(3) .... x a(n)
      b(1) = a(0) x a(2) x a(3) .... x a(n)
      .
      .
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      b(n) = a(0) x a(1) x a(2) .... x a(n-1)  
      1 Answer
    • Given a tree of 2-bit adders (no branching and looping), how would write an algorithm to reduce its over all delay?   1 Answer

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Altera (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in April 2016.

    Interview

    I applied on the career fair, and got an onsite interview. it contains two rounds, the first round took 1.5h with three managers, the second one took 2 h with four managers. all technical questions, no offer

    Interview Questions


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Altera (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in March 2016.

    Interview

    I met them in the campus career fair and after a 6 weeks they email me to arrange an on cite interview. I passed the first stage interview and they ask me to study/learn C/C++ for the second interview.

    Interview Questions

    • SW: recursive algorithms
      HW: designing a digital circuit that detects several consecutive "1" bits.  
      1 Answer

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