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Avago Technologies Interview Questions

Updated Feb 6, 2017
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    RF Module Integration & Design Characterization Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Avago Technologies (San Jose, CA) in February 2016.

    Interview

    Applied through recruiter, phone interview 2 times with Program Manager over period of 3 months. Was called for Onsite Interview in San Jose in a week time. 8 Rounds of interview , lab tour and lunch with 2 Program manager . Was interviewing for 2 groups at the same time. Mixed experience , few engineers didn't wanted me there as their interview round was mostly telling me why I shouldn't join the team and company. They were afraid of cultural mix into their team is what I thought . After talking with them interview spiraled down as I wasn't motivated enough , last few rounds were negative and rude to be specific.

    Interview Questions

    • Why I want to leave my current job   2 Answers
    • My Current and previous job day to day activities and overview of kind of products I have worked on.   Answer Question
    • Block Diagram of a basic industry wide PA Module used in Cellular phone( not from text book).   1 Answer
    • Lots of basic RF Questions. 1) Smith Chart 2) 5 ohm to 50ohm match on a smith chart 3) Loaded unloaded Q and related questions to solve some problems on paper and white board 4) Full matching circuit to be used for particular problem including the values of Passive devices 5) Series to parallel conversion   1 Answer
    • Which equipments to use for certain types of RX/TX tests and how to connect them - draw this on white board and explain everything including what can go wrong . Noise figure measurement and IP3 measurement were asked frequently .   Answer Question
    • How to Modulate and change noise floor of a Spectrum Analyzer , how to tune it to change certain characteristics to test the device . Block diagram of spectrum and vector network analyzer   Answer Question
    • Micro strip line details and how to change characteristic impedance of MS trace . What will you change ? Was also asked to write equations for above question .   Answer Question
    • Source Degenerated LNA input impedance derivation   Answer Question
    • Block diagram of full Transceiver Module ( Transmit and Receive Chain including antenna and BPF with switch is expected )

      After drawing it, questions related to sensitivity of RX chain , it's derivation with equation and after that a mathematical problem , was expected to find the final receiver sensitivity or noise floor to be specific for certain frequency band. After that question related to noise and small signal modeling and how to change gm of a Mosfet to reduce noise floor of previous question . Was expected to draw and complete small
      Signal modeling and then noise modeling and explain the situation .  
      1 Answer
    • How to design a RF PA ( from my resume ) may not be applicable to others and same for LNA.   Answer Question
    • Noise figure of cascaded system   1 Answer

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    Maintenance Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Collins, CO
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Avago Technologies (Fort Collins, CO) in September 2015.

    Interview

    Four hours long, including a power point presentation by me and interviews from 4 or 5 different levels in the organization. The hiring manager was very easy to talk to and not at all intimidating.

    Interview Questions


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    Machine Maintenance Tech Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Collins, CO
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Avago Technologies (Fort Collins, CO) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Panel asks questions about resume to determine if you actually meet the minimum qualifications. Must give a presentation on a few different topics regarding your history. They will also provide hands on practical knowledge testing.

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    IC Design Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Avago Technologies (San Jose, CA) in January 2015.

    Interview

    one phone screen and then on site with several engineers of different groups on technical problems, finally discuss about your expectation. everything is very professional. I like the job and I performs very well

    Interview Questions


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    Firmware Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norcross, GA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Avago Technologies (Norcross, GA) in December 2014.

    Interview

    Initially hiring manager talked over the phone. Then a technical phone interview for about 45 mins. This was followed by a whole day onsite face to face interview (apx. 6 hrs), Several technical rounds with couple of interviews by managers.

    There were several C programming questions on data structure and algorithms. particularly few questions on trees.

    They went through my resume in great detail. There were some personality type questions too. e.g.. what will you do when someone comes with a problem when you are about to leave the office

    Interview Questions

    • there were several C programming questions on data structure and algorithms. particularly few questions on trees. for example:
      - write a C function to reverse a linked list
      - write an algorithm to find lowest common ancestor between two nodes of a binary tree
      - solve tower of hanoi problem  
      Answer Question

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    Entry Level Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Avago Technologies.

    Interview

    I believe my resume got picked up during my university career fair. I got a call for a phone interview, I scheduled it 3 days later.

    Interview Questions

    • The interview focussed on my basics in electronics. My interviewer asked me on simple concepts such as
      charge sharing capcitors
      Low pass and high pass filters
      Oscillators principle
      Opamp(ideal opamp description)
      transmission lines
      and the implementation of a AND gate using mux  
      Answer Question

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    DFT LEAD Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Collins, CO
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Avago Technologies (Fort Collins, CO) in March 2013.

    Interview

    1 hour phone interview by Hiring Manger. Was called back within 2 hours for on-site invitation. I was asked to give a 30 min presentation on one of the projects(informed well in advance that they expect PPT).

    Good thing the ppl know in and out of everything in DFT as well as Test mainly because few of them were previously employees at Agilent .

    Had 5 rounds -
    1. Back to basics - R,C,L, and CMOS
    2. Scan, BIST
    3. At-speed Test
    4. Logic Design
    5. Director and Hiring Manger Behavioral

    Nice gesture - Even the DFT director and Senior Managers came with me(interviewee) for Lunch. Plus, they gave 50$ gift card at the end as a measure of per dm expenses. Very friendly ppl and I could feel that there is team unity and ethical ppl in the organization.

     It was by far my best interview experience. Till date, I regret that I couldn't get the offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Simple but a very interesting question. I was given a Verilog code of about 60 lines and I was asked on whiteboard to explain how that RTL will get synthesized to, as in depending upon priorities what muxes & how the counter will be synthesized.   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Collins, CO
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Avago Technologies (Fort Collins, CO) in March 2012.

    Interview

    Phone interview
    Onsite interview
         - 1 hr Give a presentation about prior work
         - 1 hr Solve a problem they give you
         - 1 hr discuss the problem
         - 1 hr 1 on 1
         - 1 hr technical questions

    Interview Questions

    • Software development approaches and explanation of your approach   Answer Question

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Avago Technologies.

    Interview

    I was recommended by a recruiter. Then I had a phone interview with a hiring manager, very pleasant person. We talked in detail about my background, career expectations. The manager provided me with a thorough description of the position and the responsibilities that come with it.
    I was told they will make a decision in two weeks but they never got back to me.

    Interview Questions

    • General interview questions. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?   Answer Question

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