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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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    Performance Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norcross, GA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Avago Technologies (Norcross, GA) in November 2015.

    Interview

    There is 5 person asked you for Technical question. This interview was taken 5 hours.
    show you facility and work environment, Make a presentation for all project that you have done in 5 years

    Interview Questions

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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.

    Interview Questions


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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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    Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Avago Technologies.

    Interview

    I got initial phone interview though some connections inside the company. The phone interview lasted for about one hour and was mainly focused on my technical background. The onsite interview happened about one week later. The onsite lasted for about 7 hours, consisting of multiple one-on-one interviews (about one hour each) with technical managers and leads in the company. All the interviewer were very nice, though one or two of them gave me some tough questions. The questions I got were mainly about my technical background and focused on electronics, optics, system design etc. They were all fair questions even though some of them were very difficult. At the end of the day, I was told that they would offer me the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Some questions about high speed design   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    The manager was very open to negotiation and my offer got much better after negotiation.

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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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    IC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Avago Technologies (San Jose, CA) in October 2013.

    Interview

    I got an email for phone interview with Avago in 2013.
    Then I had a phone interview a day after. I passed the technical phone interview and the on site interview was set up for the week after.
    On the week after, HR contacted me 2 days before the interview and they booked me a round trip ticket from L.A to San Jose. They also gave me a $50 gift card for taxi and food for the day of interview: pretty generous and professional!
    The interview process was pretty fast and straight forward. I had only 2 interviews: phone interview with a manager and a group (on site) interviews with other managers and engineers.
    It was a great experience.

    Interview Questions

    • _ Questions on my engineering projects. (TIA, receiver)
      _ Questions on basic principles of Differential Amps, CDR, BJT common emitter stages.
      _ Questions on noise sources
      _ Questions on bandgap reference circuitry.   1 Answer

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    R&D Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Avago Technologies (Fort Collins, CO) in June 2013.

    Interview

    lots and lots of questions followed by lots of questions until the hour was gone then on to the next guy then it started again with more questions. on to the next guy, then the next guy, and finally the hiring manager, boy it was fun and exilerating

    Interview Questions

    • show me a cool circuit, then show me a more cool circuit, the a really really cool circuit   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    very straightforward- they offered an amount and i took it.


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