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Broadcom Interview Questions

Updated Oct 17, 2018
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  1. Helpful (2)  

    Physical Design Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Broadcom (San Jose, CA) in February 2013.

    Interview

    first phone interview
    then on site interview
    talking with 7 people in total, one is from HR

    Interview Questions


  2.  

    Physical Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Broadcom.

    Interview

    Applied through employee referral. 1 round phone interview(45 mins)+onsite interview(6 hours). Asked about projects on my resume, STA, DFT techniques such as scan, Logic/memory Bist, JTAG, ATPG algorithm, stuck-at fault/transition fault, LOC/LOS and also some behavior questions. Some of the questions are not so easy for new graduates.

    Interview Questions

  3.  

    Junior Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Broadcom (San Jose, CA) in March 2013.

    Interview

    two phone interview and two rounds on-site interview, using webEX. Asking memory management such as heap & stack, and something on your resume. So be well prepared for basic knowledge of OS and computer architecture for the interview

    Interview Questions

    • Most of it is focus on programming language C, data structure, OS, heap, stack and memory management   Answer Question

  4.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Broadcom.

    Interview

    Internally referred. Went through two phone interviews, one with hiring manager, and one with a team member. For the onsite interview, met with 6 people. Mostly talked about experience listed on my resume, several simple and basic C programming questions were asked.

    Interview Questions

    • Most C programming questions were bit-operations, nothing difficult or unexpected.   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Broadcom (San Francisco, CA) in June 2012.

    Interview

    interview process was pretty normal. 1 Phone interview consist of technical and HR and 1 onsite interview, 3 interview with manager and 2 team members.

    Interview Questions


  6.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Broadcom (Atlanta, GA) in September 2017.

    Interview

    A little over half a day, string of meetings from people from across various teams. Technically oriented, much related to past experiences with low level hardware developement works. They also explained what the job is about

    Interview Questions

    • Most questions were related to my previous work experience   1 Answer

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    Software Staff Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Broadcom (San Diego, CA) in June 2010.

    Interview

    Had initial phone screen back in June 2007. This was for their MPS division which works on cellular chipsets i.e. GSM/UMTS. Was invited to onsite interview. Had 4-5 interviews, all technical in nature. There was a written test as well with C programming questions. Was asked general questions about UMTS technology. Received offer and accepted.

    Interview Questions

    • How does the debugger work when setting a break point if it's a multi processor environment?   Answer Question
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    Software Test Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Broadcom (Sunnyvale, CA) in September 2011.

    Interview

    easy interview. friendly atmosphere..good opportunity to learn current technologies..good salary..good benefits


  9. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Broadcom (San Jose, CA) in January 2014.

    Interview

    Directly onsite: As I already had 3+ exp in Netwoking Industry
    Was interviewing for Data Center Asic group
    5 (1-1) technical Interviews:
    1. Difference between C and scripting Languages
    2. No of 1's in a number
    3. Replacing bits in a 32 bit number
    4. Programming question where I had to use offset macro
    5. How does a packet traverse in a switch (describe various tables used)
    6. Semaphore implementation
    7. How does a switch decide if to switch / route the packet (MYMAC and Ip address)
    8. ARP, ICMP working
    9. static keyword use

    Lot of focus on Networking and OS, overall good experience and folks were good to talk with.

    Interview Questions


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    Software Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Broadcom (San Jose, CA) in June 2011.

    Interview

    The hiring process is simple. Phone screen and followed by in person, maybe multiple rounds. Interview questions are both programming exercise and logical thinking style. If all goes well, the follow up process is fast and can expect offer from company.

    Interview Questions

    • Riddles and logical thinking style questions   1 Answer

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