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Broadcom Interview Questions

Updated Apr 24, 2017
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    IC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Broadcom (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Presentation, 5 technical sections. Digital, analog, basic transistor theory, transfer functions. Had a behavioral interview with the manager. The interview lasted from 9am to 5pm. Was a good informative experience.

    Interview Questions


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    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Broadcom (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Application
    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in October 2016.

    Interview
    I applied for software engineer of Qualcomm in August. I had phone interview in the end of September. After 2 weeks, the HR emailed me about onsite interview invitation. And in the end of October, I went to San Diego for the onsite.

    Interview Questions

    • Phone Interview:
      1. What is Static keyword
      2. What is for loop
      3. What are differences between Struct and Union
      4. What is Binary Tree inorder traversal
      5. What is Binary Heap
      6. Is Binary Heap totally in order
      7. What is Cache
      8. IPv4 IPv6 differences
      9. What are two parts of IPv6 addresses
      10. Programming: Byte Reverse of an integer  
      Answer Question

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Not that its very useful as the company has been acquired and most things have changed.

    Technical interview, interview with who would be my direct manager, interview with regional sales manager, job offer.

    Took about two weeks in total

    Interview Questions

    • They were just discipline specific questions.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Straight forward.... they offered a fair wage and I accepted.


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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Broadcom.

    Interview

    First a phone screening with a few technical questions, then onsite to meet the whole team.
    The interview was very technical but they still asked a few behavioral questions. No questions about the standard just on the fundamentals.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic comm and signal processing questions. Main topics: basic DFT, OFDM, PARR reduction, water filling power curve, MIMO signalling and space time codes.   Answer Question

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    Firmware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Broadcom.

    Interview

    2 levels of tech interview will be there.First will be telephonic screening interview. Once it passed there will be multiple persons personal interview for around 4 hours will be there. After that there will be manager interview for 30 minutes will be there. once all the levels crossed you will get call from HR for discussing the compensation

    Interview Questions


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    Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Broadcom (Sunnyvale, CA) in July 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online in May, and I got a response in June.
    Broadcom first scheduled a phone interview with me.
    During the phone interview, there is no coding or shared documents stuff, just talking. The interviewer asked about some main concepts of 802.11 protocol.
    After the phone interview, Broadcom scheduled an onsite interview with me.
    The onsite interview starts in the morning and end in the afternoon.
    I talked with many people, and each of them takes 45 mins.
    The result of the interview comes out a month later.

    Interview Questions


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    IC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Broadcom (Santa Clara, CA) in July 2016.

    Interview

    Interviewed with two managers, 5 IC Design Engineers. Total 7 people
    The interview process took the whole day from 10AM to 4:30 PM. One manager took me for lunch after his interview session and then I came back for next round.

    Interview Questions

    • -High/low pass filter passive and active design and frequency domain
      -What is PLL and draw the diagram, graph, and explanations
      -Draw the logic circuit diagram for Half/full adder
      -Draw circuit to divide a clock into two
      -How to debug on coding based on memory address/content info.
      -Calculate voltage from a circuit
      -Transmission line and its resistance related question.
      -Embedded board power failure trouble shooting
      -Algorithms questions for binary search tree and other questions.
      Basically to write down your thoughts on a white board and explain the result/thinking process.  
      Answer Question

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    Verificaton Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Broadcom.

    Interview

    Two Back to back phone interviews. Technical Questions, 45 minutes each. Then job was offered.
    Learn basics of ASIC Design, C++, Scripting and System Verilog.
    Good Coding skills are required for sure.

    Interview Questions

    • Blocking & non-blocking, State machine, LFRS, Scripting Questions, C++   Answer Question

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    Customer Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Broadcom (Austin, TX) in June 2016.

    Interview

    After your resume is received and reviewed, if qualified you will receive a verification code which is needed to setup an interview. The interview is all online through Google Hangouts and is a question and answer forum only.

    Interview Questions


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    Senior Physical Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Broadcom (Santa Clara, CA) in April 2016.

    Interview

    Long and Tough interview process, which took an entire day and talking with 10 different technical engineers, managers, directors, senior directors, and VP of engineering. Part of the interview was phone interview with people from another sites.

    Interview Questions

    • All technical questions about RTL to gate synthesis, timing closure, and CDC (clock domain crossing).   1 Answer

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