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Broadcom Principal Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated May 31, 2017
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Principal Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
No Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Broadcom (Sunnyvale, CA) in April 2014.

Interview

They interviewed me and then never bothered to email or call me either way. I did not appreciate that. I made alot of effort to prepare and attend interview and traveled far to attend it, and felt the interview went well, so to not have heard from them in ANY way whatsoever afterwards was a mild annoyance.

Interview Questions

  • Nothing unexpected. ARM, Linux device drivers, white board coding.   Answer Question

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    Principal Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Broadcom (Austin, TX) in March 2014.

    Interview

    One on one with team members that asked relevant technical questions. Nothing out of the ordinary, no curve balls or brain teasers. Just questions to establish your skills on technical level and to establish your abilities to work effectively with the team.

    Interview Questions

    • The knowledge about specific technologies such as Linux, ARM, Android, debugging. A few programming questions to determine coding style and communication.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Disclosed current salary and HR matched it. Short and sweet.


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    Principal Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Broadcom (Irvine, CA) in February 2014.

    Interview

    I found this position through the job agency. I had three rounds of phone interview then in-person interview. It was a group person for on-site interviewing. They were my direct reporting, co-workers, the director and other stakeholders. It took 3 hours. The interview was not very difficult and more like introduced what I did, what I accomplished and what was the most challenge I had in the past.

    Interview Questions

    • How will you fit into the team? What your most recent project in your current position?   Answer Question
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    Principal Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Broadcom in March 2013.

    Interview

    Referred by a friend and get recruiter within a week. mostly C/C++ questions like array of function pointers, return of (p++) etc. One algorithm question asked was "write a function to reverse a string".

    Interview Questions


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    Principal Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Broadcom (Sunnyvale, CA) in September 2012.

    Interview

    Technical phone screen . If qualified on site interview . Interviewed by 5-6 people from couple of teams. Technical questions as well as white boarding. If all the interviewers have positive response then you need to provide 3 references . After that they will present you with verbal offer.

    Interview Questions

    • 1) Embedded system concepts
      2) Linux kernel Internals
      3) C data structure and algorithm questions   Answer Question

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    Principal Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Broadcom (Sunnyvale, CA) in February 2012.

    Interview

    Phone interview then different face to face interviews with group members. It was all 1 on 1 interview. Then was offered.

    Interview Questions


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    Principal Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Broadcom (Santa Clara, CA) in February 2012.

    Interview

    First a simple phone screen, no much technical stuff. And then an on-site interview, maybe around 4-5 people. All technical questions. Most questions related to your resume. After that, 2-3 weeks, you should hear the result.

    Interview Questions

    • How many different memory allocators in linux kernel? Describe them.   Answer Question

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    Principal Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Broadcom (Sunnyvale, CA) in July 2011.

    Interview

    Very Professional, Excellent HR process.

    Interview was mainly focused on Domain knowledge. Some basic programming questions on linked list and binary trees.

    Interview response was very prompt.

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    Principal Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Broadcom (San Francisco, CA) in March 2011.

    Interview

    laid back and candid. I appreciated the honesty and openness from the fellow engineers and management. My boss was intent on making sure my family was first and that work life balance remained central to my career.

    Interview Questions

    • What can you tell us about Broadcom?   1 Answer

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    Principal Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Broadcom (San Jose, CA) in April 2010.

    Interview

    Interview consisted of writing programs in C -for string sorting , factorial, basic logic questions

    Interview Questions

    • Given a string and one storage variable how do you swap positions of the word?   Answer Question
    • Write a program to find factorial of a number   Answer Question

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