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Cirrus Logic Interview Questions in Austin, TX

Updated Sep 4, 2017
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    Design Verification Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at Cirrus Logic (Austin, TX) in July 2017.

    Interview

    This is not a place that experienced/senior engineers should look to. They seem to have more work than people to do it and are looking to scale through hiring more bodies than changing how they actually do verification reuse. They rely mostly on external recruiters not only for finding candidates but also as agents throughout the whole process so you're mostly dealing with a distant third party headhunter who knows little about the role, industry, or expectations.

    The pre-interview process involved a prescreen call and testbench coding exercise that a candidate does on their own time followed by a technical review call. The onsite interview was not effectively geared towards a Senior person and also involved an on-demand coding activity which was vague and wouldn't reveal much about DV expertise.
    Despite initial positive feedback and follow-up calls, the company took over 2 weeks to respond (via their 3rd party head hunter) with disappointing news and absolutely no other feedback.

    Interview Questions

    • Write a constraint expression for an 8-bit value with the same number of 1/0 bits   1 Answer

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    Device Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Cirrus Logic (Austin, TX) in June 2017.

    Interview

    Two phone screenings and then onsite interview with the whole team. They were very courteous and welcoming. You have to go into each individual's office and answer questions. They ask you to draw on the board. They asked mostly technical questions and a few personal questions such as career goals and motivation.

    Interview Questions

    • basic semiconductor fundamentals: pn junction, avalanche voltage, MOSFET I-V curves, some signal processing basic   1 Answer
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    Digital Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Cirrus Logic (Austin, TX) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Applied online at their Career portal and got a call few days later to set up a time for phone screenings. 2 phone screenings before I was invited for onsite interviews. 8 onsite interviews followed back to back, each 1 hour long. The first interviewer was not professional at all and kept asking things even when he admitted that he was out of touch with those concepts for a really long time. The hiring manager took for lunch and interviewed at the same time.
    Questions listed below

    Interview Questions

    • Phone Screening:
      - Digital design fundamentals, CDC, Verification fundamentals, questions related to coursework, Analog fundamentals, and finally some take home problems that I answered within 24 hours.

      On Site Interviews:
      Highly technical rounds
      - Pattern detection, FSM, LSFR related questions, some mathematical questions, extremely tough digital circuits questions, projects in depth, questions based upon what the resume describes, synchronizers, STA, synthesis in detail, constraint handling, physical design fundamentals. Some analog circuits and lots of CDC questions.   1 Answer

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    Analog Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Cirrus Logic (Austin, TX) in February 2017.

    Interview

    This was a telephonic interview for a data converter design position. I had a telephonic interview prior to this where my base band analog skills were tested, this interview was focused more on signal processing basics.

    Interview Questions

    • S to Z domains transfer functions, Aliasing (4 Khz sampled with 5 Khz signal), how to substitute a resistor with a switch capacitor ckt, sigma delata ADC basics.   Answer Question

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    Verification Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Cirrus Logic (Austin, TX) in December 2016.

    Interview

    This was the most unprofessional interview experience ever. No questions were asked based on my skill set in my resume. They gave me a problem to solve (design and verify) which I was fine with, but in the meanwhile the interviewers were discussing some random stuff not related to the interview which was distracting. They were least bit interested in what i did and it was extremely unprofessional. The worst is they never got back me to with the interview result.

    Interview Questions


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    Product Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Cirrus Logic (Austin, TX) in November 2016.

    Interview

    I applied for product engineer position online.
    A phone interview was scheduled on XX day at XX time.
    I received the call about 10 minutes later than the scheduled time.
    The interview began with him asking why I was a device engineer at the previous job and not product engineer (explained my job duties and differences).
    The interviewer had very less semiconductor processing or device physics knowledge. He was an expert in testing. Questions on statistical analysis, probe routine (and other generic testing related were asked) were asked.
    There was little to no discussions about the projects/skills listed on my resume (they were mostly based on process/product design, new product introduction and yield improvement).

    Interview Questions

    • How do you set probe limits? How comfortable are you with statistical analysis? What is Gage R&R? How do you eliminate probe station/probe card as an issue in the event of failure?   Answer Question

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    Analog Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Cirrus Logic (Austin, TX) in July 2015.

    Interview

    First I had a phone screen, then they invited me for an interview, and they asked for references. My references had to fill in a questionnaire about me, before the on site interview. The on site interview was postponed once without explanation.
    Cirrus had their travel agency arrange the flights between the SF Bay Area where I live and Austin. Although there are direct flights between Silicon Valley and Austin the travel agency didn't book direct flights (and they also don't do that for Cirrus employees I've heard.) The travel agency also booked the hotel and a rental car.

    Cirrus gave me a map which indicated 3 places where I could park the car, the parking garage for visitors (which was already full at 8.15AM) and two parking lots, of which one turned out not to have places for Cirrus Logic employees/visitors anymore.
    I first had a talk with their recruiter in a meeting room and after that I was escorted from interviewer to interviewer. I came back to that meeting room a few times.
    It was a surprise to some of the interviewers that they had to do an interview, I even heard one interviewer exclaim 'O no'.
    I was asked to bring extra resumes, that turned out to be necessary. Most interviewers had my resume on screen but in one case the interviewer was not able to pull my resume up so I had to give him one of the resumes I brought.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you derive the formula for the voltage of a bandgap?   Answer Question
    • Draw the cross section of a MOST
      and some questions about the charge in the channel and the effect of the voltage on the drain   1 Answer
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    Analog IC Design Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Cirrus Logic (Austin, TX) in July 2015.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a recruiter who forwarded my resume to the hiring manager. Later there was a telephonic interview covering fundamentals of Analog design. I was invited to their HQs in Austin and met around 10 people who interviewed me. I was asked to analyze circuits and reason out their noise, frequency and power performance. All the interviewers were very cordial and gave me ample time to present my understanding.
    They are more interested in your approach. Be patient with yourself.

    Interview Questions

    • Fundamental analog, discreet time, switched capacitor, A/D converters.   3 Answers

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    Digital Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Cirrus Logic (Austin, TX).

    Interview

    Interviewing for a Digital Design Engineer position. The interview consisted of both digital and analog questions and went way into detail for analog when that is not my specialty.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked to derive the equations for an RLC system. I'm not an analog guy for a reason.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I was able to negotiate a 5% increase from the original offer. The final salary was over 20% increase in pay from current employer at the time.


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    Facilities Technician Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a week. I interviewed at Cirrus Logic (Austin, TX) in February 2014.

    Interview

    Multiple Interveiwers with a laid back attitude. Interviewers included an HR Recruiter, a prospective coworker, supervisor, and multiple levels of management. Very personable and comfortable process. Though the questions didnt seem very thorough. Casual atmosphere and amiable relations.

    Interview Questions


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