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    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lynnwood, WA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Cypress Semiconductor (Lynnwood, WA) in January 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online and 3 months later a hiring manager at Cypress contacted me. We spoke on the phone and he asked about my work history, projects, and education. We then scheduled an in person interview.

    Prior to the interview I was sent an email with a check list of things I needed to do before hand. There was a questionnaire, which had about 17 personality questions. The time commitment for me was rather significant, nearly four hours. In addition, there was a company info packet that needed to be reviewed. The packet described what the interview process would be like, company history and facts, and benefits (it looked like they had great benefits).

    The interview was on par with other interviews I've been to as far as questioning. It had your typical what projects have you worked on, what do you do, why do you want to work for us kind of questions, and some rudimentary technical ones.

    The interview however began with a 1-on-1 with the hiring manager, followed by a 1-on-1 with a senior engineer, and ending with a "wolf pack" interview with 3 other staff engineers. As part of their corporate policy, an executive must be a part of the interview process before a final determination is made. However, no one was available for my interview that day. Overall it took the entire morning, from 9-1. At the end the hiring manager kindly asked if I wanted to go to lunch with some of the guys. I had to refuse due to a prior arrangement. He let me know that he'd call me within a few days to try and schedule the executive interview.

    What followed was nearly a dozen emails between the hiring manager and a receptionist (administrative associate) attempting to schedule an executive interview, a couple more phone conversations with the hiring manager, a phone interview with an executive, and an additional in person interview with another executive. Through all of which the hiring manager continually asserted I was a top candidate.

    Toward the end of my rigmarole of an interview process, I was a bit skeptical about taking the position and it might've shown. At one point I had considered the troubles they were having was part of an exercise to see how much I would put up with... I had also considered that the issues they were having communicating and scheduling activities internally, might reflect how day to day operations would be executed -- poorly scheduled/planned, continually changing, up in the air, etc.

    But my overall feeling was that it was your typical corporation, with some real genuine, good people working there.

    Interview Questions

    • In C, how do you set, clear, and invert bits.   Answer Question
    • Some questions about interrupts and what you need to be aware of when using them.   Answer Question
    • In C, write a function that accepts the parameters of an int pointer and it's length, and returns the average of the int pointer (array).   Answer Question
    • Some basic electrical fundamental questions with voltage dividers and op amps.   Answer Question
    • If you were a bumper sticker, what would you say?   Answer Question

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    Applications Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Cypress Semiconductor (San Jose, CA) in August 2012.

    Interview

    first, I response on job website. no response.
    second, 1 month later, this same job title on website again, I sent application again.
    phone interview first.
    then on site interview
    on site interview:
    1. you are first given a packet about company's management philosophy(this is just like a "self promote" of T.J.XXXX, the ceo of this company, which has worked for company maybe 20 years, this is strange, micro-management, tread his self as management god, rest of people are just stupid)
    2. group interview

    Interview Questions

    • some basic text book questions about capacitor??? what else, nothing impressive.
      asked some software question? the funny part is: the asker don't show their intention what he exactly want your answer, after few conversation, finally, understand he want to ask. This company is weird, from T.J.Rice(????, can't remember it exactly) to low-level staff, feel very strange.   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (12)  

    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Four interviews. Questions on1) academics projects. 2) Micro-controller architecture 3) Programming 4)Electronics fundamentals.
    Questions on Following topics:
    Inductors, Capacitors switching circuits.
    Interrupts handling
    Network theorems
    C programming
    Inverters
    Memories
    Digital logic
    Micro-controller fundamentals

    Inductors, Capacitors switching circuits.
    Interrupts handling
    Network theorems
    C programming
    Inverters
    Memories
    Digital logic
    Micro-controller fundamentals

    Interview Questions

    • What is the worst debugging experience in academic process? How did you solve it?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiations. Campus placement offer.


  4.  

    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lynnwood, WA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Cypress Semiconductor (Lynnwood, WA) in May 2010.

    Interview

    I interviewed for an internship position at Cypress Semiconductor in Lynnwood, WA. The internship involved testing PSoC chips for their CapSense (capacitive touch sensing) technology. I was initially asked about how I believed their CapSense technology worked, and how I would implement my own idea to do so. I was asked how I would measure the capacitance of a human finger and how I would go about measuring it. I was also asked what I thought the capacitance value was on average. I wish I would have studied Analog to Digital converters a little more, as this was also a vital part of the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • How does analog to digital conversion work and what are some of the different types?   Answer Question
    • Draw and describe a low pass filter.   1 Answer
    • How would you create your own CapSense technology?   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Cypress Semiconductor in June 2011.

    Interview

    It was from college career website. The interview was pleasant although the time of interview was morning 7 AM, so I was a bit tired due to lack of sleep. Interviewer was friendly.

    Interview Questions

    • related to field. for ASIC design rtl, verilog, uvm, etc   1 Answer

  6.  

    CAD Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Cypress Semiconductor (Lexington-Fayette, KY) in March 2017.

    Interview

    The interview was simple. First, they called for an onsite interview where they asked me my projects and then they asked me to draw the full iverter layout on a board and explain it. The I-V charecteristics and C-V charecteristics have also been asked

    Interview Questions


  7. Helpful (4)  

    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Cypress Semiconductor.

    Interview

    I submitted my resume online, and got a call from my hiring manager 1-2 weeks later. She asked some clarification questions and invited me in for an in person interview.

    When I got to the interview, i received a short tour of the offices and the manufacturing area (we didn't go inside the fab). After, I had to file out a paper application (which was odd because i filled out an application online). This paper application had all the basic questions, and about 10 short answer questions (2-3 lines) mostly about your work habits.

    Then we started the interview process, the first 30 minute interview was with three managers from different areas in the site (internally they call this the "wolfpack" interview). They asked many questions that related the the company's core values. Very few of these questions were technical.

    The next two 30 minute interview were with other people that i would be directly working with. These questions were similar to the first questions, but were slightly more technical.

    After the interviews i finished up the paper application and was done with the interview process. The entire process took about three hours.

    After the interview i kept getting weekly updated from my hiring manager that they were still reviewing my application and she would get back to me next week. I later found out that they were on a hiring freeze, and no new hire paperwork was allowed to be submitted. About a month later i received an email that i was being offered the job.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Didn't seem like they were going to negotiate

  8.  

    Maintenance Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Cypress Semiconductor (New York, NY) in July 2015.

    Interview

    I had a phone call interview at first then face to face interview. I was showed around. The interview went well I was offered a job but there was not given shift I wanted and the pay was very low. Also, the the company was in the middle of being sold and things were unsure.

    Interview Questions


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    Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    I interviewed with coop position, it has three rounds and it took me about one month. I met one engineer in the career fair and he gave me one technical interview, and after that, I have two more interviews

    Interview Questions

    • What is the virtual ground and what is the real ground?   Answer Question

  10. Helpful (1)  

    Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Lafayette, IN
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Cypress Semiconductor (West Lafayette, IN) in February 2016.

    Interview

    Basic behavior questions. Asked some project experience on my resume and how do they relate to the position. They also talked about the company culture and asked the question about it.

    Interview Questions


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