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    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Colorado Springs, CO
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at LSI (Colorado Springs, CO).

    Interview

    5 Interviews with in one session. 3 technical interviews, 1 Human-Resources/Teamwork style interview, 1 Lunch with a practicing engineer for you to get to know the employees, and for them to get to know you as well

    Interview Questions

    • Much of the questions were computer architecture based, thus knowledge of communication systems and PC standards (DDR, DRAM, PCIe, SCSI) is beneficial   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Accepted an offer at a competing company nearer to home


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    Firmware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at LSI in January 2013.

    Interview

    Two rounds of phone screenings, followed by on-site interviews. The on-site interview process consisted of a an intro by the HR, followed by technical interviews by engineers and managers. You are expected to be an expert C programmer (you should know difference between static and non-static objects, stack and heap allocation, things like "volatile"), and an expert in firmware and device drivers. Storage experience (SCSI, RAID) helps.

    Interview Questions

    • A question about cache coherence protocols.   1 Answer
  3.  

    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at LSI (Milpitas, CA) in December 2012.

    Interview

    Applied through on-line, and got a phone call from HR after 3 days. The phone interview was about 50 mins. Interviewer spoke very fast with a strong accent. I had to ask repeating the question several times.

    Interview Questions

    • How to synchronize a clock in two different time domain?
      Hold/setup time violation and how to fix?
      Questions from timing analysis   Answer Question

  4.  

    Firmware Development Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at LSI (Atlanta, GA) in December 2012.

    Interview

    The hiring process took upto a month. Starting with a phone interview which was fairly technical and about the resume. The interviewer even suggested topics that I could focus on for the onsite interview. The onsite interview consisted of a panel of 6 people interviewing back to back. The first person is the manager that you would eventually report to. My manager eased me into the process. To be honest the anxious me kinda calmed down after speaking with him. The next two started out with my resume and tailored their questions based on the stuff listed on my resume. I was asked to write a pseudo code for implementing a linked-list, what bit operation can be used to encrypt and restore data (xor). The next two grilled me on C specific questions. The last one also focused on my resume. I also had with me write-ups of projects that I had worked on in school so he was interested in going through my writing technical writing skills. I heard back from them with an offer within a week.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked to talk about branch prediction. I thought I'd never be asked comp arch concepts based questions. But then again has a project on branch prediction listed on my resume.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    It was my first full time job and my first ever real interview so I did not negotiate much.


  5.  

    Administratrive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at LSI (Allentown, PA) in November 2012.

    Interview

    The job description as advertised and described during the interview was vastly different than reality. The real job was about 75% more difficult.


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    Senior Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at LSI (Milpitas, CA) in October 2012.

    Interview

    Have met 4 people, director, team manager, two engineers peers (one senior architect, one senior in detail technical)

    Interview Questions

    • 5 years down the road what you see your career in the future.
      Where did you hear this opportunity?   Answer Question

  7.  

    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8+ weeks. I interviewed at LSI in September 2012.

    Interview

    Hiring process took over 5 weeks with 16 interview. I spoke with every team member plus executive staff plus managers from other divisions. Be aware that of the date cutoff's LSI uses for Salary, bonus, vacations etc... There is no flexibility once a date has been past

    Interview Questions

    • It was the same interview 16 times, there was no mystery in what they were looking for   Answer Question
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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at LSI (New York, NY) in June 2012.

    Interview

    Strong business leaders in the organization; recruiting process seems to be changing --- for the better. Opportunity to perform case study for candidates moving to the final phase of interviewing (depending on department).

    Interview Questions

    • What critical thinking skills would you bring to the organization? What type of culture do you enjoy and how have you impacted culture in your previous roles?   Answer Question

  9.  

    Sales Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at LSI (San Jose, CA) in June 2012.

    Interview

    good experiences: very friendly people, good attitude to others. Sometime posed quite challenging questions, counting on numbers and past achievements.

    Emphasized again and again for team player, goal oriented.

    Interviewer are quite talented Sales manager, seems to know well how to engage, how to win customers from early engagement, until conclude and seal the deal by signing Sales contracts.

    Company provides good up front training to get familiar with the product details to sales.

    Interview Questions


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    Senior Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at LSI (Colorado Springs, CO) in May 2012.

    Interview

    Recruiter contacted me. Four phone screens with peers and managers. All day, seven person, live interviews in Colorado Springs after two weeks. Hired within 35 days of initial contact. Rejected initial offers. Eventually, 10k higher.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Negotiate hard! I was able to increase salary, stock and bonus.


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