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MathWorks Support Interview Questions

Updated Jul 20, 2017
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    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Natick, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at MathWorks (Natick, MA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    1.HR round(online video recorded)-15 mins
    2.Technical Phone Interview(Math,C/C++,Programming Concepts,Control Systems)-1 hour
    3.On-site interview(Math,C/C++,Programming Concepts,Control Systems)-4 rounds 9 am - 2 pm
    Programming Concepts
    1.Given a random array of numbers.How do you sort them?Select any sorting algorithm and write the pseudo code.(C)
    I implemented Merge Sort with merge subroutine
    I forgot base case ,I added later
    2.1/8th of a circle.(NS)
    I gave semi optimum solution.There was a better way without using trignometric functions
    C++
    2.Given inheritence hierarchy -which of the following is valid?(C)
        A
       / \
      B C
     /
    D
    void alpha(B *arg)
    A*Aptr =new A;
    B*Bptr=new B;(valid)
    C* Cptr=new C;
    D*Dptr=new D;(valid)

    3.What does the following line of code do?(C)
    char*c ="Hello"
    char d[6];
    while(*c++=*d++);

    Matlab
    What is primary function and subfunction?(C)
    What is difference between nested function and subfunction?(C)
    nested functions-can access variables declared inside main functions.

    What is private function?(C)
    inside private folder
    What is hf=gca;(DA)
    gui
    returns current axes handle
    What is event function call back?(DA)
    How to access data members of a structure?
    What are cell arrays?
    C1={}
    C2={}
    what is C1()
    what is C1{}
    What is this code doing
    mystruct =struct('field1',{1,2,3}...
    'field2',{4,5,6s});
    MATH
    1.Plot the derivative of the function(C)
    2.Find the partial fraction of given expression(C)
    3.Find the gradient of the given function.(C)

    Controls Systems
    1.Explain lead and lag compensators(C)
    2.Linearise the system(C)
    3.Find the Transfer function from the state space equation.(C)
    4.Given x1 and x2 dot ,find the Lyapunov equation.(NC)
    Hiring Manager Interview
    1.How do you handle several projects simultaneously?
    2.What are your strengths and weaknessness,according to your advisor?
    3.How did you handle a situation when you missed a deadline?
    4.How was your experience at Grad School?
    5.If you are the dean of your university ,what would you change?
    6.How did you approach a task which you had no knowledge before hand?

    HR Interview
    Why did you apply at MathWorks?
    If I gave you $2000 for training ,what training would you use it for?
    What is your plan after EDG?


  2.  

    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Natick, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at MathWorks (Natick, MA).

    Interview

    It was a nice interview experience. The interview has many rounds. First round is to record a video to introduce oneself. Then a technical one on HackerRank followed by a phone interview with a lot of questions. The last one was onsite.

    Interview Questions

  3.  

    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at MathWorks (New York, NY) in July 2017.

    Interview

    I decided to withdraw my application after reading all the stories on Glassdoor about the requirements of the 2nd and 3rd interview stages. I was very confident during the phone screening, but based on the posted interview questions and topics, it seems that I would have had to intensely study topics I learned in classes 6 years ago.

    For a program that claims to emphasize development of tech skills, this interview process has what I think is an inappropriate focus on mastery of specific tech skills and deemphasis on leadership skills.

    Interview Questions


  4.  

    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at MathWorks.

    Interview

    3 rounds of interview process.

    Round 1 - Hacker rank online test - Analytical Thinking and Math Questions, C/C++ or Java or Java Script and Matlab or Python.

    Round 2 - Technical Question based on Maths, OOPs concept, Embedded - RTOS, C/C++, Matlab.

    Round 3 - More technical and output questions related to above mentioned topics.

    Interview Questions

    • Scheduler - Mutex, Semaphore, Spin Lock   Answer Question
    • Pointers, Inheritance - Virtual Functions, Constructors, Destructors and the like   Answer Question

  5.  

    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at MathWorks.

    Interview

    First round was online video round of behavioural questions and then the technical coding in HackerRank where lasted 150 minutes.We need to select two out of 5 programming languages and technical interview of 45 minutes, which is mostly according to the coding done in round 2.

    Interview Questions

    • Difference between synchronized method and block.
      Javascript basic questions.
      Threads concepts.   Answer Question

  6.  

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Hackerank challenge, then phone interview, then onsite interview. If you are from computer science background, the interview will be different from modern software company interviews. They ask a lof of out of date, strange questions with are not really related to software development.

    Interview Questions

    • Some programming concept questions and OOD questions and Math questions   Answer Question

  7.  

    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Interview

    First, online video round of behavioural questions and then the technical coding where we need to select two out of 5 programming languages and interview, which is mostly according to the coding done in round 2

    Interview Questions

  8.  

    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Natick, MA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at MathWorks (Natick, MA) in May 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process started with a hackerrank coding challenge. Once that was cleared, there was a phone interview with an engineer from Mathworks. Then the HR team called me to schedule an on-site interview. In the onsite interview I was asked two hours of technical questions similar to the phone interview and then there were 2 behavioural rounds and lunch with an engineer.

    Interview Questions


  9.  

    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Clemson, SC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at MathWorks (Clemson, SC) in May 2017.

    Interview

    Expect the unexpected. Go through this website before you take the call. Otherwise, you are in for a lot of surprises. Better not take any risk, since this is a really good company.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. They asked a lot of questions about constructors and destructors
      2. Be very good with matlab
      3. gca and gcf and how to change the different properties listed under these functions.
      4. Basic matrix operations in Matlab
      5. logical indexing in Matlab   1 Answer

  10. Helpful (1)  

    Applications Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at MathWorks.

    Interview

    3 rounds:
    1st round: Code test
    2nd: tech interview with basic OOP questions and few basic questions in Python. One design question.
    Onsite: Basic OOP questions and hiring manager questions. Based on experiences, weakness, strengths.

    Interview Questions


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