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Maxim Integrated Test Engineer Interview Questions

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Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Maxim Integrated.

Interview

The interview was purely technical and had three phases. The first person asked general circuits questions with resistors, capacitors, and inductors. The second interviewer asked about op-amp circuits and basic transistor amplifiers. The third person asked about complicated op-amp circuits which included transistors and diodes.

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  1. Helpful (5)  

    Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Maxim Integrated.

    Interview

    Fully technical interview, starting RLC circuits, op amps, Shmidt trigger, down to MOS fabrication.

    Negotiation

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    Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Maxim Integrated.

    Interview

    Talk with the head engineer, then interview with three younger engineers. All asked technical questions.

    Interview Questions

    • study basic circuit theory book, op amp, capacitor, inductor   Answer Question

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    Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chandler, AZ
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Maxim Integrated (Chandler, AZ).

    Interview

    After receiving my resume through a common contact, I was requested for an interview from Maxim Integrated. I drove to Phoenix area for the interview.

    The process began with a tour of the facility, and a demonstration of the equipment I would work with (coding, circuit interface design, test microchips for cell phones). Afterwards, I interviewed with 4 people, each were Electrical Engineers. 3 were fellow workers, 1 was manager.

    Questions:
    -Given a schematic of a Boost Converter, explain its operation for various switch positions.
    -Talked through methods to mitigate test lead resistance when measuring small currents.
    -What is your favorite electrical component?

    Interview Questions

    • Talk through the effects of line inductance/capacitance effects on an oscilloscope display for a high frequency square wave.   1 Answer

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    Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Maxim Integrated (Dallas, TX) in March 2011.

    Interview

    The interview process started out with the manager of the test-team over the phone for about 30 minutes. I was then called in for the usual 8-hour in-person interview. It started out in a conference room with about 8 people randomly shouting out questions about my background. Afterward, I had a 1:1 with each person throughout the rest of the day. They each asked very technical questions (that I had not seen since college), and I also noticed - like another reviewer said - that the younger people were more harsh in their questions than the older people.

    Eight days later, I received an e-mail that stated only this:
    "Thank you for taking time last week to talk to me and my group. After careful consideration, I am unable to extend an offer of employment."

    I have since then responded to the e-mail, asking for tips/improvements for my next interview; however, I still have not heard back. It's very disappointing to waste 9 hours out of my day for a one-line e-mail.

    Interview Questions

    • Various electrical engineering questions: op-amps, Fourier Transforms, complex resistor simplifications, Thevenin equivalents   Answer Question

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    Test Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Maxim Integrated (San Jose, CA) in April 2010.

    Interview

    they set up phone interview and during phone interview they send me list o question . its basically rc network and u have to explain its waveform.

    Interview Questions

    • explain waveform of rc network where o/p is taken at C   1 Answer
    • explain waveform across R   1 Answer

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    Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Maxim Integrated in November 2015.

    Interview

    It was one of the worst experience. One day hiring process started at 8AM. Initially they said the interview process is an interview with two hiring managers and a director, after which is a job offer. I was interviewed by four managers and a director, whole process lasted from 8AM to 7PM only to be declined by the HR. HR said I can have an interview retake since i passed regarding my technical skills, but retake never happened and I felt abandoned after giving hopefull lies.

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly OpAmp problems, normal interview includes "what's your advantage over other applicants?", "Site an instance in your life where you had made innovation."   Answer Question

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    Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dasmariñas, Province of Cavite (Philippines)
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Maxim Integrated (Dasmariñas, Province of Cavite (Philippines)).

    Interview

    The interview is very technical. For a fresh grad, expect a written exam. Questions are more of problem solving. Ohms Law, R, C, Diodes, transistors, opamp ckt analysis. Expect the interviewer to ask questions from the exam, they might tweak some of them by changing components and you need to explain how will the ckt behave.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing much. If you have strong fundamentals on electronics analog/mixed signal you'll be fine.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    As a fresh grad back then, I accepted the offer. They gave me some stock options. But now, I think they do not offer anymore.


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    Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Maxim Integrated in December 2010.

    Interview

    Was an intern and they offered me a full time job


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