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Mentor Graphics Interview Questions

Updated Sep 1, 2018
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  1. Featured Interview

     

    Associate Rotational Engineer - SVC Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wilsonville, OR
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Mentor Graphics (Wilsonville, OR) in January 2017.

    Interview

    The process took about a month. I applied through my university's job board and I got an email from HR about a week later asking for a phone interview. This interview lasted only about 15 minutes, as the HR person was simply describing the job to me. About a week later I got an email from an Engineer asking to set up a phone interview. In the phone interview, I talked with the Engineer about the projects on my resume, as well as my ideas about the position I was applying for. This lasted about an hour. Later that day they emailed me asking to do an on-site interview. The on-site interview consisted of three 45 minute interviews. Two with Engineers and one with the same HR lady. The Engineers asked me questions about the projects listed on my resume, and again, my ideas about the position I was applying for. The HR lady asked me some basic behavioral questions. They were super nice and encouraging. I walked out of the interview thinking I nailed it, but I did not receive an offer.

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  2. Helpful (5)  

    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Basic 2 phone interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Mentor Graphics.

    Interview

    First interview with HR about English proficiency then with several senior engineer and manager. Tests might be given for coding proficiency. Previous employer or relative experience helps a lot. And of course referral will help a lot.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Mentor Graphics (Boston, MA) in March 2016.

    Interview

    The person taking the interview was really helpful. He tried to make me feel as comfortable as possible and drop in hints whenever possible. Spoke a lot about the company and the team

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  5. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wilsonville, OR
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Mentor Graphics (Wilsonville, OR) in January 2018.

    Interview

    Online test followed by an onsite interview. The onsite lasts about 90 mins with a group of engineers. On the onsite, expect to code on a white board. I'm absolutely disappointed with the recruiting process. After my onsite, I had to reach out to the recruiter weekly to get some updates. At this point, I don't even know if I'm still being considered (every-time I email the recruiter, I find out that I'm still being considered).

    When a candidate makes it onsite, I expect a rejection or an offer. How would you like it if you gave me an offer and I disappeared? Sounds unprofessional to me. Respect your candidates time. After this experience, I don't want to apply or work for them.

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    • Basic programming/design questions.   1 Answer

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    after i applied online, hr called me and set up a telephone coding interview. on the interview they briefly asked me some general questions, and moved on to the collaborative part of the interview. there were three coding tasks, all of them were regarding linked list in c++.

    Interview Questions

    • modify the piece of code in c++, so that the function add would add an item to the front of the linked list.   Answer Question

  7. Helpful (2)  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Huntsville, AL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Mentor Graphics (Huntsville, AL) in July 2012.

    Interview

    The interview was unorganized and my interviewers didn't seem ready to give an interview. After an introduction, a random employee was asked to interview me with no preparation. He asked questions and got the terminology wrong, then wondered how I didn't know the answer. I was also asked what my dream company to work for is, as if it would be this one rather than a Silicon Valley company.

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    • What is the purpose of abstract data types?   1 Answer
  8. Helpful (1)  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I interviewed at Mentor Graphics (Portland, OR) in March 2008.

    Interview

    This actually is an intern phone interview. It went through pretty well as companies are eager to get whatever they can get at that time.


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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Mentor Graphics in May 2015.

    Interview

    Coding questions. Interview was really simple. Lasted for hardly 10 min. They didn't ask any questions from resume. They gave me few days to prepare. The job description was web development but no questions were asked.

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    Market Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Wilsonville, OR
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Mentor Graphics (Wilsonville, OR) in February 2012.

    Interview

    One on one interview with all team members

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  11. Helpful (2)  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Marlborough, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Mentor Graphics (Marlborough, MA) in January 2010.

    Interview

    I was already an employee that was there through acquisition. We didn't have to interview really for our jobs. The "away team" was sent from the division to check us all out though but they didn't listen to anything we had to say about how we did business. We spent the next nine months waiting for them to figure it out while they completely destroyed everything we had done for the past 10 years and then came back and told us we were right but made it sound like it was their idea.

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