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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at NetLogic Microsystems (Santa Clara, CA).

    Interview

    1. interview is not difficult. Manager just want to you write a c code like a insert a link lists.
    2. Engineer most go over your resume and give you a c test. Read c code and tell what program does.
    3. Be prepare to c code like how to find big endian or little endian this machine is.
    4. Reverse a link list is most common.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    They mostly want indian engineer. If you are an indian engineer, you are at advantage.


  2.  

    Signal Integrity Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at NetLogic Microsystems (Mountain View, CA) in January 2012.

    Interview

    One screening phone call
    One onsite interview
    Friendly interview talked to 5 people
    The director i talked to was the most demanding of all
    They all seemed very much into what they were doing.
    Not sure what type of general perspective you can get
    People seemed competent though.

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  3.  

    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at NetLogic Microsystems (Santa Clara, CA) in November 2011.

    Interview

    Applied online and got an email from an senior engineer to schedule the phone interview. It was an 1.5 hour interview. First half was about past working experience, second half were some technical questions. Technical questions started out to be very basic, like defining XOR gate, NAND gate, etc., then it went on to designing multiplexers with given gates. The interviewer had a very heavy accent which made it very hard for me to understand his questions.

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    Senior Physical Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at NetLogic Microsystems (Cupertino, CA) in April 2010.

    Interview

    Mostly circuit and physical related questions.

    Interview Questions

    • You need to have a standard cell library to design your adder. What kind of cells you need and how many levels in each cell?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Offer was competitive but not able to negotiate


  5.  

    Entry Level Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at NetLogic Microsystems (Sunnyvale, CA) in March 2010.

    Interview

    The interview consisted of basic question which I was not able to answer because I havent prepared for it. I feel very bad because I missed on of the interviews with the best companies.

    Interview Questions


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    Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at NetLogic Microsystems (Austin, TX) in February 2010.

    Interview

    A small group, so I had a series of 45 minute one-on-one interviews with four technical team members and the manager. Questions regarding past experience, and also technical questions on subjects such as RTL coding of state machines and timing analysis principles, principle of CPU pipelining and stalls. A friendly team, fairly informal and comfortable. The process started with a brief phone screen, covering resume experience. Also need to know about blocking versus non-blocking assignments in verilog RTL code. Follow-up response to interview took about 2 weeks, I inquired by email and received response I was not selected.

    Interview Questions

    • Draw state diagram and write verilog RTL code of a soda vending machine - count money, vend drink, make change.   Answer Question
    • What are the four basic phases of a CPU pipeline, how does it work, what might slow it down, how to fix it?   1 Answer

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    Senior Verification Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at NetLogic Microsystems (Cupertino, CA) in December 2009.

    Interview

    The HR first contacted me over the telephone, and said the director of the group would review my resume to see if I was a fit. Then the director called and we spoke over the phone. After he was satisfied, the HR called me for an onsite interview. The interview lasted for about 5.5 hours, and I spoke to 5 people. The interviews were fully technical.
       After a couple of more days, the director called me in to talk to me, and also asked me some technical questions, He briefed me about the group, and told me what they did. After 3 more days, the HR called me in to give me an offer.

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    Engineering (Logic Design) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cupertino, CA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at NetLogic Microsystems (Cupertino, CA) in November 2009.

    Interview

    - 1-1 interview with a manager and HR recruiter
    - Then group interview with 4 engineers on networking protocols and architectures, logic design problem (FSM, clock generation, timing analysis), verification methodology
    - Finally reference checking and offer negotiation

    Reasons for Declining

    This group is former RMI Microelectronics which got acquired by NetLogic in 2009 at a fire sale price (180 M for 300 people.) Senior design engineers already left the group due to problems RMI was going through in the time frame 2008-2009. It does not seem to be a group with high moral and good technical caliber, most people are from H1 visa background and technically okay but not bright.


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took a week. I interviewed at NetLogic Microsystems (Bengaluru (India)).

    Interview

    It was 3 round interview: Written + Tech + HR.
    All rounds were awesome, they really dive in to interviewee mind & decide.
    - Written test was relatively good, set of C, aptitude questions.
    - Tech round by a good Manager, validates

    Interview Questions

    • Hadn't answered few questions in written test, was questioned in tech round about it.
      Q: Why did you left these 3 questions un-answered?
      May not sounds like difficult though   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    NA


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    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at NetLogic Microsystems in September 2011.

    Interview

    I applied this company on line. And after a few days, they gave me a short onsite interview. I get ready everything on my resume done, also focused on requirements from the position they are hiring for. Well, that's still insufficient for some unexpectable questions. I advise the future cndidates need to pay attention not only on these fundamental things but also on some practical skills related with the position you are applying for.

    Interview Questions

    • how can u still keep variable in memory after the function which uses this variable is over   1 Answer
    • relating with ur project, describe how the processor is working through the five steps of MIPS.   Answer Question

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