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Samsung Semiconductor Interview Questions in San Jose, CA

Updated Nov 1, 2016
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Android Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Samsung Semiconductor (San Jose, CA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Call from the recruiter which followed by phone screen.
    After the phone screen 4 onsite interviews some were technical and some were more behavioral.
    All interviews were professional and well balanced, no surprises or tricks, mostly wanted to verify my past experience and my android knowledge. over whole a balanced interview.

    Interview Questions

    • A collection of past experience questions like: describe in detail a project you worked on. Also some coding questions for sorting techniques. final interviews were mostly focused on behavioral questions.   Answer Question
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    Senior Mobile Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Samsung Semiconductor (San Jose, CA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    There was an initial call with the recruiter Ron. He was one of those people who did not even make the effort to call you. YOU had to call him? First negative impression. Second, he connects with the hiring manager who just asks some basic Android questions. It appeared he was just seeing the resume for the first time and just asking random questions somebody searched on Google and gave him. I get invited for an 2-hour onsite with some engineers. Btw, the schedule doesn't even include an interview with the manager. WEIRD! I get there and they make me wait for 15 mins. Then one engineer shows up who is not even interested to interview. He says there has been some change to the schedule and others could not make it as they are stuck with some critical issue. WTH?? I drove 2 hours for this?? Absolutely unprofessional. The guy then not even introduces himself and goes straight to ask 2 coding qns on the whiteboard. I answer them just fine and he says after that this is the only interview and he will sync up with Ron or whoever that pretends to run HR. My worst interview experience so far. This is Samsung? No wonder their phones are going up in flames. So disappointing.

    Interview Questions

    • Given an array of integers and a target value, find the 2 sum and return the indices. Basic 2-sum problem.
      Given some random string with dup chars, find the longest string with non-repeating characters and return the length.  
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Samsung Semiconductor (San Jose, CA) in March 2016.

    Interview

    Applied through company website and university portal. Got a call in a couple of weeks.
    Had a short phone interview discussing my interests and resume. Basic python knowledge(I had very little experience at time of interview.). They don't use Java at Samsung semiconductors.

    After phone interview , had an onsite interview after 2 weeks.
    5 hr interview, 6 interviewers -- questions related to resume and programming. I knew java so wrote my programs in that. mostly tested logic and approach. Data structures -- trees related questions. (similar to amazon interview)

    Interview Questions

    • Questions on python basics, regex, scripting, automation etc.   Answer Question
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    Facilities Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Samsung Semiconductor (San Jose, CA) in February 2016.

    Interview

    Was contacted by a recruiter and did phone screening. Basic questions about experience. Was invited for in person interview at Samsung in San Jose, Ca. a week after phone screening. Interviewed by two managers. Questions about experience, teamwork, computer skills.. Etc.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about your organizational/ time management skills...   Answer Question
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    Staff Software Systems Test Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Samsung Semiconductor (San Jose, CA) in January 2016.

    Interview

    Interview started with Interviewer asking about previous work experience. Some technical question about RF testing and performance testing. Questions about testing methologies and Project management knowledge questions.
    Wireless Communication concepts and RF knowledge specific questions were asked.

    Interview Questions

    • Technical questions about validation of a new platform.   Answer Question
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    Senior Firmware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Samsung Semiconductor (San Jose, CA) in August 2015.

    Interview

    Initial Phone Screen, after a prelim conversation with the recruiter. They never got back - however per linkedin, the opening had a good 200+ applicants or some such. Many of these job interviews appear to be based on asking a set of questions to many applicants and picking a select few.

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    Senior Staff Physical Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Phone call from recruiter. Initial screening by hiring manager which lasted 30 minutes. Face to face interview by 3 team members and hiring manager. It took almost 4 hours of discussion. Final interview with VP on another day. Overall process took 2 weeks. Recruiter did a good job on arranging the time and providing multiple options for date and time.

    Interview Questions

    • Not so difficult question that I remember.
      There were many technical question regarding static timing analysis - setup and hold, power planning, place and route issues for different tools and technologies.  
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Samsung Semiconductor (San Jose, CA).

    Interview

    One interview over the phone - lasted around 45 minutes. Everyone was very friendly and asked intelligent, interesting questions. The interview was not very deep, but quite broad. Nobody ever gave me the sense that they were trying to play rough or scare me or anything. They wanted to know if I would be successful with them and we had a successful group conversation on the subject. It was a solid interview.

    Interview Questions

    • All questions were basic programming questions about using a debugger, experience with higher level scripting languages, etc.   Answer Question
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    Sales Specialist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Samsung Semiconductor (San Jose, CA).

    Interview

    First contact was their recruiter who did a quick phone screening. A couple days later she called back for an on-site interview with the Department Managers who were looking to hire. I was called back the next day to come back for another on-site interview with potential co-workers and managers, and then one last interview with a couple other managers. Everybody was generally pretty nice and straight forward during the interview. Most of them spoke English pretty well, but some had accents (still understandable though). Overall communication between the HR department and I went really well and smoothly during the process. However, the position was closed before any further steps were taken, so that was a negative for me.

    Interview Questions

    • If you had 3 projects to do for 3 different managers, 1 that took 1 hour, 1 that took 2 hours, and 1 that took 3 hours, and you only had 3 hours to do all 3 projects, how would you do it?   Answer Question
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    Sales Specialist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Samsung Semiconductor (San Jose, CA) in February 2012.

    Interview

    Started with a phone call from the recruiter, just explaining the job and to just talk about myself. Then had an interview a couple days later with a sales manager. She is Korean and has a heavy accent but still understandable. No curve balls like I expected, very straightforward like, "What do you think you would be good for this job" "What are your strengths and weaknesses" They wanted someone who is very comfortable and familiar with basic excels skills because it involved a lot of data entry. I was asked back by the hiring manager 3 days later and interview with her, also heavy korean accent. I would assume if you speak Korean that you might fit in very well at Samsung, a Korean company...The second interview was just like the first one with very straightforward questions, something they do is just read your resume and have you breifly explain what you did and how it might be used at this job you're interviewing at.

     Waited a week to hear back and I didn't get the job. My friend told me they hired a Korean guy. Just an observation, in no way am I saying they are biased in hiring by race, he must have known excel a little better than me, I hardly use the thing. But like I said, you might fit very well because a lot of the employees speak the language. Overall, very easy interview, good practice but I could tell it wasn't a good fit for me or the company.

    Interview Questions

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