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Synaptics Interview Questions

Updated Mar 7, 2018
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at Synaptics in January 2013.

    Interview

    I met the Synaptics recruiting team at a career fair and was interviewed the following day. Waited 5 weeks for a response, and I sent a follow up email. Within two days, I was contacted for a phone interview, was then contacted 2 weeks after with an offer for the internship.

    Interview Questions

    • 12C comm. protocol. Didn't know about it, but asked to learn more about it.   Answer Question
    • C programming questions (what does volatile mean, a sample C function to step through, maximum number of dimensions an array can have)   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Didn't try to negotiate, was fine with hourly rate they offered.


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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Synaptics (Santa Clara, CA) in May 2010.

    Interview

    I submitted CV and received phone call from recruiter about Summer Intern position. Fairly easy interview. Great Intern program. Highly recommended. Very technical smart people, but I interviewed for support services (non engineer). More work meant shifting to contractor which is a rough transition. Very little support for contractors.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you had to deal with a situation of conflict with a colleague or manager. How did you handle it?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Intern program is quite generous. $30/hr with $1000 bonus upon completion.

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    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Synaptics (San Jose, CA) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Had three rounded interview on site. Most questions are asked about my resume. The position is to assistant to manage database. So they asked many questions about database. Not very hard. But I'm not in that area.

    Interview Questions


  4. Helpful (1)  

    Senior Systems Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Synaptics (Santa Clara, CA) in April 2011.

    Interview

    - The interviewers were all fairly smart. This isn't common for most companies.
    - I was always treated with full respect. The interviewers, even though all smart, treated my answers as correct by default and though how they themselves could also be equally wrong if their opinion were different. At most places, the interviewers generally consider themselves to be smarter and behave as if the candidate is dumb whenever their opinion does not match that of the candidate.
    - A full day of generally deeply technical interviews, yet a lot of fun.
    - Two interviewers for each session. All were very honest and honestly trying to hire good candidates for the position.
    - Interview level would be difficult for most candidates though was mostly easy for me

    Interview Questions


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    CAD Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Synaptics (New York, NY) in February 2016.

    Interview

    I had applied online for the position. Got a mail from recruiting manager to schedule a phone Interview. Interviewer asked questions about coursework and past projects . Then technical questions were asked related to the position. Interview went well with some technical questions related to analog circuits.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe the channel length modulation.
      Explain body effect.
      Current mirrors
      Basic semiconductor theory   Answer Question

  6.  

    CAD Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Synaptics in May 2015.

    Interview

    Interview took for half an hour. Interviewer asked basic semiconductor concepts. He asked me about the course structure in school. He asked me what all courses I have done so far. He asked me whether I have done any analog courses. He asked me whether I know any scripting language.

    Interview Questions

    • Mosfet equation, VI characteristics, Current flow related questions, DRC, LVS, Physical Design   1 Answer

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    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Synaptics (Boston, MA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Interview process was quite good. Had an onsite interview the day after a career fair where we went over relevant skills and projects on my resume. Followed within a week by another interview with technical and hr questions. Ended up not taking the position due to securing another one at a dream company, but the offer was good.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you faced a large technical challenge, and overcame it.   1 Answer
  8. Helpful (1)  

    Senior Director Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Synaptics (Santa Clara, CA).

    Interview

    Met on Wednesday at 10:30 to 1:30 (No lunch). Resumed on Thursday at 3:30 until 5:30. Two weeks later no results.

    Interview Questions

    • Who do you know in Taiwan I should know to do my job?   1 Answer

  9. Helpful (3)  

    Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Synaptics.

    Interview

    3 phone calls, one skype session that focuses on programming, and an on site interview. I was contacted by phone, and was immediately asked technical questions. All interviews were technical, and took several weeks from first call to offer.

    Interview Questions

    • some questions are based on the interviewers knowledge base, otherwise some basic questions about how touchscreens work.   Answer Question

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    Architecture Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Synaptics (San Jose, CA) in March 2016.

    Interview

    I applied somewhere in February 2016 for summer internship positions. Recruiter contacted me back in second week of March. Setup an interview following day with two prospective team members. Interview was for 45 min but lasted more than 1:15. Interviewers briefly explained me all 3 positions for which they were considering me and asked me to what position I am most interested. Then they talked little bit about interview moved to algorithm questions.
    I was asked 2 or 3 straight forward algorithm questions. In the end I was asked to optimize C code and C functions for better execution on embedded platform via online code collaboration tool.
    I think they were impressed with conversation. I got verbal offer after two days official offer letter the following week.
    I had a very positive and great experience working at Synaptics during summer 2016. Great people, great work environment and great place to intern in Silicon Valley.

    Interview Questions

    • Optimize "SOME C FUNCTION" via online collab editor.   2 Answers

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