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Synopsys Interview Questions

Updated Oct 12, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Synopsys (Austin, TX) in May 2016.

    Interview

    I was referred for this position by another employee there. The interview was not with the R&D team, so questions were mostly behavioral and about my background. The in-person portion consisted of meeting with 4 engineers in the team to talk about my experience and see how I would handle certain problems or issues.

    At the end of the day, the manager set up a more technical WebEX interview with an engineer that was not in the office that day. This interview consisted mainly of showing my code samples and what those projects were like.

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    IT Architect Senior Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Synopsys (Mountain View, CA) in May 2016.

    Interview

    Very rude and loud recruiter. While negotiating some of the information was miss-represented than what was on the offer letter. I called the recruiter to clear the confusion and I got a rude and unprofessional reply. My experience was so bad that I had to decline the offer. Team I interviewed with was very nice and personable.

    Interview Questions

    • Previous experience, design patters, HTTP, Security questions, basic data base questions   Answer Question
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    R&D Engineer, Senior II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Synopsys (Mountain View, CA) in May 2016.

    Interview

    I contact the hiring manager at LinkedIn. After a week, I got a phone interview with 5 engineers. They invited me to fly to California for an onsite interview. We spend the afternoon talking about my Ph.D. dissertation and discussing program languages, advances in new technologies, EDA industry, etc. It was a very pleasant experience.

    Interview Questions

    • (Over the phone): Describe in details the VLSI standard cell design flow.   1 Answer

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Synopsys.

    Interview

    Direct phone call 2 days after the application. The interviewer was very polite and helpful. It started out with description of the role being considered for and then moved on to knowledge in System Verilog.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic question related to system verilog
      1) What is the difference between the data types nets(/wires) and regs.   Answer Question

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    Technical Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Synopsys in April 2016.

    Interview

    Phone interview. Speaking with five people over about 30 minutes. They ask questions one by one. Considering that I am college student, no many technical questions. The major question they concern is how to quickly learn a new programming language.

    Interview Questions

    • How to quickly learn a new programming language from my own experience. And how to quickly approach the project.   Answer Question

  6. Helpful (2)  

    R&D Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Synopsys (Mountain View, CA) in March 2016.

    Interview

    6 rounds of one to one interview with engineers within the group. They cared about your coding experience and problem solving ability. They want to ensure that you desired to stay in this field. HR manager asked about my background during having lunch with me. They are all very smart and nice guys. I learned a lot from the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • white board coding, basic algorithm and previous project   1 Answer

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Synopsys in March 2016.

    Interview

    There are two phone interviews. The first one basically ask about background, what I did in the past project and some basic concept in Algorithm. The second discussed about digital circuit knowledge, EDA knowledge and some data structure problems. Not difficult interview.

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    Summer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Synopsys (Raleigh, NC) in March 2016.

    Interview

    Did two phone interviews for summer intern role in ICC-2 software development team. First interview was a manager interview, followed by a phone interview with 3 team members at once. Overall experience was pretty good.

    Interview Questions

    • Declare dynamic 2D array in C++.   1 Answer

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    Internship Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Synopsys (San Jose, CA) in March 2016.

    Interview

    first i was emailed regarding to when to schedule my phone interview. I am electrical engineering graduate was asked more and tested more on programming side of my knowledge. To some of programming questions i had no answers kept quiet.

    Interview Questions

    • what is dynamic memory allocation ... more on malloc,calloc   Answer Question

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    Product Security Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Synopsys in February 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online via LinkedIn. My profile was shortlisted and a recruiter spoke to me to setup a phone interview.The interviewer called on-time . It was a one hour call and he was keen on getting several answers , interrupted on few answers not allowing me to complete . Though I was not selected , they were very Courteous to call and let me know.

    Interview Questions

    • Threat Modelling of a instant messaging system.
      Types and examples of Symmetric and Asymmetric algorithms.
      Modes of ciphers.
      Explain steps of ECB mode of encryption.   Answer Question

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