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Altera Overview

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San Jose, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1983
Company - Public (ALTR)
Electrical & Electronic Manufacturing
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Xilinx, Lattice Semiconductor
Altera Corporation is at the forefront of technology innovation, providing customers programmable solutions for leading-edge electronic systems that are shaping our modern world. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, Altera has been supplying the industry with access to ... Read more

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    Pros

    Great Place to Work. Great Colleagues and Smart Engineers

    Cons

    Low Compensation, Large Company, Moves after deliberation

    Advice to Management

    Become Agile

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Altera Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Altera (San Jose, CA) in June 2012.

    Interview

    I got the interview call through employee referral program. The screening interview was onsite, no phone screening interview. The interview lasted for about an hour. Interviewer told me about position and the team. He asked me a couple of questions on C programming and then asked me to write two programs mentioned below.

    Interview Questions

    • An array contains some random positive and negative numbers. Arrange array elements such that all positive elements are on left side, don't care about negative elements. Number of operations allowed - O(n)   3 Answers
    • Reverse the linked list.   1 Answer
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Altera Awards & Accolades

  • America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009

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