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Intern Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at AMD
Interview Details Asked basic behavioural questions. Phone interview, then in person interview. In addition asked some technical questions regarding circuits and basic understanding of theory. No unexpected trick questions. Should prepare for interview by reading up on textbooks or literature.
GFX Diagnostics and Development Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at AMD in May 2012.
Interview Details Given a string, reverse it and convert it to uppercase. Given a 32 bit integer pointer, copy the contents into a 64 bit pointer and sign extend the upper half.
Interview Question – At the time, I wasn't very confident with my coding skills so I found the second question hard but they were very nice and accepted me even though I messed that up. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – It was through the University of Toronto and they offered very good pay for an intern
Computer/Electrical Engineer - 16 Months Internship Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at AMD.
Interview Details I received an email from the hiring manager in a week from my application. He informed me that he would call me to set up an interview. After the phone call, I lost the opportunity of an one-in-one interview. Later, I was selected for an on-campus interview during their interview extension. I was interviewed for about an hour by two engineers. They went through my resume and asked me to write a short "test", which covers basic questions for Verilog, C and C++.
Interview Question – I did not expect a "test" for the technical questions. Since I did not prepare for software questions, I did not give the correct answer for the C programming questions. I was asked about data structure and time optimization. Answer Question
Hardware Qualification Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at AMD in November 2013.
Interview Details Was interviewed at my school for the internship program
Interview Question – Interviewer pulled out a motherboard and asked me to name all parts and briefly describe their function. Answer Question
Member of Technical Staff ASIC/Layout Design Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at AMD in August 2013.
Interview Details It was an internal transfer. I was referred by a person in the group. I have had the opportunity to work with that team for over 4 years and they were familiar with me and it made the process more smooth. Hiring manager talked to me first for half hour to understand my interest, education, and skills. The manager was very positive and scheduled a technical interview with his experienced team members. It was a panel of 3. The questions were in the digital area, some Verilog and programming.
Interview Question – Explain CDC and how can it be addressed? View Answer
Negotiation Details – I was satisfied by what I was offered.
Custom Mixed-Signal Layout Engineer Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at AMD in June 2013.
Interview Details Applied online, took about a month to get contacted directly by the manager. Scheduled a phone interview. Got an email back within 5 minutes of completing the interview for an in person interview about 2 weeks after. Had an in person interview, which lasted 2 hours. Had to answer alot of technical questions as well as write a 30 minute aptitude test.
Never got a call/reply/response back after this. Terrible attitude towards applicants.
- Draw an Inverter (CMOS) Answer Question
- Draw the cross section of Inverter and then draw the diode connections and explain how they work Answer Question
- Why is PMOS sub VDD and NMOS sub GND? Answer Question
- Draw an XOR CMOS implementation Answer Question
- Draw stick layouts for random cmos logic Answer Question
HRBP Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2+ months - interviewed at AMD in January 2010.
Interview Details Was contacted by recruiter, given a phone interview. Later called back to schedule a personal interview. Had four in person interviews. All interviews were excellent. Interviewers came prepared and provided valuable insights and feedback on the role and the organization. I felt the company handled the process very well.
Interview Question – How can a technology organization expand its global footprint and remain agile and focused on a common mandate? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – It felt slightly longer than expected.
AMD ASIC Layout/Design Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
Interviewed at AMD
Interview Details One phone interview. Then one on-sight interview lasting 3 hours split up equally between DV team lead, Design team lead, and manager. DV and Design team leads asked technical questions, while manager asked character questions.
Interview Question – DV team lead asked a question about mathematical proof for paired prime numbers characteristic. Answer Question
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