Broadcom Engineering Interview Questions

Updated 25 Mar, 2015
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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA (US)
Accepted Offer
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Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Broadcom (Philadelphia, PA (US)) in May 2010.

Interview

frankly speaking; I did not have any technical interview because the hiring manager know well about my background in the industry. we just had a quick talk and was shown around in the office. two days later I got the offer and I singed it after two days.

Interview Questions

  • how if this office closed and you need to move, is that OK?   1 Answer

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Broadcom (San Jose, CA (US)) in April 2010.

    Interview

    Phone Interview then Individual Interview with the team

    Interview Questions

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Broadcom (Irvine, CA (US)) in February 2010.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a head hunter, who found my resume at some online portal(don't know where exactly). He sent my resume to the hiring manager, who liked it and scheduled a phone interview. Basic questions from my resume, job experience, PERL questions(data structures mostly), UNIX questions, design management tool experience were asked. It was a IT position, along with CAD, vlsi design experience,with design sync server experience. Then I went in for an onsite, which was scheduled for 1 day, but the panel liked my resume for another CAD position, so they let me stay over for another day for the CAD interview.

    Panel interview for 2 consecutive days was extremely exhaustive. But overall it went good.

    I had 6 rounds on DAY 1. Each person asked me 1 common question: about how to set up a CAD project, using design Sync server in a multi-site environment? I assume they have this issue going on, and need someone to work on that.
    Simulation related - Spectre, Spice, Ultrasim
    Customer related- how would you approach if someone comes and tells u, that his design is not working, and does not give you any more information?
    parasitic extraction -> how does the Assura engine work?
    perl, TCL scripting -> What have you done?
    Draw the cross sectional view of a CMOS

    Detailed questions from my resume

    Interview Questions

    • CAD tools related questions, design, simulation, front and back end tools   Answer Question
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Broadcom in November 2009.

    Interview

    Phone screen than in person interview with 5 people.
    People were professional and courteous.

    Negotiation

    The initial offer was take it or leave it which it was not.

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Arizona City, AZ (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Broadcom (Arizona City, AZ (US)) in June 2009.

    Interview

    Had 4 - 5 1:1: interview with the engineering team. Fundamental questions in engineering. Circuit design/Device level as i was shooting for layout engineering position. Everyone seemed to like working for broadcomm.

    Interview Questions

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Broadcom in May 2009.

    Interview

    Test on my understanding on basic circuit structure and theories.
    Typical questions on circuit transfer functions, noise, distortion (linearity), design choice and rational, frequency compensation (different approaches to stabilizing a two-pole system).
    Test for my arguments for choosing a particular circuit topology.
    Ask my previous project experiences, including the motivation and features of different projects.

    Interview Questions

    • How to improve the linearity of the common source amplifier?   3 Answers
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Broadcom in May 2009.

    Interview

    The interview consisted of a talk and a test. I did not pass the test so there was no second interview. If I had passed the second interview and test, I would have been flown to California for a third and final interview before a decision was made about whether to hire me or not. If I had been offered the job, I would have been forced to work a six-day week.

    Interview Questions

    • Why is common collector configuration not used for amplifier?   1 Answer
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Broadcom in May 2009.

    Interview

    Just a typical interview one would have with any other companies. Five or six interviewers. All about technical questions. Most of the questions are about basics. Nothing fancy or tricky. Questions cover a wide range of topics, from transistor model, circuit, to system level as well as a little bit on the DSP side.

    Interview Questions

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA (US)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Broadcom (San Diego, CA (US)) in October 2008.

    Interview

    Thourough and exhaustive. Folks were very knowledgeable in all aspects of the job requirement fields and one has to be thorough and well prepared to address deep and detailed questions and and answer questions in what-if scenarios. Many process based questions as well to ensure one will fit well within the organization.

    Interview Questions

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Broadcom in July 2008.

    Interview

    For the first time, phone interview by the HR recruiter for about haft an hour. After pass the HR interview the hire manager will call and interview again on the phone to see if the candidate fix for the job. If the second phone call pass then the HR will set up for in person interview with the group for another 4 people in the group.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you leave my current job?   1 Answer
    • Why do you apply for this Company?   1 Answer

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