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Intel Corporation Financial Analyst Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 11, 2014
Updated Aug 11, 2014
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Intel Corporation in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    Started with 2 45min on College Campus interviews with Controllers. Passed initial screening and went on to on-site interviews that lasted Thurs-Friday. Thursday there was a company/benefits overview. Friday I did 3 45min interviews with controllers, then a controller/analyst happy hour. All interviews were individual, no group.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiating. Everyone from my school got the same offer, Intel does their homework.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Intel Corporation in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Started with resume drop, phone interview then on campus interview with two interviewers, 15-30min each. They came to my school but the position location was subject to availability. They both asked similar questions, a mix of behavioral and technical/accounting/finance questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Factory is at capacity, no budget left in your department for purchasing equipment, and there is incredibly high demand (beyond supply), what do you do?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Portland, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Intel Corporation.

    Interview Details

    Very good hiring process. After 2 phone call interviews, they send you to Portland on Thursday, have 3 face-to-face interviews on Friday, take you out to lunch, and you get an answer on Monday.

    Interview Questions
    • I have two projects: X and Y. X has a higher NPV than Y, but lower ROI than Y. Which project should I pick?   View Answers (2)
    Negotiation Details
    I was told that they don't negotiate, but this could just be me or finance.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hillsboro, OR
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Intel Corporation in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interviews began with 2 phone conversations with two difference senior finance managers, and transitioned to an all day interview with 4 or 5 different finance managers - ranging from manager to controller.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Finance Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university - interviewed at Intel Corporation.

    Interview Details

    Nearly all hiring into Intel Finance is either right out of undergrad or from an MBA program. Rigorous review process typically consisting of pre-screen, on-campus interviews, then on-site interview. Interview questions are behavioral and test finance technical understanding as well as soft skills.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Portland, OR
    Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Intel Corporation in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    My first round of interviews on my schools campus went very well, that got me a second round interview on Intel's campus. Looking back I feel like I was much more confident with that interview then on Intel's campus. My interviews on Intel's campus did not go so well. Both times I was notified very quickly about my results (within days). When I was not hired I was actually able to speak to an Intel HR employee for about 30 minutes and get some valuable feedback about how my interview went.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you go about forecasting a new product that would be creating a new market (think along the lines of what the iPad did when it came to market).   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Finance Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Intel Corporation in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Only got through 1st round -
    1st round was a campus interview
    2 - 30 minute interviews -- the second one ran super long (50 minutes)
    Interviews were very technical -- very few behavioral questions and basically zero questions relating to your interest in Intel or the industry or why you are even sitting in the interview!
    One interview was about finance and even some supply chain technical questions straight off a piece of paper.
    The second interview was a business case that used some off the concepts talked about in the previous interview.

    Interview Questions
    • If you had to convince your manager to make an investment of $1 M and there is no room in the budget - how would you do so?
      Who would you approach with a new idea? A manager, an colleague?
      How do you decide whether a project is worth it?
      What is the WACC? When does a company use this?
      How do you calculate the cost of equity?
      Would you capitalize an investment as an expense or treat it as an asset?
      What is the difference between the 3 financial statements? Please go through each of them and talk me through how they are connected.
      What is the competitive landscape of Intel?
      If I make an investment of say $ 1 M, walk me through how this affects all the statements.
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Summer Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university - interviewed at Intel Corporation.

    Interview Details

    I applied through my University. Interview process consisted of a pre-screen phone interview (~20-30 minutes) and on campus interviews (2 30-minute interviews back to back).
    Decision takes roughly 2-3 weeks after that to find out if you are offered the position.

    The interviews are mostly behavioral; they have a set list of questions (tell me about a time when you had to work in a group; tell me about a time when you struggled to meet a deadline, etc.). A few technical questions talking about things like internal rate of return, cost structure, profit/gross margins.

    Interview Questions
    • A company is experiencing an increase in cost and missed their gross profit margin by a bit. What aspects of the company would you look into and why?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university - interviewed at Intel Corporation in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview and one on one interview

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Intel Corporation in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was initially contacted by Intel after signing up for a career conference. At the career fair, Intel conducted two back to back hour long interviews by members of their Operational Finance team. Both interviews were one on one. Each interview was the same in that there were a mix of behavioral questions (pretty standard questions with a general theme of being able to influence a decision in an organization) and a mix of hypothetical manufacturing finance questions.

    I was invited to Hillsboro, Oregon for the second and final round of interviews. In Oregon I went through two additional one hour interviews. The first interview was more of a consulting style "case" interview; however, at the time I had no idea what a case interview was and still managed to get my way through it. The second interview was yet another behavioral interview. The second round interviews were surprisingly similar to the first round in both difficulty and content.

    Intel invites you out for the weekend to get acclimated to the Oregon area and to attend a couple of networking events. There's a certain culture that exists in Oregon and a lot of the employees seem to be originally from that area.

    Interview Questions
    • The selling price of CPUs is going down and the cost of producing CPUs is going up. What would you look at to respond to this situation?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    I received an offer at about $101k/yr. My attempt to negotiate didn't go anywhere. Ultimately I decided to decline the offer as the culture of the organization seems to be dominated by engineers, and I feared that as a finance guy, I'd be somewhat of a second-class citizen. I do believe that it's a strong organization and they treat their people well, but ultimately it wasn't for me.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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