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Intel Corporation Financial Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Nov 15, 2014
Updated Nov 15, 2014
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    Finance Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Intel Corporation.

    Interview Details

    Campus Recruiting: Two 45-minute interviews back-to-back, 7 questions in each interview for 14 total questions. Some of the questions are repetitive, but they want to see if you improve your answer the second time. I talked to two employees that work in finance, not recruiters. They called me the next day to let me know I had an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you had to influence your superiors.
      Tell me about a time you had a difficult group member.
       
      Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Intel Corporation.

    Interview Details

    Interview/Hiring process was very quick. Only one round of interviews held on campus. The interview consisted of two 45-60 minute interviews. I interviewed on a Friday morning and they called with the decision on that same Friday night. About half of the questions are behavioral questions and the other half are technical.
    Behavioral Questions:
    Tell me about a time when you were working with a group and one of your group members was not pulling his or her weight. What did you do and what was the result.
    Technical Question:
    You purchase additional capital, how does this effect your Income Statement. (hint, think of depreciation)

    Interview Questions
    • Your manager tells you that you need to purchase additional capital however you do not have enough capital budget, how do you go about purchasing capital and recording it as an expense. What is the effect on your financial statements.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Intel Corporation in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Was able to sign up for this interview through on campus recruitment at a California State University. The interview started with competency questions involving finance and accounting. What is a good value for NPV? Then went on to what type of analysis you would do when choosing between alternatives. And how you would address the general manager to what changes need to be implemented. Lastly, typical personal questions of overcoming and taking leadership. And about how you use creativity in work experience to make a decision and implement.

    Interview Questions
    • How to respond to the general manager who tells you to expense the amount needed over budget.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Financial Analyst Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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 (3)
    Negotiation Details
    I was told that they don't negotiate, but this could just be me or finance.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Finance Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied 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
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    Summer Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied 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
  8.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied 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
  9.  

    Finance Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed 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
  10.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed 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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