I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Intel Corporation in November 2013.
Interview Details –
I went to an info session at my university. I am a PhD candidate in chemistry. I submitted my resume after the info session to the recruiter, and he gave me a call back that night to schedule for a campus interview the next day. During the campus interview, there were two recruiters. They asked about my expected graduation date (which is ~1 yr and 3 months from the date of the interview). They said that they were hiring for people who are graduating within a year from that date, and while they still interviewed me, they said to contact them back in a few months to remind them. At this point, I thought okay, I'm not qualified time-wise. During the campus interview, they asked about the basic idea of what I do in my PhD work, whether or not I have been in charge for an instrument in my research group and what my tasks were. They asked whether I am more comfortable doing wet chemistry or dry chemistry, if I've ever worked with high vacuum, etc. One of the behavioral questions they asked is what I did when I had a conflict with my supervisor and how I feel about working long hours. They also told me about some of the expectations for this position (including being on-call etc). I came out of the interview feeling very neutral (I wasn't sure whether it went well or not since my PhD background is not too relevant to what process engineers do and the fact that my tentative graduation date conflicts with their hiring time frame). The next day after the campus interview, I got a phone call from the recruiter asking if I'd be interested in a second on-site interview at Hillsboro in 2 months. I thought I wasn't considered this round due to my faraway graduation time, but he said there's a leeway so I got a second interview. I was surprised the process was very quick.
2 months later, during the on-site interview which started at 9 am, I was greeted with the first group leader host who I assume put together the schedule for my interview day. He explained to me for 45 mins about the brief history of Intel and the technology. This was followed by my 45-60 min presentation on my PhD work in front of two senior process engineers. Followed by a 1-hr interview by a different group leader in the cafeteria. I went to lunch with the same 2 process engineers who attended my research seminar. This is when I asked them what they really think about their jobs, the pros and cons, and some advice for me. I tried my best to ask them every concern I have regarding the job position and Hillsboro/Portland location. After lunch, I met with the area manager and a different group leader again in the cafeteria. The atmosphere was very casual. Some of the questions they asked are again, what I did in my PhD, what tools I've been in charge of and if I ever had to fix it and what I did, and strangely no behavioral question. Not really any technical question either. In fact, a lot of times the interviewers asked me if I have questions for them. At last, I met again with the first group leader host who asked me how I'm doing and if I have other questions...overall the interview experience was very casual and pleasant although I found it confusing that they weren't asking me a lot of questions (I did a lot of the asking). Again, it's not clear to me whether the interview went amazing or just okay. The group leader host told me I should hear back from them within 2 weeks. I thought I wasn't going to hear back from them after a week of waiting, but I got an offer letter exactly 2 weeks later from the HR.
Interview Question –
What do you say to your advisor when you don't meet his/her expectations in terms of your research/experimental goals for the week? How did you deal with it?
Explain to me what instruments/tools you are/were in charge of during your PhD. What did you have to do to maintain the instruments? Did you ever have to fix it yourself? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – In the offer letter I got, the benefits are good. The base salary is really high (higher than my expectation but within the upper range that I was going to negotiate for), but the number they gave me was NOT negotiable. I heard it's based on some calculations they have based on the tier of school you come from and your background (and maybe also how much they really want you to join Intel).
The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Intel Corporation in November 2013.
Interview Details – I had a friend pass my resume to the hiring manager in his group. Got a call withing a few days itself for a phone interview. The phone interview was very casual and he was more interested in what I had done during my graduate work and what sort of job I could expect at Intel. Overall, it was more of a conversation rather than an interview. At the end of which he told me that he was interested in inviting me over for an on-site interview. I have set up the on-site and am currently waiting for it to happen.
Interview Question – The questions were mostly on my research work so were not really unexpected. He did make sure to inform me of the on-call nature of the work. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Intel Corporation in November 2013.
Interview Details – Started with a phone screen and was called onsite the following week. All day 1:1 casual interviews that seemed more like conversations. Some technical questions came up, just need to work through your thoughts and not necessarily jump to an answer.
Interview Question – Mostly Behavorial and some relevant code. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Intel Corporation in November 2013.
Interview Details – Got an interview through university recruiting. My interview was with the hiring manager on university campus. He was very friendly.
Interview Question – No unexpected questions. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 5 months - interviewed at Intel Corporation in November 2013.
Interview Details – I spoke to a recruiter who came to campus for recruiting, and I had an hour interview with him. He immediately offered an on-site interview, which I waited a few months to take. There was very little communication about the interview process from Intel once I received the paperwork to interview. It was a full day interview and each interviewer or interview team was tasked with a specific objective during the interview. The most stressful part was the technical interview. Neither of the interviewers where even in my field, so the questions were out of left field a bit. I'm a pretty personable person, and I found everyone to be pretty serious and stoic throughout the day, which didn't really leave me with a favorable impression of the culture. I am not sure if I will get an offer.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work at Intel - your background is nothing like what we do here. View Answer
I applied through college or university - interviewed at Intel Corporation in October 2013.
Interview Details – A person from Intel came to our college campus to give a seminar/information session about Intel. He previously had mentioned that he would be accepting CV/Resume's after his session. This is how I got to meet him and give him my CV in person. After a week of the information session, I got an email from the same person asking if I would be available for a phone interview. After exchanging a few mails we decided on a date and time. On the day of the interview, there were two people asking me questions. One was the same person I spoke to in campus and the other whom I have not met before. They both were very friendly and spoke very casually asking me questions about my thesis work and the equipments that I have used for my thesis work. After nearly 40 minutes of questions that comprised of technical aspects of my research, behavioral and details of my past research experience, they asked me if I would be interested to visit them for an on-site interview. I have scheduled the interview in a few weeks.
Interview Question – Describe to me briefly about your research in two minutes!--This one was particularly hard not because I do not know my own research, but its hard to express all the intricate details of 5+ years of work that I have done in 2 minutes! Answer Question
Interviewed at Intel Corporation
Interview Details – both technical and behavior interviews at the onsite interview
Interview Question – several technical questions Answer Question
Negotiation Details –
no negotiation on base.
sign up and EB can be negotiated.
I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Intel Corporation in October 2013.
Interview Details –
I attended the presentation gave by an Intel manager at our campus then met with him. He asked if I am available for a 30-min interview the day after. In the interview, he just asked about general things I have done in my PhD and postdoc work and proposed an onsite interview for me.
In the onsite interview I gave a presentation (45 minutes+15 minutes questions) and I met 8 people in 1-1 basis. These interviews were in the Cafeteria and were relaxed, people are really nice. We left in between for lunch in a restaurant and we talked about everything except work.
By the end of the day, I met the same manager who gave me an offer that I accepted.
Interview Question – All questions were about my research, so no really hard questions. It was more about a chat than questions. May be except for few behavioral questions (why Intel? why industry? how to deal with stress ? conflicts? etc). i had two quizzes that I tried to answer, he was more looking on the way of solving them not the solution. I even tried to criticize the solution he gave. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The offer was very interesting for me and it was not negotiable, so I just accepted.
I applied through college or university and interviewed at Intel Corporation.
Interview Details – I gave my resume to the recruiter when he visited our school. one week later, received an email to setup a phone interview. so far did not get the call yet.
The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Intel Corporation.
Interview Details –
I was fortunate enough to get an interview in Phoenix, AZ for this position. They had a short phone interview after which they invited me to come on site. Many of my friends interviewed at that location and received a schedule with interview details a week before the interview. Unfortunately I did not get a schedule until the day of my interview so I was going in to the interview blind. I even had to email the hiring manager the night before just to get the building address.
Upon arrival I was told that I was given the wrong building number, luckily I came early and was not late, since the correct building was only a block away. There were four other candidates for the position. We were all given an introduction to the job at the same time, after which we had four private interviews. Everyone was very nice, knowledgeable and laid back. We had a very good conversation with a few behavioral questions in between. The questions they asked were very similar to the ones posted on this website. The only question that was not on the list was "why is your GPA not so great? Why not 4.0?". My GPA is in the 3.6-3.8 range so it is not too horrible. I replied that I had to balance my classes with research which resulted in a couple of B's, however, classes that were applicable to my field of study are all A's. In addition, my research resulted in a number of publications with novel concepts, so at times I had to sacrifice some study time to advance my projects. The interviewer seemed to take this response positively, noting that the job will require balancing multiple important projects at the same time and often requires compromise.
After the interview, I sent a thank you letter as is customary. Since they did not tell me how long it will take for them to get back to me with an answer I waited for two weeks before contacting them again. I did not hear back from them since the interview three months ago. The hiring manager didn't reply to any of my inquiries so I am assuming I didn't get the job.
Note that this experience only reflects on the management style of one group. Many of my friends heard back within two weeks of their interviews whether they got it or not. Most groups will let you know, this was my unique experience.
Interview Question – Why is your GPA not a 4.0? See above for my response. Answer Question
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