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Intel Corporation Research Scientist Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 18, 2014
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Research Scientist
Portland, OR

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Intel Corporation.

Interview Details – Initially contacted by recruiter. Had two rounds of phone interviews and one round of in-person interviews. Had to prepare a job talk that lasted about 1 hour with a panel of over 10 people. Had 6 individual interviews after the job talk and dinner afterwards with immediate team members. Offer was made about 2 weeks after job talk.

Interview Question – I was asked to detail my research design approach, methods and to talk about at least 2 projects. Team mostly tried to find out information about my past and about my personality.   Answer Question

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Research Scientist
Santa Clara, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Intel Corporation.

Interview Details – one phone interview followed up with research presentation on phone to a panel of 5 people. Had to send research presentation in advance

Interview Question – Why do you want to join Intel?   View Answer

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Research Scientist
Hillsboro, OR

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Intel Corporation in July 2010.

Interview Details – I had an initial 10 minutes phone screening, where the person interviewing me mostly checked again my academic credentials. Two weeks later I went for the on site interview. I gave a 1 hour long presentation about the research I did during my master degree, which was followed by 3 group interviews with various research teams. The group interviews mainly consisted in giving them more details about the skills listed in my cv without getting too technical.

Interview Question – How would you like to work on project xxx?   View Answer

Reason for Declining – I had/have no interest in project they offer me to work on.

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Research Scientist
Santa Clara, CA

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Intel Corporation in January 2010.

Interview Details – Initial communications via email. Phone interview was setup in one week
Phone interview went over the work that the group does and my background and skills. In the phone interview was to screen a person that was not fit for the position. I fit the reqs well and communicated the same effectively. 75% of the phone interview was questions about what I had done. I tried to tailor my responses to the position description. The 1:1 consisted of a full day interview with 5 people and a presentation of my research to the rest of the group. The questions were targetted as the people tried to get an understanding of my fit within the group, ability to handle complex questions, level of technical understanding and prowess

Interview Question – Describe a conflict that you had with a peer or supervisor and how you resolved it   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – The negotiation was smooth. They made an offer, I put up a counter and it was accepted immediately.

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I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Intel Corporation in March 2010.

Interview Details – I had a phone interview. There were about 4 people. They asked me very thoroughly about my research. The interview was to identify the relevance of my background to the job profile. Most of the research scientist positions do the same things. Its all about relevance.

Interview Question – Explain your research   Answer Question

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