Intel Corporation Senior Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Dec 31, 2014
Updated Dec 31, 2014
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Intel Corporation.

    Interview Details

    Smooth process without HR to get phone interview and on-site.
    Seven rounds of technical interview from 10am to 5pm, telecommunication knowledge and C language coding. Some interviewers showed obviously unfriendly attitude for unknown reason and tried to pick any minor issue during the interview

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    D1C Senior Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    I was referred through an internal referrel in the month of May. On July 16th I got a phone interivew and got a call for Onsite interview on November 5th. One week after the interview on a Thursday got the reject email.

      The only way to be noticed by hiring manager is internal referral. There is no point in applying through their candidate profile. Hundreds of people will be applying and how can a hiring manager look into all those profiles. The other ways to get noticed is through university recruiting process as you will have a chance to talk to hiring manger in person.

    One week after my friend referred me I got a message from a hiring manager . After writing several times I finally got a phone interview opportunity one month later on June 17th. It went very well with usual behavioral questions and these hiring managers are quite senior people and was aware of my research institution and the importance of our work. He told he will discuss with other hiring managers and I will be informed in a week or so. Then I waited, waited for long time and wrote several weekly emails. This hiring manager did not get pissed off by all my emails but he replied me time to time assuring that he will discuss my application. Finally one day in October I sent an email that I will not write any more emails and thanks for opportunity. That email was a hard one. He would have felt very bad and he immedaitely responded telling that he will resolve this issue. And he did invite me to the onsite interview which happened on 5th of November.

    Several things went wrong. I updated the resume with the event coordinator and she did not change my resume. So please stick with the very first resume that you send. Prepare very well about the hands on experience. What did u fix during your PhD. I did prepare very well but I was not able to answer weakness question beyond the point I prepared. I said couple of weakness. But the interviewer was asking 3-4.

    I had 6 interviews and 4 went well, 1 went bad and 1 neutral experience. May be they need yes from all the interviewers. It is also luck involved.

    The area manager interviews went very well. But some team leaders came and screwed up my interviews. The final interviewer, a chinese guy, was asking me to write quantum mechanics equations. I told I studied these 6 years back and am experimental physicist. So I explained the implications and need for those equations. Then he was telling that you are not strong in basics. This guy had really thick accent and he asked me for weakness and I explained my weakness and stopped. Then he is telling that he asked for 3 and I told only one and I am not paying attention. This is the only interview I think I screwed up.

    Overall it was a great experience except the one with the final guy. It was fun travelling to Hillsboro and facing one day full of interviews. I should be better prepared for this day. Just give them what they are expecting from you and you should get this job. I will try again later.

    Interview Questions
    • If an insect is trapped in soap bubble what will happen to insect. Will it survive or perish?

      Some of the liquid droplet on surface retain their shape while some droplets loose their shape. Explain physics behind?
       
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    No Offer
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    Senior Component Design Engineer Grade 6 Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    need to pass through 6 interviewers. they set you up with six diffeent engineers . they are ar very organized so you might get the same questions from 2 different interviewrs . so listen closely to the questions and verify you know the answer . if you do not know the answer ask the intervewer to give ou the correct answer

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    No Offer
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Phone interview, with a number of technical weed out questions. Lots of friendly back and forth about leading edge technology related to the specific group's current tasks followed. Interviewer came off as a good guy and technically competent.

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    Declined Offer
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Intel Corporation.

    Interview Details

    phone interview (for 30 minutes about your previous work) and onsite interview (one day interview with meeting with several potential employees and supervisor). An entire processes took for about 2-week

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Senior Project and Engineering Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 7+ monthsinterviewed at Intel Corporation in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    3 phone interviews were conducted, beginning with the hiring manager, all the way up to the Division GM. That was followed by a full day face to face interview which felt like a thesis dissertation given that the schedule included over 11 interviews with 8 of the individuals possessing PhD's. However, everyone was exceedingly cordial and seemed genuinely interested in the interviewing process, the person being interviewed, and more than willing to share their thoughts about the job in question as well as the company's culture.

    Interview Questions
    • The interview generally was a "give and take" information sharing (Intel info and my background info). There were no surprise or complex questions. They were more concerned with my specific background, and how it could be applied to their current need. Of course, there was at least the "what's your biggest weakness" question, but that was the only question that could possibly be considered "different" - but certainly not difficult or unexpected.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Hardware Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Intel Corporation.

    Interview Details

    Phone screen followed by technical interview spans the whole day.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Not really
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    PTD Senior Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Contacted for phone interview which lasted about 30 minutes asking various questions about research and fundamentals of instrumentation I use. Conversation ended in request for onsite interview the following week which started at 8am with a 45 minute interview followed by a one hour presentation on my work, followed by 45 minute technical interviews until about 5:45 and another 45 minutes with the hiring manager. Most engineers were young, working at Intel for anywhere from 6 months to 5 years, but mostly in the 2-3 year range. Certainly the "fresher" the employee the more enthusiastic they were.Questions were generally technical with lots of "do you have any questions?" I think they largely are trying to gauge your interest in the position, considering it's a big jump from research to process engineering/optimization. The more senior employees lacked much of the enthusiasm and tended to ask more practical questions, see below.

    Interview Questions
    • All the technical questions were pretty straight forward. If you know your field, it shouldn't be a problem. Some of the interviewers have no interest in leading you/helping you out, which can be a pain if their question is not very clear. The most difficult question: an inspection tool is flagged as generating particles on a wafer. The tool has numerous chambers and the wafer gets charged when chucked. I was asked how I would determine which part of the inspection process was generating particles, whether charging itself caused particles or if the particles were generated on the way in or out. After answering this, he reframed it in such a way as the particle source was ambiguous, making me come up with a means of isolating the real source. I couldn't figure this out on the fly and he explained his logic to me. I tend to process things in my head, but they're looking to hear how you would work through the problem.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
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    Senior Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Intel Corporation.

    Interview Details

    It contain few basic and advanced questions

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Senior Process Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Intel Corporation in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online for a process engineer position in Oct and I was contacted in Jan for a phone interview.

    Phone interview was 30 mins with half of it being the hiring manager explaining the organization and the position and the 2nd half of it being related to my PhD work. Nothing unexpected. Mostly soft techanical questions, no behavioral questions. At the end of the phone interview, I was invited to an on-site interview.

    On-Site was from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm with 3 panel interviews (1 behavior, 1 technical and 1 with higher up manager), 1 hour for lunch with current engineers and 1 hour campus tour. The panel interviews were with 2 engineers each. The behavioral interview was pretty straight forward with alot of question similar to those posted on Glassdoor. Techanical was pretty straightforward, I brought handouts with my PhD work and explained it and had to explain some situations where I had to do X or Y.

    Final interview with the area manager was pretty straightforward, alot of similar questions to the ones asked earlier. Campus tour was nice.

    Overall the on-site interview was very straightforward and casual as it could be.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing really unexpected. What would you do if your knew your boss was doing something wrong (technically) at work?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I heard back from the hiring manager about a week later and was offered a position. The package was really good and competitive for a RCG PhD student. I didn't really negotiate my base salary but I was able to have a flexible start date (since I'm still trying to wrap everything up with my PhD work) and get particular vacation days for pre-existing stuff.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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