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Intel Corporation Process Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Dec 21, 2014
Updated Dec 21, 2014
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Intel Corporation.

    Interview Details

    Asked questions on fundamental engineering courses: thermo, diffusion, reaction kinetics, etc. Had phone, group and 1:1 interviews. Questions about Fick's law, refrigeration, Arrhenius equation. Not too difficult, more open ended to understand how you think. Just talk out answer if you don't know to show your thinking process. They also asked some basic semiconductor questions like: What is Moore's law, what are the different processes in semiconductor manufacturing.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Process Engineer Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    Process Engineering position after a PhD in EE. Got a phone call and was asked to attend an on-site interview. After about 4 weeks, I got an offer. Focus on problem solving and know your PhD work well. Don't worry about questions that you can't answer, but, make sure that you show the interviewer that you can work towards the answer with some help or assumptions.

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    • All sorts of questions on points taken off my resume. e.g. I had XRD in my resume and I was asked to explain how it works. Not the fine details, but an overall practical knowledge.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No room for negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Intel Corporation.

    Interview Details

    Initial interview on campus. Had a phone interview that was cancelled. Then, unexpectedly, about 5 months later I got a call asking me to come onsite for an interview.
    Interviews were pretty casual. A few technical questions, but nothing too hard. It seemed that the real purpose of the questions wasn't to test my knowledge but to test my problem solving skills. 1 hour research seminar presented and a 2 hour lunch with some new engineers.

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    • Very few difficult or unexpected questions. Most of the "interview" felt like a recruiting trip.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Process Engineer 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 in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    After two weeks I submitted resume to the system, someone called me. He asked simple behavioral questions. For example, he asked me "why do you want to work at Intel?", "What was the most difficult thing in your PhD program", and "How do you solve problems when you are conflicting with your colleagues. Then he asked technical questions. For example, "what is the Fourier transform equation of rectangular wave?"

    Interview Questions
    • what is the Fourier transform equation of rectangular wave?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    No interview, got position from internship opportunity.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    PTD Senior Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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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    Process Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Intel Corporation in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    It was a phone interview. I was referred by a friend working currently at Intel to an Engineer in another group. The day after, I got an email indicating to call him to his number the following day. I thought it is going to be a friendly introductory chat, but it turned out an hour formal phone screening interview! The position he interviewed me for was an immediate hiring, and since I couldn't finish my PhD (in Mechanic) in a month, this interview didn't worked for me.

    Interview Questions
    • Two cups, isolated to the surrounding. There are small piece of ice and some hot water in identical amount for each cup. In one test, ice goes first and then hot water. In other hot water goes first and then ice. In which test, ice melts sooner.   View Answers (2)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Intel Corporation.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview initiated, then one day on-site with one hour per person, including 1 hr presentation and 2 hr offsite lunch

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Process Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Intel Corporation in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Got phone interview one week ahead of the onsite. Interviewed by 4 area managers and 2 process engineers. Gave a 45-min presentation on my thesis. Havent heard anything back for almost 3 weeks. Most questions asked were behavioral questions and some questions on my research.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Submitted a resume, got an email requesting a phone interview. Had a 50 minute phone interview focusing on my graduate research experience. Stressed that the job has an on-call aspect. Asked why I wanted to work for intel. Asked why did I want to come work in industry? They asked for a time I had to deal with a difficult coworker and how I dealt with it. They asked how I felt being taught techniques by techs with lower degrees than a PhD.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer

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