Intel Corporation Financial Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Jun 5, 2015
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Intel Corporation (Hillsboro, OR) in January 2013.

    Interview

    Applied the application online and had 2 phone interviews. The first interview was mostly about technical questions. You really need to know about finance stuff. The second interview was mostly behavioral questions (only one finance question). After the second interview, you will received an email whether you have passed the phone interview or not.

    Interview Questions

    • •Tell me about yourself.
      •Which Intel location is your most preference?
      •Tell me about a time when you have to make a quick decision.
      •If your manager wants to add 2 new budgets for next year and the board of the director said they don’t have the money to do so, what would you present to your manager?
      •How would you reduce discount rate from 15% to 7.5% annually?
      •What do you think is the most important in financial control of a company?
      •How would you explain NPV (Net Present Value) to someone in engineering who knows nothing about Finance?
      •Why audit (in finance) is important?
      •How to calculate the discount rate?
      •Intel is the leader in chipmaker industry. It has 80% of share in market. What challenges do you think Intel faces for being in such position?
      •Tell me about a time when you face some challenges and how you overcome it? (includes the unique skill set you used)
      •Tell me about a time when you face a roadblock and how you overcome it.
      •Tell me about a time when you face difficulty and what would you have done differently.
      •You are in a team of creating a product in which a lot of people are counting on you. Your manager wants the projects to have a gross margin of 43% or more. There are 3 projects that has 45% of gross margin. Which projects would you recommend to your manager? Is it possible to have a low gross margin with a high NPV?
       
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    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Folsom, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    interviewed at Intel Corporation (Folsom, CA) in December 2012.

    Interview

    2 initial interviews, then final onsite interviews (3)

    Interview Questions

    • If we could build the frame to a FAB for 1 billion today with the possibility of using it to manufacture what is believed by some to be a revolutionary product. The FAB could cut the time to the market in half if the product goes into production. You have no data to support or fall back on for this product. Should you build the FAB?   Answer Question
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    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Intel Corporation (Phoenix, AZ) in October 2012.

    Interview

    Back to back interviews. 1 purely behavioral; 1 based on a case study surrounding a case study.

    Interview Questions

    • I had 12 minutes to calculate NPVs and recommend an investment strategy.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Waiting to hear back

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    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Intel Corporation (Portland, OR) in October 2012.

    Interview

    I was applied through university career website and was selected for campus interview. There were two interviews 45 mins long one after another. The interviewers were warm and friendly and asked mostly the behavioral questions. Second interviewer asked some finance related questions about ROI, NPV and WACC.

    Interview Questions

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    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Intel Corporation (Portland, OR) in October 2012.

    Interview

    The position and hiring process was exclusive to recent college graduates through the university. The application was submitted through university system> I was notified a few days later that I was an invited for an interview at the expected date and time later that week. The interview process included two back-to-back 1-on-1 interviews with different recruiters. I was notified 2 weeks later through the university system that I would not be invited for a second interview.

    Interview Questions

    • The majority of the interview consisted of behavioral questions. There were some technical questions mixed, but these were designed to tease out behavior and cultural fit as well.   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Intel Corporation in October 2012.

    Interview

    Total of two interviews, approximately 45 minutes each. Was asked about knowledge of their company and to elaborate on select topics within resume. Also asked about accomplishments as well as basic behavior questions i.e. a time when you encountered difficulties in accomplishing a task and how did you get around it. There were several basic finance related questions such as what to look for when determining a project's success, as well as knowing net present value and other terminology.

    Interview Questions

    • Manager asks for your next project to be completed with half the NPV of company standard, what do you respond with?   Answer Question
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Intel Corporation (Hillsboro, OR) in November 2011.

    Interview

    Have a lot of experiences from past club and leaderships positions so that you can relate your experiences towards the position. Be ready to answer technical and behavioral questions and be as specific and in depth as possible because recruiters want to see how much you learned in your college career while seeing how you stand apart from your peers.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a situation where you had a difficult situation and how you overcame that?   Answer Question
    • Explain the importance of financial controls in a company?   Answer Question
    • How would you reduce the discount rate in half?   Answer Question
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    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chandler, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Intel Corporation (Chandler, AZ) in November 2011.

    Interview

    I was contacted by phone for my first interview, which lasted an hour, and was primarily technically-oriented. My second and third interviews were at a conference, both were mostly behavioral. My last set of interviews was on the Chandler site, and the questions were mostly behavioral.

    Interview Questions

    • On a buy vs. make question, we delved into the specifics of depreciation expense, and whether or not that would impact the investment decision.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I have not begun the negotiation phase, just received the offer recently.

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Intel Corporation in November 2011.

    Interview

    Started with 2 45min on College Campus interviews with Controllers. Passed initial screening and went on to on-site interviews that lasted Thurs-Friday. Thursday there was a company/benefits overview. Friday I did 3 45min interviews with controllers, then a controller/analyst happy hour. All interviews were individual, no group.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiating. Everyone from my school got the same offer, Intel does their homework.

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hillsboro, OR
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Intel Corporation (Hillsboro, OR) in November 2011.

    Interview

    Interviews began with 2 phone conversations with two difference senior finance managers, and transitioned to an all day interview with 4 or 5 different finance managers - ranging from manager to controller.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation

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