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Intel Corporation Interview Questions & Reviews in Santa Clara, CA

Updated May 21, 2014
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Rotation Engineer Interview

Rotation Engineer
Santa Clara, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6 months - interviewed at Intel Corporation in December 2010.

Interview Details – Typically for engineers involves both a behavioral and a technical interviewPrimarily based around an informal behavioral interview for me as the only technical questions they had was for electrical engineering, but that was not my field, so it was a bit awkward. But this will vary greatly from group to group.

Interview Question – Give me an example of a time where you had to work in a team where someone didn't contribute. What did you do?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They did not negotiate at all.

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Project Manager Interview

Project Manager
Santa Clara, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Intel Corporation in June 2010.

Interview Details – The interview included MS Project package, which I had to review and present it to a panel of interviewers. But post interview I was hired quickly. All went very smoothly.

Negotiation Details – Easy

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Software Engineer Intern Interview

Software Engineer Intern
Santa Clara, CA

I applied through other source and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Intel Corporation in October 2013.

Interview Details – Got an email from a hiring manager about setting up an interview for an internship. Interviewed over the phone (a basic chat to see if the team was a good fit for me and my basic understanding of the job I would have to do) and got an email a week later with a job offer.

Interview Question – No super technical questions. Just concept questions. No need to provide solutions.   Answer Question

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Senior Strategic Planner Interview

Senior Strategic Planner
Santa Clara, CA

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Intel Corporation.

Interview Details – Found position and applied on Intel web site. Was pleasantly surprised when contacted directly by hiring manager. Had 3 phone interviews with couple peers and the Director for my group. This went fairly quickly over the course of a couple of weeks. Had one on-site interview with the hiring manager. No other in person interviews as this position was for a new function that was an "experiment" (red flag for later!). Got an offer immediately after on-site interview.

Turns out this job was very undefined, and was not exactly what was in the description, or the hiring managers expectations. In a way I was not a good fit. But I actually took some classes (on my own time and dime) to get up to speed on the technical aspects, which helped greatly.

Interview Question – Explain how my past experience was relevant to this position?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Recruiter stepped in with offer and back and forth.

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Santa Clara, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Intel Corporation in September 2012.

Interview Details – Interview process include an initial interview and one day on-site. For the on-site you will have 4~5 technical interviews, and having lunch with the prospect manager.

Interview Question – I am asked to print out all the possible letter combinations on telephone pad when you punch in a 7-digit number.   View Answer

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Software Engineer Student Interview

Software Engineer Student
Santa Clara, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Intel Corporation in July 2011.

Interview Details – Send the resume to the Intel's web site. Full day of the interview with 5 people.Technical and non technical questions. A week later got a phone call from the company with an offer.

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Hardware Engineer Interview

Hardware Engineer
Santa Clara, CA

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

Interview Details – Architecture questions

Interview Question – Detail explain architecture OOO scheme.   Answer Question

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Analog Engineer Interview

Analog Engineer
Santa Clara, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Intel Corporation in May 2011.

Interview Details – mock manager interview taken by different managers, interviewed on analog basics, graduate level projects, indepth knowledge is needed

Interview Question – transistor level of adc design   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – good

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Graduate Technical Intern Interview

Graduate Technical Intern
Santa Clara, CA

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Intel Corporation in January 2013.

Interview Details – I had two phone interviews with two members of the team. First interview was not great but the second one was great. They asked me about the skills needed to do the internships and also about my PhD work. They needed someone for a long term internship like 9 months or more. I was OK with that.

Interview Question – Before preparing for the phone screen, have a good look at the job req. Make sure you advertise those of your skill that are needed for the job. It is ok not to have all the skills. Nobody has that.   Answer Question

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Performance Analysis Intern Interview

Performance Analysis Intern
Santa Clara, CA

I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Intel Corporation in March 2013.

Interview Details – Technical Phone Interview on Comp Arch Questions

Interview Question – Applying amdahl's laws to different system metrics   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation for internships

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