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Senior Program Manager Interview

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Santa Clara, CA

I applied in-person and interviewed at Intel Corporation.

Interview Details – Informal, found out who was the hiring manager and agreed directly about screening and interviews

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Graduate Intern Technical Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Santa Clara, CA

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Intel Corporation in January 2011.

Interview Details – I was contacted by my prospective boss via e-mail within a week or so of responding to a solicitation for a specific internship on Intel's website, and we arranged a phone interview for later in the week.

He was fairly punctual about calling me and was easy to talk to. The interview wasn't what I expected -- no technical questions were asked, he started immediately with asking me if I had any questions, and so I proceeded to ask some things about what kind of environment I would be working in, what the surrounding area is like, and what kind of work I would be doing. He was reluctant to tell me the actual nature of the project, so I didn't press it. He asked me a few questions along the way, such as what my future ambitions were. All told, it was about an hour.

I heard back from him via e-mail a little less than two months later asking if I had any plans for the summer yet and that he had tentatively chosen someone that had done their graduate research in the exact area of the job (what are the odds, but then again, it's Intel) but was checking in on me as an alternate. I had already accepted another offer by that point, though.

Interview Question – What are your future ambitions?   Answer Question

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Software Engineer Entry Level Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Santa Clara, CA

The process took a day - interviewed at Intel Corporation in April 2012.

Interview Details – Phone interview: asked easy questions. Most are on glassdoor.
On site Interview:
Very nice arrangements for travel and hotel.
Interview process was very good.
Kind and relaxed interviewers.
Asked everything about operating systems.
Everything from hardware to software.
Study Operating systems from Modern Operating Systems by Tenenbaum.
Computer System architecture. Virtual memory, addressing.
Questions:

1. Implement functions (in C) for insertion, removal of nodes from circular queue using arrays.
2. Implement array reversal without iteration.
3. Remove any node from Linked List. Remove the node which is the easiest to remove. Write code in C.
4. What is the address in C code when we write &a. a is a variable. is it virtual address or physical address.
5. Questions on projects on resume.

Great interviewers, remain calm.

Interview Question – Array reverse without using iteration. Code in C.   View Answers (2)

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Process and Device Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Santa Clara, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Intel Corporation in May 2012.

Interview Details – Initial interview was in-person and on campus with the hiring manager. At the end of the interview, I was invited for a formal interview at Intel Labs in Santa Clara the following week. The formal interview consisted of six 1:1 interviews (~20 minutes each) with group members, and two phone interviews with senior managers.

Interview Question – Tell me about your research experience.   Answer Question

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Business Analyst Interview

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Santa Clara, CA

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Intel Corporation in June 2011.

Interview Details – standard interview, phone interview to screen if you have the qualification they are looking for. face-to-face interview with individuals including hiring manager and co workers.

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Engineering Interview

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Santa Clara, CA

The process took a day - interviewed at Intel Corporation in December 2011.

Interview Details – I applied on-line and the interview consisted of a Phone Interview, two 1:1 Interview and a Group/Panel Interview. Initial interview was with the hiring manager. At the end of the interview, I was told the decision will come in two weeks.

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Pre Silicon Verification Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Santa Clara, CA

The process took a day - interviewed at Intel Corporation in February 2011.

Interview Details – I had 1 hour of Phone interview for the pre silicon verification. The person who interviewed me was a nice and very experienced person. He was more into RTL coding.
He asked me completely on Computer Architecture subject. Like Pipelinig, Hazards of it, Cache memories, Virtual Memories. Also he asked me how much of VHDL I knew and when was it used last.
One Digital logic question (Pretty easy one)
This was for a Recent College Graduate position.

Good luck!

Interview Question – Virtual Memories..   View Answer

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Director Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Santa Clara, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Intel Corporation in June 2010.

Interview Details – First, recruiter recommendation plus resume revisions. Second, a phone interviews and in formal meetings. Third, on site interview with internal team members and the main contact.

The company seems to be driven to promote from the inside, which is both a plus and a minus. Coming in as a lateral, it seemed as though I would have faced large hurdles I was forewarned of the company's general siloing, and institutional patterns that make it perhaps difficult to change. I enjoyed the idea of working with smart people, but did not relish that if they had well-established turfs that they were defending.

I did not pursue this opportunity very hard the further I was exposed to the environment, and that was obviously noted.

Interview Question – How do you handle a markup on a markup?   View Answer

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Process Engineer Interview

Process Engineer
Santa Clara, CA

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

Interview Details – Phone interview (30 minutes). Very light questions. Had a phone call the next day for a site interview. Questions emphasized personality. The only technical questions involved my previous work/research. Everyone was very polite and professional, from talent acquisition to senior engineers. The process moved fast. Two days after submitting my application, I received a phone call. The next day I had a "technical screen". I was called the next day to schedule an on-site interview.

Interview Question – Providing alternative solutions to my research (i.e. propose experiments with elemental analysis).   Answer Question

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Legal Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Santa Clara, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Intel Corporation in January 2012.

Interview Details – Phone call, 1:1 in person, and then a round of in person interviews. Very interesting, cutting edge work. The position changed in scope over time. I was led to believe that I would get the job, and then did not, due to the changed scope. The people were very nice, professional, laid back. The atmosphere was cold. Labyrinths of of drab cubicles, lots of Lenovo ThinkPads, limited facilities for food, beverages or snacks. Seemed like the building would be a tough place for a creative person to work. It was very different from a typical Silicon Valley startup (ironic, since Intel is the ultimate Silicon Valley success story).

Interview Question – Unexpectedly easy questions. I would have liked to have been challenged so that I could have shined brighter.   Answer Question

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