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Intel Corporation Interview Questions & Reviews in Santa Clara, CA

Updated Jun 6, 2014

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Graduate Intern Technical Interview

Graduate Intern Technical
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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Senior Program Manager Interview

Senior Program Manager
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

Interview Question – Tell me everything in detail about your last project   Answer Question

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Software Engineer Entry Level Interview

Software Engineer Entry Level
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

Process and Device Engineer
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

Business Analyst
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

Engineering
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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Legal Interview

Legal
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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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Santa Clara, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Intel Corporation in December 2011.

Interview Details – I received an email from my department asking me to send my resume to a Software Engineer position at Intel. I sent my resume and after about a month, I was contacted directly by a Team lead from the Power Management group at Intel. They asked me my preferred date and time for the phone interview and I scheduled it a week later.

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Research Scientist Interview

Research Scientist
Santa Clara, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Intel Corporation.

Interview Details – one phone interview followed up with research presentation on phone to a panel of 5 people. Had to send research presentation in advance

Interview Question – Why do you want to join Intel?   View Answer

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Pre Silicon Verification Interview

Pre Silicon Verification
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!

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