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Senior Paralegal Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Intel Corporation.
Interview Details – I came from another city for the interview, though I was in the same state. Intel was cheap about the whole affair. They didn't want to pay for an overnight stay in even a motel, nor for a rental car. They insisted on a same day interview, which meant I had to catch a 6am flight to make it in time. I paid for the parking at airport and the taxi going and coming back to airport. It came to over $70 with tips. Intel sent me a $60 "gift card", which was better than nothing, but rather low class in the end.
I arrived nearly 1.5 hours early for the interview and they kept me waiting without so much as offering me coffee or water.
I interviewed with groups of two to three paralegals and one attorney, for a total of about 8 people.
Overall I was disappointed. They disparaged the company for being "cheap" on computer equipment, work accommodations ("We are all cube rats here"), paying for work-related travel, etc. They didn't really "sell" the positives of working there, either for the company nor in their group.
They seem to farm most of the real work out to outside counsel and they bog themselves down in the minutiae of over analyzing every issue and running it by other team members, which probably means it takes forever for them to get anything done.
Interview Question – I got asked them same scenario questions over and over by each subsequent group, "What do you do if you have an irate business unit client that demands their work is given top priorirty", etc., etc. It wasn't "difficult" to answer, it just makes me wonder why there wasn't better coordination regarding the questions being asked of applicants, so there would not be duplication of effort. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
Senior Program Manager Interview (Negative Experience; Very Easy Interview)
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
Process Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
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
Test Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Intel Corporation in March 2013.
Interview Details – Received email about this position from the internal email system of our school, and I sent my resume to that person and given an interview over the phone. This position is to work on next-generation client(CPU) product in the area of architecture performance modeling and validation.
Interview Question – When browsing a web page, after clicking on the enter button, what happens sequentially from top to the bottom? View Answer
Research Scientist Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
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
Software Systems Quality Assurance Internship Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Intel Corporation in August 2012.
Interview Details – This was my second interview with Intel and it was after I had the phone interview. This was a face-to-face interview with 4 people (members of the group which I was going to work with). They mostly asked programming questions. Mostly basic and fundamental stuff (in C) like pointer and the difference between '*' and '&'; call by value or call by reference; Array lists and loops were also among their questions. One of them reviewed my resume carefully and came from top to the bottom and asked questions in all the sections and where it was necessary. About my projects and work experiences.
I couldn't answer most of the programming questions because I am not a professional programmer and it has been years since I did some coding.
I'm still waiting for their answer!
Interview Question – If we have a string of 7 characters and we can put from 'a' to 'z' in any of these places, write a program which its output is from 'aaaaaaa' to 'zzzzzzz'. View Answer
Engineering Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
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.
Business Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
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.
Process and Device Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
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
Software Engineer Entry Level Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
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.
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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