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- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Intel Corporation (Austin, TX).
Full day technical interview with each of the 4-5 team members. Purely technical. mainly hardware design and few software related questions. i had many interviews before with basic CPU knowledge Qs. DMA, cache, virtual memory, sram vs dram,two bit counter design from scratch, frequency deviders, jtag, dfx, and writing a verilog code for a disc to tell which direction it is spinning if you have two sensors and the disc is half black and half white.
- state machines, FIFOs sync and non-sync, clock domain crossing, meta stability, buses 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Intel Corporation (Austin, TX) in August 2013.
I was referred to by a friend so my interview was actually very brief. It seems if you are referred then this is the case usually. I was asked my programming experience and why i would use certain programming languages for certain projects. Really this is not a normal process from what I've heard.
- I was asked how to tell if a number was even or odd based on binary. This was by no means a hard question. I simply said check the LSB, least significant bit, for being a 1 or 0. This must have been enough, or maybe i answered with enough confidence, because the next question was what languages do you know. 1 Answer
As an intern i was expecting $15-$18 but was surprised when they offered $25.00. This also include benefits such as dental, health insurance, etc. I did not negotiate and i don't recommend you doing so in this position because they are on strict orders not to budge.
- No OfferAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Intel Corporation (Austin, TX).
one phone interview and onsite
- validation techniques Answer Question
Helpful (6)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 5+ weeks – interviewed at Intel Corporation (Austin, TX) in July 2013.
I was contacted by an Intel personnel and was invited for an onsite.
- Rd #1:
> explain the complete RTL design of Async FIFO; with individual blocks - synchronizer, counter/ pointer, comparator, memory modules
> what is meat-stability and how did you resolve it in FIFO; made use of gray code pointers
> given a boolean logic, was asked to implement it using only NAND gates
> write pseudo code for binary search, linear search
> explain directed testing and random testing; explained with FIFO as an example
> practical scenarios wrt SOC design - how feasible it is to turn on/ off a block, voltage/ freq scaling - which one to scale first while up/ down scaling
> was asked to draw the block diag of PLL and explain individual components (from resume)
> how to check if a design is functionally correct; functional coverage, code coverage, random testing for bugs
> write truth table of 2 i/p nand gate, draw transistor level diag including sizing, explain the working wrt a particular case
> write pseudo code in C/C++ or SV for given problem statement
> verilog code of comparator
> resume/ course oriented questions
> interconnect delay, repeater insertion etc
> questions on floor planning and place and route
> signal integrity - cross talk, IR drop, EM, Antenna effect; ways to reduce it
> from resume, asked to draw floor plan of one of my projects (SRAM memory bank) Answer Question
I was informed that Intel don't negotiate for new grad positions.
- Rd #1:
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Intel Corporation (Austin, TX) in May 2013.
Was hired with a single phone interview (due to getting my resume into the hands of a hiring manager that came to the University). Most likely it helped that I had worked for Intel previously.
- Asked if I knew TCL (Tickle). 1 Answer
No negotiations were allowed.
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at Intel Corporation (Austin, TX) in April 2013.
The initial communication was a phone call from an HR rep to set up a phone screen. The phone screen was set up for the next day and it lasted about 45 minutes. It was mainly the hiring manager selling the job to me. After the phone screen, an on-site interview was set up for the next week. The interview was set up with 7 people for one-on-one interviews which all lasted 30-45 minutes each. There was also a lunch which served as an additional interview. The interview questions were all very technical. Many of the questions were on subjects that were not directly related with the job that was described to me. After the interviews, the hiring manager and HR rep were very hard to get in contact with. I thought I wasn't going to get an offer given the cold shoulder I seemed to be getting. However, 3 weeks later I was given an offer.
- The only things that were somewhat difficult is when I was asked detailed questions about computer architecture concepts I had little experience with. For example, I was asked to explain out-of-order instruction execution. This is something I am familiar with at a high level, but have never had direct experience with, and in fact, it wasn't a direct requirement for the job. Overall, the interviewers were just asking me questions about their area of expertise even though expertise in that area wasn't required for the job I interviewed for. I found this a bit strange. Answer Question
I felt my offer was good. That said, never hesitate to negotiate anything. They won't withdraw an offer if you ask for a little something more.
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Intel Corporation (Austin, TX) in January 2013.
Initial communication was over e-mails. Had a 20 minute phone conversation with the hiring manager after which I was required to set up my profile on their website and asked to plan a visit for an on-site interview. Had a day-long interview with 6 people back-to-back. Mostly questions about my past positions. A few technical questions, a programming questions and a brain teaser
- Draw the diagram of a SoC. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Intel Corporation (Austin, TX).
Had the interview from 9am to 3pm. Lunch with recruiters.
questions in computer architecture, assembly languages- 8086, c language (linked lists and pointers), low power vlsi and question related to my projects and thesis work.
- draw the soc for one of the project i did 1 Answer
Really good place to start off with.
Helpful (1)No OfferAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Intel Corporation (Austin, TX) in July 2012.
- Basic C Questions virtual function,OS concept page fault, segmentation,Digital concepts difference between Flip flop/Latch, Code to create a node in Linklist list etc Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Intel Corporation (Austin, TX) in July 2012.
Consisted of a phone interview and a onsite interview. Onsite consisted of 6 people interviewing. Consisted of basic to some brain storming questions. Questions asked covered everything I had on my resume.
- None Answer Question
Happy to get for what I negotiated
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