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Intel Corporation Design Engineer Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated May 26, 2014
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Design Engineer
Portland, OR

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Intel Corporation in May 2014.

Interview Details – I had mailed my resume to someone I knew at Intel. I got an email from a hiring manager to set up a phone interview. Immediately after the phone interview, I got an invite for onsite interview. The onsite interview was from 8am to 5pm, including my presentation, lunch and 8 1-1 interviews. Still waiting to hear back from them.

Interview Question – Most of the questions were on my research and CMOS devices/circuits.   Answer Question

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Design Engineer

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

Interview Details – Standard telephonic interview with basic questions about my resume content. Onsite included all day interviews from 9am to 4pm. Was a very pleasant experience.

Interview Question – Was mostly about analog/mixed signal basics + a few process related questions.   Answer Question

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Design Engineer

Interviewed at Intel Corporation

Interview Details – one round of phone and one round of on-site

Interview Question – signed NDA so not about to post question here, but be preparing for circuit design questions.   Answer Question

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Design Engineer

Interviewed at Intel Corporation

Interview Details – Interview was through extended internship. After 9 months of work, a full time offer was extended. I have interviewed for internal jobs, which generally consist of meeting with the team members and answering both technical and behavioral questions.

Interview Question – You have 2 sensors and a spinning turntable. how do you determine the direction of spin?   Answer Question

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Design Engineer
Hillsboro, OR

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Intel Corporation in August 2012.

Interview Details – Applied online to the ASIC group and quickly had a call from a recruiter at the company. They quickly forwarded me off to the hiring group. A phone interview soon followed. That went well enough that they asked for an in-person interview. The whole process was surprisingly very quick.

However, it was too rushed. As I went through the in person interview I realized that they were looking for someone with different qualifications. Not a single person I asked had done anything more than glanced through my resume. If they had they would have realized I was not what they were looking for and I wouldn't have made the trip. Much of the process, including the actual interviews seemed rushed and poorly prepared.

The process was a sequence of 1:1 interviews that included questions regarding experience, technical questions, and behavioral questions. Nothing special here.

Most of the interviewers were laid back and friendly, but at least one was rather in your face. Perhaps just an act for the interview to see how I'd react, but I don't believe so. I noticed here and with some other interactions with Intel people that a larger than normal number have a high level of undeserved over-confidence. As one example in the interview I had 2 people who were absolutely certain about a question I asked about the company despite giving different answers which also both disagreed with the research I did beforehand.

After almost 2 months I have not heard back from the company at all, which I think is poor etiquette.

Interview Question – They asked some reasonably simple logic problems that they also wanted me to program. This person seemed to think I did a lot of programming, and I don't know why. The process of programming on a white board seemed like a strange task for this job.   Answer Question

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Design Engineer
Folsom, CA

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Intel Corporation in February 2012.

Interview Details – interviewed for 3 rounds. each with a gap of a week. First two rounds were very easy. Third was difficult

Interview Question – questions completely on dynamic circuits. Comparison with static circuits   Answer Question

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Design Engineer
Hillsboro, OR

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

Interview Details – It was pretty easy interview, with basic question about digital design and vlsi design

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Design Engineer
Chandler, AZ

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

Interview Details – Phone Went fine and Onsite went fine and only had one bad round in onsite and no offer ;(

Interview Question – Asked Laplace transforms   Answer Question

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Design Engineer
Hillsboro, OR

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

Interview Details – Phone interview followed by on-site interview of 6 rounds. Comp-arch, digital design & validation related questions. Very friendly people.

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Design Engineer
Hillsboro, OR

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

Interview Details – - Applied online
- Contacted on phone by manager (quick background check)
- Contacted again by manager (a few technical questions and scheduled on-site)
- Completed 1 day on-site interview in Hillsboro, OR

Overall, the interview process and questions are straight-forward.

Interview Questions

  • Find the transfer function of a simple feedback loops such as LDO and PLL   View Answer
  • Explain setup and hold time, discuss their importance   View Answer

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