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Intel Corporation Design Engineer Interview Questions & Reviews in Oregon

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
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
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
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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Design Engineer
Hillsboro, OR

The process took a day - interviewed at Intel Corporation in December 2010.

Interview Details – I got an email from the manager describing the details of the position and his interest in speaking about a potential position. I replied and fixed a date 4 days later. I was told that the interview would last for min 45mins and i should have a pen and paper for the whole section.

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  • Then i was asked about the CMOS Transistor combinatorial circuit design and transistor sizing   View Answer
  • Lastly i was asked about delay (i was given a situation where there were two circuit block and was asked to reduce the delay between them)

    I almost answered all the answers (may be missed on the 1st one of sequential question).

    Then we just talked about the position, what i will be doing and how was the team hierarchy.

    At the end i was told that they will contact me withing a weak.
    Overall experience was good.
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