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I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Intel Corporation (Hillsboro, OR).
I had a 45 minutes campus interview and 1-full-day on-site interview at Hillsboro OR. The campus interview was very friendly, they are mostly interested in hearing what I do and giving me an understanding of the job and what they are looking for. The on-site interview had 4 one-on-one interviews with engineers/manager, 1 presentation, and a 2-hour lunch. Mostly behavioral questions with a few technical ones. The people were friendly and they were focused on letting me know about the company culture. It was a very positive experience.
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I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Intel Corporation (Hillsboro, OR) in September 2015.
Got referred by a friend to a team manager. The team manager liked my resume and scheduled a phone interview with me. Phone interview was mainly informing me about the job requirements and if I was interested and if I was willing to relocate to Intel Hillsboro location in Oregon. I showed interest and then an on-site interview was scheduled within a week. The onsite interview was an entire day. It started with a presentation of my PhD dissertation work for an hour, then 6 technical/behavioral interviews with a lunch break in between. Some initial interview advice: Learn these algorithms by heart: bubble-sort, selection sort, insertion sort, merge sort, quick sort, breadth first search (BFS) , depth first search (DFS) Learn basic data structures: Linked lists, hash tables, stacks, queues, heaps, binary search tree Learn basics concepts: Recursion, memory: stack vs heap, tail recursion, dynamic programming. C++ classes stuff like inheritance, polymorphism etc, You can use the "cracking the coding interview" book to learn most of the aforementioned stuff. Important note: Practice coding everything on a piece of paper, not on your computer. This will help build confidence and make the interview process go much smoother. I interviewed with Intel twice. First, a frame automation engineer position. The interview went horrible because I lacked confidence due to not practicing on paper beforehand and when they asked questions I fumbled a lot and time ran out. I wasn't given an offer for this position. The second position I interviewed for was a CAD engineer position. This interview went much better and I received an offer for this position.
- The interview questions at Intel depend on the position you apply for. There are usually two types of questions: Questions based on your research, and coding/analytical questions. Frame automation engineer interview questions: Coding questions: Write bubble sort, BFS, DFS, algorithms Write a recursive function to find a prime number Analytical questions: C1. Given a coordinate, how would determine if a coordinate lies within a set of coordinate that form a polygon (the problem is harder than it sounds) C2. Given an NxN rubiks cube, write an equation to determine how many cubes are on the outside CAD engineer interview questions: Analytical Questions C3. How would you represent a set of polygons using a data structure - basically a layer in VLSI C4. Given a set of polygons, determine if the distance between them crosses a given lamda value (DRC related VLSI question) C5. Give an example of the hardest bug you encountered and what you learned after debugging it. C6. Given two sets of coordinates, for each coordinate in one set, determine the closet coordinate in the other set. (determine in nlogn complexity) 1 Answer
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I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Intel Corporation (Hillsboro, OR) in June 2015.
I initially applied online and it took about two months to actually get called back. Once I got called back though, the process went very quickly! First, I was contacted for a phone screening that was pretty straightforward with a few behavioral questions and technical questions that felt like they were read off of a paper. After passing the phone screening I was contacted two days later with a second more technical phone screening. It also had a few behavioral questions and a few questions that actually asked me how I would design a program. A couple days after that, I was contacted for a flight out to the Intel campus for an in person interview. The flight scheduling was really nice, Intel covered everything (flight, hotel, car rental, food). The on campus interview was rather intense, not because it was hard but because it was draining. It started at 8:00 AM and I had interviews with 9 people (mostly 1 hour, but two were half hour) ending at 5:00 PM. The on campus interviews tended to always start with a behavioral question or two, then they would lead off into technical questions. I was asked to write code on a whiteboard, locate bugs in some printed code, write code on paper, and how I would design certain solutions (sometimes with code and sometimes with just a high level overview). The Intel campus was great! It was HUGE compared to what I'm used to. The campus had three food courts (which had some good food from the lunch that was provided for me), a spa and salon, massage therapist, gym (with karate and yoga classes at the moment, but I was told more are offered), play area (ping pong tables, pool tables, air hockey tables, and what's even better is people were actually playing!), US Bank branch (not just an ATM, but actually a desk with a teller), and health center with a doctor and nurses (you know, for all the injuries programmers get from typing. Actually, you can go there for all your regular checkups).
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I was prepared to negotiate to a higher salary, but the initial offer was actually higher than I expected. When I talked about it with the recruiter, she said that the extended a larger salary than normal to be, so no negotiation took place. If you do have to negotiate though, it sounded like the recruiter will need to take your requested salary and go back to the team you're applying for to request the new salary, so it may require a few phone calls.
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I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Intel Corporation (Hillsboro, OR) in August 2015.
I need to meet several interviewers by one by one in a meeting room where I can use a white board to answer their question. Each interviewer has different strong background especially for WiFi standard, signal processing, wireless communication, and programming. Between interviews, there is a lunch meeting with my manager.
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Intel Corporation (Hillsboro, OR) in August 2015.
A few engineers from Intel came to my university to recruit graduating doctoral students. At the end they collected resumes and emailed some students the next day for phone interviews. The phone interview was around a half hour on a Friday, and the interviewer said he would speak with groups at Intel and see if anyone was interested. The following Monday I received an email inviting me to fly out for an interview a week and a half later. The interview day started with a presentation of my thesis work and a technical interview with around 4 engineers. They took me to lunch and then a short tour of the fab, then the afternoon consisted of two interviews with a manager (one level up) and then an area manager (two levels up.)
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Intel Corporation (Hillsboro, OR) in August 2015.
Initial phone interview, pretty basic just to get the feel for the person/position. In-person interview with two people in the same role as the position to be hired. The position was a two-year temporary non-technical position and I know the technical positions typically have more extensive interviews, including discussing architecture problems, coding problems and other technically-based scenarios.
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- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Intel Corporation (Hillsboro, OR) in August 2015.
Thoughtful and relevant questions were asked. Process went quite smoothly as the position played well to my strengths. There were no hardball "gotcha" type questions. The hiring manager screened me via phone first, and then had me meet with a same-level colleague and a direct-report who I would be working with on a 1:1 basis. All questions were to the point about the work at hand. Process took a long time however. 1+ month from applying to finally hearing back from them. I attribute the success of getting the interview by staying in contact with the staffing agency that was recruiting the position for Intel, who in turn followed up directly to ensure my application didn't fall through the cracks.
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- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Intel Corporation (Hillsboro, OR) in August 2015.
The interview was a pretty standard one with about 8 one on one interviews with the engineers and 1 thesis presentation (~1 hour). Interviewers were very professional and nice, and it seemed like they genuinely wanted to know if I was the right fit for the position and the group by asking of a lot of behavior related questions.
- Give an example of a time where you had to take a preventive action against things that hadn't gone wrong but could very soon do in the way you carried out your experiments. Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Intel Corporation (Hillsboro, OR) in July 2015.
It was a whole day interview process from morning to evening. Research talk was the first thing on the morning followed by technical interview session and lunch with the manager and three more interviews in the evening.
- How did you manage to motivate yourself when the work doesn&amp;#039;t go as well as you had hoped for? 1 Answer
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Intel Corporation (Hillsboro, OR) in July 2015.
I applied through employee referral. I interviewed at Intel Corporation. 1st round on phone interview, about 40 min long, questions mainly about the technical questions, trouble shooting and some behavior questions as well, pretty standard. After 2 weeks I was brought to Hillsboro, OR for an onsite interview. Again, more technical and behavior questions. I was able to answer all the questions, however I got rejected in only 3 days.
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