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Updated Sep 16, 2014
Updated Sep 16, 2014
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    Validation Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chandler, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chandler, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Intel Corporation in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Met a recruiter at a campus career fair. He asked broad questions like "why do you want to be an engineer?" just to get to know my personality. He was very friendly and wanted me to succeed. A few days later, there was a phone interview. The questions weren't supposed to be difficult, but they focused more on embedded design. (My studies focused on analog circuits). I thought I did pretty poorly, and the interviewer said that I wasn't proceeding in the interview process, but about 3 weeks later they flew me down to Arizona for an on-site interview.

    The process was 5 one-on-one, hour long interviews. Each person asked about something different (one for behavioral, one for programming skills, one for digital logic, etc.). I had to use the whiteboard often to draw schematics or show my ideas and my thought process. I got along well with most of the interviewers but I think the actual hiring manager didn't like me. Recieved an email a few days later saying that I did not get the job.

    I pointed out my lack of digital experience several times, but I'm surprised I still made it that far through the interview process.

    Interview Questions
    • Given this circuit, how can you redesign it to use fewer logic gates?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Component Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Folsom, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Folsom, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Intel Corporation in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    I had a telephone interview and the questions where pretty basic ... what is a State Machine? What is a Latch? How do you construct a TFF our of a DFF? ... I passed the telephone interview and I was asked to come onsite. Everything that I studied pretty much came up in the onsite interview ... however, question began to get harder beyond the scope of what I had either put on my resume, or in the actual application. What I noticed in the paperwork was that although the position that I was applying for was for a Recent College Graduate (RCG), the paperwork showed "experience" ... I had experience as a Apps Engineer, but not as a Component Design Engineer. Given that I was applying for something entirely different (Verilog, Timing related, Synthesis related) and just had graduated from a Masters program, I still was being considered an experience candidate. Make sure that you tell them that if you apply as a RCG, that it should be that way and not as an experienced candidate.

    Interview Questions
    • It was a CPU question at the gate level ... I have never seen this question in either of my Bachelors or Masters level classes. It was not a question about the CPU Architecture to be clear.   Answer Question
    • Please try to be as detailed as possible regarding the technical question, business case, etc.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Intel Corporation in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was working as an Intern and applied through internal website. There was an initial talk with the hiring team about my current project. Then two weeks later, a full day interview was scheduled. Multiple areas of computer Science curriculum were tested. One round was on virtualization and communication stack in VMs, one round on networking, one round was on Graph theory.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Core OS Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Folsom, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Folsom, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Intel Corporation in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted in March, 2014 by a recruiter. One Engineer called me and asked OS based questions such as semaphore, interrupt controller etc. Then he called for onsite right away. Onsite interview consisted of 6 interviews. I was asked about cache coherency protocols like MSI, MESI, their state diagrams and explain each transition. Other questions include bit manipulation, optimization of algorithms, codes, operating system concepts etc.

    Interview Questions
    • optimization of algorithms, codes sometimes are bit challenging   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Manufacturing Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hillsboro, OR
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Intel Corporation in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied under Veteran opportunity; No job description provided for Manufacturing Technician. Any EE could easily pass this interview. Portland is known for hiring desireables; apparently, and EE major, Veteran, who passed 4/4 questions with the technical portion missing from their folder isn't desireable.

    Interview Questions
    • Veteran. Female. Electrical Engineer degree.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    BIOS Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    V organized interview process. Interviewers were knowledgeable and respectable.Got 1 break in between. White board coding. System level questions , puzzles.Asked in depth on projects done on resume. Behavioral questions : what would you do if employee in team is not finishing projects on time ?

    Accepted Offer
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    Senior Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Intel Corporation in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    7 persons with different background to interview technical, personality and even entertainment and system high level background do not ask for details but just overall.
    Salary negotiation are little bit slow as Intel pay includes lots portions, base pay is always not attractive.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The process takes one day and goes smoothly. Different interviewers focus on different domains, such as programming language, document reading and understanding, team cooperation and others. It is not easy to answer all questions. You need to think fast and give good answers. These interviews are quite smart. The technical questions are well prepared.

    Interview Questions
    • When the task is impossible to finish within the given deadline, what should you do?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Analog Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hillsboro, OR
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Intel Corporation in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Submitted an on-line application and had a phone-interview about a month later. The phone interview was very technical on your Ph.D. dissertation research and basic things on the job description. I had an on-site interview invitation on that day of the phone-interview.
    The on-site interview was even more technical, and I presented my dissertation research about 45 min including Q & A. Throughout the day, I was asked to answer very specific questions and even to use a whiteboard to answer technical questions. Be sure to prepare your on-site interview and read text books. Good luck.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I had not any negotiation since the offer was beyond my expectation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Validation Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chandler, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chandler, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency - interviewed at Intel Corporation in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview was a five person round table type of interview that lasted about two hours. I was offered the job before I made it back to my car in the parking lot. It was an EXCELLENT interview!

    Interview Questions
    • I was prepared, and the interviewers were prepared. In context, all of the questions were “easy.”   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They made a generous offer right out of the gate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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