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Helpful (2)No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at Intel Corporation (Hillsboro, OR).
I submitted my resume at a job fair and was contacted when a position opened several months later for a phone interview. Phone interview lasted ~45 minutes and was mostly behavioral questions and an introduction to the job tasks. I was invited for a site visit a few weeks later and did a full day interview with multiple current employees as well as a research presentation. Half of the interviews were pleasant and mostly focused on behavioral questions. The other half were very difficult, consisting of lots of high-stress questions about problem solving and technical questions about coursework from graduate school. I imagine their purpose was to push me to my intellectual limit and to see how I handled stress. Several people talked about the constant stress of the job and how tricky it was to maintain work/life balance. They did not make it seem like a desirable job, especially given how demanding it was.
- Given a basic description of a machine/tool and a scenario (i.e. this readout isn't working), how would you go about fixing it? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Intel Corporation (Albany, NY) in June 2015.
It was a campus interview. Intel had come to campus for an 'Info Session'. I submitted my resume to them after their talk and was called for a campus interview the next day. It lasted about 40 mins and the questions were entirely related to my research work. Later that day, I was invited for an onsite interview.
- Q. What maintenance work do you have to do on the equipment you use for your research? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Intel Corporation in June 2015.
Just had one phone interview. The interview was solely on my resume. And was asked questions related to the projects done in Grad studies. The interviewer then explained the role and what the position demands.
- Why should we hire you? Describe one situation where you worked with a company and made a real-life impact? Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Intel Corporation (Hillsboro, OR) in June 2015.
Applied through Collage and had the first interview with a area manager on campus. After the end the first interview which took 30 min he asked whether I'll be interested for an onsite interview.
- They were more interested in problem solving skills of the candidate. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at Intel Corporation (Hillsboro, OR) in June 2015.
A resume was submitted to the recruiter through out department. There was a hour long info session with pizza, attended by 50 people. I was selected for an on campus interview, which seemed to be an initial screening to see the seriousness and potential fit. It was essentially a resume discussion and lasted 20 minutes. This lead to an on site interview, which took all day. This included a thesis presentation, and numerous two on one interviews, a window tour, and lunch. I was lead to believe that they select the majority of qualified candidates for an on campus interview, then somewhere between 10 and 20 percent of those for an on site interview, and then they extend an offer to slightly more than half of those that are flown to Portland, OR.
- Questions were to determine how you work with people, or how your thought process works. Nothing was pulling specific technical knowledge. 1 Answer
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Intel Corporation (Hillsboro, OR) in June 2015.
Got invited to interview at the Hillsboro location after an on campus interview. The interview consisted of several parts: a presentation of my research, a team interview, a technical interview, and several 1 on 1 interviews. None of the interviews or presentation had any overlap in the people present, so it meant there was a lot of repetition. The interview lasted around 6-7 hrs. The offer came about 4 weeks after the interview.
- Most interview questions focused either on how you would work in a team or the technical aspects of my research. None of the technical questions were particularly difficult. Answer Question
Helpful (4)No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Intel Corporation (Philadelphia, PA) in May 2015.
Half an hour on campus interview. 5 ~ 10 minutes briefly introduce my research work. Then a behavioral question. The interviewer is extremely nice. Lastly we discussed about the working environmental at company culture of Intel. Happy conversation.
- How do you balance you life and work. Answer Question
Helpful (17)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at Intel Corporation.
It was a phone interview with a hiring manager first. It took about one hour with questions about my background, my school, my resume, and behavior questions. It was a good opportunity for the manager to know me and for me to present myself. The most important thing is to know what you put on your resume and do not leave an impression that you overly decorate your resume. I got a on site interview invitation at the end of the phone call. It surprised me at that time since I thought they needed some time to consider my performance. 3 weeks later, I went to the onsite interview. The experience of the on site interview left me a very positive impression of intel. The interviewers were very nice and professional. I know one day interview can be exhausted, but I think I prepared it well. I rehearsed my presentation very carefully before I went there, so I think I did a pretty good job of time control. Most of the questions were behavior questions and technical questions of my presentation. In general, all discussion was of PhD level, so make sure you know what you talk about. The whole process of the on site interview took from 8:30 to 4:45.
- How to deal with conflict in my research group? Answer Question
Helpful (5)No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Intel Corporation (Hillsboro, OR) in April 2015.
Got the refer from a previous memeber from my lab, and got the email to arrange a phone interview in one week. The phone interview took about one hour, a lot of behavior questions and technical questions. It was focused on instruments and trouble shooting skills. At the end of the phone interview I was invited for on-site interview after 3 weeks. The on-site interview was very intense, including one hour presentation, and 6 one to one interview, each about one hour. Still focused on technical questions, and behavior questions. Still trouble shooting ability, and the understanding of lab instruments are very important. The ability of locate problems and sensitivity of statistics is very important. How to handle relationship with boss and coworkers, communication skills are what they would like to hear. One of the interviewer was very strict, and tough, that might be part of the stress test. It has been almost 4 weeks since the on-site, and I am still waiting for the offer.
- Most familiar instrument, and how they work. Trouble shooting experience, and specific examples. Why do you want to work for Intel? What is the most difficult problem in the graduate study, and how did you solve it? How did I determine if a vacuum system has a very minor leakage. How does XRD work, and how did I determint if a sample is single crystal or not. Talk about yourself, whatever you like to talk. 1 Answer
Helpful (4)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Intel Corporation (Hillsboro, OR) in April 2015.
Interview started at 9:15 am. Met with an engineer who gave a high level overview of the position for 45 mins and answered questions. 1 hour PhD work presentation. 1 hour one-on-one interview. 2 hour lunch. 2 additional one hour one-on-ones with managers (the second one wasn't technical and was in charge of seeing you out). Finished by about 3:30 pm.
- Asked if I had any sort of tool ownership (very interested in this aspect). Since I have a lot of experience, we didn't even discuss too much - lots of back and forth Q&A both ways. Answer Question
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