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Intel Corporation Interview Questions in Santa Clara, CA

Updated Jun 6, 2014
Updated Jun 6, 2014
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    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Intel Corporation.

    Interview Details

    Mostly behavioral interview. They're not really into brain teasers/puzzles.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Senior Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Intel Corporation in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    My advising professor received an email from a former student saying he was looking for recent/soon-to-be graduates in Mechanical Engineering. I sent him my resume and the next day had an hour phone interview, consisting of the details of my engineering experiences and what I wanted to do in my career. The next week I had an informal interview in Santa Clara, mostly consisting of more questions about my engineering experiences, and a thorough tour of the facilities related to the position and a lot of detail about the specifics of the job (the hiring manager was very concerned both that I was a good fit for the job and that the job was a good fit for me). The next week I came in for a formal interview, consisting of a 30 minute presentation of my engineering experiences to the group and a series of one-on-one interviews with each member of the group. The questions weren’t too difficult, with the exception of a few technical questions (by the younger members) and one interviewer who had some sort of sheet of standard (mostly behavioral) interview questions for a process engineer.

    Interview Questions
    • Most unexpected: what are the 2 golden rules of an op amp (I’m a mechanical engineer)?   View Answers (2)
    Reasons for Declining

    The job sounded amazing, but I got another offer for another (also amazing) job which had a much better location with regard to family and affordable housing.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Intel Corporation in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Pretty nice group leader, the manager is kinda pushing. Take only one week from 1st phone call to get the offer. Two 15min phone interview. 5-6h on site. Already got a lot of info and warning from the manager about the hard work >=9h per day and on-call forever.... we'll see.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    on going
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Intel Corporation in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Received email about this position from the internal email system of our school, and I sent my resume to that person and given an interview over the phone. This position is to work on next-generation client(CPU) product in the area of architecture performance modeling and validation.

    Interview Questions
    • When browsing a web page, after clicking on the enter button, what happens sequentially from top to the bottom?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Intel Corporation.

    Interview Details

    Review resume frst then pick 2-3 candidates for the phone interview. With a minor technical questions, pick 1-2 persons for the on-site interview. During the onsite interview, mostly see the behavior and potential whether he/she can co-work with team members.

    Interview Questions
    • Are you willing to be a tool owner as a process engineer?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Software Validation Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a day - interviewed at Intel Corporation in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interview consisted of no visit to Intel, just 2-3 phone interviews of 1/2 hour each with members of the group. Immediate hire. Hired by resume skills mostly.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Temp job.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Senior Interaction Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 12 months - interviewed at Intel Corporation in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    The process was very similar to my experiences interviewing with other IT companies in Silicon Valley: first a recruiter contacts you via LinkedIn, you have a brief chat on the phone, then another HR person approaches you via email and arranges a f2f meeting with you and the hiring team. The on-site interview took 5 hours and included a 45-minute portfolio presentation to the group followed by four individual one-on-ones with the team members. They took a long time to get back to me after that but even though I didn't get selected (then), I appreciated the hiring manager calling me personally to tell the news instead of having someone from the HR send me a mass email.

    Interview Questions
    • There was one older gentleman who had been with Intel for 20-something years who grilled me on "why does Intel need to worry about the end users" and asked very detailed questions about how I would have solved this and that problem had I been an Intel employee which I found a bit uncomfortable. He was clearly one of those "dinosaurs" whose manager had told him out of the blue to become more user-centered, UX oriented etc. and he didn't understand why.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was very pleased with the offer and didn't feel the need to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Intel Corporation in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    Had 2 sets of phone Interview . First round was simple mostly the interviewer asking some basic OOD question and my past projects.

    Second Round was all technical questions.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No Negotiation as it was for internship.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Senior RF Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Intel Corporation.

    Interview Details

    I had several phone interviews and then invited for on-site. The phone interviews went well and I was reasonably interested to go for on-site, so I did. Around 12 people interviewed me through out the day and it was certainly exhausting. Most of the sessions were technical with some behavorial questions. Most people were really nice and polite. It is a new college grad position but I was asked questions which needed relevant industry experience to answer properly. I was clear about my qualifications and background before interviewing. I was nonetheless asked and grilled about topics I have nothing to do with. That was a little frustrating.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if you caught your immediate supervisor doing something illegal?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Job prospects did not excite me. The job seems more suited to MS level, not PhD.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Intel Corporation.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview, followed by onsite interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Mostly expected questions. C++ and algorithm questions were the hardest.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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