Intel Corporation Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Jul 25, 2015
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Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Intel Corporation (Santa Clara, CA) in January 2015.

Interview

it is a nice experience. first round was phone interview, and invited to be onsite. Talked to 5 people in 4 hours. They are patience and provided clear explaination for questions. It was white boarding coding. computer basic questions, algorithms and data structure

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hillsboro, OR
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Intel Corporation (Hillsboro, OR) in May 2011.

    Interview

    phone interview followed up by full day interview session. Met with many people in 1 hour back to back interviews - exhausting. Each person covered a different area with some overlap. OK to not know the answer to come questions - not ok on other types of questions. New hires need to be ok asking questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Behavioral, logical(including *Moti Carlo algorithms) and electrical questions.   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Intel Corporation (Santa Clara, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I had a phone interview with the hiring manager who asked me to talk about my previous work experience and the relevant coursework. I was also asked some basic technical questions related to C++. After this i was called for an onsite interview which had two rounds. One was technical where i was asked questions related to Embedded Systems and Operating Systems.After this it was similar to a HR round where I was supposed to answer how I reacted to various situations at my previous work place.

    Interview Questions

    • Differences between Mutex and Semaphore...What is a Spin lock ? ....When would you use each of these? ..Difference between Structure and Union...   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Intel Corporation.

    Interview

    I applied through university. They shortlisted the candidates for a telephonic interview based on the resume. I got call from Hiring Manager for interview , there were total of 3 interviews all telephonic by different people from different location.

    Interview Questions

    • Interview questions were about the basics of operating systems, computer organization.   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hillsboro, OR
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Intel Corporation (Hillsboro, OR) in January 2011.

    Interview

    I only had on-site interview with Intel. Most of the questions revolved around my previous work as postdoctoral researcher and my research in school. The interview lasted from 10am - 5pm including lunch interview. I met with with 7-8 interviewers, but most of them were from single team. Lunch was with the manager and the program manager. It was a pleasant experience overall. Towards the end of the day the program manager encouraged me to stay over the weekend in Oregon to look around and enjoy the place.

    Interview Questions

    • OS fundamentals, memory consistency models, multithreading, caching.   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hillsboro, OR
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Intel Corporation (Hillsboro, OR) in June 2015.

    Interview

    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).

    Interview Questions

    • Write a recursive Java function to reverse a String object   1 Answer
    • Why should we hire you?   Answer Question
    • Why do you want to work at Intel?   Answer Question
    • How would you design a web service to limit a user to 1000 transactions per hour?   Answer Question
    • If you have 8 coins and one weighs more than the others, give three algorithms with their best and worst case comparisons. Which of the three algorithms would you use? Alright, code the algorithm.   Answer Question
    • Give an example of how you dealt with a stressful situation.   Answer Question
    • Give an example of how you dealt with an angry coworker   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    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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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Folsom, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Intel Corporation (Folsom, CA) in June 2012.

    Interview

    Process was Easy to moderate. Overall experience with HR and Hiring team was great. After the first telephonic interview, I was called onsite and the onsite interview had 9 rounds.

    Interview Questions

    • Algorithms, Dynamic Programming, Bit Magic, Puzzles, Advanced Data Structures   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Haifa (Israel)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Intel Corporation (Haifa (Israel)) in May 2015.

    Interview

    There were two interviewers, who introduced the department, told me about what they do in the department and what my role would be. It was the first interview out of two, if I passed the first. Then I was asked to tell about myself, about projects I did in university and asked some technical questions about things I mentioned. Then I was given a few programming assignments.

    Interview Questions

    • What is virtualization? Why is it needed?   Answer Question
    • Given an array of N bytes, how would you implement an malloc/free? How would you make it more efficient?   Answer Question
    • What difficulty did you encounter while working on a project? How did you overcome it?   Answer Question
    • How did you manage to work in a team on a project? (a team of 4 students)   Answer Question
    • What is virtual memory?   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Intel Corporation.

    Interview

    Phone first (asked what I can do and I did), and on-site (interviewd by 2 man, ask 2 question). nothing else ...................no more............sorry................................bala bala bala bala bala bala bala bala bala bala bala

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took a weekinterviewed at Intel Corporation in June 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online after noticing posts on LinkedIn. Had two rounds of telephonic interviews. Both were 30 to 40 minutes long. They were very supportive and brought out the answers from me by providing hints and encouragement. I had a very pleasant experience interviewing with both the engineers.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions mainly focused on the language C. The questions were directed towards gauging your understanding your understanding of how C works as a language and how compilers work in general. Questions included difference between C and Python, advantages of C, disadvantages of C.   1 Answer
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