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Updated Jul 10, 2014
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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Intel Corporation.

Interview Details – Apply through employee referral. Overall if was good

Interview Question – Behavioral questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Yes


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Software Engineer
Santa Clara, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Intel Corporation in February 2014.

Interview Details – Just kind of called out of the blue. They didnt really interview me on much just asked basic c questions. Kind of easy to tell you the truth. If you have taken any sort of class in c your golden.

Negotiation Details – Nothing.


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Software Engineer
Sacramento, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Intel Corporation in January 2014.

Interview Details – Submitted resume in on campus career fair. one week later, phone screen. No further information yet.

Interview Question – Most of question about OS synchronization, mutex, semaphore, interrupt service routine, I/O handler, MSI cache coherence protocol.   Answer Question


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Software Engineer
San Jose, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Intel Corporation in April 2012.

Interview Details – Phone call and then two rounds of on-site

Interview Question – Synchronization (Semaphores and Monitors):   View Answer


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Very Easy Interview

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Software Engineer
Chandler, AZ

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Intel Corporation in June 2009.

Interview Details – Applied online; Phone call from hiring manager (behavioral interview); Phone call from 5 developers (technical interviews); Easier than software company interviews, questions involving knowledge of OOD/OOP, and specifics about C# .NET and Java; Knew more about programming than the interviewers themselves; Taught them all a thing or three

Interview Question – What is a delegate? Very tough. What is abstract class? Again, very tough. How to encapsulate variables? Please.   Answer Question


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Software Engineer
Hillsboro, OR

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Intel Corporation in April 2013.

Interview Details – Called up by hiring manager and enaged in an hour-long phone interview that seemed to center around all of the classes I was taking at that point. Flown out to Oregon and engaged in four separate interviews. Two of them were more software oriented. One discussed career desires, and one was mostly held because the person was asked to and had no interested in it.

Technical interviews revolved around C questions, code analysis, and language theory.

Interview Question – Coming from a C++ world, what does the static keyword do in a normal C program.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Offered less yearly than I was currently making and given estimates of projected employee bonuses to compensate. Negotiator balked when I suggested that it was a lateral salary transfer because Intel was such a great place to work.

Bonus expectations have yet to be met.


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Software Engineer
Hillsboro, OR

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Intel Corporation in November 2013.

Interview Details – It is an interview over phone call. Firstly, the interviewer introduced their teams and respect works. It is a team working on super computers. As a software team, they are doing testing in this new super computer. It works on a different OS other than Linux and Windows. Then after introduction, they ask me about my related experience in these fields.

Interview Question – Detailed experience in testing building new OS for a new OS.   Answer Question


Declined Offer

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Software Engineer

Interviewed at Intel Corporation

Interview Details – Met with a manager on campus and scheduled an on-campus interview. I had 4 back to back, each being an hour conducted by different people. It was very easy, almost conversational rather than an interview.

Interview Question – Lot of low-level questions on how virtual memory works, security and the different levels of encryption. Mostly about windows, even though I'm a mac guy.   Answer Question


No Offer

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Easy Interview

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Software Engineer
Portland, OR

I applied through a staffing agency and interviewed at Intel Corporation.

Interview Details – I applied for a contract position here and I was interviewed by a manger who has 16 years experience at Intel, Portland. I have a experience of 5 years in the software industry and I was applying for jobs after a 2 years break in my career due to family reasons. I had worked on a startup idea and built and published an app and that was my recent experience. The manager just started off by belittling my skills and experience. His exact words were "Why did it take you so long to complete and publish this application? Wasn't there any one behind you with a stick (to beat you) while you were working on this app? ". I was horrified by the language used by the interviewer and I never followed up with them with the next steps after this experience. I was not asked many technical questions or anything about my previous experience. I don't know what was wrong with this interviewer or if any other interviewer was shadowing him, but I also found him giggling and talking while I was answering his questions. If they did not find my skills aligned to the position during the interview or if they already found another candidate for this position, there was a dignified and decent way of letting me know about it. I found an amazing opportunity with a company larger than Intel and I am very happy at my current position.


Accepted Offer

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Software Engineer
Hillsboro, OR

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Intel Corporation in January 2009.

Interview Details – It really depends on the team you interview with. Generally we hire folks as contractors and then if they work out we try to bring them on as full time. A phone interview to screen and then an in person interview if things go well.

Interview Question – Logic puzzles are common.   Answer Question

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