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Intel Corporation Interview Questions

Updated Aug 15, 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Community Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hillsboro, OR
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Intel Corporation (Hillsboro, OR) in May 2016.

    Interview

    Interview process was easy and friendly because I have highly specialized skill sets that perfectly matched with the position. I had also been referred by two people internally, both of whom were much higher up on the org chart that the person who interviewed me.

    What I want to point out is that after the first interview (in which the interviewer said she wanted me to talk to the her boss the next day) the interviewer emailed me to say that I couldn't even be considered for the contract position specifically BECAUSE I had been referred by other Intel employees. She said she found out there was a rule against hiring contractors who were referred internally.

    I was quite shocked because I'd worked as a contractor for Intel in the past and that was a referral. I explained this to her in an email but she never responded. I asked the people who had referred me what they knew about this. Obviously, they wouldn't have referred me if they thought that would negate my chances. They said they'd never heard of this new rule either.

    I still don't know if there actually is a new rule at Intel that prohibits internal contractor referrals or if the person who interviewed me was confused, or if she just made that up because she changed her mind. I'd like to know for the future.

    Interview Questions

    • She didn't ask any hard questions. She just talked about the position.   1 Answer

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    Community Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Intel Corporation (Hillsboro, OR).

    Interview

    Discussion of prior experience and plans around what I'd do in this job. Easy and fun conversation with a group; felt casual and comfortable.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    None

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    Construction Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Intel Corporation (Chandler, AZ) in June 2011.

    Interview

    I initially applied online and I made sure my resume was personalized for the opening to increase my chances. The next day I received an email to complete additional employment application forms for the background check. Four hours after completing the online form, I received an email from the hiring manager assistant to schedule for an interview. Interview was scheduled on the following third week. The interview structure email was sent to me after two weeks with interviewers names and times. I also researched the interviewers on LinkedIn.com to find out about their professional background.
    I took time to research the company/department, what current projects they were working on currently and what they had accomplished in the past. I also prepared a list of questions I had for them. The day of the interview I arrived at their large and nice campus and someone escorted me to the interview offices.
    Interviews went very smooth, all asked behavioral questions to see if you are a good fit in their team. I prepared myself for such behavioral question using past experiences from school projects/internships. I also showed them that I researched the company and I knew alot about what they do. They were impressed how much i knew about the company and I also asked them about what is a typical day like (very important). After 4 interviews, I was exhausted, they took me out to a nice restaurant for lunch (that says alot about a company). The hiring manager said they were still interviewing and I would hear back from them in two weeks. Overall interview was smooth if you are prepared and ask the right question. I was very impressed about Intel and how well they treat their employees, its definitely a GPTW.
    Two weeks as promised the hiring manager called and said they thought I did well and wanted to bring me on board and that I would be hearing from the recruiter about salary and start date. I got a call the next day from recruiter, to discuss offer and start date. After I accepted the offer, the BI was initiated. Overall great experience.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you go about handling ambiguities on a projects?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    They offered me alot more that I expected but I still negotiated for more base salary + signing bonus. The recruiter forwarded the request to hiring manager who politely explained that offered salary was at the high end of the payscale for an RCG (grade 3). I ended up accepting the generous salary I initially received. Advise to everyone, your hiring manager sets your offer package not the recruiter.


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    Contractor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chandler, AZ
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Intel Corporation (Chandler, AZ) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Phone Interview took a few days. Sent Resume for finding a suitable match. The resume was screened and got an e-mail back. I went ahead and signed some papers. The papers were sent to the Chandler office.

    Interview Questions


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    Paralegal Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Intel Corporation in March 2012.

    Interview

    You will meet various members of the team. Mostly a discussion about roles, responsibilities and expectations. There was nothing too serious, or prep needed. It was easiest interview i ever had.

    Interview Questions

    • like i mentioned before, nothing too difficult. It was a very casual type conversation   1 Answer

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    Performance Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Intel Corporation.

    Interview

    I would never interview or even collaborate with the people in this team or recommend working with the people in this group. Manager was completely unprofessional and harpy. I was interviewed by people who were not even involved with the team and were unaware of why they were asked to interview me. I was interviewed by 5 people for 5 hours in succession. The manager and principal engineer who were initially forcing me to interview did not even have the courtesy to get back. I have a feeling their so called new project did not get funded.

    Interview Questions

    • Being asked to design a shared cache using hardware components????   Answer Question

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    Performance Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Intel Corporation (Austin, TX) in June 2016.

    Interview

    They go over your resume first. If they like you, they want you apply online if you have not done that then they call you for a phone screening. After phone screening, if you pass, they invite you for a f2f interview. You need to prepare for that and make yourself available for an entire day. If everything works well, they may interview you more or submit an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • What have I done in the area of CPU performance modeling   Answer Question
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    Physical Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hillsboro, OR
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Intel Corporation (Hillsboro, OR) in April 2011.

    Interview

    Received an email from the Physical Design team of Intel Corporation few days back. Included details of what to be expected and what they will offer. More of layout and design on Analog/Digital/RF/IO circuits , academic background they were looking for. Didn't tell me of the duration of interview and started with HR questions followed by technical questions mostly on CMOS Digital circuits.

    Interview Questions

    • CMOS Inverter , how to reduce the drive strength of Minimum size inverter   6 Answers
    • Difference Between SRAM and DRAM   2 Answers

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    Physical Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Intel Corporation (Fort Collins, CO) in March 2016.

    Interview

    Had one phone call via career fair and onsite interview. The interview panel members were very friendly and comfortable to talk to. The phone call was based on basic vlsi and logic design. Onsite interview covered vlsi, comp arch and logic design in detail

    Interview Questions

    • Vlsi, setup and hold time violation, pipeline, logic design   1 Answer

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    Physical Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Folsom, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Intel Corporation (Folsom, CA) in December 2015.

    Interview

    I got referred by a relative's friend. It was a phone screen and an on-site interview. Phone screen was a little over an hour long. Typical questions about resume, few straightforward behavioral questions (tell me about yourself, most difficult project you worked on, why your gpa is not a 4.0), and several technical questions. Be prepared to explain whatever you say. Onsite interview was panel style. They took me out to lunch before hand which was a nice gesture but I couldn't eat since I was nervous. The interview itself was straightforward, they told me about the position, asked me questions about my resume, asked me situational questions, and about 7 word problem puzzles/riddles. I worked out the puzzles on a whiteboard and explained what I was doing out loud. Included a deck of cards question, basic geometry, digital logic, scripting question, and a couple other straightforward circuit problems. When I got stuck the interviewers were helpful in pushing me in the right direction and I eventually got all of them correct. Whole thing took about 3 hours.

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