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Updated Sep 16, 2014
Updated Sep 16, 2014
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  MacPherson (Singapore)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in MacPherson (Singapore)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency - interviewed at Intel Corporation in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    Initial phone call followed by f2f interview.
    Formal questions on programming and about the gsm domain knowledge also oops concept.after a week got a call and got the offer.
    Accepted offer.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Package?
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Circuit Design Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    2 interviews , the hiring process is quickly in general, the questions are average, the interviewers are gentle , i got their from the university .
    the first section is to talk about your self ,, then about your projects ,, then a 3 technical questions

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Validation Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chandler, AZ (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chandler, AZ (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Intel Corporation in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Met a recruiter at a campus career fair. He asked broad questions like "why do you want to be an engineer?" just to get to know my personality. He was very friendly and wanted me to succeed. A few days later, there was a phone interview. The questions weren't supposed to be difficult, but they focused more on embedded design. (My studies focused on analog circuits). I thought I did pretty poorly, and the interviewer said that I wasn't proceeding in the interview process, but about 3 weeks later they flew me down to Arizona for an on-site interview.

    The process was 5 one-on-one, hour long interviews. Each person asked about something different (one for behavioral, one for programming skills, one for digital logic, etc.). I had to use the whiteboard often to draw schematics or show my ideas and my thought process. I got along well with most of the interviewers but I think the actual hiring manager didn't like me. Recieved an email a few days later saying that I did not get the job.

    I pointed out my lack of digital experience several times, but I'm surprised I still made it that far through the interview process.

    Interview Questions
    • Given this circuit, how can you redesign it to use fewer logic gates?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Component Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Folsom, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Folsom, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Intel Corporation in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    I had a telephone interview and the questions where pretty basic ... what is a State Machine? What is a Latch? How do you construct a TFF our of a DFF? ... I passed the telephone interview and I was asked to come onsite. Everything that I studied pretty much came up in the onsite interview ... however, question began to get harder beyond the scope of what I had either put on my resume, or in the actual application. What I noticed in the paperwork was that although the position that I was applying for was for a Recent College Graduate (RCG), the paperwork showed "experience" ... I had experience as a Apps Engineer, but not as a Component Design Engineer. Given that I was applying for something entirely different (Verilog, Timing related, Synthesis related) and just had graduated from a Masters program, I still was being considered an experience candidate. Make sure that you tell them that if you apply as a RCG, that it should be that way and not as an experienced candidate.

    Interview Questions
    • It was a CPU question at the gate level ... I have never seen this question in either of my Bachelors or Masters level classes. It was not a question about the CPU Architecture to be clear.   Answer Question
    • Please try to be as detailed as possible regarding the technical question, business case, etc.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Intel Corporation in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was working as an Intern and applied through internal website. There was an initial talk with the hiring team about my current project. Then two weeks later, a full day interview was scheduled. Multiple areas of computer Science curriculum were tested. One round was on virtualization and communication stack in VMs, one round on networking, one round was on Graph theory.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Core OS Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Folsom, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Folsom, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Intel Corporation in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted in March, 2014 by a recruiter. One Engineer called me and asked OS based questions such as semaphore, interrupt controller etc. Then he called for onsite right away. Onsite interview consisted of 6 interviews. I was asked about cache coherency protocols like MSI, MESI, their state diagrams and explain each transition. Other questions include bit manipulation, optimization of algorithms, codes, operating system concepts etc.

    Interview Questions
    • optimization of algorithms, codes sometimes are bit challenging   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Manufacturing Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Hillsboro, OR (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hillsboro, OR (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Intel Corporation in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied under Veteran opportunity; No job description provided for Manufacturing Technician. Any EE could easily pass this interview. Portland is known for hiring desireables; apparently, and EE major, Veteran, who passed 4/4 questions with the technical portion missing from their folder isn't desireable.

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    • Veteran. Female. Electrical Engineer degree.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    BIOS Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    V organized interview process. Interviewers were knowledgeable and respectable.Got 1 break in between. White board coding. System level questions , puzzles.Asked in depth on projects done on resume. Behavioral questions : what would you do if employee in team is not finishing projects on time ?

    Accepted Offer
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    Graduate Technical Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Intel Corporation in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    In the first round candidates were selected based on your resume. No aptitude test like other companies. Then there was 1 Technical round. If you get through then next round is HR. Else you'll be called for technical interview by other teams. This process might go for around 6 rounds. Even after that you don't clear then you are not selected. HR round is basically tests your Emotional Quotient (EQ). Normal HR round. Just for formality sake.

    Interview Questions
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    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Intel Corporation in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    7 persons with different background to interview technical, personality and even entertainment and system high level background do not ask for details but just overall.
    Salary negotiation are little bit slow as Intel pay includes lots portions, base pay is always not attractive.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

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