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Intel Corporation Interview Questions

Updated 15 Nov 2014
Updated 15 Nov 2014
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    Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    CVs were submitted directly to the concerned HR from the campus. In about a week's time, a shortlist was published and telephonic interviews were conducted. Result was rolled out in about a week's time with offer letter and other documentation soon after that.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were basically around my course work and any experiences with embedded systems.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Technical Marketing Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Intel Corporation in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied for this position on the Intel website. The online application form is fairly standard without any role-specific questions.

    This was followed up by a telephone interview a month later. I was asked the following questions as a skills / background check on the kind of experience I had:

    - Have you worked in a design or applications role? If so, what?
    - Do you have any previous experience of working in a related industry prior to university (e.g. as a technician)?
    - Do you have any experience of circuit design or simulation work? If so, what?

    Based on the phone interview, I was given a callback to come for a face-to-face interview. This was at Intel's Swindon facility, which had quite a beautiful "campus" like feel to it. The first half of the interview was an hour long, and with two engineers in their Embedded Systems Group - one specialising in software / middleware, and the other specialising in hardware. They asked me to talk through my relevant experience during internships and academic projects in hardware design and testing, as well as giving a better overview of the role.

    The second half of the interview was with two managers from the same group, again an hour long. This was focussed more on my generic teamwork skills, and a long discussion on what I wanted to do with my career, where I think I'd fit into the role, et al.

    Overall, I found during the actual interview day experience that the interviewers were very forthcoming in answering questions honestly, and they seemed to be nice, friendly people.

    However, the post-interview experience leaves a lot to be desired. I wasn't given a timeline on when they would take a decision, and when they finally did the deadline kept shifting. While my contacts at Intel were quick to respond during the interview process, post-interview they didn't seemed to care as much. Never replied to my emails asking for feedback, nor did they reply to more administrative questions that I asked about getting my travel expenses refunded. This follow-up made me rethink whether I would ever want to work for Intel in the future.

    Interview Questions
    • Intel repackages certain Core line processors with some features disabled under the Pentium brand name. Can you name which features are disabled or what the difference is for current generation "Pentium" brand processors?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Intel Corporation in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Online application followed by an invitation to an assessment day. The assessment day begins with an initial reception where you meet all the other candidates. This is followed by a schedule brief from the Hiring manager. You will be given a personal timetable which consists of the times/rooms for each interview and activity of the assessment day. There are two interviews: one behavioural/one technical. Then a final group assessment The behavioural interview involves drawing relevant examples from your past experience to demonstrate your approach to different situations. The Technical interview is slightly more intense than the behavioural interview as the interviewers are trying to gauge exactly how much you know and how far your skills go. You will be asked to elaborate on the technical skills listed on your CV and to demonstrate them. Your group assessment will require you assert your problem solving and team working skills. For my group assessment I was blindfolded and given 4 differently shaped and coloured objects. As a group we were told that for each candidate there should be 5 of each shape in 5 different colours. And between us, 2 of the objects are missing overall. So, we had to work together to work out what the missing objects were. I was one of the people with a missing object. We got 45mins for this exercise but it doesnt take that long.

    Interview Questions
    • The technical interview was the most demanding part of the day in comparison to everything else.During the fixed part of this interview I was shown a computer motherboard and then asked to demonstrate my knowledge of its architecture by 1) Identifying all the main components 2) Identifying the function of all the main components 3) Describing the typical boot-up sequence of a Computer (CPU, BIOS etc)
      The rest of the interview was a discussion directed by the technical skills laid out in my CV.
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Finance Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Campus Recruiting: Two 45-minute interviews back-to-back, 7 questions in each interview for 14 total questions. Some of the questions are repetitive, but they want to see if you improve your answer the second time. I talked to two employees that work in finance, not recruiters. They called me the next day to let me know I had an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you had to influence your superiors.
      Tell me about a time you had a difficult group member.
        Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Applications Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Met with recruiter at university career fair. Scheduled an on-campus interview the next day. Mainly behavioral with a surprise general technical question at the end (Interpreted vs Compiled). E-mail from main Intel IT recruiter to schedule two more interviews. First was mostly technical, went over my resume and asked me to elaborate, asked what areas I was interested in. Second was entirely to discern which area I was interested in and which project I should be placed in.

    Interview Questions
    • While considering your computer science background, if you had all the money you wanted, what would you spend it on?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Software Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied through job portal. Got an email for a initial screening call from the manager. Project related questions.
    Then 1 technical interview from the architect. Questions werent very tough. Caches, OS related questions, SQL and database questions and some Perl questions.

    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    D1C Process Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Intel Corporation.

    Interview Details

    Pretty easy process. Met with the recruiter at college career fair, got invited for in-person interview the same day and had the interview following day. The recruiter called in 3-days time to offer me to fly out to Oregon for the field interview. On-site interview was pretty much behavioral; all the interviewers just explained about what each department did and how I would fit in. Had 6 interviews with managers and an hour presentation about my Master's Thesis work. Got an offer in exactly 4 weeks time.

    Interview Questions
    • Everyone will ask
      1. How do you troubleshoot machines
      2. How do you deal with a difficult member in a group

      Nothing was unexpected.
        Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Graphics Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied Online for the position also was referred by a friend for the position.The process took two to three weeks.Both rounds were telephonic.
    In the first round was asked about my resume, couple of projects that I had listed on my resume and some basic question like pointers, diff between pass by value and pass by reference, and some os related questions like semaphores, scheduling algorithms.

    Interview Questions
    • The second round was a week after the first one and was questioned on C/C++ basics like static, extern keyword, inheritance, polymorphism virtual functions. Also was asked some logical questions like reversing a string(how would you do it and tell some test cases for it).Identifying the the no of bits set in a char.Also some questions on virtual memory, paging segmentation.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Intel Corporation.

    Interview Details

    I got referred by an acquaintance to the Windows OS team at Folsom. The overall interview process was around 3-4 weeks. I had an initial round of phone interview which concentrated on general operating system concepts.

    I was invited for an onsite interview at Folsom, CA. It was the worst experience that I have had in an interview. I think that the decision regarding hiring was made well before actually even interviewing me. There were 7 rounds of technical interviews. First round was good with generic discussion about my projects, operating system concepts etc. Second round was by an engineer with no proper communication skills, he was rude, unwilling to hear to my approach to problems. This was supossed to be a x86 coding round when I had no where listed that on my resume.

     Most of the rounds were primarily concentrated on computer architecture when I had very limited knowledge on the same. The interviewers seems very inconsiderate of the fact that I was a computer science student and not a CE student.

    The lunch interview was a pain, right from the moment we left the meeting room, till we came back the interviewer was constantly asking questions, with very limited time given to even have my food. I was expected to code on paper even the lunch interview round which seemed pretty insane to me.

    The worst part was the same team at Hillborough had no CE questions at all that were asked while interviewing the candiates.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the difference between pentium 4 pipeline and RISC pipeline. What is the first instruction that the CPU executes. Write the PIN diagram of 8086 processor.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Intel Corporation.

    Interview Details

    I take part in the onsite interview. There are four rounds. Interviewers include: two software engineers, manager and director. Most technical questions are fair, covering work experience and algorithm. Algorithm questions are in average difficulty. Besides, they also ask some behavioral questions, for example, teamwork, cooperation, leadership, etc. They're also interested in why you choose this company and how you will demonstrate you will be competent for the position.

    Interview Questions
    • One algorithm I still remember is a shortest path question for horse to jumps from one point to another point in chess panel.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

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