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Updated Aug 26, 2014
Updated Aug 26, 2014
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    Tech Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Intel Corporation in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    6-7 Rounds of discussions starting from Engineer/Lead level to Manager, Sr. Manager, Director and HR.
    Each round has a different set of questionnaire, ranging from Microprocessor Architecture like Bus Architectures, Cache hierarchy and coherency, cryptography etc.. to aptitude puzzles and attitude related discussions as well as behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No Sal negotiation is encouraged.
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Intel Corporation in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Since the interview was through employee referral, the project manager arranged the interview.
    There was one telephonic round in which I had to explain about my current project and some questions related to device drivers.
    Subsequently, I was called for a face to face interview at Intel, Bangalore. This was a marathon with 6 interviewers coming in one after the other for a total of 6 hours. One focused on behavioural aspects and the rest were all technical. There were C questions (my preparation of having a look at the top 50 C questions in stackoverflow was quite useful). There were some questions on computer architecture and some on hardware aspects of device level communication protocols. Most interviewers based their questions around my project.
    Overall, I felt that this is how any company should conduct an interview if it is has to avoid dealing with bad candidates later. A few weeks later, the HR called and asked some details about my education and employment history.

    Interview Questions
    • Was asked to explain the I2C communication protocol in detail.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Did not have to negotiate as the offer was better than what I asked.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Component Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter - interviewed at Intel Corporation.

    Interview Details

    telephonic 1 hr . bit grilling (on cmos and digital concepts). Face 2 face was focused mostly on basics and past experience.
    questioned asked was
    1. DDR interface and controller design details. basic memory concepts
    2. Basics of cmos logic. channel modeling. etc.
    3. verification mindset check. provided with PCI related system and asked what all things to take care in validating it.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    not much.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    3-4 rounds of technical interview and 1 HR interview. Since it was for a position of intern, it wasn't much tough. Intel doesn't conduct aptitude tests. They check you knowledge and problem solving ability.

    Interview Questions
    • It included cloud computing, networking and security related questions. Also many questions on OS and academic projects.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Graduate Technical Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Intel Corporation in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Consists of Three tow five rounds. First round will be basic interview questions and about your interested domain. Second will be more questions related to domains. Third round will be HR or there will be more technical rounds if they are not satisfied.

    Interview Questions
    • I don't remember any such question. Most of them are basic questions.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Intel Corporation in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was initiated from department. Two/Three rounds of technical interview and final HR interview. All were telephonic interviews. Technical Questions were basics of digital design, they gave a choice though to choose the subject. HR questions are ethical questions, you must be honest in your answers. The interviewers were very friendly.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions will be asked from nowhere, but if you are good in basics it is easier to crack. One of the question was to design the digital logic for a majority encoder of 5 inputs.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Engineering Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Intel Corporation in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Career Background
    Elaborate 2 Key Achievements
    Elaborate 2 Challenging Situations
    Strengths and Weaknesses
    Knowledge about IT Technologies, especially SAP CRM
    Knowledge about Business Domains such as Supply Chain Mgmt
    Knowledge about Software Engineering Processes, especially Agile Development Methodology
    Prior Challenges and Learnings with People Management
    Personal Interests
    Educations Background

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Manager seemed to be only handling mundane people issues, with no competence in technology or business

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Human Resources Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Bangalore
    Anonymous Employee in Bangalore
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Intel Corporation in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    It included a lot of rounds but just F2F. a lot of conversations with different levels which got monotonous and repititive in nature. There are no written rounds for the title applied for. Overall a good experience but got to learn quite a bit in my various interactions with different people.

    Interview Questions
    • Most challenging situations to handle and how best did I handle it and what management concepts were used. How did the recent recession impact the economy. Situational questions which were like a double sided sword since all options sounded right but only one was most appropriate   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Component Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Intel Corporation in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Given significant time on resume. Prepared for apti also but focus was on digital and analog circuits. As my thesis was devices based hence also prepared semiconductor devices.
    Selection Procedure: Not very sure about short listing. Shortlisted people were there from all spectrum of pointers. No written test. There were two rounds of interview, in first Tech (more focus) + HR and in second more focus was on HR.

    Interview Questions
    • Other: How to reduce power and delay for given circuit? What are present problems industries facing? How to reduce leakage? How to reduce switching activity? Questions from memory, CMOS, Charge sharing etc   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Intel Corporation in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    They shortlisted 130 students based on their C.V. Interview was for 1 day. There were 5 rounds. 3 technical rounds, 2 HR rounds.
    Key things to be thorough with : -
    1. Contents in C.V.
    2. B E Final year project.

    Interview Questions
    • Things asked in interview

      Difference between
      - malloc and calloc
      - new and malloc
      - Constructor and destructor
      - Abstraction and encapsulation
      - Semaphore and mutex
      - Overriding and overloading
      - C and C++
      - C++ and Java
      - Struct and Union
      - Struct and class
      - Static Variable and normal variable
      - Class and Interface

      KEYWORDS
      - extern
      - Volatile
      - Virtual
      - Final
      - Const
      - Abstract
      - TRY CATCH FINALLY THROW
      - Heap
      -

      * Programs
      - Binary to Int (vice versa)
      - Swap 2 numbers without third variable
      - "Bit Manipulation"
      - Write a method which finds the maximum of two numbers You should not use if-else or any other comparison operator.
      - Linked list
          - Create list, node
          - Insert node
          - Delete node
          - Remove duplicates in unsorted linked list.
          - Find element
          - Doubly linked list operations

      - Stack Queue
          - Implement stack, queue
          - Single array to implement 3 stacks
          - Implement queue using 2 stacks
          - Given a sorted (increasing order) array, write an algorithm to create a binary tree with minimal height

      - Tree
          - In, pre, post order traversal
          - Insert node
          - Delete node
          - "Breadth first search"
          - "Depth first search"

      - Bit Manipulation
          - and (&), or (|) , xor (^) operations
          - Integer to binary (vice versa)
          - To know the number is odd without using "%" (mod).
          - Set 5th bit to 1.
          - Write a function to determine the number of bits required to convert integer A to integer B. Input: 31, 14 Output: 2

      - String operations
          - All unique characters,
          -Anagrams, Reverse string,
          - Remove duplicates,
          - Replace ' ' (space) with '%20'
      - Matrix

      * Sorting
      Bubble Sort:
      Selection Sort:
      Merge Sort
      Quick Sort
      Bucket Sort (less importance)

      Data structures
      - array
      - Linked list / Doubly linked list
      - Trees
      -

      * OS and CO Concepts
      - Semaphore
      - Addressing modes
      - Context switching
      - Virtual memory concept, Paging, mapping.
      - Threads
      - CPU Scheduling
      - CPU Scheduling Algorithms
      - Deadlock
      - Segmentation, Data segment and code segment

      System Software
      - Compiler
      - Assembler
      - Linker
      - Loader

      All linux commands
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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