Multiple Interviews at Intel !

May 29, 2018 37 Comments

Have multiple onsite interviews lined up at Intel for Hardware Engineering.

One of the teams I interviewed has come up with a verbal confirmation and they have shared their offer numbers over phone.

Haven’t accepted the offer yet.

What’s Intel policy with multiple team interviews?

How long can I hold on before confirming?

Should I inform other teams about this situation?

Kindly help me with the best steps in this situation.

Teams under consideration

Mixed signal


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TOP 37 Comments
  • Microsoft tzzm01
    Yikes Intel sucks as an employer. Is this a "get your foot in the door" move?
    May 29, 2018 22
    • Intel techymechy
      ruGg14- please believe me that you are not the only one working weekends, nights, at meal times, etc. I am doing the same. I don’t complain about the work, but I can say intel is a crappy place to work due to:

      1. Execs who do not tell the truth and milk the company for their gain(BK stock sale?)

      2. Middle management who are clueless about the technology and give rewards to their buddies and have no way of measuring contribution- hence meritocracy is dead.

      3. Stupid HR rules that protect the hideous management and hire/promote undeserving URM’s

      4. Lack of reasonable raises for the vast majority of employees yet execs and middle management get outrageous raises.

      Many of these heroic efforts you discuss are due to poor management.

      So, why is intel such a great place to work? This is not a criticism of my coworkers, but it is a criticism of the exec and middle management who are politically motivated and completely self serving.

      Our CEO has great influence on the HR management. HR’s sole purpose is to pay you the least possible and keep you working and to minimize the risk of lawsuits.

      You sound like a young , probably URM employee. Wait a few years and see if you change your opinion. A lot of my coworkers (including FLM) are great. A lot of the 2nd level management and almost all of the execs are upward managing, politically motivated, skum. These are the people who are setting policies and direction. The direction is bad for most of the employees. How can you justify that Intel is a good place to work?
      May 30, 2018
    • Intel ruGg14
      So I am a URM, living in my ivory tower and working in HR, and btw I am young. Can four of you get more entertaining?

      I am an engineer who trusts in our collective abilities at Intel to bring changes. We can't do that by constantly pointing to our shortcomings and pointing fingers and cribbing how shitty the place is. I won't waste time giving you rebuttals, as you are making broad statements. Join management if you don't like what they are doing. Any company is what you make of it.

      Only specific is the BK stock sale, I don't know what he gained by selling stock at a lower price, all I can say is Intel handled the crisis pretty well. There were like 20 times he could have dumped the stock. Also BK is an employee not Intel.

      When you say Intel is shitty place, it sounds like it is very much for four of you. In my close to 18 years in industry and a decade at Intel I have a very opposite opinion. Now maybe you guys are not good fits or you just need a better manager or a more exciting project.
      Its my humble request be objective and don't spread your individual experiences and paint them as norm. The normal engineers of Intel don't waste time on this forum venting.
      May 30, 2018
    • Intel sillycon
      Here are some facts for OP: intel has moved SOC to low cost labor, intel has moved and is continuing to move IP design to low cost labor, intel has lost and continues to lose top talent to top companies who are now designing their own chips because intel isn't cutting it as a supplier.
      Jun 1, 2018
    • Intel lisasu
      If a company has lifers, that is a bad sign. Most are incompetant and lazy and the pay is shitty.
      Jun 6, 2018
    • Intel Boo-boo
      I can not recommend that you come to work at Intel. My management is bad, at best, and makes the employees lives hell (unless you are a “favorite”- and favoritism is not based on contribution.).

      You only have so many tics of your heart. Don’t waste them at Intel. Otis really hard to get other jobs if you’ve been here too long. Other companies don’t value the intel ways of doing engineering, etc.
      Jun 6, 2018
  • Intel HR-LIES
    Intel pays 0.65 percentile compensation relative to its peers. If you’re C-grade talent, it’s the perfect place.
    May 30, 2018 0
  • Intel V. Putin
    Honestly, I cannot recommend intel as an employer. It really is a caustic, highly stressful work environment. The work doesn’t have to be stressful, but it is due to internally driven, political posturing by BOZO middle and exec management. It’s bad-runaway!
    May 30, 2018 0
  • Intel / Other

    Intel Other

    May 30, 2018 0
  • Intel V. Putin
    May I ask if you are female or a person of color?
    May 30, 2018 1
    • Intel techymechy
      Yes- the only USA people being considered in my area are URM’s. I ask the OP how they will feel getting preferential treatment because of the color of their skin or their sex? How easy will it be to work with non-URM’s who get shafted due to their status? Will you trust a management who supports these stupid policies due to political reasons and other management who blindly follows?

      Intel is a bad place for all employees- the BOZO management rules fro the top down to almost all levels.
      May 30, 2018
  • Microsoft doughnuts
    You can get offers from multiple teams, but teams are not allowed to compete with each other. Also, your recruiter will usually ask you if you have any other offers from within Intel.
    May 29, 2018 0
  • Apple Jamie23
    All I hear about Intel is that they don’t allow you to work past 5pm!!! In silicon valley that is so rare!
    May 29, 2018 3
    • Microsoft GoogleNext
      That can’t be real! So no VPN?
      May 29, 2018
    • Intel rnEn17
      Of course you can work as much as you’d like to (it’s even encouraged I think :)) What you said probably applies to contractors who are paid hourly. But that is true for other companies as well as far as I know.
      May 29, 2018
    • Intel V. Putin
      @Jamie23 - uh-no...that is incorrect. Inhell will work you like a dog and pay you much less than Apple. Intel is a crappy place to work!
      May 30, 2018
  • Intel rnEn17
    It’s totally ok to interview with multiple groups, it’s better to be frank though and tell each group you are also interviewing with others when they ask. But you won’t get more compensation since groups are not allowed to bid on offers. So if you decided to join another group than the one initial offered, unless it’s a different title/job code, the offer should be the same.

    I do think Intel is a good place for hardware engineers to learn so many aspects, compensation and politics aside.

    I don’t know about the mixed signal, core and server are not good choice; with Raja joining, I hope graphics now is moving toward better direction now, it was not.
    May 29, 2018 1
    • Intel UGeJ58
      I've definitely had the amazing opportunity to learn workplace politics. Great long term hardware skill
      May 29, 2018
  • Intel / Eng

    Intel Eng

    logic design Engineer. other interests photography, travelling, hiking, exotic food, tech. travelled 30+ countries and 7 continents.
    well my group hired a 10+ yr experienced person, career Intel, who doesn't know how to compile and run a simulation in VCS without an environment. The question was doesn't DA team do this kind of work..:) That's the kind of learning you will have at Intel, so decide wisely.
    Jun 6, 2018 0
  • Qualcomm Why though
    You can interview with multiple teams. Just inform that you have an offer from so and so group.
    It is very good to land in a profit making group. I have seen at my time in intel other groups would give 2-3x the raises plus promotions are easier too.
    As far as I know NSG and datacenter groups were making good money.
    The groups you mentioned are too big though to say which are better or not.
    Intel people can give you more insight on that.
    May 29, 2018 0