Applied Materials Process Engineer III Interview Questions

Updated Aug 1, 2014
Updated Aug 1, 2014
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    Process Engineer III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Applied Materials in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Group interview followed with one on one interviews. Gave a presentation and answered questions. It was about my current research. Everyone is very friendly and smart. Questions to the point. They also briefly introduced their group and research, and ask me if I have any question.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Process Engineer III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Applied Materials in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Director of the group called me and asked technical questions based on my resume.
    I got another call after a week and wanted me for an on-site interview within 3-4 days.
    Staffs were courteous. The asked very general questions.
    Explain in brief your PhD research.
    Did you ever have any difficulty and if any, how you solved.
    There was no technical questions except how AFM and SEM works.

    Two weeks later got an email requiring to send background consent form and two weeks later I got the offer.

    Negotiation Details
    I had a window to negotiate when the HR said that negotiating will delay the current offer. I did not try anymore as I am bad at that.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Process Engineer III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Applied Materials in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    My PhD advisor knows an upper exec at AMAT, so I emailed them directly. He forwarded me to one of his Senior Directors. I mentioned that I was graduating soon and would be visiting the Bay Area, so he asked me to come in and speak with some people. It wasn't officially an interview, but it felt similar. I spoke with 4 senior directors for 30 min each, mostly about technical issues.

    Interview Questions
    • The interviewers asked very detailed questions about the technologies I would potentially be working on, and the potential difficulties in getting them to market.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Every benefit that I was interested in was already part of the package, so I asked for an additional 5% salary and my counteroffer was accepted an hour later.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Process Engineer III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Applied Materials in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied long time ago for some positions that I don't remember already. One day, an assistant of the hiring manager contacted me for an on-site interview (without any phone screen). I asked her what position I would be interviewed for and who the hiring manager is since I can't recall any positions that I ever applied for.

    On the scheduling part, they kept changing at last minutes, which is not very professional.

    As for the on-site interview, all interviewers (directors and managers) were nice and friendly except for the hiring manager. He was rude and picky about my technical background. He kept asking technical questions (sometimes non-relevant ones) to a point that other director stopped him. He never had eye contact with me and never mentioned himself as hiring manager, and left the room in the middle of the interview without notifying me first. Just left and was gone forever - no respect for people.

    I have a good impression for the company and its people except for this particular hiring manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you know what position you're interviewed for? Tell me why you fit this position.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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