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Process Engineer III Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and 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.
Process Engineer III Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through other source and 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 Question – 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.
Process Engineer III Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and 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 Question – Do you know what position you're interviewed for? Tell me why you fit this position. Answer Question
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