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Updated Nov 13, 2014
Updated Nov 13, 2014
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    Applications Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at KLA-Tencor in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    My resume was passed along by a colleague who works at KLA-Tencor. I got a call by a recruiter out of the blue who proceeded to give me a somewhat rigorous technical interview (which was hard because I had no time to prepare), and it went so rough I honestly thought I would not get a call back. Nonetheless, I was invited for an on-site interview about two weeks later. It consisted of 5 half-hour interviews with different people on the Applications teams. Talked a lot about the nature of the position, since it required 50% travel. They were nice people but constantly interrupted the interview to take phone calls.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you develop a SEM technique for detecting structural defects in a sample? 27 balls puzzle.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Buyer/Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at KLA-Tencor in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I've got a call from HR first then another call from a hiring manager.
    My hiring manager was late to call more than 10 min. but it was okay. The call was very short and I was invited for on-site interview.

    On interview, 5 interviewrs were arranged. However they were very disorganized. 3 of them were not shown on time. I was wait for more than 10 -20 min. Two of them complained about their job functions which was not professional at all. I felt the job or company looks slow & not mch attractive.

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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Applications Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    email to me to see if we can have phone interview, then got a call from them. have little bit discussion

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    No Offer
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    Control Engineer Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at KLA-Tencor.

    Interview Details

    Email contact, phone interview, and onsite interview + seminar

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    • The phone interview was mainly about my background and role responsibility of this position. Then, I was scheduled to have the onsite interview. It's a full day long, seminar + interviews with 6 engineers there (~30 mins each). They described their hardware system and ask me how to synthesize a controller for position tracking purpose. Describe the controller design procedure. I also got a question regarding problem solving at customer site if the controller didn't work properly, what should you do? Other than that, the question related to my background and some technical issues they are facing with. I have a great experience of this interview.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Electrical Engineer Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    apply on online and get a email from the company.talk about something like beavour question and something about ccd CMOS.then no more contact

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    No Offer
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    Field Applications Technical Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at KLA-Tencor in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied to this position in the campus recruit online from the university website and then was told to have an interview in the second day after career fair on campus. The interview including information about this position, an introduction to myself, my strengths, my experience on how to solve problems, my experience on electronic devices,

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    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Intern, Applications Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at KLA-Tencor.

    Interview Details

    had one phone interview, all behavior questions. On-site interview includes an algorithm test to detect the defects in image

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    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Human Resources Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at KLA-Tencor in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied through university recruitment-got a phone interview-got an onsite interview-had 4 interviews with leadership and business partners-awaiting results

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Mechanical Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at KLA-Tencor in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    First, phone screening. then the HR set up an interview with the hiring manager on site. The interview went on for about 45 minutes. That was in Milpitas. After that interview, there should be another round of interview with the whole team.

    Interview Questions
    • Question related to GD&T: What is projected tolerance?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Inventory Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at KLA-Tencor in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interview was going really good, I actually felt comfortable about possibly working there, seemed like a nice place to work. The people seemed nice especially the guy doing the interview. But perhaps that was the problem, he seemed nice. But nice is not the lasting impression I have of this guy, he was actually quite rude. As we were talking he motioned for me to follow him, so I did. Did I mention we were still talking about the job as if the interview was still in progress as he was escorting me to the door and then said goodbye. This has to be by far the strangest way to show someone you must have said something wrong. This guy seemed to have all of a sudden make up his mind about something, and quickly. Usually if you answer something and they don't like the answer, they should get a little more information before deciding so quickly that you are not the one he is going to hire. Or at least come clean about what it was.
    After thinking about it though, when I was called about coming in for an interview I was mistaken for someone else 3 times in one phone call, but that was the fault of the temp agency. Made me think that he already knew who he was going to hire, I was just to make it look as if he interviewed others. It was really kind of strange how he just escorted me out the door while still interviewing me, so it seemed. I am chuckling about it but I am not laughing, I thought I would be a perfect fit for the position and I had almost 26 years experience at Stanford University. So what was the problem???

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    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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