KLA-Tencor
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Updated Jun 7, 2014

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Applications Development Engineer Interview

Applications Development Engineer

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

Interview Question – what do you think of using ANSYS?   Answer Question

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Senior Marketing Manager Interview

Senior Marketing Manager

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in October 2013.

Interview Details – submitted resume on line.
phone interviewed with a recruiter for 45 minutes, and got invited for onsite interview.
onsite interview began very early, with a presentation. the interview coordinator forgot to inform me about the presentation. I found some inconsistency in the interview schedule, and asked for clarification. Then she told me I need to give presentation, just 2 day before the interview, so I spent quite a bit time on it, that was probably not a good use of my time right before the interview.
1:1 interview with 6 people, each lasted for 40 minutes.

Interview Question – Nothing special. but seemed they prefer internal candidates.   Answer Question

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Control Engineer Interview

Control Engineer

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at KLA-Tencor.

Interview Details – Email contact, phone interview, and onsite interview + seminar

Interview Question – 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

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Field Applications Technical Internship Interview

Field Applications Technical Internship

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed 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,

Interview Question – none   Answer Question

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Mechanical Design Engineer Interview

Mechanical Design Engineer
Milpitas, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – Question related to GD&T: What is projected tolerance?   Answer Question

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Electrical Engineer Interview

Electrical Engineer

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Interview Details – 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

Interview Question – do you know CCD   Answer Question

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Inventory Planner Interview

Inventory Planner
San Jose, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed 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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Human Resources Internship Interview

Human Resources Internship
Milpitas, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – It was a General Knowledge question.   Answer Question

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Field Applications Engineer Interview

Field Applications Engineer
Rochester, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in September 2013.

Interview Details – 1. Core strength and weakness
2. Provide an example of technical challenge
3. How do you know the company
4. many things to do or single thing to do at the same time
5. what is you favorite carrer/job without morning alarm
6. what the company doing
7. How to deal with a tough customer

Interview Question – Normal behavior questions   Answer Question

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Intern, Applications Development Engineer Interview

Intern, Applications Development Engineer

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed 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

Interview Question – the algorithm test   Answer Question

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