KLA-Tencor Interview Questions

Updated Mar 5, 2015
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    Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at KLA-Tencor.

    Interview

    Applied online w/out a referral while finishing up my PhD.
    Head of hiring group called out of the blue for a 20 minute interview about my experience.
    Flew up to KT for a 30 minute presentation and 5 one-on-ones. Some of the 1-on-1s were pretty casual, some were more technical in nature.
    Was told they were going to make an offer but then had to fly up again to interview with the group VP. VP was late and the 1 hour interview turned into 30 minutes.
    Then got the offer and accepted it w/out any negotiation.

    Interview Questions

    • I had worked with some plasma chambers in grad school. They asked me the frequency at which the chamber operated, but I didn't know the answer. Totally ok to say I don't know.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    None

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    Applications Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at KLA-Tencor.

    Interview

    The hiring process is very long. They take you through several rounds of interview and conclude the process with several presentations. This is a very important position in that company and so you should be able to sell yourself well.
    They quiz you with some image processing problems which can be answered with some common knowledge. They give you problems which can be solved by using some technical algorithms. They have a technical round where they quiz you on your majors. The questions depend upon who interviews you. It is just the same team members quizzing you on your major's subject.

    Interview Questions

    • Image processing algorithm based questions were difficult during the time of my interview. But later when I thought about it, it was not unsolvable without prior knowledge in that subject. Need to be very analytic.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    campus recruit

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    Senior Systems Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at KLA-Tencor (Milpitas, CA).

    Interview

    Dropped resume at college job fair. Got a call a week later from hiring manager and had quick easy chat about job role and responsibilities. Came in for interview a couple weeks later and meet with people for 5 hours. Interviewed by 2 managers and a slew of peers. Nothing too challenging. Kinda fun actually.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle temperature fluctuations during wafer review process?   Answer Question
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    Associate Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at KLA-Tencor (San Jose, CA) in September 2014.

    Interview

    Technical problem solver with the ability to troubleshoot, pinpoint and resolve issues efficiently to reduce operational cost. Proficient with Optical and electro-mechanical systems as well as manufacturing integration and test processes. Eager to learn new skills and enjoys working in a team based environment and as an individual contributor.

    Interview Questions

    • • Test diagnosed and repaired printed circuit board to component level.
      • Installed and Calibrated print circuit boards in KLA-Tencor wafer inspection tool.
      • Troubles hooted all hardware and software related issues.
      • Used of test equipment such as Oscilloscope, DVM, power supply, function generator.
      • Worked closely with manufacturing and design engineering teams to insure better quality PCBs.
      • Performs operational test and fault isolation on systems and equipment
       
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at KLA-Tencor in May 2014.

    Interview

    submit my resume at college care fair
    got a call from the hiring manager and talked for half hour
    got a onsite interview one week later
    got a call after that said they will give me the offer
    Everything is great and people are helpful and nice

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing technical almost,
      Meet with 5 manager one by one.
      Great and nice people
       
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    Negotiation

    i didnt negotiate

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at KLA-Tencor (Milpitas, CA).

    Interview

    Phone interview, on-site interview

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate.

  8. Helpful (2)  

    Application Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    I got an email from the hiring manager first. Then I had an phone interview with him. A week later, I got noticed to have an onsite interview with them. I did a 1 hour presentation in the morning and meet about 8 ppl. Then I got phone call from the recruiter the second day after my interview

    Interview Questions

    • most of the question was related with my own presentation. So be confident about your own stuff and do you home work is very important.   Answer Question
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    Applications Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at KLA-Tencor.

    Interview

    phone interview and two on-site interviews

    Interview Questions

    • none. maybe some statistic questions about the signal treatement   Answer Question
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    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at KLA-Tencor (Milpitas, CA) in December 2013.

    Interview

    Very Efficient and straight forward. The whole process took less than a month from first contact to an offer. There was first a phone interview. When you pass that stag they bring you in for onsite interview. The onsite interview includes a two minute presentation of what the applicant thinks the role involves.

    Interview Questions

    • The normal generic questions. " Tell me about yourself and how you fit in the organization"   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    The salary was non-negotialble

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at KLA-Tencor (Milpitas, CA).

    Interview

    One phone interview, followed by several 1-1 interview, some behavioral and some technical

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation, the offer came, and they did not want to negotiate, take it or leave it. However, I got to choose my starting date.

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