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Lam Research Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 29, 2014

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Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Process Engineer III Interview

Process Engineer III

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

Interview Details – The hiring manager called me for technical interview. We talked over the phone for 40 mins. He asked me about my research. He cared how my research related to his project.

Interview Question – My understanding about his project.   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Positive Experience

Supply Chain Manager Interview

Supply Chain Manager

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Lam Research.

Interview Details – straight forward

Interview Question – why do you want to work in supply chain ?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Process Engineer Interview

Process Engineer

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Lam Research.

Interview Details – almost a week after I submit my resume online, a recruiter contacted me via email. Phone interview in the next week. A manager in ALD group interviewed me. All was about ALD details. Precursors, chamber pressure, reaction...can't answer all.

Interview Question – What is the vapor pressure of TMA and what is the base pressure in ALD.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Tech Intern Interview

Tech Intern

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Lam Research in April 2013.

Interview Details – just some general questions from first phone interview from HR. follow up 1:1 interview with hiring manager about my background and some technical questions and behavior questions. everything went well and got the oral offer and was asked to fill the online application process. But didn't get the offer because of export control will take too long...


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Project Manager Interview

Project Manager

I applied online and interviewed at Lam Research.

Interview Details – Initial phone screening for Project Management on the supply chain side. It was fairly straightforward for someone with a supply chain background. Nothing out of the ordinary.

Interview Question – Provide me an example of how you managed by influence.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Product Engineer Interview

Product Engineer
Fremont, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Lam Research in November 2013.

Interview Details – HR contacted me to set up an HR phone interview. My resume was on file and seemed to match the job description very well. Phone interview was about 20 minutes. They said they would speak to the manager of the group and get back to me about setting up an on-site interview. Unfortunately I didn't get the onsite interview.

Interview Question – What's your motivation to go into this field?   Answer Question


2 people found this helpful

No Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Mechanical Engineer Interview

Mechanical Engineer

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Lam Research in August 2013.

Interview Details – During 25 minute phone interview with contract recruiter, he asked simple straight forward questions while typing my responses to forward to hiring manager. Second interview with hiring manager lasted 20 or so minutes. He posed a fictitious product and asked for my design process for product. My response and interview was good enough to be asked back for in-person interview. I met with 5 members of team in low pressure environment. Was asked to describe my biggest, favorite, successful project from a design perspective. Another member posed a sample product spec and asked what type of design details I would implement. Another member asked some fundamental engineering principle questions such as deflection of beam (steel vs. alum) and mass suspended on spring deflection questions.

Interview Question – Was asked to describe my biggest, favorite, successful project from a design perspective. I was not prepared for this question. I had lots of examples of projects and problems-solved related to Lam's products, but the interviewer could not believe that the projects I was talking about were "my biggest" or "most successful".   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Mechanical Engineer III Interview

Mechanical Engineer III
San Jose, CA

Interviewed at Lam Research

Interview Details – applied through the website, got a phone interview and in-person interview, many technical questions from the senior engineers (they all have PhD)

Interview Question – be really careful on what you put in the resume, they will dig deep and ask you many questions about the fundamental of engineering   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Mechanical Engineering Intern Interview

Mechanical Engineering Intern
Fremont, CA

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Lam Research in April 2013.

Interview Details – Initially contacted by recruiter and had a phone interview. After the phone interview, contacted by recruiter again to set up in person interview. Interviewed with 5 people, one at a time. Mostly asked about my previous experiences, interests, and what I hoped to get out of the internship. Plenty of opportunity to ask them questions.

Interview Question – Asked some theoretical design questions on what they were working on. Question statement was vague because they could not give me any details. Not particularly difficult though.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Process Engineer Interview

Process Engineer
Fremont, CA

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Lam Research.

Interview Details – They called me after I submitted my resume two weeks later for a phone interview,
 then I was given onsite interview after another 2 weeks.
 I was asked to give a presentation and 11 people talked to me including the HR

Interview Question – Lots of technical questions   Answer Question

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