Applied Materials Interview Questions

Updated Jul 12, 2015
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Applied Materials.

    Interview

    2 Written rounds : Technical objective questions, Programming round 1 Face to face Technical Interview : Technical questions on C++,data structures, Advanced Algorithm,Microprocessors & OS concepts. 1 Telephonic Interview : Current project explanation & related technical questions . IPC and Finite state machines related question. 1 HR interview : Why I am looking fro job, what si my long term goal . Why AMAT? Some background related question .

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    • 2 Written rounds : Technical objective questions, Programming round 1 Face to face Technical Interview : Technical questions on C++,data structures, Advanced Algorithm,Microprocessors & OS concepts. 1 Telephonic Interview : Current project explanation & related technical questions . IPC and Finite state machines related question. 1 HR interview : Why I am looking fro job, what si my long term goal . Why AMAT? Some background related question .   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    a full-day of interviews with ~10 managers and directors. Schedule was shifted quite a lot during the day as people seemed to suddenly get busy with their work. Generally nice and easy-going interviews but a few challenging questions asked about self-evaluation and fundamental device physics. Quite a few interviewers mentioned that the workload and pace is very high. 45 min presentation about my previous research during lunch time. People attended were genuinely interested in the topic and asked some thoughtful questions.

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    Technical Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Applied Materials (Portland, OR).

    Interview

    My experience with this interview process was very good. The interviewers were well prepared and also were currently working in the department I was examining. This allowed a free flow of information and ideas. A great interview! Initially, I was contact via telephone and conducted some phone interviews, this was followed up with a flight to the local office where I was interviewed both 1:1 and by a panel.

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    • This is what our machine does, I understand you have experience working on this product type, please tell us what you would do in this given situation.   Answer Question
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    Process Engineer III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Applied Materials (Santa Clara, CA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Meet with 5 people including VP, direction and some senior engineers. Give the presentation first and then met with all people one by one. No particularly difficult questions. But It is very free and depends on people.

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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Applied Materials (Santa Clara, CA).

    Interview

    Onsite interview with 5 people, different stakeholders across HR. The time was about half an hour to 45 min with each interviewer. Each had a topic they wanted to explore.

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    Negotiation

    They had a range for the salary, not too much budging on the numbers

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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Applied Materials (Sunnyvale, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    30 min phone interview, asked some typical questions such as research experience, why choose Applied Materials. On site interview 2 weeks later. That consisted of 8 one-on-one interviews, including a 45 min to 1 hour presentation about my current research. Questions from all those sessions were mostly technical, great discussions on why I chose to take a certain pathway, why my analysis technique revealed certain trends etc.

    Interview Questions

    • How did you confirm defect sites on the self assembled monolayer you deposited?   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Applied Materials.

    Interview

    The first interview was a phone interview, standard questions: tell me about yourself, and what do you think you can bring to Applied Materials. Then they said it would take about a week to get through all their interviews and make a decision. It took them 3 extra weeks and really put a strain on getting a plane ticket to come to a second interview. Even though I didn't get a second interview the process could have been quicker and actually notify if you make it or not without having to call them to check up.

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    • How has your past experiences helped in your leadership ability.   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Applied Materials.

    Interview

    Talked about details in PhD research, some technical questions.more focus on small details like the real hands on experience. Spended some time to explain what are they working on. Overall it was a pleasant interview. Discussed some plasma related details like how to form plasma and what is in it. Not too many unexpected questions. first interview

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Applied Materials.

    Interview

    Four rounds of interview over a period of 2 days: The interview questions were on Operating Systems, Mutex and Semaphores, Object Oriented Programming concepts followed by two rounds of coding interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Operating System related questions (Windows OS), C and C++ questions, questions on memory allocation, bit manipulations, string manipulations.   Answer Question
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    Commodity Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Applied Materials.

    Interview

    Initial contact through career fair. Follow up interviews via phone with hiring manager, director, and several group colleagues. On-site interview at Santa Clara with same people (single day round trip). Further contact after more than a month with "tentative offer" from a second-round of hiring. Final no offer a week later. Long interview process (likely due to winter holidays and also busy company)

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    • Some trick questions such as "Do you like making money?"   1 Answer
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