I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Applied Materials.
Interview Details – Internal relocation
Interview Question – Willing to work long hours? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – None
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at Applied Materials in March 2012.
Interview Details – I was referred by a friend and immediately spoke to recruiter over the phone. In person interviews were across 2 days. Interviewed with potential peers, manager, as well as one level further up the chain (VP). Interview styles were rather informal (no IQ tests or tricks), more focused on experience and what I could bring to the table. Overall the experience was rather informal, but not sure if this is typical.
Interview Question – Why Applied and not a Start-up? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Open and direct. Don't be afraid to ask.
I applied in-person and interviewed at Applied Materials.
Interview Details – Expect skills testing for electronics. Largely it is a behavioral interview. "tell me a time when...."
Interview Question – Expect anything. Answer honestly and to the best of your knowledge. Don't be afraid to say you do not know. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Applied Materials in March 2014.
Interview Details – Called for on-site interview, and got interviewed by five managers/directors. Asked questions on my phd research, very random and broad. Also some questions on CVD, etching. No research presentation required.
Interview Question – Why using copper as substrate for CVD graphene? Answer Question
I applied through other source and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Applied Materials.
Interview Details – I met with several people, each for 30-45 minutes. Very traditional approach. People were cordial and friendly.
Things move very slowly. No one at Applied is ever in a hurry to hire anyone.
Negotiation Details – Very slow process. Ask for more of everything going in because once you're in you're on a conveyor belt. Promotion? When it's your turn.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Applied Materials in July 2011.
Interview Details – 4 person panel interviewed separately. They made the offer after 2 weeks.
Interview Question – Have you ever faced conflict with your team members while working on a project? And how did you got over it? Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Applied Materials in November 2010.
Interview Details – I have interviewed with 6 different managers. They were all for different position but under the same organization. All managers were looking for something particular. I was hired at a lower level position given my industry background. However, I was able to demonstrate my ability to learn quickly, be adaptable to different work environments, and willing to do whatever it take to get the job done.
Interview Question – Be prepared to answer technical accounting questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was happy with my offer and did not negotiate the salary.
Interviewed at Applied Materials
Interview Details – First you have an initial interview and then you have to wait a few months to either get a job offer or decline. If you get a job offer, you will get it first e-mailed and then sent in the mail. The job offer contains all of these forms that you have to fill out upon accepting the job, additionally you will have to get a drug test. After all the paper work is filled out, you will be given a start date and will have to go to HR for overall training first thing that morning before reporting to your direct manager.
Interview Question – There are no specific questions I can think of but the whole point of the interview is to share as much experience and as many accomplishments as you may have. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Applied Materials.
Interview Details – I was interviewed on the campus by both engineers and their supervisors. I described my research experience during my master's program and I also provided some design work from my master's research portfolio. I did research and coursework in the thermo sciences. This interview was for a design engineer position.
Interview Question – I was asked to describe my course work during my master's degree. I discussed my understanding of topics in CFD. View Answer
Negotiation Details – I was satisfied with the salary range so no negotiation was necessary. I appreciated work at the company.
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