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Process Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at Applied Materials in May 2012.
Interview Details – Question regarding my academic background, explain my achievement, technical questions.
Why did you apply this job?
What is your status since I am OPT.
How much do you know about etching and lithography?
Since, I have professional degree, so it is not hard to answer these things.
Mostly, they show what skillset I have, what equipment I handled before, what background I have.
Interview Question – Why is you strength ? Answer Question
Senior Financial Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Applied Materials in August 2011.
Interview Details – 1. Resume submission: though the employee referral
2. Phone interview: the first interview with the team member
3. In-house interview with 2 interviewers: had back to back interviews with the hiring manager and another controller
4. A few weeks after the interview, the Company's recruiter reached out to me and got me an offer
5. Negotiation is done with the Company'r recruiter.
Interview Question – Why did you move from one good company to this company? Answer Question
CE Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Applied Materials in August 2013.
Interview Details – They asked a lot of tech questions, and personal questions. They really wanted to get to know me they wanted to figure out what group I would fit in best with. I three hours talking with ten different people. Some was group some was one on one.
Interview Question – Pay Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
Process Engineer III Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Applied Materials in June 2014.
Interview Details – Director of the group called me and asked technical questions based on my resume.
I got another call after a week and wanted me for an on-site interview within 3-4 days.
Staffs were courteous. The asked very general questions.
Explain in brief your PhD research.
Did you ever have any difficulty and if any, how you solved.
There was no technical questions except how AFM and SEM works.
Two weeks later got an email requiring to send background consent form and two weeks later I got the offer.
Negotiation Details – I had a window to negotiate when the HR said that negotiating will delay the current offer. I did not try anymore as I am bad at that.
Finance Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Applied Materials
Interview Details – There were 5 interviews and people were friendly. Didn't get the initial position but was then recruited for an alternate position. Overall interview process and questions were average. Recruiters called back quickly
Interview Question – Why should we hire you in one sentence Answer Question
Technical Support Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Applied Materials.
Interview Details – Applied online, hiring manager called me a week later. Had a casual interview with a potential peer at a coffee shop. Then brought in for a formal interview. Met with several account managers one at a time and finally the hiring manager. I was told to expect a phone call from HR the following week. Up until that point, I did not have any contact with HR at all.
Interview Question – Nothing too technical. Asked mostly about my previous experience in the industry; how I've dealt with customers in the difficult situations. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They offered the salary I requested. In addition, they gave a 6% signing bonus.
Senior Project Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took a day - interviewed at Applied Materials.
Interview Details – Interviewed one afternoon had job offer by 9am next morning. Contrary to this I was interviewing for another position with AMAT for over 3 months and they could not make a decision.
Interview Question – How would I be able to make a difference? View Answer
Negotiation Details – As we walked towards the lobby I was asked what I would be looking for.
Mechanical Engineer Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and interviewed at Applied Materials.
Interview Details – Applied for the position through linkedin and got a call from the Sr.engineer about 5 months later. I ask him what the position is about and he actually laughed at me for not remembering 10 lines of job description. Nevertheless, I went for an interview next day. It lasted about 30 minutes. 4 guys casually asking general questions, with one guy walking in even more casually in between the interview and asking a technical question, for which I gave the correct answer.He gives me a sarcastic smile and walks out.
The questions were mostly "can you do lab work ? "have you handled some particular xx tool earlier " etc which were not even mentioned remotely in the job description. Basically, I think they copy pasted a template of job description for some other job and posted it. The lazy attitude of the people was quite evident in the interview. For technical questions, I answered some questions correctly and did not remember some answers and told them the same since I had very little time to prepare for it. I don't understand the concept of expecting people to know about the exact tools they use and have worked on the exact software they have. I told them I had experience working on similar tools and that i can learn quickly and they had a "whatever" expression. A disaster of an interview.
Interview Question – Where do you see yourself 4 years from now ? View Answer
Buyer I Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university - interviewed at Applied Materials in May 2014.
Interview Details – I applied on my university career portal and started to get e-mails. Then they set up the interview date after graduation. They flew us in and provided hotel accommodations and reimbursed us for food and taxi fares. They were hiring 4/8 candidates and interviewed us twice each, one by one. Still waiting to hear back from them, since it has not yet been two weeks.
Interview Question – One of the interviewers seemed to be asking the same questions over and over, just in different words. View Answer
Human Resources Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at Applied Materials in January 2010.
Interview Details – Long but good. It took several months and several people interviewed with to get an offer. It was a very long process but the process was effective and the people interviewed with were the ones that would be the right ones involved in a hiring decision.
Interview Question – cannot recall the questions asked Answer Question
Negotiation Details – no negotiating
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