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Updated Feb 26, 2015
Updated Feb 26, 2015
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    Process Engineer III Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Applied Materials.

    Interview Details

    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

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Customer Engineer III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Applied Materials.

    Interview Details

    Interview process took about 2 weeks, due to travel for in person interviews. Company paid for all travel expenses. Conducted one on one interviews with 4 personnel, all personnel were laid back and friendly. Had to troubleshoot to component level using a schematic, discuss knowledge of test equipment, and took a quick skills test.

    Interview Questions
    • Didn't really have any difficult questions, interviews were more of casual conversations about resume and daily work duties. Just be prepared for questions on your technical knowledge, if you give lots of detail in your answers, you will eliminate any follow on questions.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Commodity Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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)

    Interview Questions
    • Some trick questions such as "Do you like making money?"   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 8 weeksinterviewed at Applied Materials.

    Interview Details

    They interview process is very long drawn. It took me over 12 weeks when the process started initially. M&A 's happen and positions are removed and given in favor of the the merger. So its good to wait for feedback.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    There was one phone interview. Questions about the education background and PhD experience. The manage also spent 1/3 of the time to explain the daily work over there. 1 onsite interview in 2 weeks. Met 7 people including division manager, group managers, engineers and HR people. Questions are more related hands on experience.

    Interview Questions
    • What will you do differently if you do your Phd one more time   Answer Question
    No Offer
  8.  

    Process Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Applied Materials in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online. First, there was a phone interview with the hiring manager. A couple of weeks later, I was invited for an onsite interview. There were about 6 short interviews with managers and potential coworkers, lunch, and a technical presentation on any topic. This is a customer-oriented role which requires a fair amount of traveling on a daily basis.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing out of the ordinary (Why do you want to work here, what do you see yourself doing in 5, 10 years, what would you do in this hypothetical question)   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Systems Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Applied Materials in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied for a similar position (Sr systems engineer) and was called 2wks later by a hiring manager who was interested in me because of current role and previous experience with similar fab process. Talked on the phone for an hour with some light technical "tell me about a time when" questions. They flew me out for an interview and I met with him, 2 of his managerial peers, his most senior direct report, and his boss and bosses boss. Pretty relaxed interviewing for a day with these guys who have been with the company for 10-15 years. They asked what my understanding of the position was, what I'm doing currently, and more "tell me about a time when...". One guy just chatted with me about what its like working/living in the Bay Area. Got a verbal offer from the HM at end of day, written offer a week later. They offered me 15% above my current Phoenix salary for a position in Silicon Valley. Negotiated slightly more base pay. They are covering full relocation costs, plus a hefty lump sum reimbursement for other moving expenses, and a small hiring bonus to be paid in first 30 days. Now my rent will go up 110%.

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    Negotiation Details
    Always negotiate, is my opinion. They only increased base +$5k. I was asking for +$20k.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Customer Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hopewell Junction, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hopewell Junction, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Applied Materials in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Found the job position on Craigslist and emailed my resume a day later i was called and did a phone interview. Then about a week later i was called to come interview onsite. The interview was easy up until the practical skills portion. Every questions required me to think very hard about them, but the interviewer has no problem guiding you as long as you have a basic concept. All in all it was i good interviewing experience and everyone was nice a professional.

    Interview Questions
    • What would make this circuit not function?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Easy phone interview with the hiring manager and the team that has the opening. Flight to Gloucester 5 days later for in site interview. Gave a presentation and had six 30min-interviews with HR, engineers, scientist, directors and team leaders. Everybody is nice, no hard question. Hiring manager said she would contact me in a few weeks but nothing from her since 1.5 months.

    Interview Questions
    • Easy questions except a scientist asking about SIMS, XRF techniques that are not related to the job.   Answer Question
    No Offer

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