Cree Process Development Engineer Interview Questions

Updated May 8, 2014
Updated May 8, 2014
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Process Development Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online - interviewed at Cree.

Interview Details

Initially contacted by a staff member in HR. Was told I had 3 days to complete a 25 question pre-screening questionnaire. Returned it on the 3rd day and within the hour of sending it I was contacted by a research manager. We set up a phone interview where he asked questions about my background and what other companies I had heard from. Told me that I should hear within a week if I had made it to the second round. Still waiting.

Interview Questions
No Offer
Neutral Experience

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    Process Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First phone interview and then onsite interview. They asked very demanding technical questions that I was not well prepared for.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Process Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cree.

    Interview Details

    First, a questionaire about behavior questions, then a phone interview set by HR, then is a technical interview for about 35 minutes.

    Interview Questions
    • Small company or big company, which one do you prefer? So do you think Cree is a small company?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Process Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Cree in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    screening questionnaire followed by technical interview. recruiter asked some logic based questions and some basic questions on semiconductors.
    1. What will happen to the level of water when an ice cube melts
    2. Questions based on your resume
    3. Have you received offers from other companies
    4. Questions on etching and semiconductors

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Process Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Met with Cree at a career fair. Representatives present were not familiar with technology side of the business. Short interview over the phone with no follow up.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Process Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Durham, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cree.

    Interview Details

    HR had me fill out a questionnaire the day after I applied. I had an initial phone interview with the hiring manager a week later. He asked a few basic questions about how LEDs work and about my previous experience. Next I had a 30 minute skype presentation on a technical project. A week later I flew out for an on-site interview. I didn't find anyone to be rude or disrespectful, but everyone asked very detailed and sometimes absurdly difficult questions. The questions never stop either. They took me out to lunch and dinner and they continuously asked technical questions while we were eating. They seem to care more about how you approach and answer the questions than if you know the correct answer. Their offer arrived the day after I interviewed.

    Interview Questions
    • You're in the middle of nowhere and your car dies with the keys in the ignition. What do you do?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Your offer will be based on the salary range you put in your questionnaire.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Process Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Cree.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was long and hard, but it really helps in understanding the company and its employees.

    Interview Questions
    • how many barbers will it take for a town of 1 million people   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The terms were acceptable, no need for negotiations
    Accepted Offer
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    Process Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cree.

    Interview Details

    I had an informal phone discussion with who was later my hiring manager. Next I was told to write a 30 minute in depth presentation about a project that I had worked on in school (I was a new graduate). Next I gave Skype presentation of my project. I was then flown in for an in person interview where I was asked heavily detailed questions about my project as well as the machines that I used.

    Interview Questions
    • Highly detailed questions about how an SEM works and about why I made my decisions over the course of my project.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Process Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 7 weeks - interviewed at Cree in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    First step was extensive questionnaire that takes place of HR phone screen but is much more intensive. Second was phone interview with supervisor engineer, followed by Skype presentation interview one week later. Skype presentation was disappointing because it seemed rushed. Really the point of it was to have them review the ppt and provide revision suggestions for the in person interview. Finally an in person interview was scheduled. HR was flexible and accommodating to fly me down within the week.
    As far as interview process goes, it is a full day with a revolving door of different engineers and managers. An important quality to convey is communication skills. One positive aspect is that they do not expect prior process knowledge, but rather admit that you will learn everything you need on the job. One negative aspect is there is a bit of arrogance amongst managers. My primary contact informed me before the last person scheduled that they would pass on an offer and gave me a review of my interview performance. I was a bit taken aback by that but I guess it was informative, but a little embarrassing.
    Overall despite being denied an offer, I regard the interview process as a positive experience. They demand more than other companies but it is useful to see yourself perform in different arenas.

    Interview Questions
    • The estimation/thought process questions get tiresome after a while (e.g. how many tennis balls could you fit in this room, but worse than that).   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Process Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Phone interview and Questionarre.

    Interview Questions
    • Several on LED's. Need to be well versed in what they do. Sounded more like a PHD job.   Answer Question
    No Offer

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