I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Cymer.
Interview Details – Asked details about my past experience from resume. Asked if I've ever worked in the frequency domain, if I had ever analyzed large amounts of data, and if I was familiar with how semiconductors work.
Interview Question – What is a DFT? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation for interns but they account for your degree level.
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Cymer.
Interview Details –
Submitted my application via the web, and made direct contact with the recruiter to try and raise my application in the pile. Exchanged email with the recruiter to schedule a phone screen. My experience is that the phone screen offers some general questions about experience, skills, salary, and basic high-level career questions. This phone screen was different. Lasting almost an hour, I was asked all of the 'canned' interview questions. i.e. ' Biggest strength, Biggest weakness, etc. etc.'.
The following day (or so) I was contacted via phone to setup a 2nd phone interview with HR representatives, and the hiring manager.
The HR Reps asked about relocation, salary expectations, and gave me some general idea about working at Cymer. Basically everything I expected the first phone screen to be about. Following that I was transferred to the Hiring Manager.
Here things took an unfortunate turn. I could sense by his questions, and his disinterest in engaging in a conversation about the role, and the company that he was uninterested in me as a candidate. I got the feeling from his short and somewhat terse questions that he was just going through the motions. A day or two later I received the canned 'thanks, but no thanks' email.
Interview Question – "Tell me, what changes would you make to the organization?" This question was unexpected because it was the 2nd question. Without any bearing on the organization, or the changes that may need to be made, I had no frame of reference to answer. When I attempted to start a conversation to try and find context, he dropped the subject. Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Cymer in September 2013.
Interview Details – 2 interview process. 1st interview was normal..2nd interview was more thorough but as I have relevant experience...it was okay.
Interview Question – how much do u know about their products. Can u describe thhe product u know View Answer
Negotiation Details – they met up with what I ask.It was okay
Interviewed at Cymer
Interview Details – Terrible HR department. Typical of some tech companies: HR thinks they run the company. I had 3 HR people coordinate my interview and none seemed to be paying attention. Then when I asked for changes in the job offer, they told me they had already made several concessions (must have been thinking of someone else, not me)
Interview Question – The interviewers, who were all technical, were all nice and the questions typical. No problems there. HR was another matter. A bit clueless and self important. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – A bad experience. Impersonal and disorganized.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Cymer.
Interview Details –
Contracted by staffing agency, phone interview with staffing agency followed by face interview hiring manager and two staff employees.
Next interview consisted of face to face with department Director.
Interview Question – Basic questions, reviewed past experience. Director talked the most. It seems he had not seen the resume. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation, I gave a salary range and they accepted.
I applied online - interviewed at Cymer in January 2013.
Interview Details – Had been sending my resume for 3 years before they finally noticed. Was brought in for my first interview one month after my first conversation with the recruiter. The interview lasted about 6 hours, and I had to give a 1 hour presentation. They were all friendly and nice, but some of the interviewers seemed uninterested. I was warned that I would look bad if I didn't work at least 10 hours a day and also come in on weekends. I was also warned that the company lays people off with no regard. Two weeks later, the recruiter called back to ask me to interview for another job because mine had been filled. Did the whole thing again and was left hanging. It has now been 4 months since I first spoke to them and they didn't bother so much as returning an email asking for status. My friend also interviewed with them and was left hanging as well. Another person I know was left hanging about 4 years ago. If they didn't even have the decency to send me a rejection letter, I probably didn't want to work there anyway.
Interview Question – After ignoring me for about 5 minutes while checking his email, the interviewer (a director) grabs my resume, looks at it with condescension, and asks: explain to me how it is that any of this experience in your industry is going to prepare you for a job at Cymer Answer Question
The process took 1 week - interviewed at Cymer in June 2012.
Interview Details –
15 minutes interview includes the following questions,
why you like your previous job?
what's ur GPA?
What you do at school?
It was really short and I dont think it could be a good showcase of your capabilities, basically get a super high GPA if you want to get a internship for this position.
Interview Question – why you like your previous job? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cymer in April 2012.
Interview Details – I had two pleasant phone interviews, then I fel out and met several people for interviews in person. Everyone was very friendly and I felt comfortable throughout the whole process.
Interview Question – What are all the different ways of generating voltage? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Cymer in May 2011.
Interview Details –
HR phone call first. Then on-site interview.
Three technical guys (one was absent), and hr talked with you & show around finally.
Last less than 2 hours.
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cymer in June 2009.
Interview Details –
The interview process for Cymer consisted of 3 parts. One week after submitting my resume online, I received a phone call from the recruiter, in which he scheduled a phone interview.
The first phase of the interviewing process was a phone interview with the Technical Recruiter. In this interview he asked standard HR questions about my experiences, education, and interests. I kept my enthusiasm high and the interview went well.
One week later, I received another call from the Cymer HR department. Another phone interview was scheduled, this time with a senior engineer and a manager. This was the technical interview in which they determined if I knew what I was talking about.
One week later, I received another call from the HR department scheduling an on-site interview. I was interviewed by the senior engineer and the recruiter at different times. I was asked the standard questions "Tell me about yourself?", "Strengths and Weaknesses", "A time I was challenged" etc.
Overall, everyone at Cymer was great, accommodating and very professional. The work culture was top notch.
Interview Question – Describe a time when you were challenged, and how did you overcome the situation? Answer Question
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