Cymer Interview Questions

Updated Mar 30, 2015
Updated Mar 30, 2015
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    Senior Optical Engineer Interview

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Cymer (San Diego, CA) in January 2015.

    Interview

    I turned in my resume during a campus info session of the company, followed by a 30min interview on the next day. In about 3 weeks, there was another 30 min interview on campus. Almost two months later, they flew me in for an on-site in San Diego.The interview started with 1 hour presentation and questions. Right after that is lunch time, during which I talked with two engineers. After lunch, there was a short tour of the company's lab. Then I meet 4 other engineer and HR individually for 45 min each. The interview started on 11 am, and ended on 4:30 pm.

    Interview Questions

    • what's the contribution of your work in your presentation?   Answer Question
    • what's the most challenge problem you solved during the project?   Answer Question
  2. Helpful (3)  

    Endeavor Business Analyst Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Cymer.

    Interview

    I applied online and got an email to schedule a 30 minute phone interview. A current business analyst asked me behavioral questions. Then after over a month, I was invited to their onsite interview, all travel arrangements were made fairly last minute. The onsite was a full day of behavioral 30 minute interviews with various executives and current program participants, most of which hold MBAs. It took them over a week to respond with their decision, cutting close to the holidays. I still am not sure if I will ever be reimbursed for the rental car.

    Interview Questions

    • Pressing me to hear about working with difficult coworkers.   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (1)  

    Endeavor Business Analyst Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Cymer in December 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online in early October. Had a 30-40 minute phone interview before the end of the month with a current program participant. The phone interview was a mix of casual questions about me, my interests and some behavioral style interview questions. After that I didn't hear anything until early December when they called to schedule an onsite interview the following week. They booked the flights and hotel but I'm waiting on reimbursement for rental car/ food. The onsite interview consisted of 12 individual half hour interviews with VPs, current program participants and 2 HR representatives. Most interviewers had specific questions about experience on my resume and also asked behavioral style questions. You're interacting with 6-7 other candidates throughout the day. You eat breakfast/ lunch with the other candidates as well as program participants. They bring all candidates in over the course of a couple days. I thought it was well organized. I heard about an offer within 2 weeks of the interview.

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    DUV Optics Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    They mainly just wanted me to talk about the projects that I've worked on and my background with LabView and Matlab. The interviewer spent a lot of time telling me about the company and company culture. He also talked about the potential projects that I could work on in detail.

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    Interview

    Phone screen followed by on site interview. Interview process went well. Hiring manager said things are looking really positive but I still did not hear back. So that was unprofessional and disappointing.

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  7. Helpful (1)  

    Senior NPL Planner Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Cymer (San Diego, CA) in July 2014.

    Interview

    Was contacted by a recruiting agency in Atlanta, GA which works closely with Cymer on the open positions. Interview scheduled with the director at the agency to talk about the role, expectations and my willingness to transition to Cymer. Having cleared that round was contacted by an admin at Cymer to set up a schedule for on-site interview with folks at San Diego.
    The interview process was quite intense - a grueling episode of ~ 5 hrs of constant questions and discussions. All of the managers who interviewed me were pleasant and were very active listeners. Interestingly - I was quizzed about my knowledge on supply chain, project management, inter-personal skills. A lot of questions were also of the type - What would you do if X happens?
    There was a detailed case study that really was intriguing and well versed.
    Final round was a talent manager and HR reviewer who asked me about salary expectations and other things.

    Interview Questions

    • The case study was the most difficult part. Knowledge of project management really helps.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Was able to negotiate on the joining bonus. Folded quickly on the base salary - but the compensation and the benefits that they offer - I am not complaining.

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    Intern Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Cymer.

    Interview

    We only had 1 interview. It ended in 30 minutes. First my supervisor asked me (1) to introduce myself. Then (2) tell her what's the reason for me to choose this major. Later on, she asked about (3) my past work experience. Finally, she wanted to know if (4) I have any knowledge of certain subjects.

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    Internship Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Cymer (San Diego, CA) in June 2014.

    Interview

    Sent me email about their interest in hiring me for an intern position. I called them at their preferred time. Asked some questions about my resume and some technical questions. I screwed up some of them and didn't get hired. The interviewer sounded professional.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you improve Matlab performance? Some signal processing questions.   Answer Question
  10.  

    Materials Science & Engineering Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Cymer in May 2014.

    Interview

    I applied online, and after 2 weeks, I got response directly from the manager. Then they gave me a phone interview, the interview was just based on my past materials science projects and internship. They asked a lot about the details of the project, like why did you choose this method for your experiment?

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself. What you can do to improve this projects?   Answer Question
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    Optical Engineering Intern Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Cymer (San Diego, CA) in May 2014.

    Interview

    It was a phone interview, 30 min long. I suggest to know the resume in detail, also remember all projects listed, how do you know about the company, what company is currently doing and what is the greatest accomplishments

    Interview Questions

    • questions about lab reports I wrote a year before the interview which i didn't remember in detail   Answer Question

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