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Updated Aug 1, 2014
Updated Aug 1, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior NPL Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Cymer in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Materials Scientist/Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    after applied a position online, the company went through all the resumes they received and picked some candidates to conduce phone interviews. If you passed the phone interview, there will be a on-site interview. That's probably the whole hiring process. Cause I only had a phone interview, the post questions were asked during phone interview.

    Interview Questions
    • understanding about characterization detection methods   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Optical Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Cymer in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Hardware Control Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Cymer in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    This was a group interview with students from my college who had done well in an upper division controls class. We had an all-day event where we were interviewed by 6 people - 5 from the controls staff, and one from the test engineering staff.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Endeavor Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Cymer in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, and heard back about scheduling an on-site interview about a month later. The onsite interview was conducted at their offices in San Diego, where they have a sort of power day for all of the candidates. This power day consisted of twelve different 30 minute interviews which were conducted by current Endeavor analysts, as well as managers from several different divisions. These interviews only consisted of behavioral questions as well as questions about your background. Many people in this process repeated the same questions that were already asked by other interviewers. After the interview, I was informed of the status of the position within 2 weeks. I thought the interview process was very professionally done, for the most part. However, they asked for my references a week after the interview, and then never ended up contacting them. In addition, I still have not been reimbursed for the rental car from the trip. It has been over 2 months since I submitted the reimbursement claim.

    Interview Questions
    • None, just be ready to answer behavioral interview questions for around 8 hours.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Senior Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Buyer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Controls Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Cymer in October 2012.

    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 Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Project Management Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    The process took a weekinterviewed 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • What are all the different ways of generating voltage?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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