KLA-Tencor Applications Engineer Interview Questions

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Applications Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Albany, NY
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Albany, NY
Application Details

I applied online - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in October 2013.

Interview Details

Apply on line. Phone interview thaks 30min. Waiting for on-site.

Interview Questions
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Malta, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Malta, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter contacted me via linkedin who directed me to apply online for a relevant position. Within a week I was invited for an onsite interview at Malta, NY. There was no reimbursement as I was just two hours away. The interview questions were not at all technical. The atmosphere amongst the team members looked quite good but the interview questions were totally HR related.

    Interview Questions
    • Fill the room with basketballs?   Answer Question
    • What do strategy and tactical mean to you?   Answer Question
    • How many states are in the US and if I tell you to get rid of one state, what will be your criteria?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Applications Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied through Campus Jab Fair.
    Few weeks later, did phone interview (typical questions)
    Two weeks later, did on-site interview

    Interview Questions
    • 1 minute impromptu speech with a choice of a picture from a bundle of pictures.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    I got a phone call the other after I submitted my resume on their website. Asked me a few general questions like relocation preference. Told me another phone interview from application manager will be arranged in next two weeks. Very excited!

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Applications Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Had phone interview first, and went to on-site interview after few days. They provided a presentation and then a test based on their optical technology. Then interviewed with two engineers around 30 minutes each.

    Interview Questions
    • The optical test is not easy if you are not familiar with it   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Applications Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at KLA-Tencor.

    Interview Details

    Career Fair: Here you hand in your resume and have a chat with representatives about opportunities that would suit you and how the company works
    Information Session: Here an official overview about the company is provided and then you can hand in resumes, have in-depth conversations with experienced employees
    On-Campus Interview: If shortlisted, you are invited for a reasonably rigorous, tech+behavioral on-campus interview
    On-Site Interview: 2-4 candidates are selected for each job to come on site and have a rigorous day of interviewing with team members

    Interview Questions
    • Tech question on edge detection in an image:
      Here is an image from an optical/SEM tool. The objective is to use this as a reference to compare with other images and find a match. What technique would you use?
        View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    I posted my resume on linkedin, and a recruiter contacted me through email to schedule a phone call interview. The interview was one week later after I was contacted by the recruiter and it was given by a technique manager of wafer inspection. He started with some general questions about my background (major, minor, classes, etc), then walked through in details about my resume. After that, he asked me some technical questions, and I was stuck on one of them. So basically, it did not go well

    Interview Questions
    • some high power LED, and detector related technical questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Applications Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    The interviewer went through my resume. Ask questions about the research I am doing and all the instruments I am using. Very nice guy. Then he explained the working principle of their products and the duties of application engineering. After the interview, it was a long process of waiting. I haven't heard anything from them yet (1.5 month after the interview).

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Rochester, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rochester, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    I got this interview after attending a career fair at my University. I handed off my resume and received an email from University Relations the next day offering me a half hour interview slot.
    The interview was a very warm one. My interviewer was very friendly and seemed to enjoy the fast-pace, competitive work environment associated with the semiconductor industry. He was very intelligent and articulated that the company expected large growth in the next five years. He said that he was interviewing over 35 people for two paid positions and one unpaid position. They expect a lot from each member of their team.

    Interview Questions
    • How many states are there in the US? (I can't believe he asked this)   Answer Question
    • Which state would you eliminate if you had to eliminate one?   Answer Question
    • What is it that makes you wake up before the alarm in the morning?   Answer Question
    • What would you do if you had a difficult client?   View Answer
    • What is your typical day like?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Application Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Dropped my resume in the University Career Fair. Several months later, the University Relation department contacted me asking about my interest with the Application Engineer Position. Asked me to respond the email with answers of some behavior questions. Such as why semiconductor area etc.
    Then a phone interview is arranged with a senior engineer, went through my resume and then asked me a very easy brainteaser.
    Then an onsite interview, the travel arrangement is very effective and convenient. The onsite interview consists of five 1:1 interview (we had 5 candidates too, so it was rotating room by room). Mostly behavior questions, questions about resume, some easy brainteaser. Since the position is about to help the clients with problems of KLA-tencor's machine, be prepared about questions about communication. One of the 1:1 interview is a skill test about image processing, it is not very difficult.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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