Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at KLA-Tencor.
The interview process was relatively easy. I had applied in college, and the recruiter was flattered that I had taken the time to find out what the company did and my potential role. I was informed that most students don't even take the time to research any information. First interview was on-campus. Second interview was on-site. They started with a tour of the pilot lab, then proceeded with different phases of the interview with different managers. Some tested problem solving ability with a string of basic logic questions, while others tested problem solving ability related to the work at hand. One technical interviewer made sure that you actually knew everything that you had included on your resume (e.g., definitions, in-depth questions about your experience). And, of course they tested some emotional intelligence.
- What is a scanning electron microscope and how does it work? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through other source. I interviewed at KLA-Tencor.
Got a phone interview from HR. Then the 2nd interview with the hiring manager. Then I was invited for on site interview where I met several key people i will be working with. General questions, as they needed people, the process went really swiftly. I had 2 phone interviews and 1 on site interview and got the job the same day.
- How well do i handle stress. Do I have experience in driving certain projects etc Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at KLA-Tencor in April 2015.
Contacted by recruiter thru linkedin. Followed by a phone screening. The recruiter and the HR who contacted me were very nice and professional. However, the manager is very rude during the phone screening. He got mad when he didn't get the answer he want. Will never consider working in such a place.
- What is Schottky Diode. Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at KLA-Tencor (Malta, NY).
Reached out by one of the engineers visiting on campus through career services. First, face to face interview on campus and then on-site interview. On-site interviews were run with the other candidate in parallel. The engineers rotated and asked questions through my past experiences and the stuff on my resume. Started around 10 am and finished around 3 PM with a lunch break in between. Most of the staff were friendly except one of the lead engineers. She was arrogant and asked me questions like criticizing me.
- What would you do if your co-worker is not providing the stuff that you are depended on in timely manner and it is very critical for your work ? How would you handle the situation ? 1 Answer
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at KLA-Tencor.
Applied online w/out a referral while finishing up my PhD. Head of hiring group called out of the blue for a 20 minute interview about my experience. Flew up to KT for a 30 minute presentation and 5 one-on-ones. Some of the 1-on-1s were pretty casual, some were more technical in nature. Was told they were going to make an offer but then had to fly up again to interview with the group VP. VP was late and the 1 hour interview turned into 30 minutes. Then got the offer and accepted it w/out any negotiation.
- I had worked with some plasma chambers in grad school. They asked me the frequency at which the chamber operated, but I didn't know the answer. Totally ok to say I don't know. 1 Answer
- No OfferDifficult Interview
Technical questions a lot, which is related to your major and field to work on. Well organized interview process by multiple people with different level and background. Interview people are expert in this field, and ask deep and in detail in related field. They care about if you have the right skills and can make contribution to the company. The interview make take several (5 to 6) hours in a day.
- Your idea about some challenge on their products. Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at KLA-Tencor.
The hiring process is very long. They take you through several rounds of interview and conclude the process with several presentations. This is a very important position in that company and so you should be able to sell yourself well. They quiz you with some image processing problems which can be answered with some common knowledge. They give you problems which can be solved by using some technical algorithms. They have a technical round where they quiz you on your majors. The questions depend upon who interviews you. It is just the same team members quizzing you on your major's subject.
- Image processing algorithm based questions were difficult during the time of my interview. But later when I thought about it, it was not unsolvable without prior knowledge in that subject. Need to be very analytic. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at KLA-Tencor (Milpitas, CA).
Dropped resume at college job fair. Got a call a week later from hiring manager and had quick easy chat about job role and responsibilities. Came in for interview a couple weeks later and meet with people for 5 hours. Interviewed by 2 managers and a slew of peers. Nothing too challenging. Kinda fun actually.
- How would you handle temperature fluctuations during wafer review process? Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at KLA-Tencor in October 2014.
My resume was passed along by a colleague who works at KLA-Tencor. I got a call by a recruiter out of the blue who proceeded to give me a somewhat rigorous technical interview (which was hard because I had no time to prepare), and it went so rough I honestly thought I would not get a call back. Nonetheless, I was invited for an on-site interview about two weeks later. It consisted of 5 half-hour interviews with different people on the Applications teams. Talked a lot about the nature of the position, since it required 50% travel. They were nice people but constantly interrupted the interview to take phone calls.
- How would you develop a SEM technique for detecting structural defects in a sample? 27 balls puzzle. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferAverage Interview
I applied in-person. I interviewed at KLA-Tencor (San Jose, CA) in September 2014.
Technical problem solver with the ability to troubleshoot, pinpoint and resolve issues efficiently to reduce operational cost. Proficient with Optical and electro-mechanical systems as well as manufacturing integration and test processes. Eager to learn new skills and enjoys working in a team based environment and as an individual contributor.
- • Test diagnosed and repaired printed circuit board to component level. • Installed and Calibrated print circuit boards in KLA-Tencor wafer inspection tool. • Troubles hooted all hardware and software related issues. • Used of test equipment such as Oscilloscope, DVM, power supply, function generator. • Worked closely with manufacturing and design engineering teams to insure better quality PCBs. • Performs operational test and fault isolation on systems and equipment Answer Question
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