KLA-Tencor Interview Questions

Updated Mar 25, 2015
Updated Mar 25, 2015
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    Engineering Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at KLA-Tencor (Malta, NY).

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • 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
  2. Helpful (1)  

    Research Scientist Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at KLA-Tencor.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • 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

    Negotiation

    None

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    Optical Engineer Interview

    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    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.

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    Applications Development Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at KLA-Tencor.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • 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

    Negotiation

    campus recruit

  6.  

    Senior Systems Design Engineer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at KLA-Tencor (Milpitas, CA).

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle temperature fluctuations during wafer review process?   Answer Question
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    Applications Development Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at KLA-Tencor in October 2014.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you develop a SEM technique for detecting structural defects in a sample? 27 balls puzzle.   Answer Question
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    Associate Test Engineer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at KLA-Tencor (San Jose, CA) in September 2014.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • • 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
       
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    Buyer/Planner Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at KLA-Tencor in May 2014.

    Interview

    I've got a call from HR first then another call from a hiring manager.
    My hiring manager was late to call more than 10 min. but it was okay. The call was very short and I was invited for on-site interview.

    On interview, 5 interviewrs were arranged. However they were very disorganized. 3 of them were not shown on time. I was wait for more than 10 -20 min. Two of them complained about their job functions which was not professional at all. I felt the job or company looks slow & not mch attractive.

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    Applications Development Engineer Intern Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at KLA-Tencor in May 2014.

    Interview

    submit my resume at college care fair
    got a call from the hiring manager and talked for half hour
    got a onsite interview one week later
    got a call after that said they will give me the offer
    Everything is great and people are helpful and nice

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing technical almost,
      Meet with 5 manager one by one.
      Great and nice people
       
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    Negotiation

    i didnt negotiate

  11.  

    Interview

    email to me to see if we can have phone interview, then got a call from them. have little bit discussion

    Interview Questions

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