KLA-Tencor Interview Questions

Updated Sep 15, 2014
Updated Sep 15, 2014
147 Interview Reviews

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    Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    apply on online and get a email from the company.talk about something like beavour question and something about ccd CMOS.then no more contact

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  2.  

    Software Design 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 November 2010.

    Interview Details

    standard procedure: two over the phone, 1 day onsite interviews: with HR, future supervisor, and experts of the fields: C++ infra computing, high performance computing, algorithm computing, and finally with panel of supervisors and higher management people

    Interview Questions
    • some personality questions. most of the questions are about the technology and your preparedness. Several questions about what you did, and present it on whiteboard in front of the panel. Don't remember all the details...   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation wasn't lengthy, over the phone. I was able to negotiate sign on bonus.
    Couldn't get the relocation bonus, since i'm local to the area.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    Interview:
    Recruiter setup the initial phone screening with the recruiting manager.
    The phone screening lasted for about 35 minutes. Started with my field of experience and depth into the design and architecture. After the phone screening, I have been asked to come for the personal interview. It lasted for 2 and half hours with the 3 different group of people. Because of one the team member was absent that day, I had to come again for 45 minutes.

    People/Culture:
    The culture is unusual for me. They do follow AGILE process but it is not really AGILE, they pretty much end up following waterfall methodology because of the product development.
    The change management system is not great. They use lot of braching, developer has to merge the code. The timings are flexible if you are delivering your tasks in time.

    Interview Questions
    • One of them asked me about university. One of the panel member did not speak a word.
      They did not ask more technical questions to me, just overall experience.
      I ended up asking more about the company and the interviewer.
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate. It depends on the individual and the demand.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Inventory Planner Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interview was going really good, I actually felt comfortable about possibly working there, seemed like a nice place to work. The people seemed nice especially the guy doing the interview. But perhaps that was the problem, he seemed nice. But nice is not the lasting impression I have of this guy, he was actually quite rude. As we were talking he motioned for me to follow him, so I did. Did I mention we were still talking about the job as if the interview was still in progress as he was escorting me to the door and then said goodbye. This has to be by far the strangest way to show someone you must have said something wrong. This guy seemed to have all of a sudden make up his mind about something, and quickly. Usually if you answer something and they don't like the answer, they should get a little more information before deciding so quickly that you are not the one he is going to hire. Or at least come clean about what it was.
    After thinking about it though, when I was called about coming in for an interview I was mistaken for someone else 3 times in one phone call, but that was the fault of the temp agency. Made me think that he already knew who he was going to hire, I was just to make it look as if he interviewed others. It was really kind of strange how he just escorted me out the door while still interviewing me, so it seemed. I am chuckling about it but I am not laughing, I thought I would be a perfect fit for the position and I had almost 26 years experience at Stanford University. So what was the problem???

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Human Resources Internship Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied through university recruitment-got a phone interview-got an onsite interview-had 4 interviews with leadership and business partners-awaiting results

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Technical Support Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interviews are held throughout the day.
    I had 9 interviewers over the course of the day.
    Its all resume based. All technical, no HR person in the line up no HR questions. All was based on the work i did and then some questions were extrapolated from it.

    Interview Questions
    • design an algorithm or come up with a logic if you have 512x512 scan and you need to find a defect in it. You can compare it with another reference, if you want   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    KLA always underpays when they offer you. Most they will go up is ~5K.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Application Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I got an email from the hiring manager first. Then I had an phone interview with him. A week later, I got noticed to have an onsite interview with them. I did a 1 hour presentation in the morning and meet about 8 ppl. Then I got phone call from the recruiter the second day after my interview

    Interview Questions
    • most of the question was related with my own presentation. So be confident about your own stuff and do you home work is very important.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Field 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 1 week - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    1. Core strength and weakness
    2. Provide an example of technical challenge
    3. How do you know the company
    4. many things to do or single thing to do at the same time
    5. what is you favorite carrer/job without morning alarm
    6. what the company doing
    7. How to deal with a tough customer

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Applications Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    phone interview and two on-site interviews

    Interview Questions
    • none. maybe some statistic questions about the signal treatement   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Product Engineer Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    1 phone interview followed by an onsite interview after ~2 weeks. Phone interviews are mostly technical questions in the resume, onsite interview starts with a technical presentation (~45 mins) followed by 7-8 one to one interview, mixed with technical and behavioral questions. None of questions are really difficult. Most interviewers are friendly and sharp in technology.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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