KLA-Tencor Interview Questions

Updated Sep 15, 2014
Updated Sep 15, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern, Applications Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    had one phone interview, all behavior questions. On-site interview includes an algorithm test to detect the defects in image

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software 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 2 weeks - interviewed at KLA-Tencor.

    Interview Details

    One phone interview, followed by several 1-1 interview, some behavioral and some technical

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, the offer came, and they did not want to negotiate, take it or leave it. However, I got to choose my starting date.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Research Scientist Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    Applied through LinkedIn. Thirty minutes phone conversation with the hiring manager within two weeks. Invited on-site. Four interviewers -- two principal scientists, the manager (also principal scientist himself) and the director.

    Interview problem are mainly the technical questions on my previous research and development projects. Clearly, all interviewers are very intelligent and sharp, almost made me feel that they were involved in these researches and projects. One interviewer showed me a problem in his work, and his solution to the problem. I am impressed.

    Employment package is then offered within couple of days. The salary is below other offers I collected. But I decided to go with this team mainly because the work and the people.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Human Resources Associate Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Application process was easy throughout our school career web site - then skype interview, pretty much behavioral questions such as; give me an example where you.... Thus got an e-mail a few days later inviting for a final round interview on campus. I had 6 interviews back to back, again behavioral questions plus a get to know approach. They did not send a message that everyone was aligned with the objectives of the company, for me they were more concerned about their own work on a daily basis, which could leads to a high level o ambiguity when having to define your work or strategy towards company's goals.

    Interview Questions
    • Personal questions where there's no right or wrong and makes no sense at all in the context of the interview.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I had another offer from company that was more aligned to my interests and values.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Field Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Got the on campus interview during career fair. It was 30 min 1:1 talk about behavior questions. The second round was an onsite interview, which included a pre-test and 6 1:1 talks, also focusing on behavior questions and anything on your resume. All the people are nice to interact with and have provided a friendly and freely environment. Good place to work for.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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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
  8.  

    Field Applications Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 week - interviewed at KLA-Tencor.

    Interview Details

    It was a half an interview on campus through the career fair. One of the questions was if I am supposed to eliminate one state from the states in US, what would it be?

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I got an onsite interview.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Technical Intern Interview

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

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Met HR at Info Session in my university and submitted resume. A few days later, they contacted me to set up the phone interview. The phone interview was conducted by the subdivision manager, and it's mainly about review of resume, with focus on one or two specific projects.

    A few weeks later, received invitation for on-site interview. The onsite one was conducted at their HQ in Milpitas, which consisted of 5-6 one-to-one interview and a one-hour presentation explaining one of my past projects. The questions are about signal processing knowledge (especially in image processing), and they are not very tricky if you are familiar with DSP. Some interviewers will also test your programming skills in MATLAB.

    After the interview, received offer in about three days.

    Interview Questions
    • Not many unexpected questions. One was about edge detection using Moore neighborhood tracing. The MATLAB problem was about pattern matching using correlation and clustering.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Product Development 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 a day - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    I was given an initial phone interview followed directly by a second. Within two days I was invited for an on site interview including a technical presentation. I sat for 6 interviews and was flown home.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked a technical question regarding the electron transport properties on a doped semiconductor which required specific knowlege I didn't poses.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was somewhat desperate after a long search and accepted the first offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Field Applications Engineer Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    I got this interview after career fair in my school. HR asked about all the general and behavior questions. Like talk about yourself. How you know our company?

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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