Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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Helpful (2)Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at KLA-Tencor (Milpitas, CA) in October 2013.
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.
- How much of this is your work? Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at KLA-Tencor (San Jose, CA) in October 2013.
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 OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at KLA-Tencor in October 2013.
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.
- the technical test Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at KLA-Tencor (Albany, NY) in October 2013.
Apply on line. Phone interview thaks 30min. Waiting for on-site.
- It was not a technical interview. Behaiver interivew. Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at KLA-Tencor in October 2013.
submitted resume on line. phone interviewed with a recruiter for 45 minutes, and got invited for onsite interview. onsite interview began very early, with a presentation. the interview coordinator forgot to inform me about the presentation. I found some inconsistency in the interview schedule, and asked for clarification. Then she told me I need to give presentation, just 2 day before the interview, so I spent quite a bit time on it, that was probably not a good use of my time right before the interview. 1:1 interview with 6 people, each lasted for 40 minutes.
- Nothing special. but seemed they prefer internal candidates. Answer Question
Helpful (2)Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at KLA-Tencor (Milpitas, CA) in September 2013.
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.
- Accepted Offer
Interview with 5 individuals including managers and team members.
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at KLA-Tencor (Rochester, NY) in September 2013.
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
- Normal behavior questions Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at KLA-Tencor (Milpitas, CA) in September 2013.
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.
- 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
KLA always underpays when they offer you. Most they will go up is ~5K.
- Accepted OfferPositive Experience
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at KLA-Tencor.
On campus interview (almost entirely behavioral questions). Second round was a phone interview with two controllers (also behavioral)
The housing allowance is nice, but it can be a little tight considering the housing market in Silicon Valley.. Remember that whatever the housing allowance is that they offer you it is before tax (and will be taxed at their corporate tax rate before you get any of it).
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