KLA-Tencor Interview Questions

Updated Jun 24, 2014
Updated Jun 24, 2014
146 Interview Reviews

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    Software Engineer IV Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview process is tough. First, the company will phone screen you and if it looks good, the HR will call you in for face-to-face interview with at least 4 engineers and managers and director.

    Interview Questions
    • They will ask you tough technical questions.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    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 7+ weeks - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Submitted the application at campus job fair. Get an on-campus interview first. one month later, got the phoneinterview notification. The competition is fiercely, they will pick 3 persons out of 30 first round interviewees.

    Interview Questions
    • what will you do when will have a lot of stuffs to do?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Applications Engineer Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    Applied through Campus Jab Fair.
    Few weeks later, did phone interview (typical questions)
    Two weeks later, did on-site interview

    Interview Questions
    • 1 minute impromptu speech with a choice of a picture from a bundle of pictures.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Product Development Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    Three phone interviews two of them were technical nature. Didn't hear about salary range until the third interview. Was flown out for an all day interview with the team I would be working with. Some of the questions were very technical but not all. All the interviewers were sharp people. They were very accommodating and pleasant.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe all the components, and it's function, of a Nomarski Phase Contrast microscope.   View Answer
    • Describe the interaction of an ultra short, high intensity laser pulse with a metal.   View Answer
    • Explain how an ellipsometer measures n and k.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Too expensive in San Jose. Bad traffic.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Contacted by HR, an unexpected position to me.
    Got phone call from the manager. It lasted for half an hour, all general questions.
    Unfortunately, my background does not fit this position.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  7.  

    Applications Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Applied online through the website and got an email asking a few general questions. Then got another mail regarding interview call. Scheduled an interview and the interview went on for 30 minutes. It was a simple interview with just a resume run-through. The questions were fine.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Applications Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at KLA-Tencor.

    Interview Details

    Met the HR personnel in Information Session. The first email was about answering some questions. Got a phone interview about 2-3 weeks later. The interview was mostly about my resume and some regular questions, though having a hard time trying to understand the accent.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Human Resources Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    On campus recurting. 30 minute face to face interview

    Interview Questions
    • Do you have any experience to apply what you have learn in the class into the real environment?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Optical 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 5 months - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    The initial interview took place over the phone after i gave them my information at career fair. The interview lasted approximately 30 minutes. After this point, i was invited down to tour their Milpitis facility. I met with two engineers and the division and program heads and then an offer was made.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you see yourself bringing to this company if you are offered a position?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Buyer/Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interview process included the following:
    - Phone interview
    - 3 hr onsite interview with management
    - Follow up phone interview

    Interview Questions
    • How can you satisfy customer demand and balance the constraints of material availability and manufacturing build capacity?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer

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