KLA-Tencor Interview Questions in Milpitas, CA

Updated Aug 20, 2015
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    Senior Systems Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed 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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    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at KLA-Tencor (Milpitas, CA) in May 2014.

    Interview

    I was recommended by a previous professor which basically means that the professor did the initial screening. After that it was an in person interview with my manager that was very casual (Khakis and a collared shirt, suit and tie not needed in my case). The interview was pretty basic. This probably depends on your manager and group though.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked about my previous experience. They also asked some basic engineering concept questions.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Clear and quick.

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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at KLA-Tencor (Milpitas, CA) in May 2014.

    Interview

    A few in depth Technical questions. Other than that they asked about situation based questions and also question on OS, Security Threats etc. There were three interviews two Technical and one HR

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at KLA-Tencor (Milpitas, CA).

    Interview

    Phone interview, on-site interview

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate.

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    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at KLA-Tencor (Milpitas, CA) in February 2014.

    Interview

    pretty quick, interviewed and was hired in 2 weeks. 2 rounds of interviews, 1st with team managers & 2nd with other controllers/managers. Everyone was very friendly and on time-extremely professional.

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    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at KLA-Tencor (Milpitas, CA) in December 2013.

    Interview

    Very Efficient and straight forward. The whole process took less than a month from first contact to an offer. There was first a phone interview. When you pass that stag they bring you in for onsite interview. The onsite interview includes a two minute presentation of what the applicant thinks the role involves.

    Interview Questions

    • The normal generic questions. " Tell me about yourself and how you fit in the organization"   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    The salary was non-negotialble

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    Human Resources Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

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

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at KLA-Tencor (Milpitas, CA).

    Interview

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

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    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.

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    Mechanical Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at KLA-Tencor (Milpitas, CA) in November 2013.

    Interview

    First, phone screening. then the HR set up an interview with the hiring manager on site. The interview went on for about 45 minutes. That was in Milpitas. After that interview, there should be another round of interview with the whole team.

    Interview Questions

    • Question related to GD&T: What is projected tolerance?   Answer Question
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    Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at KLA-Tencor (Milpitas, CA) in October 2013.

    Interview

    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.

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