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KLA-Tencor Product Development Engineer Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 1, 2014
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Anonymous Employee
Milpitas, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in June 2013.

Interview Details – phone interview followed by onsite

Interview Question – how to troubleshooting, some optics concept   View Answer

Negotiation Details – fair market price

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Product Development Engineer
Milpitas, CA

I applied through an employee referral and 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 Question – 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.

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Product Development Engineer
San Jose, CA

I applied online and 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.

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  • 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

Reason for Declining – Too expensive in San Jose. Bad traffic.

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Anonymous Employee
Milpitas, CA

I applied through other source and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in June 2011.

Interview Details – I got two phone interviews (1 week apart) before the on site one. On site interview start with a 1 hour presentation, during which they asked a lot of questions, although it's not directly related to their work. And then I got 1:1 interview with 6 or 7 people (sorry I forgot) including HR. Questions are still very smooth, all about details of my work before. No hard questions. Very little behavior question, only remembered one - your experience of troubleshooting.

Interview Question – give an example of troubleshooting experience   Answer Question

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