KLA-Tencor Interview Questions & Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated Jun 24, 2014
Updated Jun 24, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Master Scheduler Interview

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

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Was contacted by the hiring manager for 30min phone interview.
    Was brought on campus to interview with 4 managers for 30min each.
    Was then interviewed by the hiring manager for 1hr lunch interview.
    Had follow up phone interview.

    Interview Questions
    • If the customer wants a shipment that your team can't support, what do you do? How do you compromise?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Product Development Engineer Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    phone interview followed by onsite

    Interview Questions
    • how to troubleshooting, some optics concept   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    fair market price
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I interviewed through other source. The process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at KLA-Tencor.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview, on-site interview

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Mechanical Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Milpitas, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Software Design Engineer Interview

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

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    standard procedure: two over the phone, 1 day onsite interviews: with HR, future supervisor, and experts of the fields: C++ infra computing, high performance computing, algorithm computing, and finally with panel of supervisors and higher management people

    Interview Questions
    • some personality questions. most of the questions are about the technology and your preparedness. Several questions about what you did, and present it on whiteboard in front of the panel. Don't remember all the details...   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation wasn't lengthy, over the phone. I was able to negotiate sign on bonus.
    Couldn't get the relocation bonus, since i'm local to the area.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Inventory Planner Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    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 Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Human Resources Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Milpitas, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in December 2013.

    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Technical Support Engineer Interview

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

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    • 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
    Negotiation Details
    KLA always underpays when they offer you. Most they will go up is ~5K.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Product Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Milpitas, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I interviewed 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

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