I applied through other source and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at KLA-Tencor.
Interview Details – Phone interview, on-site interview
Interview Question – I could not remember any difficult questions Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate.
I applied through college or university and 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 Question – Question related to GD&T: What is projected tolerance? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and 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 Question – 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.
I applied through a recruiter and 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???
I applied through college or university and 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 Question – It was a General Knowledge question. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and 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 Question – 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.
I applied through a recruiter and 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.
I applied through college or university and 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 Question – Something about Kalman Filters design. Answer Question
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.
I applied online - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in October 2013.
Interview Details – 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.
Interview Question – How much of this is your work? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in October 2012.
Interview Details – Application process was easy throughout our school career web site - then skype interview, pretty much behavioral questions such as; give me an example where you.... Thus got an e-mail a few days later inviting for a final round interview on campus. I had 6 interviews back to back, again behavioral questions plus a get to know approach. They did not send a message that everyone was aligned with the objectives of the company, for me they were more concerned about their own work on a daily basis, which could leads to a high level o ambiguity when having to define your work or strategy towards company's goals.
Interview Question – Personal questions where there's no right or wrong and makes no sense at all in the context of the interview. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – I had another offer from company that was more aligned to my interests and values.
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