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KLA-Tencor Software Engineer Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Feb 22, 2014
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Software Engineer
Milpitas, CA

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.


1 person found this helpful

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Software Engineer
Milpitas, CA

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.


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Software Engineer

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in March 2013.

Interview Details – The HR sent an e-mail with details on position. The hiring manager called me for the interview on phone. The call was about half an hour with details focussed on how work at current company was organized.

Interview Question – Can you explain in detail, on what your work time is organized, with split in time spent for various work activities. He wanted specific answers as to how this would be for the entire year.   Answer Question


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Software Engineer
San Jose, CA

The process took a day - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in December 2010.

Interview Details – my background was in EE. Interviewed for software engr. one of the interviewer said position for software engr and looked at my resume few times and left. supposed to meet with 6 people but had interview with only 4.

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Software Engineer
Milpitas, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in December 2010.

Interview Details – 1 Telephonic interview if you clear this then onsite interview

7 interviews on the onsite interview day, Some Resume based, Some C++, Some Java.

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1 person found this helpful

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Software Engineer
Chennai (India)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in August 2013.

Interview Details – The written test was on interviewstreet 23 objective and 2 coding questions .

Interview Question – Stressed a lot on the oops concept (the only reason i was thrown out).   Answer Question


No Offer

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at KLA-Tencor.

Interview Details – Written test – 75 mins
    
More questions from C, C++, Data Structures and two programming questions, and the second half from normal aptitude.
·         First interview – 30 mins
·         Second interview – 60 mins
·         Final interview – 60 mins

Interview Question – Given a schenario and asked to model software design   View Answer


2 people found this helpful

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Chennai (India)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in March 2013.

Interview Details – The process was of an aptitude test followed by face to face interviews .
The aptitude test had 10 aptitude questions,23 software output questions and 2 programming questions .Many we rejected after the aptitude round .
Then face to face interviews .. Technical rounds based on C++,technical C++ , they ask you everything egs : class based stack and queue, matrix transformation programs,quick sort algorithm,constructors,pointers

Interview Question – technical C++ , they ask you everything egs : class based stack and queue, matrix transformation programs,quick sort algorithm,constructors,pointers   Answer Question


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Software Engineer

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at KLA-Tencor.

Interview Details – It started as a phone-interview session.
Started with C++: the routine testing on fundamentals of C++: vtable, rule of three.
Design Patterns: Singleton. Can you code it in C++? If yes, then what about destructors?
Data Structures: PhoneBook problem.
Next 1:1 round went in programming related to Linked Lists, Merging Sorted arrays.
Next 1:1 round: Open question in Large Data duplication: issues,scenarios,solutions.
Group Interview round: Basics of C: different types of pointers: near,far,huge?
How about handling large numbers? How to add/subtract them?
Multi-dimensional arrays?

Interview Question – How to handle large numbers?   Answer Question


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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer

The process took a day - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in April 2010.

Interview Details – They ask you more about the way you think and a little bit about your technical background and they make sure that you know how to write code, doesnt have to be in the same language they use. they are willing to train you and help you gain skills in new languages.

Interview Question – Give me a time that you failed, what did you learn and how did you make it a successful experience?   Answer Question

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