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- No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online – interviewed at Lam Research (Fremont, CA) in May 2015.
Applied 2 months before I got a call for interview. Was interviewed by a team of 4 people for an hour. The interview was a conference call with the team. Everyone said they were impressed by my skills during the interview and even in the reply for my follow-up but a week later they gave me a reject.
- Questions were related to resume, projects, coursework and behavioural questions. Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted Offer
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Lam Research (Fremont, CA).
Submitted resume online as well attended infosession on campus. Was referred internally as well. Got a phone call from HR for a quick screen followed up by 2 managers for two different processes a week later.
Was rejected by one of the managers but got offered a position by the other.
- Questions included experience with fabs, clean rooms, SEM, etc. More emphasis was placed on my research since it was relevant. No behavioral questions were asked, mostly describing past experience. Answer Question
Helpful (2)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Lam Research (Fremont, CA).
Contacted by HR. Got a phone screen and after a week I was invited to have an onsite interview with five people for about two hours. Everyone was very nice and asked different types of questions, really trying to know you.
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- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Lam Research (Fremont, CA) in June 2014.
It was a very thorough and challenging interview process. I first went through campus screening. Then, a few days later, I had a phone interview with an employee in the group I would be working in. A day or two after the phone interview, I was contacted by HR to schedule an onsite interview. The onsite interview was very long - I was interviewed by at least 9 different people including the hiring manager. After the interviews, I had to give an hour long technical presentation. The entire process probably took 2~3 weeks.
- All questions were very technical and directly related to the job position. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Lam Research (Fremont, CA) in May 2014.
I had four rounds phone interviews in a row directly with senior analyst, manager and director. No HR interviewer get involved at all. No technical questions, basically talks about past intern experiences, campus activities, and habits. They are super nice and easy to talk with. Mostly informative questions.
What are they really looking for is someone they will feel comfortable to work with. And some related working experiences is necessary.
- What is your least like thing in working experience. How to deal with people in the team with their own opinion and won’t work together Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Lam Research (Fremont, CA) in November 2013.
HR contacted me to set up an HR phone interview. My resume was on file and seemed to match the job description very well. Phone interview was about 20 minutes. They said they would speak to the manager of the group and get back to me about setting up an on-site interview. Unfortunately I didn't get the onsite interview.
- What's your motivation to go into this field? Answer Question
Helpful (2)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Lam Research (Fremont, CA) in October 2013.
First part was a phone call with the recruiter about some background information. Second part was a phone interview with the hiring manager. Third part was an onsite 1:1 interview with 3 different members of the team.
- If there was an angry customer, how would you handle it? Answer Question
Helpful (3)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Lam Research (Fremont, CA) in August 2013.
I was contacted by a college recruiter who saw my profile on Linkedin and asked me to apply to a particular opening. She scheduled the initial phone interview within a couple of days, and then had a phone screen the same week with 2 members of the team. They called me for an onsite with the entire group the following week. 8 people interviewed me 1:1 and I gave a presentation at the end of the day. I heard back by the end of that week regarding their decision. Took less than 2 weeks from initial contact for the entire process.
- Most questions were on the reactions and basics of etch processes. Answer Question
Negotiating is usually advised, but I didn't, since it matched the market's higher end salary for such a position.
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university – interviewed at Lam Research (Fremont, CA) in April 2013.
Initially contacted by recruiter and had a phone interview. After the phone interview, contacted by recruiter again to set up in person interview. Interviewed with 5 people, one at a time. Mostly asked about my previous experiences, interests, and what I hoped to get out of the internship. Plenty of opportunity to ask them questions.
- Asked some theoretical design questions on what they were working on. Question statement was vague because they could not give me any details. Not particularly difficult though. Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Lam Research (Fremont, CA) in October 2012.
I worked through a Junior Military Officer (JMO) Headhunter, LucasGroup. They lined me up with the interview, because I told them I was only looking in the Bay Area. It turned out that they didn't partner with any companies I actually wanted to work for, so this was the best they could do. It was my first interview as a transitioning officer, so I was a total rookie. I was a bit nervous and awkward. I think we both knew I wasn't a good fit, and it lasted only about 30 mins. When a company that produces thin film transistors for semiconductors asks you, "Which do you think is more important, quantity or quality?" answering "Well, that depends on your business model..." is not going to land you the job!
The feedback I got is that they were looking for someone with a stronger engineering background (nuke or EECS), which is probably true, but even if I had the resume they were looking for, I don't expect I would have passed that interview.
- Which do you think is more important, quantity or quality? 1 Answer
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