I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Lam Research in August 2013.
Interview Details – I was called in for an interview and had three 30min interviews. 2 with engineers from each department and one with the hiring manager. I was asked almost exclusivley behavioural questions. Most of them were pertaining to how I deal with difficult people and my process for troubleshooting problems and a bit about my background in maintenance/troubleshooting. I was called back a week later with an offer.
Interview Question – Nothing unexpected... Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiations.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Lam Research.
Interview Details – One phone screen with hiring manager that leads to a series of interviews with hiring manager, recruiter, another manager within group, hiring manager's direct boss, and VP. Interviews typically last around 30 minutes and questions were primarily behavioral without any technical questions.
Interview Question – Most of them were easy no unexpected or difficult ones Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate as this was my first job
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Lam Research in April 2013.
Interview Details – A friend who worked at the company forwarded my resume. I eventually got a phone interview with a program manager, which involved a few technical and behavioral questions to gauge my background and interest. I was invited for an in-person interview, expenses on them.
The in-person interview consisted of a 45 minute presentation of my past research and then 6 or so one-on-one interviews with different program managers that lasted 30min each. There was a break for lunch, with my host program manager. The one-on-one interviews varied. Some asked a lot of technical questions and were more aggressive, others were friendlier and asked more behavior questions, or just about my past experience.
I can say for sure that it's okay to not do as-well in one of the one-on-one interviews as long as you do well on others. I left that day not thinking I did well, and didn't hear from them for nearly three weeks so assumed I didn't get it, but they called back three weeks later with an offer.
Interview Question – If you have two CVD reactors that are exactly the same, running recipes that are exactly the same, but the growth rate comes out different, how would you troubleshoot it? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate for a higher starting salary given my years of previous experience. My program manager called back the next day with a solid bump in offered salary, which I accepted.
I applied online and interviewed at Lam Research.
Interview Details – HR screening, then first and second interview over phone, then got called that I got the job. Entire process took about two weeks.
Interview Question – Just asked me about my resume and a few basic technical questions related to the project. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Lam Research.
Interview Details – It was pretty straight forward. first got a call. 20 minutes interview, then asked to for an on site interview. I really enjoyed the time I was being interviewed. There was two people interviewed me. Session took an hour and it was casual. some questions were novel and challenging.
Interview Question – How will you be prepared for a meeting? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – thought it's not negociable, i didn't talk about it.
Interviewed at Lam Research
Interview Details – applied through the website, got a phone interview and in-person interview, many technical questions from the senior engineers (they all have PhD)
Interview Question – be really careful on what you put in the resume, they will dig deep and ask you many questions about the fundamental of engineering Answer Question
I applied through college or university - interviewed at Lam Research in April 2013.
Interview Details – 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.
Interview Question – 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
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Lam Research in August 2012.
Interview Details – Interview process was relatively painless and quick before an offer of employment was made. Salary negotiations were non-existent as they had their own way of calculating salary and refused to budge from that and would not take intangibles into consideration such as previous leadership or management experience. While they may think this is a way to save money it starts an employee off on the wrong foot with the company and leads to future animosity particularly when that employee realizes that others with less experience and education were hired at the same rate. This encourages employees to look elsewhere for employment upon that realization.
The work schedule was misrepresented by the hiring staff and not once was it mentioned that the schedule meant working every weekend. This perception of dishonesty is another mark on the hiring process and the company as a whole.
Interview Question – How would you handle stressful work situations with co-workers that you have no confidence in? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiations took place. They made an offer, I countered with an offer, they came back with the same offer saying it was final based on some analysis performed in New York for a position in Arizona. It was a take it or leave it proposition.
I applied through college or university and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Lam Research in February 2008.
Interview Details – Interview was scheduled within a couple of months of original application.
The interview process was prety rigorous, with 9 interviewers, and took the entire day. Had to give a 1 hour presentation talk coming from academia. Questions were not too technical, only a couple required discussion at the board.
Interview Question – How would you solve an undercut issue when etching silicon with top hard mask? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Very short, I did not bargain since a needed a job fast.
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