I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Lam Research in October 2013.
Interview Details – 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.
Interview Question – Most questions were on the reactions and basics of etch processes. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Negotiating is usually advised, but I didn't, since it matched the market's higher end salary for such a position.
I applied through college or university - interviewed at Lam Research in May 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 through college or university and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Lam Research in October 2012.
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.
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Lam Research.
Interview Details –
They called me after I submitted my resume two weeks later for a phone interview,
then I was given onsite interview after another 2 weeks.
I was asked to give a presentation and 11 people talked to me including the HR
Interview Question – Lots of technical questions Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Lam Research.
Interview Details – I was interviewed as New College Graduate. Interviewers are generally quite nice. Questions are technical and behavioral. Need to prepare a technical presentation (mini PhD thesis presentation) and be ready to answer tough technical question about experiments and data interpretation. Interviewee will be judged on how he/she reacts to difficult questions, open-mindedness, critical thinking.
Interview Question – how would you improve your experiment design? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – i did not negotiate (I was naive).
The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Lam Research in March 2012.
Interview Details – I was applying for an RCG position as a process engineer. The interview consisted of an hour-long presentation of my PhD research, followed by many 30 minute 1-1 interviews with the various group managers. Questions consisted of a mix of behavioral and technical questions. It ended up being a very long day of interviewing, and I actually started to get thirsty and dizzy near the end of it! Nevertheless, everyone was very professional, very intelligent, and very personable towards me. My overall impression of the company is very positive, and the work ethic is top notch. I can easily see how this company is the industry leader, but the downside is that the working schedule appeared very demanding (10+ hour days).
The process took a day - interviewed at Lam Research in September 2011.
Interview Details – One group member called me and asked me some background. Then the HM called me to follow up. The onsie was scheduled in the following week. The group members were friendly and very smart. I was asked a lot of questions during the presentation. A HR called me and gave an oral offer the second day. I immediately accepted.
Interview Question – What is your response if you meet a picky customer? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No much room to negotiate for a new college graduate.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Lam Research in April 2011.
Interview Details – Did a one on one with the Manager then did a day of multiple interviews then sat down with the hiring managers boss. They were professional in my dealings with them.
Interview Question – How do you set your priorities Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Lam Research in August 2010.
Interview Details – started with phone screen with recruiter, then referred to hiring manager. Had phone screen with hiring manager. Arrived at in person interview, scheduled to meet with 4 individuals over the afternoon. Started late, manager anted me to consider different job. Used up time for 4th person, so only spoke to three. Haven't heard anything further from the company
Interview Question – Would you consider a different role View Answer
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Lam Research in June 2010.
Interview Details – Interview with six people. Have to give a 30-minute presentation.
Interview Question – N/A Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation.
Pros: Long hours. Challenging work environment. Always busy. Corporate goals come first before the employees. Cyclical industry keeps you on your toes. Some long-term employees like to use acronyms, jargon and 4 syllable words to keep everyone guessing… – Full Review
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