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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Tualatin, OR Jun 2011 – Reviewed May 30, 2012
Interview Details –
I applied online and was called by HR about a week later. I was asked very general questions about my availability. I was then asked to come in for an interview the following week. I was met by my future manager and was given a 20 minute tour of the facilities, a nice touch. We then went to his office where he asked me about my education and projects I had worked on. He actually talked more than I did and didn't seem all that interested in my answers. This part took about 15 minutes, no difficult questions, mostly conversational.
I was then handed off to what would become a coworker. He started off by saying he didn't like interviews and he would be easy on me. He asked slightly more pointed questions but not very difficult, mostly about problem solving. He asked if I had brought any examples of a document with annotated figures (which I had), I believe this was a considerable bonus as the interviewer seemed impressed. This took an additional 20 minutes. I was told I did a good job and that I would probably get the job and the other applicant was not very good (strange I know).
I was contacted approximately 3 days later and offered the position.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Hillsboro, OR Jul 2010 – Reviewed Mar 7, 2012
Interview Details – There were two phone interviews. One from an HR representative who asked basic questions about personality and work ethic. Then there was a phone interview with the hiring manager who asked more pointed questions about abilities and skills. The in person interview process was again skill and ability assessment based, with two 1:1 sessions. Both of the interviewers were very professional and made the mood easy to handle. Both 1:1 sessions took about half an hour each.
Interview Question – What it the best method of troubleshooting View Answer
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiating.
Declined Offer – Interviewed in San Jose, CA Feb 2012 – Reviewed Feb 11, 2012
Interview Details – Lengthy 4hrs of interviews with cross-functional representatives. Difficult technical expertise component of interviews
Interview Question – Explain your methodology for troubleshooting a high uniformity issue on a deposition chamber Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Salary too low
No Offer – Interviewed in Tualatin, OR Sep 2010 – Reviewed Feb 9, 2012
Interview Details – They told me they were interested and I kept following up for weeks and never heard a word from them. I was not impressed...and would not work for them ever now. (Plus I know others there that are not happy either)
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in San Jose, CA May 2008 – Reviewed May 21, 2010
Interview Details – I received a call from a recruiter who said that they had seen my resume on a job board and they thought I might be a fit for the position. They asked if I was currently looking for a new job and I confirmed that I was not happy with my current salary prospects since my company was not meeting my expectations for success.
Interview Question – I was asked how I would implement a real-time interrupt in a machine control sequence. View Answer
Negotiation Details – It was very much take it or leave it. The package was OK, nothing exceptional, but after starting I realized that the health insurance co-pay's are quite high esp for prescriptions. Up to $45 each.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Portland, OR Mar 2010 – Reviewed Mar 22, 2010
Interview Details – First round is an HR interview. The questions were experience based and they were specifically looking for three categories, your education, your experience and what you want out of the job. All the questions were based on your background knowledge and experiences and there were no 'what-if' questions of any sort. The interviewer was extremely friendly and made sure you felt very comfortable being in the hot seat.
Interview Question – Talk to me about your project work at school. It was drilled down till the last detail and the interviewer was convinced that you did not make up the experience to add to your resume. All the questions were based on previous experience. Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Jan 2012 – Reviewed Jun 13, 2012
Interview Details – Worst experience I've ever had in any interview !!! Interviewer said that he does not like my school and major. Then, he was with all about negative responses for what I was saying. Why does this company waste interviewee's time? I am not going to mention how bad experiences I had from this company but it was the worst ever.
No Offer – Interviewed in Feb 2011 – Reviewed Apr 28, 2011
Interview Details –
Submitted resume online at the school career website for interview and was offered an on-campus interview.
HR interview on-campus. Went through background and drilled the resume in depth. Asked me to describe all my projects and what I did. It was a lot of just me talking about my projects and him listening. I sense that the interviewer was mostly disinterested. Did not hear back from them at all and assumed that i was skipped over for the position.
Interview Question – Tell me about the project you said you worked on in your resume Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Mar 2011 – Reviewed Apr 1, 2011
Interview Details –
On campus interview
I got interview on March and need to wait until June to get the answer.
No Offer – Interviewed in Jan 2011 – Reviewed Jan 27, 2011
Interview Details – Basically it is a behavioral interview. The recruiter was very friendly, very enthusiastic to answer questions. Two questions are asked, which project I've done I liked the least? and describe a situation that I have some difficulties.
Interview Question – Project I liked the least and why. Answer Question
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