Veeco Instruments
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www.veeco.com Plainview, NY 500 to 999 Employees

Veeco Instruments Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 7, 2014
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Senior Mechanical Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Plainview, NY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Veeco Instruments in March 2014.

Interview Details – there were 6 different people who took interview on 1 on 1 basis

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Senior Research Scientist Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Somerset, NJ

I applied through other source and the process took 7+ weeks - interviewed at Veeco Instruments in October 2009.

Interview Details – submitting resumes for an open position
phone screen first after pass the paper cleaning process
get site interview with presentations
review the overall evaluation with 3-5 candidates and the hiring committee decide who is the best fit for the position. If not decided, move on 2nd pool or closing out

Interview Question – how to handle unknown technology for future   Answer Question

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Software Support Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Veeco Instruments in September 2011.

Interview Details – I was interviewed by HR and than the hiring manager on phone. After first round was called for face to face. Total 6 associates (most of them are executives) interviewed me. I was told next day after face to face that I will be getting the offer.

Negotiation Details – I almost got the salary what I expected.

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Electrical Engineer Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee
Plainview, NY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Veeco Instruments in January 2011.

Interview Details – If you are called in for an interview you have to go to their site in Plainview for approximately four hours. There you will meet with Human Resources and several people from the departments that you are related to (i.e. if you are an electrical engineer you will meet an EE and if you have mechanical background too you will also meet an ME). They will go through your resume and then just talk to you, barely asking any technical questions. You will also get to go to the clean room and look around at the tools that they manufacture.

Interview Question – But, will you like what you do?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Do not place a number down in the form that asks how much you would like to get pay. It doesn't hurt to ask for more money. They are very stubborn in this aspect though

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Process Engineer Interview

Process Engineer
Plainview, NY

The process took a day - interviewed at Veeco Instruments in August 2011.

Interview Details – It's about CVD process engineer. First is a phone interview with the group manager, asked about CVD growth experience. Then it's onsite interview, for a whole day. About 8 1:1interview, mostly based on resume. The group manager ask more about academic research (graphene). There's a lunch interview with a director. at the end it's a presentation. It takes a whole day, very exhausting.

Interview Question – do you think ALD can be used to grow graphene?   Answer Question

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Process Engineer Interview

Process Engineer
Plainview, NY

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Veeco Instruments in September 2011.

Interview Details – Interview was good. Very nice people to talk to on the phone. Travel arrangements were done quickly and rapidly. The interview process onsite consisted of 1-1 interviews with people from the department. A lot of technical questions were asked; challenging fundamentals and problem solving. Ideas revolved around past experience. A lot of them were specific to the job, but they weren't grilling you. The teams wanted to understand how much did I know about the field/job

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  • Tell me more about yourself & how does your background match the position? What skills do you bring to the table?   Answer Question
  • A lot of questions were related to the position/CVD/PVD experience etc   Answer Question

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Engineering Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Somerset, NJ

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Veeco Instruments in May 2011.

Interview Details – Very nice company, good benefit.
1:1 meeting without presentation.
Total 6 people including engineer and, HR and manager.
Unforutnately, I didn't get offer.

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Manufacturing Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Somerset, NJ

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Veeco Instruments in March 2011.

Interview Details – The interviewers were all very friendly and I didn't get the job because I was not a good fit for the job.

Overall good people, good technology- would love to interview again.

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Engineering Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Lowell, MA

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Veeco Instruments in October 2010.

Interview Details – I was first welcomed by the receptionist. Next someone from HR made me feel welcome. I waited for a while then had a one on one interview with the Director of Operations. Then I had a phone interview with the Director of Facilities. I was supposed to have an interview with the Director of HR but he was unavailable. I met one more time with the Director of Operations and that was it.

Interview Question – How do you handle difficult people?   Answer Question

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Technical Support Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Santa Barbara, CA

The process took 2 days - interviewed at Veeco Instruments in June 2010.

Interview Details – i got a call from the hr dept and arranged a telephonic with the hiring manager, many questions on my background and experience was asked. then was asked for an onsite interview and flew to santa barbara .there i was interviewed by 5 engineers and under whom i was goin to work and they asked technical questions and had all 1:1 with them.then had the tour of the company and flew back. still no response from them and i had called them and asked but they said they are interviewing and the process is on.

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