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EMCORE President, CEO, and Director Hong Q. Hou
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    Friendly and casual environment. Not too demanding.


    Not stable, seemed like a lot of temps.

EMCORE Interviews

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    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Albuquerque, NM
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online – interviewed at EMCORE (Albuquerque, NM) in April 2010.


    There was a long gap of about 8 weeks between applying and the actual selection for interview. The Primary applicant had been selected and then worked for two weeks and then quit. I was then brought in as the next candidate in the queue and ran through 4 hours of interviews with 4 individuals in the management and work area. I felt comfortable in the process, and although the level of questions were detailed, the intent appeared to try and find out how I would fit into the team.

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    • There were several questions about the photovoltaic semiconductor solid state physics, and the modeling of this semiconductor junction.   Answer Question


    I asked for a salary for what I needed to make in order to make a life-transition at $65k. I was pleasantly surprised when HR added $15k to my salary request based upon my experience.

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Website www.emcore.com
Headquarters Alhambra, CA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1984
Type Company - Public (EMKR)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

EMCORE is both compound and complex. The company's offerings include compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems -- chips made from complex materials, such as gallium arsenide (GaAs), as opposed to traditional silicon. Compound semiconductors support a range of high-tech devices, including photovoltaic solar cells, as well as optical components used in high-speed telecommunications networks. Solar power and fiber optics customers have included Alcatel-Lucent, Sycamore Networks, Tellabs, and the US government. The US accounts for 70% of EMCORE's sales.

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