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- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I worked at Nova Measuring full-time (More than a year)
Excellent pay, good recognition of performance, and a "hat rack" position. The perks that I received for accomplishing very difficult tasks included items like additional paid weeks off and vacations for my entire family.
60 to 70 hours per week on average salary exempt. Some of the daily expectations were excessive (i.e. required to handle all first line applications solutions without any prior experience or training, manage all product testing methodologies for escalated issues worldwide, perform initial debugging of software issues world wide, and maintain all local account hardware in a field service capacity). This was why the hours per week were so high.
Advice to Management
Don't use "work / life balance" as a catch phrase but genuinely try to give your employees time with their families. Even the service technicians were required to work an insane number of hours every week.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Nova Measuring (Santa Clara, CA) in March 2011.
Contacted their recruiter with my resume and a description of my experiences and followed up with a phone call. He provided much helpful information in this first call, then set up the interview for me. Then the time came, I arrived at their small office in the back of a high-tech office complex near the Great America theme park; the interview involved meeting three of the key staff, answering questions from them about my background in logistics, and myself asking questions about what was expected, what they look for in a candidate, some details about how they operate, etc. I got excellent feedback from everyone before and after the interview; I was there 2 1/2 hours! The final round was a video interview with their HQ in Rehovot; their questions were tough as nails, but all spot-on. The recruiter called me to let me know I'd be receiving an offer the same day as the video conference. It's worth noting that the benefits package is absolutely outstanding. They certainly seem to expect a lot of their employees, but they compensate them for their sacrifices, too. That's why I chose this offer as my favorite out of the three that I received.
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Nova Measuring Instruments trains its optics on things invisible to the naked eye -- but on a microscopic rather than a stellar scale. The company's NovaScan and NovaTrack optical monitoring systems are integrated into wafer polishers and other semiconductor processing equipment to measure the thickness of semiconductor layers during critical steps of chip manufacturing. Nova's tools support the manufacturing processes of chemical mechanical planarization, chemical vapor deposition, etching, and photolithography. Customers -- such as Applied Materials, Ebara, Lam ...