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ASML Interview Questions in San Jose, CA

Updated Oct 31, 2017
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    R & D Meteorology Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at ASML (San Jose, CA) in October 2017.

    Interview

    HR phone interview (A pep talk to get you into the company)
    Manager phone interview (Asking about your background)
    Onsite interview, present 30 minutes on something you are knowledgeable on, then go to 5 1 on 1 45 minute interviews.

    Everyone was very encouraging and positive, I thought for sure they would make me an offer. After a month of waiting they told me they found another candidate. So don't get your hopes up if you think you did well. The majority of the company is chinese, I think there is a bias there if you are not chinese, they want people who fit their culture is what they said.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the formula for magnification for a thin lense?
      Why did you leave your last job?
      You understand California is expensive?   Answer Question

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at ASML (San Jose, CA).

    Interview

    I applied online and a recruiter contacted me after two weeks to arrange first phone interview. The interview lasted around 30 minutes. She asked me about my educational background, programming skills and why I wanted to join ASML.

    After another two weeks, another recruiter contacted me to arrange second phone interview with a professional person. I was expecting a more professional talk around the posted vacancy and and my research experiences . However, the guy ended up asking me high school physics and math formulas rather than conceptual questions. He never looked my CV even. I have never experienced such kind of interview at a professional level. I am sure high school student will remember all the formulas better than one who finished high school 10 or more years ago.

    Interview Questions

    • I think he just was not in a mood to interview me. Some one with the right mentality will not expect you remember all formulas in science.   Answer Question
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    Senior Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at ASML (San Jose, CA).

    Interview

    First round was with HR. I was asked about my project experience. They wanted to see how you can present things well and which group matched your background. Second round was with the prospective group. I was asked about optical imaging questions and c++ fundamentals.

    Interview Questions

    • Considering a one dimensional grating with normal incidence, which polarization has better resolution of image?   Answer Question

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    Product Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at ASML (San Jose, CA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I ask my friend to refer my resume to the manager. One week later, I got an phone interview. Two weeks later, I got the onsite interview. The interview questions are most about behavior questions. There are some questions about technical stuff. They are not very difficult. I wait for long time for their response for almost two months. I still don't get their reply. They need me to work overthere as soon as possible. But I am not able to do so.

    Interview Questions

    • The manager ask about Fourier Transform, Least square estimation and also about PN junction.   Answer Question

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    Product Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at ASML (San Jose, CA) in September 2012.

    Interview

    The Hiring Manager called me after 2 weeks I submitted my resume to the company website. It was another opening in the phone interview. In the interview, he asked if I have experience in Perl Programming and some background knowledge in lithography. Also he asked a few questions related to signal processing. At the end of the phone interview, he planed to schedule a time for onsite interview, but I didn't hear from him after more than 3 weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the Math form of Fourier Transform?   1 Answer

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at ASML (Santa Clara, CA) in October 2010.

    Interview

    Brion Technologies has a rigorous process to assess potential fit within the company. I applied for an engineering position. Interviews consist of phone interviews and multiple on-site interviews. Phone interviews include questions designed to assess your intelligence, mostly focused on engineering math & statistics. On-site interviews consist of questions related to the nature of the job, with an additional 'brain teaser' component. Very little effort is placed on the content of your resume, especially outside the focus of Brion/ASML's core competencies.

    From my interactions with the employees, I sensed that there is a strict work ethic, with lots of pressure to execute, especially since many employees are Chinese and have PhDs. Thus they are searching for hard working intelligent people who can execute to near perfection. Bear in mind that this culture may not be for everyone.

    One of the interviewers in management asked overly personal questions, one that I brushed aside and a subsequent one that I took offense at. Perhaps this can be attributed cultural differences; nevertheless, I determined this was not the right company for me.

    Interview Questions

    • You have multiple datapoints that appear to a straight line. How do you find the line of best fit? Provide the equations to calculate the slope and intercept.   Answer Question

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