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Lam Research Interview Questions

Updated Mar 28, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)  

    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tualatin, OR
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Lam Research (Tualatin, OR) in October 2016.

    Interview

    a phone interview first for ~25 min, then two weeks later I was invited for an onsite interview. the on-site interview takes a whole day, seven one-on-one meetings with managers/directors, 45 min each; an one-hour presentation on my research

    Interview Questions

    • both technical and behavioral, general engineering questions, about their process and also my research; strength and weakness, creativity, problem solving skills   Answer Question
  2. Helpful (2)  

    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Lam Research in October 2016.

    Interview

    Phone call interview. I found the job in Indeed and applied online. I got the phone interview one month later. Mainly on behavior questions. The interviewer has some accent thus it's not that easy to understand his questions. But those are pretty relative simply questions.
    This Mechanical Engineer is located in Austria, haven't got any news after phone interview. I guess there should be an on-site interview afterwards if you are chosen by them.
    Good luck!

    Interview Questions

    • Do you accept relocation in Austria?
      What is the motivation for applying Lam Research?
      What is the biggest challenge?
      Do you know XXX software?
      What is your graduation date?
      .......  
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    Mechanical Engineer III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Lam Research (Portland, OR) in October 2016.

    Interview

    One HR contact in first round, and then I was phone interviewed by a hiring manager. Finally, I was invited in the onsite interview in Portland, Oregon.

    They invited me to Oregon. They bought the flight, which depart at 6:00 a.m. and came back at 10 p.m. The onsite interview took 1 whole day, with 9 different people (45 min/each). It was exhausted. However, they tried not to challenge me.

    The interview process was easy ( not too much pressure because I am pretty I guess) However, they did not give me the offer because they think my technical background is not technical.
    They did not even ask a lot of technical questions, I guess my presentation was not good.

    Interview Questions

    • they asked me why I want to join Lam and what is my future plan for next 5 years.
      and some easy technical question  
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    Equipment Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Lam Research (San Jose, CA).

    Interview

    panel review with 5 or 6 individuals... technical questioning and parts identification. Real world questions, as opposed to 'paper' qualifications. Good sense of mutual respect between interviewers an interviewee

    Interview Questions

    • Physical identification of parts, and explanation of objects an testing techniques   Answer Question
  6. Helpful (1)  

    Process Engineer III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fremont, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Lam Research (Fremont, CA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Entire process took about a month. Passed my resume to an alumni recruiter at the campus career fair and was contacted the next week for a phone screen with HR. After that phone interviews with hiring managers from two process groups. Was invited to onsite interviews with both groups. Interview days (~7 hours) consisted of a technical presentation and 30-40 minute 1:1 interviews, with hiring manager and managers from other process groups. Mostly discussed my research and career goals. Few behavioral questions. Everyone was very friendly.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you increase anisotropy during an etch process?   2 Answers
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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fremont, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Lam Research (Fremont, CA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Got two calls from them. The first interview was from a recruiter. She asked me some basic questions, nothing technical. The second call was from a group leader. He asked me about my graduate research. He is very knowledgeable about surface chemistry and really interested in my research.

    Interview Questions

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    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Lam Research (Milpitas, CA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Long and Boring. Have you ever seen Office Space? It was kind of like that. I think one of the quys even had suspenders. Do I have to write more to satisfy your algorithm? If this were a real human you wouldn’t be messing with me like this.

    Interview Questions

    • Standard corporate cookie cutter questions. Have you ever been attacted to animals? Stuff like that.   1 Answer
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    Final Test Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tualatin, OR
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Lam Research (Tualatin, OR) in September 2016.

    Interview

    The interview was short only about 5 - 8 min and after telling the interviewer about me I was asked to try and read a schematic which I was not that good at. I left feeling confident and I was told they would call me in the next week.

    Interview Questions

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    Product Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Lam Research (Fremont, CA) in August 2016.

    Interview

    The entire interview lasted from 8:30AM to about 6:00PM. Although it was a long interview process, it was worthwhile as you can gain much insight into the company from the diversity of people interviewing you. You'll need to prepare and present a 45 minute to 1 hour presentation on a topic of your choice (choose wisely). The audience is a mixture of interested employees and interviewers. Nine people interviewed me in all and had lunch with the main hiring manager where he got to know me better.

    Interview Questions

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    Electrical Engineer III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fremont, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Lam Research (Fremont, CA) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Called by HR personnel and talked on the phone for about 20 minutes about projects. This is primarily to see if the applicant has a broad enough background to move forward. The next step was an off-site interview with the manager of the particular department. That interview was primarily talking about school projects (new college grad with no work experience, if the applicant has prior work experience then these conversations would focus on previous work projects). After that there was an on-site half day interview process that consisted of having lunch with a few potential colleagues. Then there were 8 half hour interviews with senior engineers and technical managers. These interviews were primarily based on talking about school projects and also seeing if I would fit in with the group. Also, one of the half hour talks was with the HR person that had initially talked to me over the phone. This particular conversation focused on the company and its structure and benefits. After this process there is the potential for a full day interview in which there are more conversations with engineers and there would also be a technical review presented by you to a group of engineers. This technical review is where the candidate discusses some technical thing for 45 minutes and then is followed up by a 15 minute Q&A. I did not make it to that stage, but it was mentioned to me as I was going through the process.

    Interview Questions

    • Interview questions consisted of ways to improve projects and also basic bode plot of a low pass RC filter, inverting and non-inverting op-amps and also analyzing a voltage divider circuit that utilized super position.   Answer Question

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Pros: “The company is not as political as its competitors and appreciates employee loyalty. Decisions are generally data driven. The culture is pretty positive and nurturing. The core development...”“The company is not as political as its competitors and appreciates employee loyalty. Decisions are generally data driven. The culture is pretty positive and nurturing. The core development groups are competent and efficient.” – Full Review

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