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Lam Research Process Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Mar 7, 2017
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Process Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Lam Research in February 2017.

Interview

The manager of the plasma etching group called me. He asked me to introduce myself, and asked a few questions about my previous experience I listed on the resume. Since I have etching experience, he asked more questions on what I have done with plasma etching, and how did I develop the recipe for the etching, etc. Later, he asked me some behavior questions, like problem-solving. He did pay much attention to this part and expanded the question to details like what if you didn't get expected result in the lab.... Last, he asked me whether I have experience in industry and whether I have taken classes about plasma. The manager interviewed me is very professional.

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    Process Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Lam Research (Fremont, CA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Onsite one day interview. 45 minutes presentation plus 15 minutes questions. The questions were asked during the talk. 8 one by one interview, each lasts for 30 to 45 minutes.

    Interview Questions

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    Process Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Lam Research (Fremont, CA) in November 2016.

    Interview

    I met a Process Engineering group lead at a campus career fair where we discussed my PhD research and their group's work. After about two weeks I was invited to an onsite interview. This consisted of a 1 hour presentation on my PhD work for a number of managers and engineers at the beginning of the day followed by 6-7 half hour one-on-one interviews with most of the people that attended my presentation along with a three-on-one with engineers from the team I would be joining. Most questions revolved around my graduate work and how it would relate to the work at Lam as well as some technical questions pertaining to their process that I had some experience with and behavior questions. There were also a number of opportunities for me to ask questions about Lam as a company and the experiences of those interviewing me. About two weeks after the onsite interview I had a follow up phone call with the hiring manager to address some questions that came up during the onsite. The following day I received the offer.

    Interview Questions

    • How did your Ph.D. work prepare you for the kind of work we do at Lam?   Answer Question
    • Tell us about a conflict you have had with your advisor/labmate and how did you address it?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Was able to negotiate a starting bonus to cover relocation expenses.

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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Lam Research in November 2016.

    Interview

    Talked to an engineer during the career fair and got the contact information for an HR. Was contacted after a month for a phone interview with the HR and the hiring manager on the following day. Checked back with the HR for the next week and got rejected for the position

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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tualatin, OR
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Lam Research (Tualatin, OR) in November 2016.

    Interview

    Got the onsite interview after a phone interview. Met 8-10 people in a day, ranging from senior process engineer to director. Got the offer after two days, but have to decline due to personal issue

    Interview Questions

    • What is your understanding about ALD? What is your leadership style?   Answer Question
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    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
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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.

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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fremont, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Lam Research (Fremont, CA) in June 2016.

    Interview

    I got two phone calls, one from the recruiter and the other from the manager. Got invited to the onsite interview, but haven't gone yet. It was a really fast experience. Everyone is courteous.

    Interview Questions

    • give an example that shows your problem solving skills   Answer Question
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    Process Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Lam Research (Fremont, CA).

    Interview

    Phone interview with recruiter, then another phone call with a manager inside lam research, then an on-site interview. The on-site is one full day where you do a 40 minute presentation followed by questions and answers. Then you do individual one one one interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when your idea got rejected and what did you do?   Answer Question
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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    I applied online and received an e-mail giving some details about the intern position and asking if I was interested. Then a phone interview was scheduled to discuss my background and if I was a good fit for this position. After a day or so, the HR got in touch to discuss the logistics of the internship and sent me the official offer letter a few days later.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were mainly to do with my research experience in grad school and if it was a good match with the requirements of the internship   Answer Question
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