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MKS Instruments Interview Questions

Updated Dec 8, 2016
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    Software Engineer Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at MKS Instruments (Rochester, NY).

    Interview

    VERY quick turn around. Phone Interview on a Tuesday, phone call for in-person interview the next day, on-site interview the following Monday and job offer on Tuesday. On site interview was a panel of engineers and was slightly technical, they just asked technical questions as I was explaining my projects. The manager then took me on a tour of the facility and bought me lunch. To finish off my experience I spoke to my contact in HR who is really helpful and nice. Definitely excited to start once I graduate.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the difference in the execution of a for loop implemented in C and a HDL?   Answer Question
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    Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at MKS Instruments (Austin, TX) in August 2015.

    Interview

    Phone interview with VP sales. Comfortable, concise, to the point. Let me know where I stand relative to other prospects. Closed with next step timeline. We had a good rapport; I think working for him would be an enjoyable, positive experience.

    Interview Questions

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at MKS Instruments.

    Interview

    Phone screen then onsite interview. Onsite interview was with a couple of people, one person at a time.
    Be prepared to talk about school projects and things on your resume. Tell me when you had to deal with an unplanned event at work and how did you go about it.
    Have any questions for us?

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation

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    Senior Software Quality Assurance Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at MKS Instruments (Austin, TX) in September 2014.

    Interview

    Applied for the job on a major job board. Received a call from an internal HR rep 2 eeeks later, to setup an in person interview with the director. Said he liked my resume so much, no phone screen needed.

    The interview was shirt, 1 hr, and was non technical. He was feeling me out for a personality fit. At the end he stated he'd setup a technical interview with his soon-to-be software manager.

    1 week later i had the technical interview, which wasn't technical. it consisted of my explaining tge QA process that I would implement, if I was offered the job.

    1 month later I received an offer. .I accepted.

    Interview Questions

    • How well can you read and understand c#, on a scale of 1-10?   1 Answer
    • Which Python modules have you imported and used?   1 Answer
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    Engineering Coop Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Was called in for an interview for an internship position. Completely technical interview based on embedded systems fundamentals and programming.

    Interview Questions

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    Engineer Intern (Electrical) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at MKS Instruments (Wilmington, MA) in September 2012.

    Interview

    Done through nationanal engineering service corp. Time between online application to NESC and Interview was about a week. Then another week before starting.

    Interview Questions

    • a few tricky circuit analysis questions. not calculations, just conceptual stuff I hadn't seen for a couple years.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. hourly pay.

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    Principal Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Methuen, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at MKS Instruments (Methuen, MA) in January 2011.

    Interview

    The process is very formal and straight forward.
    I first met with HR who gave me an overview of benefits and the planed schedule.
    Next, I interviewed with some of my future team mates.
    Finally, the interview concluded with my future manager and his manager.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked about my past work experiences and accomplishments.
      Asked about my upper level education accomplishments.  
      Answer Question
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    Line Lead Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at MKS Instruments (Colorado Springs, CO) in March 2010.

    Interview

    Had to hire in through temp service

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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at MKS Instruments (Shanghai, Shanghai (China)) in March 2011.

    Interview

    MKS Human Resource Manager was giving me a call and appointment was made to have
    a phone interview with the hiring manager. The next day i received a call from the related
    manager and the call was taking about 30 minutes. He asked my experience and knowledge
    in the job i explained quickly and he felt i am suitable and asking me how soon i can come
    onboard if i were to be offered the job. The interview was really an easy and relaxed experience.

    Interview Questions

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