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Applied Materials Interview Questions & Reviews in Austin, TX US

Updated May 28, 2014
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No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Buyer I Interview

Buyer I
Austin, TX (US)

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Applied Materials in May 2014.

Interview Details I applied on my university career portal and started to get e-mails. Then they set up the interview date after graduation. They flew us in and provided hotel accommodations and reimbursed us for food and taxi fares. They were hiring 4/8 candidates and interviewed us twice each, one by one. Still waiting to hear back from them, since it has not yet been two weeks.

Interview Question – One of the interviewers seemed to be asking the same questions over and over, just in different words.   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Financial Analyst Interview

Senior Financial Analyst
Austin, TX (US)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Applied Materials in July 2011.

Interview Details 4 person panel interviewed separately. They made the offer after 2 weeks.

Interview Question – Have you ever faced conflict with your team members while working on a project? And how did you got over it?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Production Control Planner Interview

Production Control Planner
Austin, TX (US)

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took a day - interviewed at Applied Materials in March 2012.

Interview Details I know that the hiring process for full time employment is very detailed and usually a panel of managers and peers. As a contractor and a former employer, I did not have any interview with the company because they knew who I was and had my job history. Contractors are hired on via Adecco, whom I highly respect.

Interview Question – What are your weaknesses?   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Supply Chain Manager Interview

Supply Chain Manager
Austin, TX (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Applied Materials in March 2013.

Interview Details First Round - Phone Interview. Standard questions regarding resume and experiences. Special interest in ability to work with large data sets as well as visibility to csuite and vendor partners.

Secound Round - In person group interview. The firm DID NOT provide for travel expenses. The interview time was changed on the prior day. The expectation was a series of individual interviews. Instead it was a group interview including adjoining resources Finance etc. At the end of the second round I was asked to prepare a presentation at an appropriate management level for future presentation via Skype.

Following delivery via email of the presentation I have had no response from the firm.
The presentation was never given via Skype etc.

Interview Question – Very difficult to provide answers which addressed all cross functional business groups.
Reconsider the need to provide a future presentation, rather than perhaps using a timed exercise to "complete" the process in an extended session.
  Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Internship Interview

Internship
Austin, TX (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Applied Materials in May 2012.

Interview Details Applied through college job portal and was then invited for on-site interview which was done by a panel of 4 people and lasted about 1 hour. Interview was mainly based on past experience and job requirements.

Got a letter of acceptance a week later.

Interview Question – questions on database languages?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Offer was low but accepted.


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Member of Technical Staff Interview

Member of Technical Staff
Austin, TX (US)

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Applied Materials in May 2012.

Interview Details It took forever to get through the HR process but the interview went great. However the salary was 1/4 what I was making at my last job.

Interview Questions

Reason for Declining – pay vs. experience


No Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Program Manager Interview

Program Manager
Austin, TX (US)

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Applied Materials in February 2012.

Interview Details The hiring manager left a voice message and asked to schedule a 1 hour phone interview. When I called to confirmed, I agreed to make it a face to face on a day when he was in town. One week later, I had the interview. It lasted one hour and we talked in the employee common room. It was large, so there was a sense of privacy. I did not see the work environment or offices. The other employees were dressed business casual. This position was to fill in for an employee who had been promoted or transferred to another department.

Interview Question – Describe your experience with consolidating major systems into one.   Answer Question

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