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KLA-Tencor Applications Engineer Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Nov 25, 2013
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Applications Engineer
Chennai (India)

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in October 2013.

Interview Details Telephonic rounds 2-3(Technical, Problem Solving, Analytic), Face to face interview.

Interview Question – If a 10 kgs silver ball and a 1000 kgs silver ball is dropped from a height of 2 kms which will touch the floor first ?   View Answers (3)

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Albany, NY (US)

I applied online - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in October 2013.

Interview Details Apply on line. Phone interview thaks 30min. Waiting for on-site.

Interview Question – It was not a technical interview. Behaiver interivew.   Answer Question

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Applications Engineer
Malta, NY (US)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in June 2013.

Interview Details Recruiter contacted me via linkedin who directed me to apply online for a relevant position. Within a week I was invited for an onsite interview at Malta, NY. There was no reimbursement as I was just two hours away. The interview questions were not at all technical. The atmosphere amongst the team members looked quite good but the interview questions were totally HR related.

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  • How many states are in the US and if I tell you to get rid of one state, what will be your criteria?   View Answer
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Applications Engineer

I applied online - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in April 2013.

Interview Details Algorithm testing round, 2 HR rounds, Presentation round, 2 Technical rounds, one video conference round.

Interview Question – Moderately difficult.   Answer Question

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Applications Engineer

Interviewed at KLA-Tencor

Interview Details I have mailed my CV to the recruiter. After about a month I got a call to fix a telephonic interview with the application manager from US.

Interview Question – Brief about the company   Answer Question

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Applications Engineer
San Jose, CA (US)

I applied through college or university - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in December 2012.

Interview Details Applied through Campus Jab Fair.
Few weeks later, did phone interview (typical questions)
Two weeks later, did on-site interview

Interview Question – 1 minute impromptu speech with a choice of a picture from a bundle of pictures.   View Answer

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Applications Engineer
Austin, TX (US)

I applied online - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in January 2013.

Interview Details I got a phone call the other after I submitted my resume on their website. Asked me a few general questions like relocation preference. Told me another phone interview from application manager will be arranged in next two weeks. Very excited!

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Applications Engineer
Milpitas, CA (US)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in June 2012.

Interview Details Had phone interview first, and went to on-site interview after few days. They provided a presentation and then a test based on their optical technology. Then interviewed with two engineers around 30 minutes each.

Interview Question – The optical test is not easy if you are not familiar with it   Answer Question

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Applications Engineer
Milpitas, CA (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at KLA-Tencor.

Interview Details Career Fair: Here you hand in your resume and have a chat with representatives about opportunities that would suit you and how the company works
Information Session: Here an official overview about the company is provided and then you can hand in resumes, have in-depth conversations with experienced employees
On-Campus Interview: If shortlisted, you are invited for a reasonably rigorous, tech+behavioral on-campus interview
On-Site Interview: 2-4 candidates are selected for each job to come on site and have a rigorous day of interviewing with team members

Interview Question – Tech question on edge detection in an image:
Here is an image from an optical/SEM tool. The objective is to use this as a reference to compare with other images and find a match. What technique would you use?
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Applications Engineer

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in September 2012.

Interview Details 3 rounds of telephonic interviewing with one dept. and 2 rounds with another. Was shortlisted in both and was called on-site. The interviews and written tests lasted a whole day. It was very tiresome, as I expected.
Lost out in the round before the final round. Written tests were based on Image Processing.
1-1 Interviews were based on your answers in the written tests.

Interview Question – Logical puzzles   Answer Question

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