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Updated Nov 25, 2013
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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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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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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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I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in September 2011.

Interview Details 1. Received a call from HR
2. Scheduled technical interview the next day

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I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in November 2010.

Interview Details Had applied online was shortlisted for the phone interview. There were 3 phone interviews:

1 st round : It is done to check if you fit the bill. It was simple Q and A with most question being about the education and some personal question. I cleared this round.

2nd round : Its a Managerial phone round. There were no technical question just a normal talk about your interest and was briefed about what the company was into.

3rd round: This was a technical round. Was grilled for close to 1 hr. Everything which is on your resume should be known. Was asked 9 questions and I answered 7 of those. Didn't think would clear the round as I though it wasn't convincing enough but was told I have cleared the round and was invited to there office for face to face round.

Had a total of 8 rounds in the office for 2 days:

1st round : Was with India head HR. Went well and he seemed to be impressed

2nd round : This was case study round where in I was asked 4 question on some image processing problem. Hadn't done image processing anytime before but was briefed about it and told that it was enough knowledge to solve the given problems. I could only solve 2 question and my other two answers were pretty close. Though not convinced they let me into the next round

3rd round : Its was a technical presentation. I was grilled by panel of close to 8 people for 2.5 hrs.

4th round: They asked me to re-do the 2 problems on image processing case study which I couldn't complete previously. I cleared this round as I was given few hints.

5th and 6th : It was telephonic conference with people in USA . It was a Behavioral and leadership round. I cleared both the rounds.

7th round : Was given a problem and asked to solve which had open solution. The question asked was "Estimate the number of petrol banks in Bangalore city".

I was taken back by the question and gave some dumb answers but after getting some clues I gave them solution which they said was the right one. As they where not completely convinced , decided to hold another round.

8th round: Again an open ended question : "Estimate the number of baby diaper used in India /day".

Though i gave them a descent solution but I was shabby . The intense pressure I was put under for 2 days had its toll on me as I cracked and wasn't confident enough. So was told I hadn't made it!

Interview Question – Estimate the number of baby diaper sued in India everday   View Answer

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Chennai

The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at KLA-Tencor in September 2010.

Interview Details I applied through Linkedin and got a call on the same day from HR and was screened by the HR. Then HR scheduled an interview. Each phone interview was of 30 mns duration.

1st Phone Interview - Went well. Basically they were looking for travel frequency and questions were mostly related to job description. Situational questions were asked. I cleared the 1st round and was scheduled 2nd phone interview.

2nd Phone interview - This was a technical round. It was related to my CV. I cleared the round.

3rd Phone interview - This was a behavioural round and was aked question on situations and also in regard to the travel. I cleared this round as well

4th Phone interview - This was based on management and leadership. This interview was conducted by an engineer from California.

I am still not sure what they were looking for after so many rounds of phone interviews.

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  • What would you do if you are assigned to a small project compared to your colleague?   Answer Question
  • You propose a solution at and customer site and you are returning home. The solution you gave blows off. what will you do ?   Answer Question
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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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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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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

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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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