KLA-Tencor Reviews

Updated August 2, 2015
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KLA-Tencor President, CEO & Director Rick Wallace
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Pros
  • Opportunity to getting close to cutting edge technology in defect detection in wafer manufacturing industry; (in 18 reviews)

  • Work-life balance is totally up to you (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • bad work-life balance for some team (in 22 reviews)

  • The compensation for senior management seems good (via Reuters or Forbes), but at lower levels one has to fight for increments & promotion on time (in 17 reviews)

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  1. Great place to be developed - great technology

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at KLA-Tencor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Practically unlimited opportunities for growth and development. If you don't have a good manager, it's easy to find a good one. 10 good managers for 1 bad. Overall, good success strategy. Cutting edge technology. Learning department helps a lot.

    Cons

    So many new projects make verifying your priorities a daily challenge. Travel may be a little much if you get stuck on the wrong project.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate strategies down lower into the organization so there is less confusion and greater buy-in. Too many people doing tasks without knowing the bigger picture, then just following orders and blaming others when something happens. Every is working hard and wants to do the right thing.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Optics

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Laser Optics Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Laser Optics Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at KLA-Tencor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cutting edge technologies; encouraging innovation with a relax environment; encouraging employee work and stay healthy by providing discounted membership and incentives.

    Cons

    Could be pushing as business dead lines approaching. Need to be multi-tasking.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to and take care of your employee, in additions to pressing them getting things done.


  3. Consistent, Stable Employment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer

    I have been working at KLA-Tencor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company stands out amongst the industry when it comes to job security. As an employee you feel confident that the company does everything possible to prevent reductions in headcount, by planing for downturns.

    Cons

    As expected the down side to the Pros is that we will run lean on headcount in an accelerated economy.

    Advice to Management

    Be an industry leader rather than looking to be in the middle of the industry standard when it comes to employee benefits.


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  5. IT Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at KLA-Tencor full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are good Stock purchase program for employees Management was good in my case

    Cons

    work / life balance is not the best

    Advice to Management

    Try to do more activities to increase team productivity


  6. Good challenges on a daily basis

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in East Fishkill, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in East Fishkill, NY

    I have been working at KLA-Tencor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good working group of engineers. Lots of collaboration that provides self-improvement and satisfaction in helping others with issues/problems.

    Cons

    Not a lot or slow progression in resposiblities.


  7. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at KLA-Tencor full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of smart colleagues, Great work and life balance Decent salary Great management ( it may depend on the group)

    Cons

    Health insurance premium is a bit expensive. this is only con for me.


  8. Good company culture and excellent equipment.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fiel Service Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Fiel Service Engineer in Austin, TX

    I worked at KLA-Tencor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    World class service organization and required a lot of expertise.

    Cons

    Fast pace and high stress of goal for achievement and sucess.


  9. KLA-Tencor is an excellent company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manufacturing Test Engineer - NPI in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manufacturing Test Engineer - NPI in San Jose, CA

    I worked at KLA-Tencor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The work is very interesting and the caliber of your co-workers is very high. It was a pleasure to work so harmoniously with such talented people.

    Cons

    I didn't actually experience anything negative when I worked at KLA-Tencor. I really loved my job.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  10. Helpful (1)

    Awesome Company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager Human Resources in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Manager Human Resources in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at KLA-Tencor full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Technology Leader, Excellent Management, World class process and technology, medium size company

    Cons

    Cyclical industry with some downsizing from time to time


  11. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in Malta, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in Malta, NY

    I have been working at KLA-Tencor full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers, work environment and customers

    Cons

    nothing, this job is perfect

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what youre doing



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