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KLA-Tencor is a solid company, trains it's employees well and treat them fairly.

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Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Milpitas, CA
Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Milpitas, CA

I have been working at KLA-Tencor

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Company builds high quality metrology and defect inspection products. They plan their product life cycle well. They have a good application/marketing team that figure out what the industry needs, and a excellent engineer team that build really amazing tools and software. The salary, benefits and educational opportunities are very good.

Cons

There are a lot of tribal knowledge, that some older workers hold on to for job security, and makes it hard for new people to get up to speed and contribute. It's a good company that has lots of cash, so it hire people that are over qualified for their role, and as a result, can get bored.

Advice to Management

Make good use of your employee's talents. There are a number of very smart people that are stuck in boring jobs that doesn't make use of their skills. There are many technical people with Ph.D that want to do technical work. Not every one wants to go to marketing and sales, make technical career path possible for people who wants to persue it.

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  1. Its a good environment to work for, specially suited for someone who would like to work in the semi-conductor domain.

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Eng in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Eng in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at KLA-Tencor

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * Flexible work hours
    * Nice market segment
    * Research driven work

    Cons

    * Not a very young and dynamic environment
    * Things take a huge amount of time from initial idea to final productization

    Advice to Management

    NA

  2. Helpful (2)

    Poor IT management encourages dysfunctional behavior

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at KLA-Tencor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits were above average when I was there
    Internal training is a plus
    Company gym was refurbished and is of a good quality

    Cons

    Arbitrary performance evaluations
    Poor managers who exhibit unprofessional behavior
    Work is unstimulating
    Continued push to outsource and demand more and more for less and less

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with respect and dignity. The values that were upheld in the past no longer seem to matter. I hear the same thing from people who are still there. it continues to get worse

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