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As good as any place to work in the current economy.

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Current Employee - Senior Manager in Milpitas, CA
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Milpitas, CA

I have been working at KLA-Tencor

Approves of CEO
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great place to gain diverse experience in the semiconductor industry. The dominate position that KLA-Tencor holds in it's core product lines ensures solid exposure to the key players in chip manufacturing. It is also a good place to gain global experience, with an emphasis on Asia.

Cons

Workload is quite high which drives a fairly dry, non personal work environment. The workload also makes it difficult to manage work/life balance. It also leaves little time for managers to work with employees on career development and coaching. On the other hand some of this is the nature of the industry, and much of it is a direct effect of the current economic situation the world is in.

Advice to Management

Provide more frequent updates to employees regarding the state of the industry and our position within it.

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  1. Helpful (5)

    KLA-Tencor - A good place to work?

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    Current Employee - Senior Buyer/Planner in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Buyer/Planner in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at KLA-Tencor

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    In the particular division I work in, the camaderie is much like a family. We have all worked together for many years and it's very comfortable and cozy. KLA-Tencor also has an on-site gym, which makes it easy to get a workout in during the course of the day. Compensation at KLA-Tencor is comparable; however, if you've served many years there, you find yourself below standard. Bringing people up to the standard does not seem to be in their agenda.

    Cons

    It is a very "good old boy" company; therefore, the opportunity for women to advance is very slim. In order for a woman to advance, she typically has to have no family life.
    Again, salary advancement is slow going. Alot of times you will accept more responsibility and not be compensated for it.

    Advice to Management

    To trust their employees more and allow more telecommuting.

  2. Helpful (5)

    Party is over at KT--meltdown in progress

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    Former Employee - Director Marketing in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Director Marketing in San Jose, CA

    I worked at KLA-Tencor

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Money-surely not the working environment! Excellent engineering teams (whats left of them). Overall impression from outside company that KT excels in technology.

    Cons

    Very poor customer ratings/relationships, difficult to join the "chosen few" club. Days of superior R&D work are gone---company is now into "bottom feeding" for purposes of eliminating competition. Downsizing is causing exodus of not only deadwood but valued talent. New talent mostly coming from exploited 3rd world labor--growing teams of obedient worker bees.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck during the coming storm--many customers will not come back. Watch out for competing options in Japan and AMAT. Should have used better common sense long time ago to save the tremedous loss of talent happening now. Given coice, not many will come back easily. Days of monoolositic arrogance are over.

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