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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. Good job..but has big ups and downs.

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    Current Employee - Costumer Service Engineer III in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Costumer Service Engineer III in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at KLA-Tencor

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The flexible work schedule is nice. You typically know what is on the ajenda a day in advance and can schedule activities around work. This is a Field Service job so some travel is required. Probably 4 weeks a year at most. In Dallas most of your work will be supporting fabs in the DFW area. ESPP. Profit sharing when the company is profitable. Car allowance is nice. Internet is paid for up to $50. Company provides laptop and blackberry.

    Cons

    Lack of exposure to equipment can make OJT very slow and difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a good man power formula for the company that works in good times and bad times. Layoffs hurt morale of the employees.


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    KLA-Tencor - A good place to work?

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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