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A good company to start with

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Former Employee - Senior Systems Design Engineer in Milpitas, CA
Former Employee - Senior Systems Design Engineer in Milpitas, CA

I worked at KLA-Tencor

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Professional development. It is a good place to start your career. A lot of training opportunities help you build up your knowledge in the semiconductor industry.

Cons

salary is not very high and the work hours are long

Advice to Management

Less meeting can save manager's life

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  1. Helpful (6)

    KLA, a company where mediocrity always trumps innovation and hard work.

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Design Engineer III in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Design Engineer III in San Jose, CA

    I worked at KLA-Tencor

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

    Pros

    Great place to be mentered fresh out of school. Growth is good for fresh grads. Is your performance average? If so this is a place you can hang your hat and do almost nothing while earning a good salary.

    Cons

    Not conducive to individuals in mid career or senior levels coming in. Company appears to treat their senior level contributors as comodity. I've noticed that the good professionals do 90% of the work and are the first to get axed during a lay-off.

    Advice to Management

    The best asset is your people. You can't toss out your veteran level individual contributors and expect your rookies to create or sustain world class products

  2. Helpful (1)

    Exceptional company to work at with regards career development and exposure to business

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Supply Chain Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Supply Chain Analyst in San Jose, CA

    I worked at KLA-Tencor

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Global reach
    Visionary management
    Small company environment
    Technology leaders. Carved a very clear niche in yield management
    Established Service business which acts as an excellent hedge during downturns

    Cons

    Bottom of the food chain in semiconductors
    When a downturn hits, the company suffers the longest

    Advice to Management

    You need to understand what brought K-T where it is today, and not just follow the good to great example.

    Couple this with your the history of expansion through M&A and that can bring you back on the path where you are eating into the bigger pie of semiconductor equipment. By concentrating on your "core business" you seem to be contracting your share of business, as opposed to growing it.

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