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Nice place to work for, but needs changes

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA

I worked at KLA-Tencor full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

- best cross functional teams i ever worked with
- great team dynamics. Individual contributors and first level managers are pro-active, smart, hard-working and always ready to jump in and solve problems
- very strong in processes, infrastructure and policies (could be a drawback at times)
- very detail oriented and project plans are very extensive and heavily scrutinized
- people are always willing to learn new things and push their limits to face new challenges
- very friendly and helpful peers
- great benefits, bonus and stocks
- fitness center rocks (esp the complimentary towel service!)
- cafeteria has good food options
- learning center has excellent courses (for both technical and personal development)

Cons

- senior management is more goal-oriented and less people-oriented
- some senior managers are extreme workaholics and set the tone for the team. This is causing morale to sink even lower as people are expected to work nights and weekends to meet deadlines that show up at the last minute
- all work and no play. Not many team outings as work stress and schedules are really packed.
- sometimes, it feels like you have to give an arm and a leg to get recognition or move up the career ladder. Depending on which division you work for, career growth could be non-existent

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- encourage timely recognition and reward for employees who go above and beyond their duties to solve problems or get the job done
- be more people oriented and encourage individual contributors to speak up (they have lots to say)
- need more fun events to help team relax and de-stress
- avoid the super-hero culture. It is damaging to rest of the team
- dont take people's personal time for granted. People have a life outside work
- encourage a healthy work/life balance

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in Richardson, TX

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

    Pros

    Great people and compensation. Leading edge technology

    Cons

    Job can be stressful if you let it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great Company, Best in class Semi Cap Equip

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Senior Director FP&A in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director FP&A in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at KLA-Tencor full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great teams, successful company, great challenges

    Cons

    Semi cycles...Comp can improve

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing what U do best but think about career progression and comp

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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