KLA-Tencor
3.0 of 5 301 reviews
www.kla-tencor.com Milpitas, CA 5000+ Employees

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Nice place to work for, but needs changes

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Milpitas, CA

I worked at KLA-Tencor full-time for 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 Senior Management- 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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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big company

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Boston, MA

I worked at KLA-Tencor full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: market share dominance in many product lines, good compensation and… Cons: small product lines suffer from general semiconductor industry's up&down trend Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Great technology - lots to learn but growth is slow especially to management

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Milpitas, CA

I worked at KLA-Tencor full-time for more than 3 years


Pros: - Great technology - Lots of PhDs , very talented engineers, -… Cons: - Its difficult to be promoted internally to management - Folks have left and then joined back at two or three levels higher in a couple… Advice to Senior Management: - Focus on growing employees and making sure inequities are… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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