KLA-Tencor

  www.kla-tencor.com
  www.kla-tencor.com
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Hard-work, travel, excellent perks

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Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Milpitas, CA
Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Milpitas, CA

I have been working at KLA-Tencor full-time (more than an year)

Pros

old corporate pay design; stock options, long term incentives, excellent health, dental, vision plans
highly skilled work force; 85-90% MS/PhD; provides educative atmosphere

Cons

travel for some jobs ranges between 50 and 90% so not suited for employees with young families;
old corporate design con is that the only way up is threw lots of experience and middle management stagnates

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

353 Other Employee Reviews for KLA-Tencor (View Most Recent)

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    This is a great company with too few people to share the heavy load but hiring and training is starting to catch up.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at KLA-Tencor full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent, talented coworkers. KT tries to build a happy, healthy environment for employees.

    Cons

    At times work can be high stakes, high stress and requires short notice travel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find some way to compensate those who travel with little or no notice to customer and supplier sites to put out fires at great personal and familial sacrifice. Talented people are getting burned out and you can't afford to loose them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Nice place to work for, but needs changes

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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