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Management must think we are stupid

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Milpitas, CA
Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Milpitas, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at KLA-Tencor full-time (More than a year)

Pros

The company is still profitable in these tough times.

Cons

The company had gotten rid of stock options a few years back and replaced them with "restricted stock units.". This year they got rid of those and replaced that with cash that mature. That's all well and good except the monetary equivalence became smaller (by half!) every time there's a change. I used to get 500 shares of stock per year (~2$5k) and this year I got $12k. I don't mind getting a pay cut if times are tough, but doing it in such a roundabout, underhanded way is despicable.

Advice to Management

Be upfront with your employees.

Other Employee Reviews for KLA-Tencor

  1. Strong strategy, strong technology, strong people - good benefits but you earn every penny.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best and brightest people, hands down. Best technology and the technology groups always surpass expectations.

    Cons

    If you call it a down-side, you better be smart and motivated or go somewhere else. Some new college grad hires are first-rate while others are questionable, at best.

    Advice to Management

    Keep advancing the strategy beyond anyone's ability to catch up.


  2. Reasonable salary and work life balance

    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at KLA-Tencor full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Espresso and Latte machines in the cafeteria Fun little perks like circus tickets for the family Decent cafeteria Competitive benefits

    Cons

    The usual large company burdens like lots of meetings, paperwork, and bureaucracy. Lots of forced time off but I was there during the bad years of that industry.

    Advice to Management

    None


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