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Hard charging, process driven organization

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Former Employee - IT Senior Manager  in  Milpitas, CA
Former Employee - IT Senior Manager in Milpitas, CA

I worked at KLA-Tencor full-time for more than a year

Pros

Working on cutting edge technology
Good Benefits

Cons

Political nature
Slow to change
Business is cyclical so go through roughly two year reduction and hiring cycles

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need to invest more in develop paths for top performers - too few advancement rungs on the ladder.

Recommends
Negative Outlook

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    good learning, but very political mid management

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

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

    Pros

    Travel, great technology, good compensation

    Cons

    cyclical industry, politics in mid management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize that high performers are getting nailed by mid management if they refuse to be yes masters

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    IT Department is a cesspool - failures from other groups and divisions are invited to join the IT senior management

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    Current Employee - IT Manager  in  Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at KLA-Tencor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Smart and dedicated people at the rank and file level

    Cons

    Political and ineffective senior management led by a CIO who is a legend in his own mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house- get fresh blood from outside. The IT directors are all politically motivated and insecure- that is why they are not able to leave and find another job even though they have tried- the good ones have all left and are doing really well outside.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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