KLA-Tencor

www.kla-tencor.com
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Well managed company with an interesting, well engineered product line.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Milpitas, CA
Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Milpitas, CA

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

Pros

Good pay and benefits and interesting products. The culture allows a good work life balance for those not demanding to climb the ladder. Plenty of travel if you want.

Cons

Travel can be overwhelming depending on your job. Resources can get squeezed sometimes for non-flagship products and certainly for legacy products.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    IT is absolutely the worst division in existence

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KLA-Tencor full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    You can get away with anything in IT. Some people here work 3-4 hours and are gone. No one cares at all. Promotions from the old boys club is the norm

    Cons

    It is unbelievably abnormal and disfunctional how this IT department functions. You have a serious serious malfunctioning department which is controlled by bullies who promote the favored few. there is absolute complete disregard for doing great work. the best people left a long long long time ago. What you have left are the low level and Senior IT managers who are completely unemployable elsewhere. There is utter and complete cronyism and garbage here. Complaints are completely disregarded. the annual review is a joke. the annual survey is an exercise in futility. Seriously, just scan through all the IT reviews in this company on this site, particularly from the old timers. This place is an absolute mess. They promoted the Senior Service IT director to VP. What an absolute joke of a guy he is. Half the people who work under him, have an utter disregard for him and speak badly about him and his cohorts behind his back. It's just a terrible place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IT management. Just do everyone a favor and just leave. This place used to have such high standards. They've gone. Forever.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    Cesspool called Corp IT

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KLA-Tencor full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You can pretend to be busy and nobody notices.

    Cons

    All reviews posted so far lead to a conclusion that Corp IT is a cesspool. Every time you think things can’t get any worse they do. The CIO who is a superstar in his own mind, is here for more than 6 years with no prospect of a change in his role or job. All his predecessors moved on to bigger and better things within 2 -3 years in the same role. Facebook CIO anyone? The same goes for most of his direct reports. I refuse to call them IT Leadership because they don’t lead, they are political puppeteers who play favoritism. They actually promoted someone to a director’s position last year when he can’t complete a single sentence without mumbling, someone to manager’s position who shows up for 3-4 hours a day. They tried to get jobs outside and failed miserably. So they stay back and flex their muscle. The only hope for IT to improve is to change the top tier and some of the middle tier management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Serious need to clean house.

    Doesn't Recommend
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