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Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Milpitas, CA
Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Milpitas, CA

I have been working at KLA-Tencor

Pros

People at KLA-Tencor are very friendly which makes for an enjoyable and relaxed work environment. Good benefits when things are going well.

Cons

The semiconductor industry has its ups and downs, which creates an ever changing benefits scenario while working at KLA Tencor.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

No advice at this time. Things seem to be going well and management seems to have a good grasp on the situation.

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Other Reviews for KLA-Tencor

  1.  

    Cut way too deep and now they are suffereing

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at KLA-Tencor

    Pros

    Great people to work with.
    Liked my immediate managment

    Cons

    As a former employee I can vouch that KT cut way too deep with the layoffs. I am inundated with calls from vendors asking for support on legacy products. KT needs to wake up a smell the coffee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You will be eaten from the bottom up if you continue to alienate your customers at the low end. And yes... if you actually wanted to know I would be able to solve this issue, legally and ethically (ethically... KT, have you ever heard of that word?)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Operation is for maximizing gross margins. Good for investors, but at expense of employees.

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

    I worked at KLA-Tencor

    Pros

    If you are fresh out of college and cannot find any other job, probably can take a job at KT as a stepping stone.

    Cons

    KT is well ran operation for sole purpose of maximizing gross margins. Great for investors, but not for employees.

    If you have experience in semiconductor industry (anything but capital equipment), stay away from KT. KT's technology is building tools, with zero knowledge on semiconductor processing. So when reviewers says great technical place, they means electronics and mechanical. KT might be able to make competitive inspection tools, but they really have no idea how the tools is really used by customers. And they don't value yield/defectivity/process expertise who can make the connection with customers.

    And at the end of the day, all management cares about is gross margins. It is well run machine cranking out tools with highest pricing at cheapest cost. Good for investors. But the worst environment for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the customers. KT talks about win-win situation for customers. But they just want to make as much $ as possible, without regard for long-term customer relationship.

    Value the employees. KT thinks it can continue to lead the industry based on technology and its methods. When it can no longer retain or hire top talent, KT technology will also fail. But who knows, maybe KT can continue to succeed with sweatshop operations. But definitely not an environment employees want to be associated with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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