KLA-Tencor Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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  1. Customer Support Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Comparable Salary, 401K Matching

    Cons

    Lack of ownership and knowledge is power mentality


  2. Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KLA-Tencor full-time

    Pros

    balanced work life; fortunate enough to work with a cohesive and knowledgeable team. Company still maintains an edge in the industry; thus, a healthy financial for the time being.

    Cons

    Too much politics at leadership level; company acknowledge it's already matured and not much growth. Recent re-org was poorly executed and have yet to show much improvement other than the bottom line.


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    Product Development Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Development Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Development Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KLA-Tencor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work, particularly the WIN/WIG division. Friendly atmosphere (with few exceptions), feel as part of a team overall. Lower and middle management are mostly very decent people.

    Cons

    Company is downsizing. Job security depends on your position and many other, mostly unknown, factors.


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  5. Software Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    friendly coworkers, system engineering, good education

    Cons

    process control can be improved


  6. Used to be good, but won't grow. Recent reorg may hurt more than help.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good balance of work and life. Well run organization and nurturing culture.

    Cons

    Semiconductor industry is no longer growing. Recent reorg may hurt the company.

    Advice to Management

    Reorg only where it makes sense. Don't force an organization on products and teams.


  7. Helpful (4)

    Political and Favoritism

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KLA-Tencor full-time

    Pros

    Great location, great people, clean work environment, liked my job duties

    Cons

    The whole company promotes based on politics. Promotion and recognition is not based on merit so don't waste your time working too hard or putting in overtime. I would not recommend this company for someone looking to stay long term. A few years is fine, but believe me, you will WANT to leave after you see how this company truly is. When you make a mistake, it turns into the "blame game." They will scold you and punish you for making little mistakes but when upper management does it, they think it's ok.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing favorites. The executive level needs to really get involved in the "little people" and meet with them to find out the truth about their organizations.


  8. Used to be a "great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, interesting products, some room to grow. Little real competition in the industry. Most of our problems are self-inflicted.

    Cons

    So-so management at all levels. Lacking in strategic vision. Faulty corporate values. Do not recommend as a career location.

    Advice to Management

    You arepretty much stuck with what you have created. Big reorgs and layoffs are not the solution. Knowing the business and working to results is. But then again, you are stuck.


  9. Customer service Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KLA-Tencor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, good training program for new employee

    Cons

    Lay off every 5 years from 5-10 % workforces. Minority is the first to get lay off

    Advice to Management

    Please take a look at their performance rather than their color skin


  10. Lab Manager

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    Current Employee - Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with. Company does not have may layoffs. Inovative and new technology

    Cons

    50 to 65 hour work weeks standard. Always under stress


  11. Maketing

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good place for career path

    Cons

    Work life balance is not very good



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