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"Roller Coster"

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Current Employee - Customer Service Engineer in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Customer Service Engineer in Austin, TX
No opinion of CEO

Pros

When things are slow, there is a lot of paid free time. Professional environment. Employees communicate well and respect others moral standards. Willing to help the employee when they get into a bind. Decent benefits.

Cons

Unpredictable environment as with any technology based company. When times are tough, benefits are the first to go. Big company mentality where the stock holders take precedence over the employees.

Advice to Management

Make sure you reward your employees for going above and beyond their expected duties. Not just a pat on the back, give them some soft of incentive to keep them motivated.

Other Employee Reviews for KLA-Tencor

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Disfunctional IT organization with poor leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy work environment
    Low expectation from management
    Not much pressure as long as you play the political game

    Cons

    Poor leadership in the IT organization with lots of politics
    Senior management more interested in keeping their jobs than doing the right thing
    Management addresses poor execution by consultants by blaming the employees and rewarding the consultants with more business
    Having been at KLA for so long, did not realize how bad things were until I left and saw how other IT organizations function

    Advice to Management

    Stop believing you guys are very good and go see how efficient and effective other IT organizations are.


  2. "KLA-Tencor is a solid company, trains it's employees well and treat them fairly."

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company builds high quality metrology and defect inspection products. They plan their product life cycle well. They have a good application/marketing team that figure out what the industry needs, and a excellent engineer team that build really amazing tools and software. The salary, benefits and educational opportunities are very good.

    Cons

    There are a lot of tribal knowledge, that some older workers hold on to for job security, and makes it hard for new people to get up to speed and contribute. It's a good company that has lots of cash, so it hire people that are over qualified for their role, and as a result, can get bored.

    Advice to Management

    Make good use of your employee's talents. There are a number of very smart people that are stuck in boring jobs that doesn't make use of their skills. There are many technical people with Ph.D that want to do technical work. Not every one wants to go to marketing and sales, make technical career path possible for people who wants to persue it.

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