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"As good as any place to work in the current economy."

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Current Employee - Senior Manager in Milpitas, CA
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Milpitas, CA
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great place to gain diverse experience in the semiconductor industry. The dominate position that KLA-Tencor holds in it's core product lines ensures solid exposure to the key players in chip manufacturing. It is also a good place to gain global experience, with an emphasis on Asia.

Cons

Workload is quite high which drives a fairly dry, non personal work environment. The workload also makes it difficult to manage work/life balance. It also leaves little time for managers to work with employees on career development and coaching. On the other hand some of this is the nature of the industry, and much of it is a direct effect of the current economic situation the world is in.

Advice to Management

Provide more frequent updates to employees regarding the state of the industry and our position within it.

Other Employee Reviews for KLA-Tencor

  1. "Good job..but has big ups and downs."

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    Current Employee - Costumer Service Engineer III in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Costumer Service Engineer III in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The flexible work schedule is nice. You typically know what is on the ajenda a day in advance and can schedule activities around work. This is a Field Service job so some travel is required. Probably 4 weeks a year at most. In Dallas most of your work will be supporting fabs in the DFW area. ESPP. Profit sharing when the company is profitable. Car allowance is nice. Internet is paid for up to $50. Company provides laptop and blackberry.

    Cons

    Lack of exposure to equipment can make OJT very slow and difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a good man power formula for the company that works in good times and bad times. Layoffs hurt morale of the employees.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Party is over at KT--meltdown in progress"

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    Former Employee - Director Marketing in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Director Marketing in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Money-surely not the working environment! Excellent engineering teams (whats left of them). Overall impression from outside company that KT excels in technology.

    Cons

    Very poor customer ratings/relationships, difficult to join the "chosen few" club. Days of superior R&D work are gone---company is now into "bottom feeding" for purposes of eliminating competition. Downsizing is causing exodus of not only deadwood but valued talent. New talent mostly coming from exploited 3rd world labor--growing teams of obedient worker bees.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck during the coming storm--many customers will not come back. Watch out for competing options in Japan and AMAT. Should have used better common sense long time ago to save the tremedous loss of talent happening now. Given coice, not many will come back easily. Days of monoolositic arrogance are over.

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