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"Great place to work"

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Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Milpitas, CA
Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Milpitas, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great opportunities for scientists to work on cutting edge technology.

Cons

work-life balance can be tricky.

Other Employee Reviews for KLA-Tencor

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Inexperienced Managers trying to act experienced"

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KLA-Tencor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits.
    Good R&D and Software Development. There is opportunity for growth in various other departments in the company. Best products in the world with great R&D work done globally. Very good software engineering teams along with hardware development teams globally. Good compensation and work-life balance. Management understands the needs of employees in terms of family life and emergencies. Professional IT teams.

    Cons

    Inexperienced Marketing trying to run the show. No respect for employees. Abusive towards everyone. Constant threat of getting fired every day. Too much politics. The flat and declining business seems to be OK with the business unit managers. The division in Austin runs without any marketing strategies, sales strategies, pricing strategies and development strategies. They are trying to ruin a business successfully developed by its founder Chris Mack. No one seems to know what they are doing.

    Advice to Management

    Please spend some time to at least see what some employees and the finle division is going through.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Management must think we are stupid"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is still profitable in these tough times.

    Cons

    The company had gotten rid of stock options a few years back and replaced them with "restricted stock units.". This year they got rid of those and replaced that with cash that mature. That's all well and good except the monetary equivalence became smaller (by half!) every time there's a change. I used to get 500 shares of stock per year (~2$5k) and this year I got $12k. I don't mind getting a pay cut if times are tough, but doing it in such a roundabout, underhanded way is despicable.

    Advice to Management

    Be upfront with your employees.

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