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"KLA-Tencor graduate offering feedback"

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Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Milpitas, CA
Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Milpitas, CA
Approves of CEO

Pros

The company lean towards conservative management style where process and financial disciplines are diligently adhered to.
Well established Product Development cycle, great marketing emphasis to ensure products are developed with customer's use cases in mind.
Good quality people to work with. Good talent pool.

Cons

Inconsistent performance vs. reward across the company. Company at times overlooks "good people" from smaller division.
Moving around internally is difficult because of immediate management protectionism, so employees sometime feel "stuck".
Company politics can be damaging to productivity
Lack of work vs. life balance that leads to some unhappy employees.

Advice to Management

Great job in Product Development Process.
Need to be more consistent in performance vs. reward across company.
Encourage more work vs. life balance to ensure employees are happy to work for the company.

Other Employee Reviews for KLA-Tencor

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    "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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. "Great company that lost its way"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great technology. Great process discipline. Some very good people to work with and learn from.

    Cons

    Company expanded broadly and diluted itself badly. Stock price and valuation have suffered badly. The company is worth much less than 10 years ago and yet trying to do so much more.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the core divisions and sell the rest. Boost wafer inspection and abandon reticle inspection, where the market has shrunk to untenable vs. the R&D needed.

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