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KLA Applications Development Engineer Reviews

Updated Feb 24, 2020

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8 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good work environment."

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    Current Employee - Applications Development Engineer 

    I have been working at KLA full-time

    Pros

    Lots of smart people around to learn from

    Cons

    Career development seems slow. People are general of older age.

    KLA2020-02-24
  2. "Applications Development Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Applications Development Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KLA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great for getting experience with a wide skill range and customer/semi industry information. Self-paced advancement with a lot of career directions possible.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be challenging, but this is the time to make a mark for career advancement.

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    KLA2016-07-17
  3. Helpful (7)

    "Think carefully about your career path before taking job"

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    Applications Development Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KLA

    Pros

    There are opportunities to move within the company, although they are competitive

    Cons

    As an Applications Engineer, you are treated as expendable and will be abused. There is an issue with developing valuable skills

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    KLA2016-04-05
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Anonymous"

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    Former Employee - Applications Development Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KLA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Semi-structured training program for new hires - Catered meals - Complimentary Starbucks coffee - Reimburses cell phone minutes (but not data plan) - New hires have a personal meeting with the CEO - I joined because of my specific manager. Certain people are a pleasure to work with and are beneficial to your personal growth.

    Cons

    - High turnover rate - Poor quality work life balance, and you often have to depend on your fellow colleagues' discipline/efficiency as well as book limited laboratory time, but often can't plan too far in advance due to multiple last minute changes in schedule outside of your control - Approx 50% travel with many last-minute changes in travel dates make it hard to schedule your own personal life - Verbally abusive colleagues, especially many stingy technical leads and managers with poor management skills that threaten the employees on Visas about their job security - The bump in title to technical lead might not come with a salary bump depending on your negotiating skills

    KLA2015-07-14
  5. "Application Development Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Applications Development Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at KLA full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Job security is relatively stable

    Cons

    Benefits from the company is low

    KLA2015-01-27
  6. Helpful (3)

    "High tech - low work"

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    Former Employee - Applications Development Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KLA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The technology is awesome, and KLA is a market leader. The work is interesting in the initial 1-2 years, applications engineering is a lot of travel - which again, is fun initially.

    Cons

    Jobs get repetitive - there is only so much you can learn about a tool. Travel is endless - 85% travel is expected. If you don't want to travel, there are people in India and China happy to do it, so your job is easily expendable. The politics in the applications group can be annoying, and the managers are not necessarily chosen on merit.

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    KLA2015-01-09
  7. "Great place to start your career if you love technology and semiconductor industry"

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    Current Employee - Applications Development Engineer in Chennai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KLA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Ample exposure given to engineers through travel to top tier customer sites within the first year Eg; Samsung, Intel, TSMC etc. Customer facing environment enables technical and interpersonal skill development under high pressure.

    Cons

    Travel can be too much at time - sometimes even 90% of the year travelling to foreign countries with language and food barriers. Work Life balance can be pretty bad at times of high pressure tool evaluations.

    KLA2019-09-18
  8. "Applications Development Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Applications Development Engineer in Chennai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KLA full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, good learning and exposure, Flexibe timings,

    Cons

    Expensive food court . .

    KLA2019-06-01
  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Applications Development Engineer in Chennai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KLA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Free and open work culture Innovations are encouraged Great to start your career Sufficiently Challenging job

    Cons

    Hectic work culture Low work-life balance

    KLA2018-04-24
  10. "Good if you just want a place to stay."

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    Current Employee - Applications Development Engineer in Chennai
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KLA full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice Company Opportunity for Foreign travel High responsibility Niche Company

    Cons

    Technician kind of job. Basically you're a mechanic/salesman. Repetetive work. Well established company so very little scope for any personal thought or innovation. Niche Company

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    KLA2017-08-08
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