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KLA Product Development Engineer Reviews

Updated Feb 27, 2020

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Very good, people are nice and smart. Learning a lot."

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    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Active working environment Smart and nice colleagues Very challenging and hard to get bored Good work-life balance, flexible working hours Good gym, many interesting classes

    Cons

    So far not see, maybe the company should hire more young employees in the future Shall we have free snacks?

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    KLA2018-08-30
  2. "All about $$ but pays below-average"

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

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

    Pros

    Better work life balance compare to bay area. Get to travel for work Good promotional path with decent classes paid by company

    Cons

    No business class/premium econ travel for international flights Still fly people out to Asia despite Coronavirus (even to s korea) Low Pay and moderate insurance package Talent is leaving

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    KLA2020-02-28
  3. "Good company but culture is very tradition"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Development Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company provides a lot of trainings and employees are smart in general.

    Cons

    The culture is old and traditional. People judge you based on how senior you are.

    KLA2019-09-18
  4. "Solid place to work."

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    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some positions can have decent work-life balance. Find out. Pretty good job security... don't churn through talent as part of their strategy.

    Cons

    Some positions do not have good work-life balance. Find out. Not top of the market compensation. Could be better.

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    KLA2017-07-03
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Decent company"

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    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Hayward, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits and people are good for the most part depending on which product group you end up in.

    Cons

    Depending on the product group, the people can be very bad. I was in two completely different product groups and one was a lot better in terms of organization and the other was a complete chaos.

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    KLA2016-02-26
  6. "Product Development Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hour and good working envioriment

    Cons

    Career opportunities is very limited

    KLA2015-11-11
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Product Development Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Development Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work, particularly the WIN/WIG division. Friendly atmosphere (with few exceptions), feel as part of a team overall. Lower and middle management are mostly very decent people.

    Cons

    Company is downsizing. Job security depends on your position and many other, mostly unknown, factors.

    KLA2015-07-11
  8. "Product Development Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Has gym and good cafeteria. Work-life balance is okay.

    Cons

    From my perspective, KT has been outsourcing engineering jobs to China and India over at least the last three years. The company is doing poorly: a few important orders have gone to competitors and reported in the news. Morale is low.

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    KLA2015-05-16
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Hard work, long hours, competitive compensation."

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Development Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has some of the brightest and most motivated people I've ever had the opportunity to work with?

    Cons

    Too much stress. The company tries to help with fun activities and having a focus on healthy living but much more could be accomplished with some better management to avoid or quickly abate crises.

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    KLA2013-09-19
  10. "Okay Place to work."

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    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Smart People. Worked with one of the most brilliant minds out there in semiconductor equipment industry. - Leading Edge Technology - Better Job Security than other companies. - Challenging Environment

    Cons

    - Prepare to put in long hours - No career growth. If you do not hold a PhD it will take you forever to get promoted even with receiving high performance reviews each year. - Extreme low pay for the amount of work you have to put in. Other companies were paying 40% more for the same job. Have seen plenty of new grads leaving for something better within a few years. - Alot of old-timers. Do not hire that many fresh blood to help bring in new ideas and morale.

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    KLA2013-06-25
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