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Updated February 10, 2019
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  • "Some positions do not have good work-life balance" (in 55 reviews)

  • "Long hours when working on customer site, High salaries a disadvantage when being made redundant" (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "KLA-Tencor is a good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KLA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Technology, good environment, strong business model and product

    Cons

    nitch market - semi equipment process control


  2. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    KLA provides various training and courses from universities.

    Cons

    not yet found. will update later

  3. "Grea Team"

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KLA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good diverse teams, positive no-ego work culture

    Cons

    High travel but not really con


  4. "A retirement village with a lot of politics. Do not join this Company!"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is basically a retirement village. Nothing much is going on. Great work life balance if you are just looking to cruise in your career.

    Cons

    No strong finance leaders in the organization, the finance management team is mediocre at best. They only think of how to advance their own career rather than building a strong finance organization. Since this is a retirement village, there are almost zero career growth and opportunities for the analysts. The attrition rate is extremely high. All the good people have left. The reporting system is old and outdated. You will not learn anything at this company. Do yourself a favor and look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    The management think they know best but are actually running the company to the ground. They should really open their eyes and take a look around at the rest of the Bay Area companies. No young talent will join the company and the talent pipeline is drying up. Your career will suffer if you join this company.


  5. "intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KLA part-time

    Pros

    The managers and co-workers are all very friendly and welcoming.

    Cons

    The team is not quite well-structured.


  6. "If you a contractor at KLA, KLA is a Screw-Job Company"

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    Current Employee - Contractor in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Contractor in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are a contractor at KLA , you are paid at least 30 K to 40K less per year than other full-time employees doing same job..

    Cons

    If you contractor ; IT will refuse to issue you manager approved laptop. They will not install manager required engineering software tools, EDOC will kick back your drawings based on these C.S, fake drawing requirements. And, contractors not allowed to order parts / cable assemblies through eProcure.

    Advice to Management

    KLA is a screwjob for contractors. If I was hired as full time engineer, I'd have my server rack built by now....... KLA is Screw-Job company.......Contractors have no rights, and you people turn right around and blame the contractor for missing the ship dates........


  7. "1 Year"

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    Current Employee - Logistics
    Current Employee - Logistics
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    staff
    good environment
    good benefits
    good gym

    Cons

    work life balance
    vacation accrual

  8. "Solid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KLA full-time

    Pros

    Great People! Plenty of world class engineers

    Cons

    Too much process. Not much cooperation between groups


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Slow and steady"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KLA full-time

    Pros

    Interesting product, you'll be working on world-class technology systems. Decent people and good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Things move slow here - lot of red tape and meetings. The tools used by employees are outdated and new technology is generally not favored. Communication is often difficult and inefficient because teams are split between the US and India.

    Advice to Management

    Be more willing to experiment and break things. Doing things the same way forever will not attract new blood to the company.


  10. "Applications Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at KLA full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Business Travel
    laid back work environment

    Cons

    Long hours at times
    Last minute travel plan changes
    Low pay