KLA Reviews

Updated May 28, 2020

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3.8
68%
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92%
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KLA Chief Executive Officer Rick Wallace
Rick Wallace
403 Ratings
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  • "Work Life balance can be pretty bad at times of high pressure tool evaluations(in 62 reviews)

  • "Long hours when working on customer site, High salaries a disadvantage when being made redundant(in 21 reviews)

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  1. "One of the best to work for in semiconductor industry"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun, high paced, innovative work

    Cons

    Travel, might be too demanding for some

    KLA2020-04-06
  2. "Gread employer with great benefits"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Yoga Teacher 

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

    Pros

    Ever since I have been employed I have enjoyed the mentorship.

    Cons

    No such cons observed till now

    KLA2020-05-28
  3. "ok"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job stability, Wide variety of skill sets that can be learned if you want to learn

    Cons

    Same old technology over long period of time. kills motivation over time. stagnation

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    KLA2020-05-26
  4. "amazing work place"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    challenging work environment High transparency good management

    Cons

    work life balance frequent travel bad cafeteria options (matters when you have lot of work and no time to go out)

    KLA2020-05-14
  5. "Good place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Electronics Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair compensation, mostly interesting work

    Cons

    always limited resources per task and low wlb

    KLA2020-05-06
  6. "Great learning and innovation!!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with exceptionally smart and knowledgeable people. A chance to learn domain knowledge about chip manufacturing. Good work environment.

    Cons

    I am sure every company has cons about working. I am yet to find one at KLA.

    KLA2020-03-17
  7. Helpful (1)

    "good company to work for"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer and Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with. People are very technical

    Cons

    management could be tough at times.

    KLA2020-03-03
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good work environment."

    4.0
    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
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture depending on team"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KLA

    Pros

    Always learn new things. Challenging technologies

    Cons

    Low compensation Employees still need to go to work during covid19

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    KLA2020-03-08
  10. "Expect to be dissapointed"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    CEO appears to be moving the company in the right direction.

    Cons

    Very low base pay, way below market average, annual increases are below 3%

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    KLA2020-03-03
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