KLA Reviews

Updated Mar 1, 2021

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KLA Chief Executive Officer Rick Wallace
Rick Wallace
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  • "Work-life balance can be bad/good depending on if your role involves field support(in 69 reviews)

  • "Long hours when working on customer site, High salaries a disadvantage when being made redundant(in 22 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Learn Learn Learn"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Service Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learning opportunity for your career is no just implied. It is part of the job.

    Cons

    Not for individuals looking to just get by.

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  2. "Good company to work with"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Marketing 

    I have been working at KLA full-time

    Pros

    good life work balance and good people to work with

    Cons

    little space to get promoted


  3. "Rough learning curve, great company"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and work environment

    Cons

    Rough learning curve for new hires

  4. "Good High tech company"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Boston, MA

    I worked at KLA full-time

    Pros

    Cutting edge high tech semiconductor equipment company: you can learn a lot

    Cons

    Too much de-centralize. Opportunity for career growth is limited.

  5. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work with great capable people. Very interesting projects in a great a environment.

    Cons

    Response time of communication can be somewhat delayed.

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  6. "OK"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    WLB, Stability, Benefits, smart colleagues

    Cons

    Compensation, stagnation, some older engineers are jerk/disrespectful

  7. "Good company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Clifton Park, NY

    I have been working at KLA full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic consistency, self learning, team work

    Cons

    Relatively a little bit poor compensation

  8. "Typical Tech Company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Algorithm Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI

    I have been working at KLA full-time

    Pros

    Mostly flexible hours and nice group of people

    Cons

    Compensation is not as competitive as tech giants

  9. "Stable company with decent work-life balance, but slow moving"

    4.0
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    • 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 3 years

    Pros

    - Stable company with established processes and product life cycles - Great talent in optics, image processing, semiconductor physics

    Cons

    - Slow moving processes, not dynamic enough sometimes, product life cycles are long - Work-life balance can be bad/good depending on if your role involves field support

  10. "Not a neurotic environment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Work, Good work-life balance

    Cons

    Internal upward mobility options are limited

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