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KLA CEO Rick Wallace
Rick Wallace
364 Ratings
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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. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KLA full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    KLA provides various training and courses from universities.

    Cons

    not yet found. will update later

  2. "pretty good place to work as semi industry"

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    Current Employee - Web Developer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work and life balance is good

    Cons

    can't be rich as Google or facebook employee

  3. "great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KLA full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Good culture, transparency at the bottom level

    Cons

    less compensation compared to market

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer, been working here since past 2 years"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KLA full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    They pay well and are generous in terms of employee benefits

    Cons

    Not upto the standards, however there is always an unnecessary high pressure on project deadlines, deliverables. Also you'll find lot of elderly people talking about retirement plans, not a good fit for young employees. Most of those senior/elder employees spend all their break time smoking cigarettes outside. Female to male ratio, almost "0". Only female employees I could find are recruiters.

  5. "Engineer, 3 years exp"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KLA full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    decent pay, good benefits. If you are an Asian/Indian they are happy to sponsor H1B

    Cons

    Not a chill place! Very Poor gender diversity, no female around the office. Very senior,aged people trying to put heavy pressure on you all the time.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Algortihm Engineer"

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

    I have been working at KLA full-time

    Pros

    None, no advantages except that they pay like any other company

    Cons

    Old age home, mean employee age 55-65. They won't expenses for travel. They won't get back to you. You would find some of the most retarded, boring old people

  7. "Grea Team"

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

    I have been working at KLA full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Good diverse teams, positive no-ego work culture

    Cons

    High travel but not really con

  8. Helpful (2)

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

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KLA full-time for more than 2 years

    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...

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    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.

  9. "intern"

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      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.

    • Helpful (1)

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

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

      I have been working at KLA full-time for more than 2 years

      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........

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