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KLA Systems Engineer Reviews

Updated Oct 21, 2019

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14 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Systems Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Merge with LAM may create new opportunities.

    Cons

    Merge with LAM may reduce value of KLA-Tencor.

    KLA2016-03-10
  2. "good company."

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer 

    I have been working at KLA full-time

    Pros

    Great place to grow. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Needs more vision on project management.

    KLA2019-10-21
  3. "Great technical company at the Bay area"

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    Former Employee - Staff Systems Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KLA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    1. Great technical challenges to work on 2. Coworkers of caliber to work with 3. Excellent company to build profile

    Cons

    1. Average or below-average compensation level 2. Low-cost operator and frequently cut people off, sometimes excellent people due to their high salary.

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    KLA2019-08-19
  4. "KLA Review"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic work environment. Fast pace. Cool technologies.

    Cons

    Long working hours. Sub par benefits. No RSUs (cash instead)

    KLA2019-04-19
  5. "KLA-Tencor"

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    Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KLA

    Pros

    Most of the time there is good work life balance

    Cons

    Sector has matured compared to 10 years ago so the growth rate, and possibilities for natural advancement has decreased also

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    KLA2016-11-14
  6. "a review"

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    Senior Systems Engineer in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KLA for more than 8 years

    Pros

    fast pace, global, high tech, cutting edge technology

    Cons

    too many meetings, bureaucratic, politics.

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    KLA2015-11-24
  7. "Systems and Electrical Engineering Manager"

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    Senior Systems/Electrical Engineering Manager in Windsor, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KLA for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Only the best and brightest work here! KLA-Tencor maintains a truly diverse workplace. It is a real challenge to keep up with all the bright people. Very challenging environment.

    Cons

    Depending on the division, you can expect a reorganization every 18 months. The company is continuously looking for ways to maintain their status as the world leader in inspection and metrology.

    KLA2015-08-13
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Staff system engineer"

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    Current Employee - Staff Systems Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good company if you got lucky to be working for a right department. I was not lucky.... Very big difference from department to department.

    Cons

    Managers are not honest to customers and as a result it is uncomfortable for employee to participate in this lie.

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    KLA2015-08-19
  9. "Software Engineer"

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    Systems Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KLA for more than a year

    Pros

    friendly coworkers, system engineering, good education

    Cons

    process control can be improved

    KLA2015-07-16
  10. "Engineers prospective"

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    Systems Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KLA

    Pros

    KT is the front runner in the development of wafer inspection and metrology equipment, and is a great place to work if you a looking for technical challenges. This is one place that needs and utilizes top talent in optical, system, and mechanical engineering. Lots of talented people and exciting projects.

    Cons

    Cubicles for engineers got really small after an "upgrade" 4 years ago. This was result of a getting rid of San Jose campus. There seem to be always schedule problems in the late stages of project development, with associated field escalations, requiring engineering involvement.

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    KLA2015-01-26
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