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KLA-Tencor Reviews

Updated November 30, 2018
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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-Tencor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Technology, good environment, strong business model and product

    Cons

    nitch market - semi equipment process control


  2. "1 Year"

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

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

    Pros

    staff
    good environment
    good benefits
    good gym

    Cons

    work life balance
    vacation accrual

  3. "Solid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KLA-Tencor full-time

    Pros

    Great People! Plenty of world class engineers

    Cons

    Too much process. Not much cooperation between groups


  4. "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-Tencor 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 The tools used by employees are outdated and new technology is generally not favored.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.


  5. "Applications Engineer"

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

    I have been working at KLA-Tencor full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Business Travel
    laid back work environment

    Cons

    Long hours at times
    Last minute travel plan changes
    Low pay


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Staff Engineer"

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

    I have been working at KLA-Tencor full-time

    Pros

    There are many exciting opportunities in the semiconductor industry. KLA-Tencor is an important part of it. The company has great potential.

    Cons

    Not easy to grow in the career.

    Advice to Management

    Reward people who are doing well more challenging work instead of let them keep doing the same thing.


  7. "Good to work"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good opportunity to learn semiconductor

    Cons

    Severe Up and down turn

  8. "Great Teams"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KLA-Tencor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People are smart and care about their work. Also are experts in their fields.

    Cons

    Cubicle set-up limits socialization and can sometimes be isolating.


  9. "Very good, people are nice and smart. Learning a lot."

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    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Active working environment
    Smart and nice colleagues
    Very challenging and hard to get bored
    Good work-life balance, flexible working hours
    Good gym, many interesting classes

    Cons

    So far not see, maybe the company should hire more young employees in the future
    Shall we have free snacks?

    Advice to Management

    So far not


  10. "CSE"

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    Current Employee - CSE in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - CSE in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    Smart Service Engineers
    Clean, Professional Environment
    Good Benefits

    Cons

    High service manager turnover
    Run very lean on manpower
    Mandatory overtime
    Low morale in service core