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KLA-Tencor Reviews

Updated March 17, 2017
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  1. "Software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at KLA-Tencor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Relax work environment.

    Cons

    Company is going down hill.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  2. "Customer Support Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at KLA-Tencor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working benefits are good and work opportunities are high. Working environment is excellent and higher management are very well knowledgeable and open-minded.

    Cons

    Depends on the type of tools but there's few that much more complicated and will need more work time and dedication of labor. Personal and family time is sometime jeopardized.


  3. "application engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I have been working at KLA-Tencor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The job is motivated and well paid.

    Cons

    Frequently overtime working. Space for growth sometimes is limited in the fileld

    Advice to Management

    life work balance


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Product Marketing Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KLA-Tencor full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you like Chip equipment industry and smart engineers around.

    Cons

    Very slow moving industry, lot of fat at the top and the middle. Classic bigco, semico issues wrt speed of product dev, decision making, red tape and politics.


  6. "Systems"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KLA-Tencor full-time

    Pros

    The salary and benefit are good

    Cons

    It takes long time to get promoted to the next level.


  7. "Good place for a fresh graduate"

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

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

    Pros

    Smart team members to work with. Cutting edge technology. Good place for a fresh graduate.

    Cons

    The industry is relatively mature. IP is a crucial issue that conversation between different teams is not easy.

    Advice to Management

    Cooperation between teams could boost innovation.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Sr. Marketing Management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Management in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Management in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at KLA-Tencor full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some great people in the rank and file.

    Cons

    Very hard place for women and people of color; some departments are old boy's clubs that are impossible to break with the current mentality. Those on the outside get the worst assignments or are on thin ice. Real dog-eat-dog.

    Advice to Management

    Yearly employee surveys are a joke. Everyone is too scared of retribution to be honest. Stop taking everything at face value.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Typical Silicon Valley operation with smart folks, crazy deadlines and office politics."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of intelligent people. Cutting edge technology. If you get a great boss, things can be golden. A lot of opportunities for advancement for those who know how to play the game.

    Cons

    Typical office politics, long work hours, high stress level. Cost cutting affects budgets for new equipment, software packages, salary increases.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of unpopular and unfair managers. Employees should be motivated not intimidated.


  10. "KT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KLA-Tencor full-time

    Pros

    Exposure to new technologies and trends; good compensation; fair management; focus on health and wellness

    Cons

    Better awareness of opportunities for movement and growth


  11. "IT Analyst"

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst
    Former Employee - IT Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KLA-Tencor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Better work life balance. If you finish your tasks, nobody cares where u r and what u r doing.

    Cons

    Salary / benefits are 10% to 20% downside industry average. Don't expect big bonuses/benefits to existing employees.

    Advice to Management

    give opportunity to work in your group if employee is enthusiastic leaving politics aside. There is talent inside your company and don't have to go offshore. don't listen to opportunists and listen to the facts and background.



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