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KLA-Tencor Reviews

Updated September 8, 2018
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KLA-Tencor President, CEO & Director Rick Wallace
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  • "Some positions do not have good work-life balance" (in 55 reviews)

  • "Hugh bureaucracy, people are fired due to the politics of middle management" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good good good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Applications Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Field Applications Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Like searching for jobs, people are busy, but if you are positive and out reaching, people offer great helps. It is quite warm to work in this environment, sharp people, kind, willing to help, decent amount of work. Great manager.

    Cons

    Not really know so far

    Advice to Management

    Office Environment is not clean, lots of dust, may be need to be optimized, besides, people talking all the time. Noisy.


  2. "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

  3. "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.


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

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  5. "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


  6. "Okay place to work but stagnated growth"

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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

    Cutting edge technology
    Cool things to work on
    Great customer base
    Supportive peers
    Nice perks

    Cons

    Too much pressure and stress
    Unrealistic deadlines
    Customer escalations outweigh personal life


  7. "Good company to learn but not to earn"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Field Applications Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Field Applications Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast learning and problem solving mentality

    Cons

    Pay is rather on the low side

  8. "You want change?"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Challenging and rewarding

    Cons

    Company (FaST) is not properly designing new products. Innovation is slowed down due to old culture. The division needs and desires change on the top management, but is not executing the desire.

    Advice to Management

    Analyze middle management. Fire ineffective unorganized managers. Most of the arguments are due to unorganized behaviors


  9. "Hard work, interesting projects"

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    Current Employee - Mechatronics Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Mechatronics Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting , good engineers, high development investments

    Cons

    Not enough human resources, a lot of hands on work

    Advice to Management

    Pay more, give stocks


  10. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KLA-Tencor full-time

    Pros

    successful company, good benefits and good work environment in most divisions

    Cons

    unstable industry, bad work life balance


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