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KLA-Tencor Reviews

Updated October 19, 2017
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  1. "Awesome place for techies"

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

    I have been working at KLA-Tencor full-time

    Pros

    Next generation technology, creative scientists and nice work life balance

    Cons

    Not exciting for business majors. Techies rule


  2. "KLA-Tencor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KLA-Tencor full-time

    Pros

    This company has a good work environment

    Cons

    Industry is very cyclic and layoffs should not be a surprise.

  3. "Software Engineer"

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

    I have been working at KLA-Tencor full-time

    Pros

    High quality engineering products. Get to work with a lot of stuff, like hardware, OS, Java, C, C++, .NET. Collaboration with electrical engineers, mechanical engineers etc.

    Cons

    Takes a while gain domain knowledge.


  4. "NA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great culture, leading edge industry

    Cons

    Top management keeps all the money

    Advice to Management

    Pay more


  5. "Design Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KLA-Tencor part-time

    Pros

    Good pay, cool events and you get clean room experience

    Cons

    obtained very little experience and was very bored


  6. "Senior Application Development Engineer"

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

    I have been working at KLA-Tencor full-time

    Pros

    Great work place, lots of opportunites

    Cons

    poor work life balance, poor compensation


  7. "Exceptional"

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

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

    Pros

    Environment is great, campus is great and the food it good. Coffee galore from plain to espresso and single serving personal options. Gym onsite.

    Cons

    On you to keep interesting. Supplier to a volatile market. Not for people who need supervision to make sure they do their tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up

  8. "Just did a RIf"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent technology, and leader in metrology

    Cons

    Cannot articulate a growth strategy even in a record year


  9. "Leave while you can"

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at KLA-Tencor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some of the smartest people I have worked with.

    Cons

    Hugh bureaucracy, people are fired due to the politics of middle management. The higher ups have the least amount of technical education. The industry is cyclical and they will let you go with no notice.

    Advice to Management

    Get a real degree in STEM.


  10. "good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good people here and environment

    Cons

    not really anything but the food


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