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KLA-Tencor Reviews

Updated September 29, 2017
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  1. "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


  2. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KLA-Tencor full-time

    Pros

    Good and Smart people around; Good travel benefits

    Cons

    Too much top-down management execution, high workload

  3. "Staff Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KLA-Tencor full-time

    Pros

    Strong position in semiconductor capital equipment industry.
    Technology.

    Cons

    Middle level management is lack of transparency

    Advice to Management

    Better transparency and career growth opportunity


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Lots of bureaucracy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KLA-Tencor full-time

    Pros

    Comfortable, can be slow paced and good work life balance

    Cons

    Slow progress and time to promotions


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Lower your expectation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KLA-Tencor full-time

    Pros

    There are some really smart and nice people with super man level analytical skills. They are the star players, but rarely in management positions

    Cons

    If you are not a star player, someone's favorite or a big a*hole, chances are you won't get much from it.


  6. "Decent first job out of college"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KLA-Tencor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent experience and benefits, respectable starting salary for first job

    Cons

    Feel like a cog in the machine, engineers drive the company decision making, finance teams seem like an afterthought culturally and resources-wise, upward mobility not good


  7. "Field apps engineer"

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    Current Employee - Field Applications Engineer in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Field Applications Engineer in Boise, ID
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, very friendly coworkers

    Cons

    very slow work to start.

  8. "Product Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is good

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity to get promotion


  9. "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


  10. "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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