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KLA-Tencor Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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  1. "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


  2. "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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    "Sr. Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good compensation, flexible schedule, stable business

    Cons

    Very political. Limited carrier opportunities


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  5. "PMM"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in San Ramon, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great work life balance and hard working people

    Cons

    limited career growth and saturated market

    Advice to Management

    being transparent will help


  6. "general"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at KLA-Tencor full-time

    Pros

    enjoy working
    not too busy

    Cons

    sometimes I have to work late


  7. "Manufacturing Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very challeging and interesting state of the art instruments developed here by a lot of very smart people. Leads the industry in almost every tool. Good teamwork to resolve issues. Facility and benefits are good and management is flexible as long as you get your job done.

    Cons

    Pace is very fast and no such thing as 40 hour work week. Industry goes in boom bust cycles so they lay off a lot of extremely talented staff in the down turns. Moving manufacturing off shore. Tends to be ultra paranoid of high inventory levels at the expense of profits and effeciency.

    Advice to Management

    Should minimize layoffs during down turn as can't bounce back when good times return.


  8. "Good for semi, not so good otherwise"

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

    Pros

    Good place to learn about semiconductor capital equipment. Lot of travel (if you like that sort of thing) and a lot of good people.

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance, self-serving management, really outdated software technology and organizational development compared to the rest of Silicon Valley. Company stagnant in growth, hence the acquisition by Lam.


  9. "Program Management at KLA-Tencor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Get to work on cool technologies and solve some very hard problems
    - World-wide operations enable rich professional interactions

    Cons

    - Strapped for budget, no big new programs
    - Lot of politics
    - company is not in a growth mode, limiting available opportunities

    Advice to Management

    - Work on the big iron projects


  10. "mixed bag"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at KLA-Tencor full-time

    Pros

    Interesting technology, lots of very smart people, some groups have a great dynamic.

    Cons

    Some groups don't. Even in bad groups, you can usually navigate around trouble.


  11. "Senior software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KLA-Tencor full-time

    Pros

    nice people. good work environment. high tech.

    Cons

    the semi-conductor industry is sinking down.

    Advice to Management

    pretty good job. keep it up.



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