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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. "After 4 years I love It here"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for overall. Not the highest pay, and not the most work pressure. A balanced and productive life.
    People share, collaborate, give credit, and care.

    Cons

    Slightly older work crowd but less yuppy culture too

    Advice to Management

    Keep sharing and keep shaking


  3. "Great Company to work"

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to grow as an individual

    Cons

    Company's Growth is questionable due to nature of the product

    Advice to Management

    Diversify to other areas bin semi conductor


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Systems Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Merge with LAM may create new opportunities.

    Cons

    Merge with LAM may reduce value of KLA-Tencor.


  6. "By far, the smartest people I know"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Corporate Learning Center (CLC) is a luxury that no other company has. The members of the CLC are the wisest people whom you not only want to work with, but you can take life lessons from. The executive team had some tough decisions, but they were transparent with their employees and respectful of all of us overall.

    Cons

    KLA Tencor will be "no more" come this summer. LAM Research is lucky to have them.

    Advice to Management

    Write some books for other companies to learn from!


  7. "Technical support engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amery, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amery, WI

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

    Pros

    Great place to work.

    Cons

    Industry very cyclical so way too many lay offs.


  8. "Job"

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    Current Employee - Senior Field Service & Lead Engineer in Walden, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Field Service & Lead Engineer in Walden, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KLA-Tencor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    work gets noticeable quickly and gets evaluated

    Cons

    Demanding environment with focus on results that is data driven

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Field Applications Engineer in Malta, NY
    Current Employee - Field Applications Engineer in Malta, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good, smart people
    Field management is caring and responsive
    Benefits are quite nice
    Out in the field there are few politics or backbiting

    Cons

    Work-life can get out of whack
    Response from HQ can be slow or nonexistent
    Quality of in-house SW leaves a lot to be desired
    Advancement can be slow or haphazard


  10. "Manufacturing Design Engineer 4"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work.
    Encourage employees to learn new things and grow up
    Management are easy to approach and open
    Coworkers are friendly, collaborative, and supportive

    Cons

    Temporarily cannot think of any con. May be recycle of semiconductors industry


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to be developed - great technology"

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

    I have been working at KLA-Tencor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Practically unlimited opportunities for growth and development. If you don't have a good manager, it's easy to find a good one. 10 good managers for 1 bad. Overall, good success strategy. Cutting edge technology. Learning department helps a lot.

    Cons

    So many new projects make verifying your priorities a daily challenge. Travel may be a little much if you get stuck on the wrong project.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate strategies down lower into the organization so there is less confusion and greater buy-in. Too many people doing tasks without knowing the bigger picture, then just following orders and blaming others when something happens. Every is working hard and wants to do the right thing.



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