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KLA Reviews

Updated Sep 16, 2019

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KLA Chief Executive Officer Rick Wallace
Rick Wallace
423 Ratings
  1. "Testing is Good"

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    Tester in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KLA

    Pros

    Life in Testing is good, Life goes on, but may get bored after a couple of years. So far so good.

    Cons

    Too much to do. sometimes work is overwhelming, its kind of tough to balance between work and life. Long hours.

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    KLA2010-10-06
  2. Helpful (5)

    "NOT a Great Place to Work"

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    Senior Applications Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at KLA

    Pros

    Opportunity to travel extensively especially on short notice. Free coffee and tea in the breakrooms. Decent fitness centers on the San Jose and Milpitas campuses.

    Cons

    KLA Tencor used to be a great place to work but has gone downhill for years. Little to no appreciation for hard work and long hours. Air travel is in coach class only, even internationally. Unreasonable workloads and tight schedules throughout the company with little regard for quality. Cheaper is better, meaning offshoring is where KLA Tencor is headed. Doubtful there will be a significant presence in the US in the not too distant future.

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    KLA2008-06-26
  3. Helpful (2)

    "It can be better"

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    Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KLA

    Pros

    work on new technology with a market leader; relatively flexible schedule is possible;

    Cons

    long hours is normal; irregular working hours; a lot of international travel in economy class; and no travel compensation lack of information/technology sharing within; some arrogant and ignorant managers; no appreciation of engineer's work

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    KLA2008-06-28
  4. "Interesting and challenging"

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    Engineering Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KLA

    Pros

    There is a lot of technically interesting jobs

    Cons

    People are expected to work Long hours

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    KLA2008-06-12
  5. "Kinda satisfied"

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    Senior Software Engineer 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KLA

    Pros

    Values domain Good training programmes

    Cons

    Strong push to work long hours; low salaries

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    KLA2008-06-11
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Still a world leader, but not a great place to work"

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    Director in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at KLA

    Pros

    Technically challenging, often state-of-the-art. Peers tend to be top-tier... smart, capable, hard-working.

    Cons

    Long hours for questionable returns. Superior work often not rewarded. Continual cuts to make company look good for investment community. Industry over growth hump and now in decline.

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    KLA2008-06-16
  7. "Life at KLA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KLA full-time

    Pros

    Interesting tech, fast changing, high paid

    Cons

    high pressure from customers, long hours, physically challenging

    KLA2019-09-16
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Life without KT"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KLA full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Large, well paying international company, reward staff with higher than average salaries, recognise talent where applicable Travel opportunities are abundant .

    Cons

    Long hours when working on customer site, High salaries a disadvantage when being made redundant

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    KLA2017-01-27
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Less prone to layoffs, but low morale."

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

    I worked at KLA full-time

    Pros

    Less prone to layoffs than other companies in this industry.

    Cons

    You will be working long hours and could be pigeon-holed into a position.

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    KLA2014-02-11
  10. "Great place to work."

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    Technical Support Engineer 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KLA

    Pros

    Always new challenges, not the same boring routine everyday. Fun and intelligent people.

    Cons

    Long hours, to be expected in Silicon Valley

    KLA2012-03-26
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