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Updated Sep 27, 2022

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KLA President and Chief Executive Officer Rick Wallace
Rick Wallace
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  • "Poor management needs to be trained(in 37 reviews)
  • "Many managers tend to take a 'cowboy' or 'hero' approach to solving problems in an effort to gain visibility and get credit for the save.(in 34 reviews)
  • "Long hours that are really not required, due to either shortcoming in staffing or failing to plan accordingly.(in 16 reviews)
  • "Upper management seems disconnected from the employees.(in 11 reviews)
  • "Frequent layoffs.(in 10 reviews)
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  1. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Good place for techies

    Mar 1, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The high-tech R&D work that happens in KLA-Tencor is incredible; its scientists and engineers bend the laws of physics and are at the forefront of data processing.

    Cons

    Given how much KLA-Tencor relies on its engineers, the upward mobility of engineers is stunted at the top. The upper management is a large body of MBA types with poor technical imagination and vision.

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  2. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Incompetence local management

    May 17, 2021 - Test Engineer in Singapore
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Top management has good business direction to keep company keeps going and remains competitive in future

    Cons

    Local senior manager likes to play trick and politics to strengthen his own survive. Too long time in same position and same product would be easier to play presentation trick. Small group owned people management style just like many other old-brand companies.

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  3. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Adding back my review since it was deleted

    Jan 7, 2011 - Previous IT Guy in Milpitas, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Some of the people I worked with were highly competent but they are few and far between - Poor quality management will serve as a reference point for when you leave for that better job

    Cons

    - The quality of the management here in IT is really poor. It's also a small boys club that you do not want to join - Several individuals have come across into IT from the business and they are universally poor to deal with. - Ineffective CIO who absolutely no one thinks highly of - Having to work with people who show little drive, ambition or are extremely demotivated - Demotivated workforce who have been here for far too long - Increased emphasis on outsourcing

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    5 people found this review helpful
  4. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Positive

    Feb 15, 2011 - Senior Financial Analyst in Milpitas, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The MBA Finance rotational program is one of the best in the nation where you get to become a well-rounded Finance professional.

    Cons

    This company is not an entrepreneurial company and there are lots of bureaucracy to get to upper management. They make you work very very long hours.

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  5. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    IT Department is a cesspool - failures from other groups and divisions are invited to join the IT senior management

    Aug 28, 2013 - IT Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Smart and dedicated people at the rank and file level

    Cons

    Political and ineffective senior management led by a CIO who is a legend in his own mind.

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    6 people found this review helpful
  6. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Good place to learn for engineers

    Dec 27, 2014 - Systems Design Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good place for people starting careers. Decent salary and non monetary benefits for the bay area.

    Cons

    Very demanding, and poor work life balance for individual contributors. No stock or RSU for individual contributors. Senior management not appreciative of the hard work and effort put in to achieve targets by individuals. No growth within company.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  7. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Good company to work for

    Jan 28, 2022 - Associate Engineer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The people that I work for over 20 years are very good people.

    Cons

    Management can be a little rude and not really good when it comes to taking good care of their worker.

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  8. 3.0