KLA-Tencor Corporation Employee Reviews

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Productive and great place to work
CAD Designer (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CADecember 29, 2015
Productive and great place to work
Nice people top work with
great benefits
good training
most enjoyable plate to work
management highly encourage employees to succeed
Pros
Great hours
Cons
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KLA- Tencor long term employee
Sr. CSE ISBU (Former Employee) –  Beaverton, ORNovember 3, 2015
I was fortunate to start at KLA Instruments when the company was small and corporate culture was truely fun and team oriented.
In the early 80's and 90's I enjoyed my daily work and had a great management team. Started as a Technician with an AE and left as a Senior Design engineer and then Sr. CSE. There were only short periods of time when a day could be called predictable.

LAM recently bought out KLA-Tencor and I am sure the change will effect the new entity in ways that I cannot predict.

What I learned is the most important employee to the individual contributor is your immediate manager.

Co- workers vary as much as weather but most are friendly hard workers.
Pros
Compensation has always included excellent benefits
Cons
Often difficult to achieve work/life balance based on your position
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Great place to work
Manufacturing Design Engineer 4 (Former Employee) –  Milpitas, CAOctober 14, 2015
Equal to or more than than 8 working hours a day.
Encourage employees to learn new thing and grow up.
Support employees to contribute back to community.
Managers are easy to approach and helpful.
Coworkers are friendly, collaborative, and supportive.
Pros
Friendly and open atmosphre
Cons
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Horrible place to work
Sr. Manager - Mobility & Unified Communications (Former Employee) –  Milpitas, CASeptember 29, 2015
Horrible place to work with no loyalty to long time employees. No work life balance, long hours and weekends expected. On call 24/7 x 365 with no on call pay.
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Great place to work!
Senior Software QA Engineer (Current Employee) –  Milpitas, CASeptember 2, 2015
Great place to work! Good people to work with. Nice gym & cafeteria. Fast-paced environment & you need to be fast & multi tasking capable to survive!
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Most enjoyable
Senior Customer Support Engineer (Field Service) (Current Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMAugust 31, 2015
I enjoy the people I work with and my customer is great. I enjoy troubleshooting and resolving issues. Every day is a challenge and makes
Pros
Great job, great people to work with, great customer, great environment
Cons
Direct management seems to have the wrong perception, having more than 2 direct managers.
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Interesting tools
Sr. Field Service Engineer (Former Employee) –  East Fishkill, NYMay 20, 2015
Start at 8-830, learned a lot in terms of how tools work and what needs to happen to get them to work. Used SAP CRM a lot. It was fun job.
Pros
Free Keurig Coffee
Cons
None
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Its a good company to work for
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAApril 11, 2015
Typical day at work is busy mostly due to meeting scheduling. Management has an open door policy. They are approachable and easy to talk to.. Co-workers are friendly and fun to work with.
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Good place to work
OPERATIONS FIELD MANAGER II FOR 300MM THINFILM (Current Employee) –  Portland, OROctober 7, 2014
•a typical day at work - 8am-7pm
•what you learned - Thinfilm
•management - politics
•your co-workers - underappreciated
•the hardest part of the job - dealing with personal agenda
•the most enjoyable part of the job - technology
Pros
good place to work
Cons
friction between divisions
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Good company to work for
Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CASeptember 29, 2014
Everyone the team were very co-operative and very good team player.
Pros
Work/Life balance
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Your Manager does not care about you
Product Engineer (Current Employee) –  Milpitas, CAMarch 23, 2014
Your Manager does not care about you. They closed your position when project got closed, do not give you a chance to find a job internal.
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Planner (Former Employee) –  Milpitas, CAJanuary 13, 2014
Managed the inventory stocking strategy across seven depots in Europe controlling inventory costs while achieving regional stocking targets
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I loved working in this company but fell out of grace
Optical Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAJune 4, 2013
Great technology and good people for the most part. Stay away from the policial factions and you will do well. Senior management is o.k.
Pros
great technology
Cons
politics gets in the way of technology development
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Technology Company
Senior Engineer (Current Employee) –  Milpitas, CAMarch 22, 2013
This is a fun place if technology excites you. I am not talking about the latest web technologies here... what I mean is tangible stuff interacting with each other! Robots operating to load semiconductor wafers into the tool which scans those wafers for images that get analyzed for some information - now that involves a lot of mechanics, optics, electronics, computer science, image processing, and many other things! It's a company that makes "real" products.

People are helpful and there are many options to learn from the people around you. A typical day could involve being pulled into several issues and problem solving, troubleshooting things, etc.

All in all, a fun place to work at!
Pros
learning opportunities
Cons
pay
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Great Place to work
Buyer IV (Former Employee) –  milpitasMarch 13, 2013
Great place to work. I learned a lot and was challenged almost daily.
Pros
group outings every qtr
Cons
shifiting priorities
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Great Place To Work (GPTW)
Director of Operations (Former Employee) –  San Diego, San Jose, BostonJune 20, 2012
I spent 13 years at KT and enjoyed the people, culture, environment, and advancement opportunities. A great company run by great people.
Pros
cookies on friday, on site cafeteria, opportunities to travel.
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3.8
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