Sr. CSE ISBU (Former Employee) – Beaverton, OR – November 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.
Compensation has always included excellent benefits
Often difficult to achieve work/life balance based on your position
Manufacturing Design Engineer 4 (Former Employee) – Milpitas, CA – October 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.
OPERATIONS FIELD MANAGER II FOR 300MM THINFILM (Current Employee) – Portland, OR – October 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
Senior Engineer (Current Employee) – Milpitas, CA – March 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.