KLA-Tencor Corporation Employee Reviews

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Balance and Fairness? Where
Senior Human Resource Manager, Health and Welfare (Former Employee) –  Milpitas, CAAugust 8, 2018
Things there could have changed since I was there. Since I've left, they gotten a new CEO so hopefully things have improved. I left this company because they were putting the benefits team in the shared services group resulting in the posisitons being more task oriented than strategic. However, things may be different now as I haven't been there in quite some time.
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5.0
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Amazing company that truly values and supports its employees
Field Applications Engineer (Current Employee) –  Malta, NYJuly 31, 2018
One of the best decisions I ever made was to start working for KT. From the companies policies, to its benefits to it's employees, to its stance on charitable giving, this company is amazing. The work-place balance is excellent, while still being a "fast-paced" work environment, indicative of the semiconductor industry. All of my colleges were not only personally motivated, honest, and trustworthy, but also incredibly technically skilled in both science and business acumen.
Pros
Excellent benefits, great company culture, amazing management, excellent compensation
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very good company
Test Lead (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAJune 13, 2018
Lots of growth opportunity.
Enjoyed free beverages and lunch meetings.
work environment is extra ordinary
infrastructure is very good
The work location is also good
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4.0
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Provided support to mechanical engineers
Mechanical CAD Support Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAJune 1, 2018
As a Mechanical CAD application engineer my responsibilities revolved around the installation and administration of advanced Pro/ENGINEER design software for several divisions throughout KLA/Tencor Corporation. In addition to supporting the MCAD software I also supported the IT department when necessary.
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5.0
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A nice place to work
CAD/PCB DESIGNER (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAApril 23, 2018
Up to the high standard work place, A very organized engineering company with a good performance. Managerial level very good.
always present for support and resolving and projects related questions
Pros
Free Coffee
Cons
No free Food
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5.0
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Great learning experience
Installation Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAJanuary 16, 2018
- Exciting working with new technologies
- Very complex systems
- Lots of travel
- Lots of overtime
- Great management
- Lots of training provided
- Educational benefits
- Some of the best people I've ever worked with
- Tough customers
Pros
Training is superb
Cons
lots of traveling and overtime
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4.0
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A decent company to work for.
Senior Buyer/Planner (Former Employee) –  Milpitas, CADecember 7, 2017
Great experience working in the service team for a semiconductor industry. Convenient working location and great teammates and managers. Professional recruiting team.
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3.0
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Stressful
Associate Test Engineer (Former Employee) –  Milpitas, CAMay 9, 2017
Not the best place to work. More interested in numbers than people. Forced overtime when needed. Not too fexible with sceduling. Lots o politics and back stabbing caused by constant fear of layoffs
Pros
good benifits
Cons
unyielding to rules
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4.0
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Lots of laid off due to being in the semi conductor industry which is normal part of life.
Network Operations Center Specialist (Former Employee) –  Milpitas, CAMay 6, 2017
Management don't care much about the employees, so if you are not being aggressive in your career, you will be stuck at the same spot. But if you are pretty aggressive and you happen to have a decent manager, you can get ahead ok.
Pros
a job with steady income
Cons
Lots of laid off, management don't care about their employees
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4.0
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Great place to work
Executive Services Administrator (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAJanuary 14, 2016
Had a great boss and co-workers who really worked as a team. Learned so much and had great support systems. Good company.
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5.0
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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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3.0
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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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5.0
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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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4.0
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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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5.0
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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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4.0
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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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5.0
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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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3.0
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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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4.0
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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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