KLA-Tencor Employee Reviews

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The policies change with the wind
Regional senior customer service engineer (Current Employee) –  Milpitas, CAJanuary 30, 2019
The company was a great place to work. But over the last few years the attitude has changed and the employees are no longer thought of. the policies change constantly with no regards to the employees or their families.
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Good work-life balance
Application Development Engineer (Current Employee) –  Milpitas, CAJanuary 30, 2019
Lots of autonomy so you can plan on your own pace; flexible work hours; opportunities for professional development through regular trainings, non-degree program with universities; most people are very nice to work with; good company culture
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A great company that treats employees are business partners.
consultant (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAJanuary 25, 2019
Work requires living near San Jose California.

They try to practice full employment and rewards are common. Management is by engineers who understand what they mange.

Drive time is the only drawback to STEM work at KLA-Tencor
Pros
Treat engineers very well. It is an enjoyable work environment.
Cons
Must pay CA real estate prices and commute to work.
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good place to work
Corporate IT Support Tech (Former Employee) –  Milpitas, CAJanuary 16, 2019
Culture diversity and friendly environment across the divisional worldwide operational and corporate support structures. the good place to learn and potential excellent career growth
Pros
fun
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great
special team (Former Employee) –  Milpitas, CADecember 7, 2018
loved the vibe of the company hard working and striving for great thins there. Also love that they take care of there employees and make sure that they have nothing but smooth operations.
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Typical day at work
Buyer/Planner USA 4 (Former Employee) –  Milpitas, CADecember 3, 2018
Get in, catch up on emails. Respond to MFG demands. Follow up with suppliers on material deliveries. Brief managers on material deliveries. Manage production schedule.
Pros
Stayed busy
Cons
Not always appreciated. Managers play favorites.
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good technology
Research Scientist (Current Employee) –  Milpitas, CANovember 14, 2018
kla is a good company to work very advanced technology but the pay is not high there are not enough people and so many deadlines it is aliitle bit stressful enviroment because of work
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Strongly focused management with uneven expertise
Consulting Senior Software Architect (Former Employee) –  Milpitas, CAOctober 19, 2018
Management has highly focused goals for resolving problem issues but does not have a well focused plan to achieve those goals. Department meetings serve to assign problem resolution responsibilities to each engineer. However, management is not versed on the current technology needed to solve the issues in the dated code.

If your department is responsible and has the goal as the highest issue, you will be able to contribute your ideas to the solution. Otherwise, archaic and possibly non-implementable solutions will be forced on the team and failure will result.
Pros
Desire to be highly competitive, solid interest in finding solutions
Cons
Department politics, archaic computing hardware, inter-department communications
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Good company
Pre-Sales Demo Applications Manager (Current Employee) –  Milpitas, CAOctober 3, 2018
Change is coming to KLA and to all the semiconductor industry. The design rules for semi-conductors are running out of steam, and this will make optical inspection somewhat challenging to meet the needs of the coming technology nodes. The industry as a whole maybe poorly positioned to to drive the coming technology needs and as such there might be a paradigm shift in the works over the next 5 years. KLA is progressively trying to diversify there product portfolio to include non inspection strategies and non semi strategies, but only time will tell if these changes will help KLA weather the storm.
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Productive and fun place to work
Manufacturing/Mechanical Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAAugust 2, 2018
The most enjoyable part of work was the classes that management offer to employee and recognition for a job well done that took place once a year starting since the inception of the company
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Great place to work
System Engineer (Current Employee) –  Milpitas, CAJuly 3, 2018
KLA-Tencor is a great place to work. The commute is not bad. Company is in Milpitas. It is fun to work at KLA-Tencor. The people there are nice. The only bad part is the Milpitas foul smell.
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A great place to work....Until...
Machinist/Machine Shop Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Tucson, AZApril 27, 2018
I loved working at KLA-Tencor. The environment was relaxed and you felt like you were a part of something pretty special. I advanced my knowledge greatly during my time there.

Unfortunately, the original owners sold the business to KLA and everything was shipped overseas. That left over 100 employees unemployed and devastated a wonderful workplace.
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Leader in process control
TA Coordinator, University Relations Group (Former Employee) –  Milpitas, CAApril 16, 2018
KLA-Tencor has been a leader in process control for the semiconductor and related industries for 40 years, developing and manufacturing inspection, metrology and data analysis systems that rely on innovative optics, sensors and high performance computing technologies.
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Sr. Purchasing Agent (Current Employee) –  Milpitas, CAFebruary 12, 2018
work long hours, ok management, work life balance missing, close to home ---- hard to travel, learned what not to do, most enjoyable part of the job was
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Great technology
Test Engineer (Former Employee) –  Bedford, MAFebruary 9, 2018
Great technology. It is really enabling the next generation of technology. Its doing this by both improving the quality and driving down the production costs.
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a good place to balance life and work
Senior System Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  Milpitas, CAFebruary 7, 2018
a good place to balance life and work. Follow standard of procedures. salary below average. inefficient management. 60% peers are open-minded. sometimes too much talking.
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Good experience with KT
Supply Chain Intern (Former Employee) –  Milpitas, CAJanuary 29, 2018
KLA-Tencor is a nice company, there are a lot of activities for the new hires. The environment is good. Company is growing though maybe not as fast as other competitors.
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Innovative and busy place
Regional Corporate Sales Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAJanuary 21, 2018
- Meet with Customers and Sales Force almost daily
- Learned about the principles of how the measuring equipment worked.
- Management and staff was well educated
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Pros
Creative environment
Cons
Company was caught in industry downturn
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Hard & stressfull work was paid well
Product Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAJanuary 19, 2018
Pay rate and benefits were great, but the fast pace and nature of their business sector was very stressful and requirements were always changing. Work load was oppressive and overwhelming.
Pros
Pay & benefits
Cons
Workload
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KLA Tencor
Sr. FP&A Manager - Global Service Division (Former Employee) –  Milpitas, CANovember 3, 2017
A good place to work. Very knowledgeable team. Company willing to invest in ERP system, and I had a very supportive manager. Semiconductor will always be a stressful place to work in.
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