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3.9
Average Rating
(based on 73 KLA-Tencor Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.8
Growth Opportunities
3.7
People You Work With
4.3
Person You Work For
4.0
Rewards You Receive
3.9
Support You Get
3.9
Way You Work
4.0
Work Setting
3.8
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Product Manager
in Milpitas, CA

"Company in crisis, offshoring itself to reduce cost rather than fostering growth in new markets."

What do you like about working at KLA-Tencor?

"Great cutting edge technology in some of its divisions."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Pass your way and look for real growth opportunities in life science capital equipment or Green energy."

What don't you like about working at KLA-Tencor?

"New management chose to offshore the company for short term profits rather than look for new business growth."

Material Planner

"Very good place to work, manufacturing school."

What do you like about working at KLA-Tencor?

"Learning how to integrate HW, SW and material planning."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Just be yourself, it's the best alternative anyway."

What don't you like about working at KLA-Tencor?

"I found that I prefer working at SW development, and not at the manufacturing planning, although I managed my department for almost a year."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Delegate more authority, people are much better when they have responsibility."

Customer Support Engineer
in Milpitas, CA

What do you like about working at KLA-Tencor?

"Everyone is extremely intelligent, but not pushy or showy. Everyone is respectful of others and works as a team."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"You should be arrogant."

What don't you like about working at KLA-Tencor?

"It's very communist-like. People are afraid to discuss current events or life details in fear that their opinions/lifestyles might offend somebody."

Software Consultant
in Milpitas, CA

"Some work is OK, but arbitrary, pointless redirection wastes lots of time."

What do you like about working at KLA-Tencor?

"Good people in the group. Much of the work was interesting."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"I've heard some parts of KLA are OK - good luck!"

What don't you like about working at KLA-Tencor?

"Management didn't have a clue about designing software. One salesman told me that bad software never stopped a sale. KLA often used customer to test release without going through internal QA."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Get serious about software. Stop trying to insist customers do it your way."

Technical Writer

What do you like about working at KLA-Tencor?

"As an individual contributor, I had a high degree of autonomy, and the tech pubs group had a lot of collective knowledge to share across product lines."

What don't you like about working at KLA-Tencor?

"It's susceptibility to industry down cycles."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Management could be a little more responsive to external pressures."

Senior Manufacturing Design Engineer
in Santa Clara, CA

"Good Luck."

What do you like about working at KLA-Tencor?

"It used to be great place to work, and technology innovation."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be patient, the many rounds of interviews and no sense questions will be over at some point."

What don't you like about working at KLA-Tencor?

"Very bad management, you have a better chance if you are a Yes Person."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"The company was built by the senior people that you are forcing them to quit or lay off to save money. Making tools cheap by outsourcing to Asia won't help in the long run, so focus on new technology."

Senior Software Engineer
in Milpitas, CA

"Death by thousand cuts."

What do you like about working at KLA-Tencor?

"Interesting technology, real smart people, gym."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Know programming."

What don't you like about working at KLA-Tencor?

"Politics, back-stabbing, outsourcing, layoffs."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Reduce the number of middle managers. Reduce red tape. Consolidate the offices, don't outsource."

Field Service Engineer
in Colorado Springs, CO

"Good while it lasted."

Production Technician
in Milpitas, CA

What do you like about working at KLA-Tencor?

"The people are great and good place to work."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Show that you can give 110 percent."

What don't you like about working at KLA-Tencor?

"Job not so secure."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Save our jobs in the USA."

Senior Staff Accountant
in San Jose, CA

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Networking will get you everywhere."

What don't you like about working at KLA-Tencor?

"Work/life balance. Career issues. Competency issues."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Make true management decisions based on the needs-of-the-business."

Manufacturing Design Engineer
in San Jose, CA

"Good place to hang your hat if you are a mediocre engineer."

What do you like about working at KLA-Tencor?

"Diverse work group, excellent core engineers, great mixed signal projects."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Expect to be low balled."

What don't you like about working at KLA-Tencor?

"Engineers without degrees are treated poorly."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Find a real job."

KLA-Tencor Employee
in Douglas, MA

"Good people to work with."

What do you like about working at KLA-Tencor?

"Challenging work environment."

What don't you like about working at KLA-Tencor?

"Needs to work on keeping skilled people in critical positions."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Expand outside of CA."

Technical Support Engineer
in Tracy, CA

What do you like about working at KLA-Tencor?

"It was great when it only Tencor."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be ready to pack, you can be laid off in an instant."

What don't you like about working at KLA-Tencor?

"It's all about the numbers."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Remember loyalty."

Associate Test Engineer
in San Jose, CA

What do you like about working at KLA-Tencor?

"The work at KLA-Tencor was very technical and challenging."

What don't you like about working at KLA-Tencor?

"Was not there long enough to know."

Development Engineer
in Milpitas, CA

"Good place to learn some new skills for a couple yrs, then move on."

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