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KLA Reviews

Updated 19 Aug 2019

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KLA CEO Rick Wallace
Rick Wallace
377 Ratings
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  • "Some positions do not have good work-life balance(in 57 reviews)

  • "Long hours when working on customer site, High salaries a disadvantage when being made redundant(in 20 reviews)

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  1. "IT Specialist"

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Hong Kong
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KLA full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible office hour is the best

    Cons

    Flat organizational and basic salary is not acceptable.

    KLA2019-06-29
  2. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KLA full-time

    Pros

    Stable job and have some job security.

    Cons

    Extremely slow vertical growth. Opportunities to move to different country is not at all available.

    KLA2018-08-31
  3. "Great technical company at the Bay area"

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    Former Employee - Staff Systems Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at KLA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    1. Great technical challenges to work on 2. Coworkers of caliber to work with 3. Excellent company to build profile

    Cons

    1. Average or below-average compensation level 2. Low-cost operator and frequently cut people off, sometimes excellent people due to their high salary.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people well as your first priority, not your Wall street investors.

    KLA2019-08-19
  4. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KLA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work life balance Technical work profile Good for engineers with passion Great culture and values

    Cons

    Ease of moving around departments Transferable skills for other job profiles

    KLA2019-08-09
  5. "Application engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at KLA full-time

    Pros

    People are vey nice and the team is great.

    Cons

    Some customers are hard and picky

    KLA2019-08-06
  6. "Good work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Assembler in Oak Ridge, TN

    I have been working at KLA full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good schedule. Flexible hours. Laid back atmosphere. No pressure to perform.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity to grow.

    KLA2019-08-15
  7. "NO career advancement, under appreciated, good technology though"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KLA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    New technology comes in everyday, lots of PhDs, and smart people

    Cons

    NO career advancement even after 3 years and with sound contributions, the only way you can get a raise is to leave. Young people are leaving.

    KLA2019-08-14
  8. "Process Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at KLA full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The fast pace of work

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for creativity and independent work

    KLA2019-08-12
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KLA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Learning and work satisfaction in core field

    Cons

    Work pressure, work life balance

    KLA2019-07-23
  10. "Great place for junior analyst to kick start career"

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at KLA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Great place for junior analyst to learn and equip in-depth knowledge of accounting/finance; - Things that you learn here is fully transferable to wherever you go in manufacturing industry; you can easily shine anywhere if you have an excellent performance here - Work life balance. depends on financial cycle. In general, very comparable to other companies - Lean organization that allow analysts to shine in front...

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    Cons

    - Improvement is needed in the way of leading the finance organization. Current analysts need more motivation to keep up their good work - Whether it is the right mix of focus on accounting transactions vs business analytics is a question mark.

    Advice to Management

    I like this work place simply because I am working with two great direct manager in KLA. There is a need to refresh the org structure to give new analyst more visibility/opportunity to analyst . KLA is a growing company and the investment in new analyst is necessary in long run.

    KLA2019-07-25
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