KLA Reviews

Updated 10 Jul 2020

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3.8
71%
Recommend to a Friend
93%
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KLA Chief Executive Officer Rick Wallace
Rick Wallace
406 Ratings
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  • "work-life balance is not so good(in 64 reviews)

  • "Long hours when working on customer site, High salaries a disadvantage when being made redundant(in 21 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Life without KT"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KLA full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Large, well paying international company, reward staff with higher than average salaries, recognise talent where applicable Travel opportunities are abundant .

    Cons

    Long hours when working on customer site, High salaries a disadvantage when being made redundant

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  2. Helpful (1)

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

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KLA full-time

    Pros

    Relatively stable company. Some intelligent engineers.

    Cons

    Innovation in software engineering is discouraged, to the detriment of the company and workforce. Excessive numbers of unnecessary meetings harm progress on projects.

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  3. "Process Engineer"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  4. Helpful (3)

    "Software Engineering"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relatively stable. OK working environment

    Cons

    Poor benefits, lack of growth and innovation in software engineering

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting technical challenges and some smart people

    Cons

    Intensely political and frustratingly bureaucratic

  6. "Use to be a great and caring company to work!"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Glasgow, Scotland
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KLA

    Pros

    Highly Skilled work force, Leading edge technology!

    Cons

    Work Life balance not good!

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good work environment"

    4.0
    Current Employee - CSE in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, good work life balance

    Cons

    Company is always trying to reduce costs at employees expense, and managers are judged by how well they cut costs. Benefits are getting worse and worse every year

  8. "good, so much learning and work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Electrical Design Engineer in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    collaboration with so many teams

    Cons

    work-life balance is not so good

  9. "Lacking in Diversity"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at KLA full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good, hard workers in management and below ranks

    Cons

    Exec management is predominantly white males. No women, and don't count the board seats mandated by CA law. Tracks with my experience at company and the mindset is pervasive thru organization

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  10. "Everything great"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Hsinchu
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KLA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Career projection plan, competitive salary

    Cons

    work life balance, frequent customer support

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