KLA Reviews

Updated 7 Aug 2020

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3.9
74%
Recommend to a Friend
93%
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KLA Chief Executive Officer Rick Wallace
Rick Wallace
411 Ratings
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  • "work-life balance is not so good(in 65 reviews)

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

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  1. "Life at KLA"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KLA full-time

    Pros

    Interesting tech, fast changing, high paid

    Cons

    high pressure from customers, long hours, physically challenging

  2. "Good for beginning of a carrier"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working on innovative products with good team of engineers

    Cons

    Work-life balance is not great. It has to improve.


  3. "Great working environment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MDE in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good company culture and people are willing to help

    Cons

    not much increment in salary

  4. "It's a good place to work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at KLA full-time

    Pros

    competitive salary and a good environment

    Cons

    Sometimes projects are not well defined.

  5. "Solid company"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Test Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great at providing continued education options -Great bonuses -Friendly people -Convenient location -Good morals -Nice gym -Lots of autonomy

    Cons

    -Corporate work culture -career progression is slow -

  6. "Review Headline"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A good company culture with diversity

    Cons

    Not seen so far any

  7. "NA"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Applications Engineer in Meridian, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent place to work with

    Cons

    Hectic, can't think of any more

  8. Helpful (2)

    "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

  9. Helpful (1)

    "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

  10. Helpful (2)

    "Lacking in Diversity"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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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