KLA Reviews

Updated 1 Mar 2021

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4.0
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KLA Chief Executive Officer Rick Wallace
Rick Wallace
444 Ratings
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  • "Work-life balance can be bad/good depending on if your role involves field support(in 69 reviews)

  • "Long hours when working on customer site, High salaries a disadvantage when being made redundant(in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Very good"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Chennai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good. Very good. Very good

    Cons

    Remote Intern. Still happy though

  2. "Really good work experience"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Chennai

    I have been working at KLA full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and environment is good

    Cons

    Work timings are pretty bad


  3. "Interview"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Tech Spl in Chennai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mostly technical round and basic. No specific questions and went very well

    Cons

    No specific questions and went very well.Mostly technical round and basic. No specific questions and went very well.

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Challenging Work - Zero Benefits - Chennai"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Chennai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KLA full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    1. Challenging Tasks 2. Growth Opportunities 3. Leadership Opportunities 4. Better Salary 5. Easily Accessible Hierarchy 6. Helpful Seniors 7. Better Work Environment

    Cons

    1. Bad & Expensive Food 2. No Gym 3. No Fun Outings & Celebrations 4. Reduced Travel Opportunities 5. Long Working Hours at Customer Sites and Head Quarters 6. No Recognitions 7. Zero Extra Benefits

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  5. "Best Company to work with"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nature of employees Balanced workload Good environment

    Cons

    From my perspective there is none

  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good company"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Chennai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible timings Good compensation Travel opportunity World wide exposure

    Cons

    Laid back No fewer options for switching later May become bureaucratic

  7. "Good company to work for if you are starting your career"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Chennai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good management, great opportunity to explore, ownership is encouraged

    Cons

    Legacy software, limited exposure to latest technology

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  8. "Nice company to work."

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Chennai
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Descent pay, Better work life balance. Extremely friendly colleagues and management.

    Cons

    Take Home salary per month depends on the break up. May not be great until you understand the break up.

  9. "Hectic, long term travel involved."

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Applications Development Engineer in Chennai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary package, perks, good work environment and support system.

    Cons

    Long term travel involved, away from home for long periods

  10. Helpful (3)

    "A good place to start your career but don’t stay too long"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Chennai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There’s always plenty to learn and Plenty to do. There’s always something new to challenge you. Worldwide travel too is a plus if you’re up for it.

    Cons

    Applications development is a dead end if you are at the India office. There will be no career growth at all unless you shift to the US where there will be visibility and the opportunity to do some real good work.

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