Calling the leap takers. The ground breakers. The paradigm shifters.
Calling the adventurers ready to join a company that's pushing the limits of nanotechnology to keep the digital revolution rolling. At KLA-Tencor, we're making technology advancements that are bigger—and tinier—than the world has ever seen.
Who are we? We research, develop, and manufacture the world's most advanced inspection and measurement equipment for the semiconductor and nanoelectronics industries. We enable the digital age by pushing the boundaries of technology, creating tools capable of finding defects smaller than a wavelength of visible light. We create smarter processes so that technology leaders can manufacture high-performance chips—the kind in that phone in your pocket, the tablet on your desk and nearly every electronic device you own—faster and better. We're passionate about creating solutions that drive progress and help people do what wouldn't be possible without us. The future is calling. WILL YOU ANSWER?
KLA-Tencor At A Glance
- Approximately 6000+ employees worldwide
- Leading market share in all key markets
- S&P 500 and NASDAQ 100 company
- NASDAQ symbol KLAC
The industry calls upon KLA-Tencor to act with speed. To continuously perform at our level of excellence demands equally excellent benefits.
KLA-Tencor Benefits includes
- Medical, dental, and vision care, for our employees, their families and domestic partners.
- Health benefits include flexible spending accounts, life, disability, and travel insurance.
- Profit sharing, stock purchase, and a 401 (k) plan that includes a matching contribution by KLA-Tencor.
- Paid holidays and personal time
- An employee assistance program
- Award winning training and development program, tuition reimbursement, cash and service awards.
Other KLA-Tencor benefits
- Onsite dental and car detailing (believe it or not).
- Cell phone plan discounts
- Auto care discounts
- Discounts on Bay Area attractions (sports, theme parks, comedy clubs)
- Pet insurance (really)
- Auto/home insurance
- Dell computer discounts
- Commuter Assistance program
- On-site sand volleyball, basketball and gym facilities
At KLA-Tencor, we believe in the power of collaboration, innovation and execution. We know that the best way to accomplish those goals is through a diverse environment built on communication, understanding, global culture, skills and knowledge. We know that technology is constantly changing—but our values sustain our market and technology leadership.
We never give up.
Drive to Be Better
There’s always room for improvement.
High Performance Teams
We lead and collaborate to perform at our best.
Honest, Forthright and Consistent
We are honest, forthright and consistent in what we do and say.
We strive to be indispensable to our customers by providing them with unique and differentiated products and solutions.
Calling the curious.
Our award-winning Corporate Learning Center is one of the best in the industry. It offers professional development and leadership classes around the globe, plus customized advanced engineering degree and certification programs from Stanford University, San Jose State University and the University of Michigan.
And we’re not the only ones who believe in our programs—Training magazine honored us as an inaugural member of its Hall of Fame after we were the first company to make their list of top 10 training companies five years in a row.
Key Programs Career Development
Through our Corporate Learning Center, you’ll have access to classes, coaching, team-building events, talent development planning and other career-advancing benefits.
Information Resource Center
The Information Resource Center is a centralized source for technical and business information for our global team.
Tuition Reimbursement Program
You keep us ahead of the competition in product innovation, service and commitment to high-quality solutions. We support your continued learning by helping you pay for it.
We’re such proponents of education, we’ll even reward you financially for completing degree or certificate programs.
The Urbanek Founders Scholarship Fund provides financial support for the children of KLA-Tencor employees who continue their education after high school.
- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at KLA-Tencor full-time (more than 8 years)Pros
The company was founded several decades ago, but it is still engineering centric. Strong engineering culture and good process optimized for hardware development. Many opportunities to work with very talented colleagues and learn to be better.Cons
The work-life balance is bad because of the constant competition and schedule pressure in the semi equipment industry. Also it is not a very good place to develop a career for software engineers because software is rarely a standalone product/service in this company. No matter how bad the software is, customers are locked in by the hardware.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Pay your employees better. Invest more capital in R&D with high risks to excite your talented engineers. Do not become a financial engineering company.Doesn't RecommendNeutral OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at KLA-Tencor in October 2014.Interview Details
My resume was passed along by a colleague who works at KLA-Tencor. I got a call by a recruiter out of the blue who proceeded to give me a somewhat rigorous technical interview (which was hard because I had no time to prepare), and it went so rough I honestly thought I would not get a call back. Nonetheless, I was invited for an on-site interview about two weeks later. It consisted of 5 half-hour interviews with different people on the Applications teams. Talked a lot about the nature of the position, since it required 50% travel. They were nice people but constantly interrupted the interview to take phone calls.Interview Questions
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- How would you develop a SEM technique for detecting structural defects in a sample? 27 balls puzzle. Answer Question
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