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Cascade Microtech President, CEO, and Director Michael D. (Mike) Burger
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    Left and Right hands don't know what the other is doing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Analyst in Beaverton, OR

    Pros

    Worker bees are friendly and strive to do the right thing. Being in Beaverton means not having to drive in downtown Portland traffic.

    Cons

    Management is clueless. The preverbal left and right hands don't know what the other is doing. Decisions are made without all the right information. Management doesn't listen to their employees. No raises in over nine years. Not everyone is treated the same. You see serious favoritism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to your employees. They are the ones that are doing the work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Was a good place to work, not anymore.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Technician  in  Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Process Technician in Beaverton, OR

    Pros

    Having a source of income is a good thing.

    Cons

    Living on unemployment income is way more favorable than this working for this company. Medical benefits were reduced year after year. Management is incompetent and unfair. At one point we were promised profit sharing but it never panned out. Everything is about bottom line. Sure, Cascade has a lot of cash and has faired pretty well during tech downturn but they wouldn't dare think of using any of it to make employees happy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain and keep the good managers. Don't fire them. Re-think the current management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Bad place to work across the board.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR

    Pros

    These days any work is good to have. That is just about the most positive thing to say about this company.

    Cons

    Management is incompetent on many different levels, pay is far lower than industry standards, many benefits including school reimbursement and 401k have been removed and show no signs of coming back. Even through a recession you would think a company would at least appear to attempt to hold on to the people that hold the company afloat, but not this one. No one is happy and it really shows. Threatening to quit is the only way to get a raise or promotion. This is one of those companies that you will never hear anyone say anything positive about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At least try to look like you care about people who work hard, and communicate with people on different levels, other than biased and often completely incompetent supervisors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    A good experience on the way to the next career opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lower level employees are talented people who work hard to make the company successful. Work life balance is good, which sort of make up for the poor pay rate and benefits.

    Cons

    Most positions at the company are dead end jobs. There are not really any opportunities for growth or advancement. There are a number of very talented and capable individuals that have been with the company for years doing basically the same thing and not advancing at all. The management is clueless and not supportive of those who do the real work. So many processes and systems used by the company are right out of the 80's. Every time the management makes the bad decisions which result in poor market performance, they lay off a bunch of employees to make up for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the constant restructuring nonsense, and pick a direction to move forward. You have great employees. Value them, and stop treating them like they are disposable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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