Cree

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Cree Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
19 Reviews
4.0
19 Reviews
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Cree Chairman, President, and CEO Chuck Swoboda
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19 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Excellent and competitive benefits, including ESPP and stock options (in 7 reviews)

  • Good benefits ,3 weeks vacation to start, 401K, really good health insurance plans (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • There's really bad work/life balance and then there's Cree (in 17 reviews)

  • No Work/Life Balance, No Career Development, Poor Managers & Senior Leaders, No Team Work or Collaboration (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    A decent experience with a good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cree

    Pros

    Good company with potential for advancement

    Cons

    Working night shift kind of sucks

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting Assistant in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Accounting Assistant in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Cree

    Pros

    Great place to work, great work hours, laid back setting

    Cons

    could treat temps better, not allowed to holiday functions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Associate in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Operations Associate in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Cree full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Manufacturing is dying in America -- nice that Cree employees the blue collar worker.

    Cons

    12 hour shifts can be tough

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    My experience with Cree was will educational in many way. The experience working with led lighting was awesome.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Produtcion Operator in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Produtcion Operator in Durham, NC

    I worked at Cree full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    It give you opportunity have some stock in the company. Great pay. Plenty of overtime.

    Cons

    'There were very reasonable and flexiable. Work would slow down in the summer. Pick right up in fall

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Cree

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cree

    Pros

    Professional atmosphere with plenty of feedback

    Cons

    Must perform well under pressure

  7.  

    its okay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Cree full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    strong outlook for the company to grow

    Cons

    poor working conditions for factory employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Equipment engineer technician of 14 years

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

    I have been working at Cree

    Pros

    Cree is a company with a broad vision of what we have to offer world wide. What we have to offer is the best in the LED market their is to come. We strive to make what we have even better as time passes on. Cree is a growing company and will continue to grow. The growth of Cree will reach out to homes providing income where families will be able to send their kids off to college and provide position for college graduate after crossing the stage. It is no question, you will stay busy but that come along with growth. I like what we are doing and our goal is to be the best at what we do and nothing less. We hope to continue to serve and make a positive impact where ever we go.

    Cons

    Better Communication is needed from every one which mean from both direction. Give back to the employees what been taken. Back off with the micro manage. We are adults. Allow Cree to be a career work place and not a driven work camp. Listen to your people and take action when needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management from the Ceo down would be. Remember that with any company, the people is and are the company. Without the people the company do not exists. Take time and visit each area and let your people know that you're glad to have them on board. No one job is more important than the other. It takes each of us to make what we do in being the best at the end of the day. Lets change by letting each of us know it us great to have you here rather than be glad your here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Innovative with great technology moving the world toward a brighter future.

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

    I have been working at Cree

    Pros

    Job security and cutting edge technology

    Cons

    To much OT! Currently working double mandatory overtime. Some welcome some don't.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I enjoyed working with CREE to reach out to minority owned companies in the North Carolina market.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - MArketing Sales Representative for Capital Broadcasting in Durham, NC
    Former Contractor - MArketing Sales Representative for Capital Broadcasting in Durham, NC

    I worked at Cree as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    This is a great company to work with and for.

    Cons

    I only wish I could have work for them as a full time employee with their Supplier Diversity initiative.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Positive experience working at Cree

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Cree full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance is easy as most shifts are 10-12 hours so your 40 hrs a week come quickly.
    Holidays & PTO are generous.
    Health ins. policy is better than what a lot of other employers offer.
    Hard work and dedication are acknowledged.

    Cons

    Cree is a 24 hour facility, meaning that you will have to work nights, weekends and holidays if not all the time, at least sometimes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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