FormFactor
3.0 of 5 32 reviews
www.formfactor.com Livermore, CA 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Jan 2, 2014

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FormFactor CEO and Director Thomas (Tom) St. Dennis

Thomas (Tom) St. Dennis

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33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Company is not making profit

Senior Principal Engineer (Current Employee)
Livermore, CA

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

ProsManagers are good, busy most of the time

ConsCompany does not know how to make profit, low salary for post 2009 hires, <5K bonus even on offer letter they say 17%, no RSU, stocks are stagnant in past 2 years

Advice to Senior Managementknow how to make profit and how to treat the cream engineers in the company

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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what is going on?

Senior Principal Engineer (Current Employee)
Livermore, CA

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

ProsThis is a decent company

Consthis company is slowing down

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Productive, lot of responsibility

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at FormFactor

Prosgood manager at FFI. among other thigns

Consdifficult team, among other things

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I have been working at FormFactor

ProsGood People and some managers are good

ConsToo many lay offs. No security

Advice to Senior ManagementThin upper management

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Management needs to get it together

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Livermore, CA

I have been working at FormFactor

ProsPeer to peer relationship. Some excited young guys work here.

ConsManagement doesn't really know where the company is heading

Advice to Senior ManagementBudget smartly, keep the current people happy and continuously challenged.

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Not the right place for everyone

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Livermore, CA

I have been working at FormFactor

ProsTechnically challenging if working on the right projects, smart colleagues, informal atmosphere

ConsGrew big and successful too fast, Lack of systems and organization, frenzy of fast-paced development work instead of doing it right the first time.

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter organization and clearer communication on details (not just high level)

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About drinking from the firehose and firefighting

Engineering Manager (Current Employee)
Livermore, CA

I have been working at FormFactor

ProsTechnology is very good and unique, work in general is interesting and dynamic, very talented and capable technical people. Although work load may not allow it at present, management is supportive of work-life balance as a principal. Fundamentally in a good niche market with high long term potential

ConsScrambling to regain market share, many parallel technical efforts being pushed without adequate staffing and resources - too hectic and dynamic. Attrition is getting to be high,
and in a place where systems are not in place, that is a significant loss of know-how, making it difficult for the persons remaining to carry on. Company grew too fast for its own good.
Company prefers to getting outsiders (from more established companies) for key leadership positions rather than growing employees from within.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to be more customer friendly,
Develop and promote from within,
Invest in systems to reduce inefficiencies and costly errors.
Develop competency in other areas in addition to spring technology.

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