FormFactor Reviews

Updated September 23, 2014
Updated September 23, 2014
35 Reviews
3.3
35 Reviews
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FormFactor CEO and Director Thomas (Tom) St. Dennis
Thomas (Tom) St. Dennis
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  1.  

    Niche market for Probe card technology

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer

    I have been working at FormFactor full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Continuous learning from different process is limitless! Challenging! Nice gym!

    Cons

    Not profitable 3 years in a row, continue to downsize and cost reduction. Uncertain. Support 24/7 and weekends. Stress level is high.Politicking is huge.Good working employees have been laid off or resign. No loyalty and does not protect good employees. If your good in 'talking' and presenting and NOT working it's a good place to be, just need to jump in on every email thread and talk the talk but not walk the walk this is a good place to be...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A lot of floating Directors, Staff Engineers and Senior Principals that need to streamlines and who really does NOT go in the line or inside Fab. Not deserving of the salaries in regards with their outputs.Need to flash out the employees that every time in the PC and nothing to give to the company...

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work if you don't want to commute to SF or SJ.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FormFactor as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Competitive Salaries and excellent work environment

    Cons

    Not a place for people who don't take much initiative in their work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    A roller coaster ride.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FormFactor

    Pros

    Some people are really smart and fun to work with.

    Cons

    Many management folks don't understand what they are managing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of more Directors and Senior Directors and VP and the SVP

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good people there!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FormFactor

    Pros

    Love the reverse commute from Fremont!

    Cons

    Company not doing very well, tough business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Company is not making profit

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer  in  Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Livermore, CA

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

    Pros

    Managers are good, busy most of the time

    Cons

    Company 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 ManagementAdvice

    know how to make profit and how to treat the cream engineers in the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    what is going on?

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer  in  Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Livermore, CA

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

    Pros

    This is a decent company

    Cons

    this company is slowing down

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Productive, lot of responsibility

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FormFactor

    Pros

    good manager at FFI. among other thigns

    Cons

    difficult team, among other things

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FormFactor

    Pros

    Good People and some managers are good

    Cons

    Too many lay offs. No security

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thin upper management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Management needs to get it together

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA

    I have been working at FormFactor

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Management doesn't really know where the company is heading

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Budget smartly, keep the current people happy and continuously challenged.

    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Not the right place for everyone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA

    I have been working at FormFactor

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Grew 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 ManagementAdvice

    Better organization and clearer communication on details (not just high level)

    Approves of CEO

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