FormFactor Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
34 Reviews
3.2
34 Reviews
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FormFactor CEO and Director Thomas (Tom) St. Dennis
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  1.  

    Fast paced environment: play politics well or have very high competency. Silicon Valley norm.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at FormFactor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible systems within manufacturing, transparency to learn from very talented individuals, collaborative environment, work-life balance is great compared to global companies, and compensation is reflective of your ability to negotiate.

    Cons

    Find your HS clique. Overtime may be tough for production individuals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tactical individuals may understand needs better than strategic individuals, as is the corporate norm.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Satisfied

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    Former Employee - CAD Software Development Engineer  in  Livermore, CA
    Former Employee - CAD Software Development Engineer in Livermore, CA

    I worked at FormFactor full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Independent
    New Projects are easy to start without much management hassle

    Cons

    Slow Culture
    No Checks on Work done

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Niche market for Probe card technology

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    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
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  5.  

    learning a new trade

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    Former Employee - Test  in  Livermore, CA
    Former Employee - Test in Livermore, CA

    I worked at FormFactor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good conditions,matching 401k and cafeteria

    Cons

    long hours, need to change to 3 shift(24/7 production)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more skilled people with technical bcakrounds

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

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

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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
  7.  

    Overview

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FormFactor

    Pros

    Good and motivated work circumstancs

    Cons

    Hard to make a decision

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    A roller coaster ride.

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    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
  9.  

    Good while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Livermore, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA

    I worked at FormFactor

    Pros

    Good benefits. Free fruit twice a week and snacks at employee meetings in good times. Middle management is good, allows employees lot of latitude without micro management.

    Cons

    Upper management is bloated. Too many VPs trying to run day to day operations instead of figuring out long term strategy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trim the fat in upper management for lean times. Lose non performing and revenue dissipating groups without playing favorites. Resist old boys club type think.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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