FormFactor
3.0 of 5 33 reviews
www.formfactor.com Livermore, CA 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Feb 11, 2014

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FormFactor CEO and Director Thomas (Tom) St. Dennis

Thomas (Tom) St. Dennis

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36% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Overall ok, need better strategic direction from management to direct the hardwork to meaningful results

    Process Engineer (Current Employee)
    Livermore, CA

    ProsIndependence and flexibility to work, opportunity to be involved in multiple areas, lot on learning in a quick time and more challenges

    ConsGood work not always gets credit, politics and finger pointing increased over years, used to have many good people, but mostly have left, talking skills dominate over actual output in career growth. Too many layoffs and company not making profit for last 5 years

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed better focus of goals from management and better channeling of efforts and appreciate good work on merit basis. The bureaucracy needs to be reduced. Business model needs to be reassessed.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Niche market for Probe card technology

    Senior Principal Engineer (Current Employee)

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

    ConsNot 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 Senior ManagementA 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...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Company is not making profit

    Senior Principal Engineer (Current Employee)
    Livermore, CA

    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)
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    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)

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompetitive Salaries and excellent work environment

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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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    A roller coaster ride.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSome people are really smart and fun to work with.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of more Directors and Senior Directors and VP and the SVP

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    Management needs to get it together

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Livermore, CA

    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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    So So

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExcellent technical staff, interesting technology

    Consunrealistic top down schedules from management, top heavy organization

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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