Micron Technology Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    A Company That Can't Decide What it Wants to Be When it Grows Up

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Management in Longmont, CO

    I have been working at Micron Technology full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    8-5 work culture and good work life balance. Very good at manufacturing commodity memories. Jobs in Boise are very secure, lots of long time employees and company loyalty. Not so much at other sites.

    Cons

    Schizophrenic Executive Leadership / Org Structure Not Conducive to Success / Inefficient and Ineffective dysfunctional management team. The Mobile business is beyond repair, their treatment of the team in Italy was appalling. .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to building chips and exit the systems business. Throwing billions of dollars at SSDs and Storage appliances is destroying Micron's core business. Sell it off and get back to what you do well. Let Samsung, Intel, Seagate, SanDisk and others build SSDs and appliances. Sell them the chips they desperately need.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 4 people found this helpful

    Uninspiring

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID

    I have been working at Micron Technology

    Pros

    Decent starting salary; time off plan (TOP) is fairly generous; most people seem down to earth and nice; cafeteria has decent food, and there are two Starbucks locations on site; fitness center and clinic (although, a very disorganized and at times unprofessional clinic) on site; medical insurance premiums are reasonable; Boise is a very nice city; it's nice to work at a headquarters that is also located on site at an R&D facility since you can actually see what is going on in operations.

    Cons

    Antiquated software that is unsupported and close to losing its functionality; very low emphasis on making progressive changes in environmental/sustainability practices; no cost of living raises; only extremely high performers get performance bonuses and I think managers find petty reasons to score people lower to avoid paying bonuses; very unclear promotion path that is subject to the whim of individual supervisors; Micron does not pay for professional associations, PE licenses (from what I've seen anyway), or classes from third party sources that would be beneficial; the interns I've interacted with were family members of current employees (not hired from a competitive pool of applicants); very hesitant to hire managers from outside the organization that would benefit Micron by bringing in new views; "cube world" with bullpens and a lot of noise; no repercussions for yelling at or demeaning other employees; frequent behavior by men that could easily be described as sexual harassment (yet female managers receiving this treatment seem to do nothing about it); criticism if you dare ask a lot of questions or question the way things have always been done; way too many meetings; too many people graduated from BSU, University of Idaho, or other Idaho colleges, and they badly need people who have attended other colleges; many team members don't seem very bright; no company car available to conduct business off site, so you pretty much have to use your own car or refuse to perform the task; you generally cannot work from home unless you're willing to explain exactly what you plan to do at home; many people have to keep complete time sheets of all tasks, even if they are salaried; you are expected to take an hour lunch even if you don't want to; and worst of all, site access is by key card, and you can be sure (despite what some might say) that someone is tracking when you leave and arrive and how much time you spend on site (which is not fair for salaried employees).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay for professional development. Value employees who are willing to speak up and question that way things are done. Do not track the whereabouts of salaried employees as if they are hourly. Address potential sexual harassment before you find it being addressed by a lawsuit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. intern

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    Current Intern - Intern in Houston, TX
    Current Intern - Intern in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Micron Technology as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    good company but bad management

    Cons

    bad pay
    not a good chance of growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve infrastructure

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  5. Process Engineer

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Boise, ID

    I have been working at Micron Technology full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good benefits and vacation. top notch process and technology (in some aspect). good resources and some co-workers are real exporters.

    Cons

    poor management and inefficient operation. Very limited career development. Little raise. Very hard to get promotion even you meet the basic conditions for promotion. Some leads/managers are very "push".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More career opportunity for employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. No growth potential in Folsom.

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    Former Employee - Planner in Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Planner in Folsom, CA

    I worked at Micron Technology full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pay is pretty good and the benefits are great. A good company for somebody just getting out of school and wanting experience in a Technology Company.

    Cons

    However, unless you work in Boise there is not a clear path for promotions. Company is very backwards and conservative. No telecomuting and management expects you to take all conference calls in the office. This can be hard to balance with family as you will have meetings with multiple time zones. Growth is in Boise NOT in Folsom.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more flexible and look to promote from your current employee base.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    People matter in words but deeds indicate otherwise

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Boise, ID

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

    Pros

    Has provided steady employment. I enjoy the people I work with.

    Cons

    Culture has changed to managing resources (people) through more frequent layoffs. Lack of advancement or pay increases because economy is bad. Once economy began to return still no advancement or pay increases. Pay across U.S. and international sites is not the same for the same or similar jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation for the work done needs to be similar across sites. There needs to be some way to determine pay scale by skills and ability. There is too much subjective criteria in the Performance Appraisal system. There needs to be more skill and ability based criteria in Performance Appraisals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    Girls need not apply

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manassas, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manassas, VA

    I have been working at Micron Technology full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I enjoy working with the customers and it is close to home. I also enjoy the 12.5 hours of vacation time I get a month

    Cons

    This position is really difficult having a work-life balance. The culture tends to be a 'good ole boy's club'. It seems the only way to get promoted is to find a friend who is in upper management. No matter how hard you work, it's not good enough and it's the only place I know that uses a personality contest to get you promoted. Not a very professional atmosphere and a manager who has admitted he knows nothing about what we do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some advice I have is to take a good hard look at your managers and decide if some of them need to be demoted from their positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    A company which used to respect its employees is now one which regards them as just a number (& an expense)

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Sales in Boise, ID

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

    Pros

    Exposure to the top echelons of the semiconductor memory world.

    Cons

    An employee's best is never enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees with more respect. Only the Directors and Officers of the company are rewarded with huge stock options, don't expect the minions to share your drive for higher stock prices. A large stock price means nothing if one has no stock. Pay a proper wage?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful

    Great products, Terrifically Bad Corporate Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead RDA Engineer in Manassas, VA
    Current Employee - Lead RDA Engineer in Manassas, VA

    I have been working at Micron Technology full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to grow in knowledge with challenging products and a lot of internal training resources. Plenty of internal opportunities for advancement at the individual contributor level. Compensation is quite good.

    Cons

    Very poor culture. Almost all management are internal promotions for individuals who have been with the company for many years. Little to no fresh perspective is welcome from the outside and the culture is akin to a 1980s production factory which not coincidentally is when the company got its start. Employees are recognized for time of service and long hours as much or more than their performance. Work/Life balance is not encouraged and it is never acceptable to prioritize your family life over work (like leaving an hour early to see a child's play at school). All employees must "badge in" including salaried employees, being 15 minutes late will show up on your annual review which is quite silly for a salaried employee 2010 where performance should be the metric. Working remotely is not allowed. Employees are treated as expendable and individual contributions are expected to fit into the system at every turn, there is little to no change to drive improvements or demonstrate unique skill sets. You are very much a cog in the wheel as they say.... Very unhealthy corporate environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in some outside perspectives at the management and executive level. Recognize that your employee base if your lifeblood. Update your management methodologies by 20+ years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Good company to start career

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Micron Technology

    Pros

    Work on cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Not much recognition, career growth is really slow

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