Micron Technology

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Micron Technology Reviews

Updated November 8, 2014
Updated November 8, 2014
506 Reviews
3.2
506 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They overload you with work and never care about your work life balance (in 24 reviews)

  • Good people, good pay at higher levels, better if you're in an Engineering or Lead role (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • They will take whatever you give so it's up to you if you do not have a work-life balance (in 25 reviews)

  • Employees are recognized for time of service and long hours as much or more than their performance (in 16 reviews)

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  1.  

    intern

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Intern in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    good company but bad management

    Cons

    bad pay
    not a good chance of growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve infrastructure

  2.  

    Process Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    No growth potential in Folsom.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    People matter in words but deeds indicate otherwise

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Girls need not apply

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7. 1 person 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
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  8. 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
  9. 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

  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Don't do it

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great PTO plan but that is about it sorry to say.

    Cons

    Without a doubt the worst place I have ever worked. Management is left over want to be's from Boise. If they're not, they are poor substitutes for any real managers. One of them actually had the whole shift go to human resources over him. They actually moved him to another shift demoting one of their best leads who was not from Boise.They micro manage people in the worst way. This is why we call it Micron micro management corporation. I was never so happy as to leave this company and all my coworkers were wishing they could leave too. With the exception of a few of course, the ones that back stab and make sure you look bad to make them you look good is what they relish the most. They actually use your coworkers to rate you for promotions so if you don't get a good peer review they deny you any promotions which is the only way you get a raise money wise. If one gives you a bad peer review you can get even by giving them a bad review to get even. They can't even have the courage to deny promotions on their own which makes them cowards in my option. I hope the best for my ex-coworkers but I don't see any real happy future for them and the sorry thing is they know it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back and take your management classes and pay attention this time!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Bonus and Management are not great. There are too much politics involve in order to have a career growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Boise, ID

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

    Pros

    The company is diverse. There are many good team members who are willing to teach

    Cons

    Long hours, no overtime compensation. Management level get way too much of bonus compare to engineers who work long hours. Lack of engineers and way too many managers and leads who do not do any engineering job besides giving orders which ultimately result in a failure organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a promising career growth to employees reasonable bonus and market adjustment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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