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Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
407 Reviews

3.4
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very good work life/balance - Good team spirit in general (in 70 reviews)

  • good working environment in few groups for self-motivated people (in 37 reviews)


Cons
  • Few career opportunities, low salary compared to Italy's average for graduates (in 12 reviews)

  • Conservative decision making after taken long time to arrive de-risk (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Highly mature company for TQM and Quality

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, team, quality, autonomy

    Cons

    Euro-centric, micro-managing, slow, foolish, clumsy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-open manufacturing in the USA

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Very happy, sorry that they closed

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Supervisor  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    Good pay, great schedule, excellent benefits

    Cons

    Closed for a better balance sheet rather than keeping a high performing fab open

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Company gives a lot of help on software automation.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits, and layoff severances.

    Cons

    Too much automation. A typical worker will not be easily adapted to smaller companies that has much less software automation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Great company, good to employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits
    Friendly and smart employees
    Fix the problem rather than place blame mentality

    Cons

    Europe sites are king compared with US (which will be closed soon)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck determining which site in Europe to close first when the going gets tough...

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good overall

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    Overall has been a good company to work for. Management is usually open and fair with employees.

    Cons

    Management positions are given out without letting others apply for the position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fab closure decision did not consider profitability and performance.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Depends what you want

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Carrollton, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, TX

    Pros

    Salaries and benefits were very good and hard to meet or beat in any other employer

    Cons

    Decisions by top senior management to totally close the manufacturing function let over 2,000 employees go and sent the work to Singapore. Thanks sooooo much. So much for career stability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a long term strategy for the company and try to stick with it.

    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Marketing Engineer, division

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    Current Employee - Marketing Engineer, Division  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing Engineer, Division in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    the benenfits are great and the pay is excellent, and the work is very stimulating and challenging and usually pleasant.

    Cons

    Employees are required to take 7-8 days of vacation every quarter to reduce cost liabilities, It is impossible to use the 3-4 weeks you have earned to take one long and well-earned relaxing vacation. This policy causes stress and is unhealthy. Nobody likes this policy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I realize the company has our European business climate, but to do business in the USA, we have to support our American colleagues who are tasked to do that business in the U.S. customers' expectations. An example of how we are not adequately supporting that business model is: months of work by the salesman and marketing engineer can be lost because someone has to wait a week or more to get information because in the factorys, this happens mostly in France and Italy, Engineer A is on holiday and refers to Engineer B, and Behold! Engineer B is also on holiday and their OoO reply says to refer to the Engineer A. Then at escalation the manager is also on holiday or does not have the info, or some other issue, even to high management, and the action languishes for a week or more and the otherwise sale is lost because the customer's engineer got tired of waiting and called a competitor having plants and engineers in the USA, and got services immediately for the same kind of questions on the competing direct replacement part. We must not continue to allow the customers' engineers to wait for service and lose business because our European business culture is not delivering to the expectations to USA customers. In my division we have lost several high profit opportunities because we are not do a good job on this, and we cannot blame the Americas sales and marketing force. They are on-the-spot for us, but we have to adapt and improve our delays.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Dysfunctional organization but easy place to work at.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, TX

    Pros

    healthy work environment, laid back take it easy eurpoean mentality, I haven't worked anywhere else but i hear benefits and pay are pretty competitive.

    Cons

    management seems to lack direction, difficult to gain visibility for work done, dysfunctional and confusing organization with lots of overlapping functions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get away from the penny pinching attitude, most frequent travellers still don't have data cards and smart phone data plans. Emplyees are still forced to fly economy on 20+ hr flights to asia

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    st is a nice place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Applications Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Field Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    money, fto, big company with lots of good benefits.
    Job is very secure even in today job crisis

    Cons

    loosing knowledge, not really learning anything. Hw company not software oriented and aware

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep what you promised to your employees

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Company, bad outlook for manufacturing in the US.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    Historically, they've treated their employees with respect and fairness under the management of Pasqualli Pistorio. They've respected the environment and tried to enact policies to protect it and recycle anywhere possible. The company has been an aggressive leader in this respect. One of the top ten Semiconductor companies in the world.

    Cons

    They are divesting their American manufacturing operations and moving everything overseas to China and Singapore. There will be no more manufacturing operations in the United States when this is completed. The target date for completion is June 2009, but it could come much sooner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The new CEO is in my opinion, untried and moving to divest or consolidate most of their manufacturing base. I would advise him to not rely too heavily on one success road-map. The off ramp may not be what or where you're you're expecting it to be. I think entirely giving up the U.S. presence is a mistake that will be paid for later.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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