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30+ days ago

Equipment / Mechanical Engineer

Cree, Inc Durham, NC

• Collaborates heavily with engineering and R&D on design modifications to facilitate manufacturing… TheLadders.com


20 hrs ago

Channel Marketing Manager – new

Cree Durham, NC

The Channel Marketing Manager designs, develops and executes revenue generating joint marketing programs with our retail and distribution channel… TheLadders.com


30+ days ago

Business and Pricing Analyst

Cree Durham, NC

This position will be responsible for working cross functionally, and globally to manage regional business opportunities for the LED Components… TheLadders.com


20 hrs ago

Product Marketing Manager – new

Cree Durham, NC

include marketing collateral and material development, webinars, market research planning, sales aids development, POP materials development and… TheLadders.com


5 days ago

RF / Microwave Power Amplifier Applications Engineer

Cree Durham, NC

• Device testing and evaluation including s-parameter, large signal load pull characterization as well as modulated signal measurements • Power… TheLadders.com


30+ days ago

Power Product Process Technician

Cree Research Triangle Park, NC

· Product sustaining support. This will include, but not be limited to, troubleshooting and reacting to process issues, dispositioning material… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Manufacturing Equipment Maintenance Technician

Cree Research Triangle Park, NC +2 locations

· Utilize troubleshooting skills to solve complex semiconductor equipment problems · Perform routine semiconductor equipment maintenance tasks… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Sub-Fab Materials Technician

Cree Research Triangle Park, NC

· Change hazardous waste totes and drums for the Wafer Fab areas. · Change gas cylinders and complete chemical fills. These include bulk delivery… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Field Applications Engineer - MOSFET / IGBT

Cree Durham, NC

• Work with Sales account manager to aggressively win designs and grow revenue. • Qualify opportunity and determine if there is a fit for SiC… Glassdoor


28 days ago

Epitaxial Growth Process Engineer

Cree Durham, NC

• Set-up, scheduling, and evaluation of development and production runs • Data driven process decision making based on timely and thorough data… Engineering.com


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    May God have mercy on your soul if you have to work at Cree.

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Durham, NC

    I worked at Cree full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits (but don't plan on getting more than 3-4 days of PTO approved per year if you're salaried) and good job security. There are some departments that are "hidden gems" within Cree that are good to work for, but they are far and few between. You have to be hired into a good department though, so don't plan on starting off in a less desirable position and making a lateral transfer later. Requests to transfer are always denied without comment by management.

    Cons

    Whether you're a recent or upcoming graduate looking for your first engineering job, or if you're a more experienced engineer who just got laid off, let me give you some advice I wish I would have listened to: Do not work at Cree.

    Your experience will be worthless outside Cree and you will be miserable. Cree will affect your life in a very negative way. Your relationships with friends, family, and your SO will suffer, or maybe even be completely lost. Your mental and physical health will suffer. You will have to work 70-80 hours a week while being on call 24/7/365, you will be screamed at (literally) by managers who can't control their anger, you will be micromanaged to the extreme (my group had 3 2-hour long staff meeting every week, plus you were required to send out a ~8 slide update to management 7 days a week, including your days off), and you will only be paid an average salary for it.

    Unless you're at the point where you're going to starve to death, keep looking elsewhere. If you got laid off from your last job, keep milking unemployment, or if that's run out, try prostitution before you work here. As a prostitute, your clients will probably respect you more than Cree managers respect their employees. If you're an experienced engineer looking for a change, I can guarantee you Cree isn't the type of change you're looking for. If you're a new graduate desperate to get your foot in the door, look into field engineering positions at oil service companies first. You will work similar hours but for better pay and a better career path, and possibly even better working conditions.

    Most engineers with only a B.S. who start at Cree end up having to go to graduate school to get out. Cree doesn't use any statistical tools, six sigma, or lean manufacturing that are common at other companies. Most young engineers at Cree end up with 3-4 years of their life wasted doing nothing but work along with a several year block on their resume that's completely worthless.

    I'll repeat the advice I was given many times but ignored: Do. Not. Work. At. Cree.

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