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Electro Scientific Industries President, CEO, and Director Nick Konidaris
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
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    About a third of ESI's employees are engineers. This is reflected by a strong engineering approach to management throughout the company.


    As an equipment supplier to high tech manufacturers, ESI experiences highly cyclic demand for its products. As a result, as high performers get salary increases they become increasingly susceptible to layoffs.

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    Management is often handling layoffs with a sense of crisis, and ends up focusing only on attempting to meet a fiscal goal with minimal interruption. They end up consistently losing some of their best performers because these employees tend to get the largest raises. Management needs to learn how to avoid doing this.

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    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Electro Scientific Industries in May 2010.


    I got an interview right after I graduated with my BS in Mechanical Engineering. They had two candidates on my day, and we both arrived at 8 am to give presentations. It was pretty akward knowing the person next to you is competing for the same job, but I'm assuming they do this on purpose. After the presentations, I had 3-4 face to face interviews, then lunch with the team. Followed by more interviews, and a couple telecom interviews. I think I did pretty well overall, but hadn't slept much the night before and they basically asked a lot of engineering and brain teaser questions. I didn't get an offer, and I also herd from the HR lady that they ended up not hiring anybody for the position.

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Website www.esi.com
Headquarters Portland, OR
Size 501 to 1000 Employees
Founded 1949
Type Company - Public (ESIO)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Electro Scientific Industries (ESI) and its subsidiaries use science -- and a lot of engineering -- to help customers produce electronics. The company's laser-based equipment is used to manufacture and test semiconductors, interconnect devices, LEDs, and other electronic components. Its offerings include yield improvement, optical inspection, and high-capacity test equipment. Outside of manufacturing, applications include forensics, bioimaging, and environmental research. ESI's customers have included Canon, Hynix, Kulicke and Soffa, Kyocera, Samsung Electronics ... More

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