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Littelfuse – Why Work For Us?


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Littelfuse products are vital components in virtually every market that uses electrical energy, from consumer electronics to automobiles, commercial vehicles and industrial equipment. Our history of innovation, proven technical expertise and the industry’s broadest and deepest portfolio of circuit protection products enable us to provide objective, comprehensive solutions for each customer’s unique needs. We are also expanding into adjacent markets that complement our core business including power distribution centers for mining operations, generator controls and protection for marine applications, heavy-duty switches for commercial vehicles and electromechanical sensors used in the automotive industry.
Littelfuse is the preferred brand for leading manufacturers around the world, with more than 30 sales, manufacturing and engineering facilities and a global network of distribution channels.

History

85 Years of Innovation and Engineering Expertise

Since Edward V. Sundt founded Littelfuse in 1927, we've been driven by innovation. Sundt invented the first small, fast-acting protective fuse to prevent sensitive test meters from burning out. From that pioneering first step, our company has gone on to define the standards of the circuit protection industry.

In the 1960s, we developed sub-miniature fuses for NASA, which were mission-critical components of the American space program. And in 1976, we introduced the groundbreaking Autofuse® Fast-Acting Fuse for General Motors. Within eight years, it was being designed into vehicles all over the world.

We again revolutionized automotive fuse protection in 1986 with the debut of the space-saving MINI®. Its smaller design allowed for the additional protection of on-board electronic accessories. Recently, we introduced the world's smallest high surge current protection thyristor, the Teccor® Q2L series "C-Rated" SIDACtor® device.

And we continue to set new benchmarks. As the world leader in circuit protection, Littelfuse possesses nine core technologies, as well as some of the industry's most respected brands - Teccor®, Wickmann and Pudenz. In addition, we're doing business all over the world.

Every day, we're building on our success by making strategic acquisitions, strengthening our customer relationships, and capitalizing on the explosive growth of the Asian market. In all of these efforts, our new brand will play an essential role.

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Careers at Littelfuse

Littelfuse began as a fuse manufacturer in 1927 with a singular focus on developing and manufacturing devices that protect electronics. Throughout our history we have delivered inspired solutions to companies all over the world. In fact, in 1964 the Gemini "Man in Space" Program honored us with the Gemini II launch vehicle team flag award for being a critical parts supplier of a life-saving component - our MICRO fuse.

Today we are the global leader in circuit protection - delivering the right answers through a powerhouse of applied expertise, strong relationships and the most extensive product portfolio in the industry and offices in over 28 countries. Our continuing commitment is to work with design engineers to improve the safety, reliability and performance of thousands of products- many that you use every day.

Industry expertise, innovation and strong customer relationships are the qualities that have helped us grow to become a $534.6 million company with offices in over 28 countries and the #1 circuit protection brand in the world. As a result, we are always looking for people with specific qualities to uphold our reputation of global leadership. If you are committed, attentive, responsive, candid, driven and passionate, we welcome you to join us as we continue to raise the standard of how the circuit protection industry defines the leader.

Always Looking for the Best and the Brightest

When you work for Littelfuse, you work for a global leader in circuit protection comprised of a team of experts all sharing one common goal - to provide the right answers. We achieve that by hiring only the most talented people - people who bring a passionate drive and a unique expertise to the table. At Littelfuse you're not just a number - you are an individual - with the power to make a difference in an exciting and challenging industry.

We Believe in the Power of Diversity

With gifted individuals we build diverse teams - diverse in culture, scope and specialty. Our teams are responsible for working alongside some of the largest OEMs, CEMs and ODMs in the world - applying expertise by developing, designing, testing, manufacturing or selling - circuit protection solutions across numerous industries.

We Support Your Development

As a Littelfuse employee you get many opportunities to shine. We continually encourage you to develop yourself professionally and to expand your knowledge through cross-functional collaboration and training experiences.

Have You Got What It Takes?

Are you someone who can join us in taking the company to the next level? Are you excited about being part of a visionary future? Take a look at the job opportunities waiting for you at Littelfuse.

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    Current Employee - Enginerring Tech  in  Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Enginerring Tech in Champaign, IL

    I have been working at Littelfuse full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people at Littelfuse are the best! The casual, team oriented work atmosphere makes it fun place to work. Littelfuse offers generous health care benefits and has a strong focus on employee health and well being. Management is open and does a good job of keeping teams informed of company direction and goals. The progressive development for new products in the industry keeps the projects fresh and provides continuous opportunities for learning.

    Cons

    Littelfuse is a global company. With manufacturing facilities all over it can be a challenge to get information or resolve issues in different time zones, different languages and in different cultures.

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    Bring back manufacturing to USA.

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    Anonymous Employee  in  Des Plaines, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Des Plaines, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Littelfuse in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a headhunter and they said that I was a perfect match and the salary was within my requirements. I did a phone interview with the hiring manager which went well and a second 1:1 interview was scheduled with him, other managers and a team member. That went very well too and I was told by the headhunter that everything did do well and that an offer will come in a day or so. I was then told I needed to go through their HR person and take two online tests, IQ and personality. I talked with their HR person which wanted to know exactly how much I was looking for and OPEN was not an option, putting me on the spot. You never give and exact amount and when you are dealing with a headhunter you are not suppose to discuss salary with HR. The headhunters will tell you to never give an exact amount because you may lowball yourself or price yourself out and ruin the deal for the headhunter. I did give a salary amount and took the two tests. After that, nothing, silence. I did not get anything from anyone, not even the headhunter. I heard from friends that the personality test has no wrong answers but if you do not answer subjective questions the way they answered them then you are sunk, no explanation is necessary. I would expect to hear something as a professional courtesy.

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Littelfuse Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work in Illinois (Large), The Daily Herald Business Ledger, 2013
Best Places to Work in Illinois, Best Companies Group, 2014
Product of the Year, Silver Award, Plant Engineering, 2013
America's 200 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2008
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Additional Info

Website www.littelfuse.com
Headquarters Chicago, IL
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1927
Type Company - Public (LFUS)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

Littelfuse products are vital components in virtually every market that uses electrical energy, from consumer electronics to automobiles, commercial vehicles and industrial equipment.

Our history of innovation, proven technical expertise and the industry’s broadest and deepest portfolio of circuit protection products enable us to provide objective, comprehensive solutions...
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Mission: Leverage our global leadership position in circuit protection to double our business by 2017 and become a leader in power control and sensing.

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