Advantest America Reviews

Updated April 10, 2015
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  1. Pretty good company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Advantest America full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits. Culture of innovation.

    Cons

    Sometimes management can be rigid in its thinking.

  2. Helpful (1)

    IT Gopher

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advantest America

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Can't think of any. If you are Japanese you will not be fired for anything ever.

    Cons

    Poor pay, poor work/life balance, poor leadership, control only from Japan. If you aren't Japanese, you won't get ahead

    Advice to Management

    They will not listen

  3. Top 2 semiconductor test company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advantest America

    Pros

    top 2 market leader
    strong customer relationships
    good technology
    strong organization

    Cons

    lower profitability
    Japan centric organization
    nothing more at this point

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Lots of smart hard working people! Some friendly, some with their heads in the sand.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Advantest America full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People who are friendly, willing to share, and hard working. There are more positive people than negative ones. The pay structure, vacation plan, ESPP, and other benifits. Hard work can be rewarded. The work itself is ever changing. There is a great work/life balance.

    Cons

    A set of people who think they are better then those around them, who play politics, and pass the buck whenever they think blame may come their way. They are usually evident, as others usually avoid them, or the business they are in is suffering. And, second is a set of people who refuse to change. They are stuck in the way things used to be, and don't see that the market has either moved, or that no one ever liked the way it was. Also, Advantest and Verigy have not merged together as smoothly as one would have hoped.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes. Look at places where business is struggling, and question it. There are pockets of cancer in the organization.

  6. lots of politics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technician in Baldwin Park, CA
    Current Employee - Technician in Baldwin Park, CA

    I have been working at Advantest America full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good learning in area
    good technology
    good benefits

    Cons

    much politics with groups
    keep bad workers and layoff good workers

    Advice to Management

    remove bad workers
    give better instruction to technicians

  7. Challenging integration of two companies in a challenging market segment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Advantest America full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and people management

    Cons

    No strategy, No growth, Feeble outcomes for most recent new product efforts

    Advice to Management

    Upper management won't or can't take advice

  8. Helpful (2)

    No vision or strategy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Advantest America full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    company match program, good people at middle level

    Cons

    Leadership is tied to no performance, zero personal growth discussions

    Advice to Management

    Put an organization in place, manage HR to unique technical professionals(not treat like a 500 person call center), share growth paths with each employee

  9. Helpful (2)

    Limited growth opportunities + slow-to-react management style

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Advantest America full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Employees get flexibility to balance between work and family.

    Cons

    Management does not have a good grasp of the value of its employees.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to and pay attention to employees who actually contribute toward the success of the company instead of promoting employees who do nothing but play politics.

  10. Great Team Members!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Advantest America full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team. Fun technologies to work with.

    Cons

    Frequent project changes disrupts work.

    Advice to Management

    Value teams and long term benefits of key employees

  11. Japanese headquartered company took over Verigy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Knowledge Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Knowledge Manager in Cupertino, CA

    I worked at Advantest America full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They brought a strategic perspective missing from previous management

    Cons

    As a Japanese firm all key decisions were made in Japan and left the US team out

    Advice to Management

    Be more open with the US team, meetings need to offer more US input, more discussion in English, put in US based managers in the US, instead of installing Japanese managers over US staff,

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