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Updated Apr 27, 2014

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2.9 8 reviews

75% Approve of the CEO

Advantest President, CEO and Representative Director Haruo Matsuno

Haruo Matsuno

(4 ratings)

57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great mix of US, Asia, Europe workforce and cultures

    Application Engineer (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsLots of freedom for employees

    ConsLong hours during peak periods

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on adding more and more benefits.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    w2bi - A software sweatshop

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNone whatsoever. Pay package promised was good, but the insane number of hours that had to be put in made up for this

    ConsWorked at w2bi. Was a horrible place to work at. No work life balance; management expected employees to work through nights and weekends,based on unrealistic schedules that were committed to without checking with the engineering team. Ethics was highly questionable too; employees with integrity/concerns about these practices were singled out.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI hope the new management does something about the management and ethics at this division

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    Mature industry

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros401k plan and health benefits

    ConsCorporate culture and decision making

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging job but low salaries, management has no interest in improving work environment or people skills.

    Staff Engineer (Current Employee) Böblingen (Germany)

    ProsVery interesting mix of hard and software tasks. Coworkers are very nice, in Europe very open and friendly to each other. People managers are good, managers above are mostly non visible to engineers.

    ConsVery disappointing salaries, below industry average. Only manager salaries are above average. High demands but low bonuses.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf the salaries can't be improved, one should consider to review other possible benefits, like better working environment conditions etc.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not bad, not good either.

    Application Engineer (Current Employee) Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    ProsHave opportunities of business travel abroad.

    ConsJapaneses style Company culture are very low

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo push, too much loading. Only KPI.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good environment, Complicated Process

    Application Engineer (Current Employee) Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    ProsGood environment; Per diem for long time travel and onsite support

    ConsComplicated process, the cooperation between departments are not efficient

    Advice to Senior Managementsimplify the process

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Semiconductor ATE Job

    R&D Engineer (Current Employee) Munich (Germany)

    ProsOpen work environment
    Multicultural experience
    Technically challenging experience

    ConsSlow, a bit bureaucratic decision flow

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to be more agile and proactive in making decisions

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Rewarding

    Test Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat Test Company. Rewarding place to work. The best test company in the world.
    Has the most market share in semiconductor test zone.

    ConsBenefits are not the best. Not par with industry standards. Industry goes through the downturn cycles just like any other in the semiconductor industry

    Advice to Senior ManagementI don't have any advice to give to the management. I don't have any advice to give to the management. I don't have any advice to give to the management.

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