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Updated April 27, 2014
Updated April 27, 2014
8 Reviews

2.9
8 Reviews
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Advantest President, CEO and Representative Director Haruo Matsuno
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  1.  

    w2bi - A software sweatshop

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

    Pros

    None whatsoever. Pay package promised was good, but the insane number of hours that had to be put in made up for this

    Cons

    Worked 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 ManagementAdvice

    I hope the new management does something about the management and ethics at this division

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer  in  Böblingen (Germany)
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Böblingen (Germany)

    Pros

    Very 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Not bad, not good either.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Application Engineer  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Application Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    Pros

    Have opportunities of business travel abroad.

    Cons

    Japaneses style Company culture are very low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too push, too much loading. Only KPI.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great mix of US, Asia, Europe workforce and cultures

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

    Pros

    Lots of freedom for employees

    Cons

    Long hours during peak periods

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on adding more and more benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Mature industry

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

    Pros

    401k plan and health benefits

    Cons

    Corporate culture and decision making

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good environment, Complicated Process

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Application Engineer  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Application Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Complicated process, the cooperation between departments are not efficient

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    simplify the process

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Semiconductor ATE Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer  in  Munich (Germany)
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Munich (Germany)

    Pros

    Open work environment
    Multicultural experience
    Technically challenging experience

    Cons

    Slow, a bit bureaucratic decision flow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be more agile and proactive in making decisions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Manager
    Current Employee - Test Manager

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Benefits 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 ManagementAdvice

    I 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.

    Approves of CEO

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