Advantest America

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Not what it used to be working for Verigy

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Principal R&D Engineer
Current Employee - Principal R&D Engineer

I have been working at Advantest America full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Good benefits, outstanding 401(K), interesting design challenges

Cons

Working with Japanese culture is big shock for US workers. Japanese tend to be very rigid and rules driven.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Advantest-Japan prides itself on not being on the forefront of the technology curve. Advantest cannot afford to continue with the extreme risk-adverse mindset, or the rapid market shifts will leave Advantest in the dirt.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

13 Other Employee Reviews for Advantest America (View Most Recent)

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    lots of politics

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    Current Employee - Technician in Baldwin Park, CA
    Current Employee - Technician in Baldwin Park, CA

    I have been working at Advantest America full-time

    Pros

    good learning in area
    good technology
    good benefits

    Cons

    much politics with groups
    keep bad workers and layoff good workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    remove bad workers
    give better instruction to technicians

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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