Cascade Microtech

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Was a good place to work, not anymore.

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Former Employee - Process Technician  in  Beaverton, OR
Former Employee - Process Technician in Beaverton, OR

I worked at Cascade Microtech

Pros

Having a source of income is a good thing.

Cons

Living on unemployment income is way more favorable than this working for this company. Medical benefits were reduced year after year. Management is incompetent and unfair. At one point we were promised profit sharing but it never panned out. Everything is about bottom line. Sure, Cascade has a lot of cash and has faired pretty well during tech downturn but they wouldn't dare think of using any of it to make employees happy.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Retain and keep the good managers. Don't fire them. Re-think the current management.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Bad place to work across the board.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR

    I worked at Cascade Microtech

    Pros

    These days any work is good to have. That is just about the most positive thing to say about this company.

    Cons

    Management is incompetent on many different levels, pay is far lower than industry standards, many benefits including school reimbursement and 401k have been removed and show no signs of coming back. Even through a recession you would think a company would at least appear to attempt to hold on to the people that hold the company afloat, but not this one. No one is happy and it really shows. Threatening to quit is the only way to get a raise or promotion. This is one of those companies that you will never hear anyone say anything positive about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At least try to look like you care about people who work hard, and communicate with people on different levels, other than biased and often completely incompetent supervisors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Was a great company - until they went public.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cascade Microtech

    Pros

    In this economy, any job is good and there still is a good balance between work and home. There are some good people left that are helpful, however the really good people that have been with the company are leaving. If you are good at kissing up and not working you can actually go far in this company.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive, insurance benefits have become miniscule. I completely disagree with previous posting about the HR being good - that is laughable. Good ol boy culture is prevalent, as is a CYA mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to build the best product, you should stop out-sourcing. If you are looking to sell the company or division you better hurry up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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