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Great people, great culture, management improving

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The people are great and lower management really seems to care about their employees. Having a life is acceptable, and the environment is also a concern. The company regularly helps contribute to charity events with time and money and encourages employees to be a benefit to the community. The HR department is also great. The HR director is really trying but he's got a hard situation to handle.

Cons

You never know if you are going to be laid off and whether the company is doing well or not. It's not OK when you have no idea how things are going.

Advice to Management

Don't lay people off without warning and let people know who left (gossip is a bad way to let people know what's going on). Let people know how the company is doing between quarters. The new CEO is doing better, though.

Other Employee Reviews for Cascade Microtech

  1. A good experience on the way to the next career opportunity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cascade Microtech full-time

    Pros

    Lower level employees are talented people who work hard to make the company successful. Work life balance is good, which sort of make up for the poor pay rate and benefits.

    Cons

    Most positions at the company are dead end jobs. There are not really any opportunities for growth or advancement. There are a number of very talented and capable individuals that have been with the company for years doing basically the same thing and not advancing at all. The management is clueless and not supportive of those who do the real work. So many processes and systems used by the company are right out of the 80's. Every time the management makes the bad decisions which result in poor market performance, they lay off a bunch of employees to make up for it.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the constant restructuring nonsense, and pick a direction to move forward. You have great employees. Value them, and stop treating them like they are disposable.


  2. Very challenging and adventurous company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Beaverton, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cascade Microtech full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Never a dull moment. Plenty to do and still a small company so the opportunity to make an impact is great. Many different areas of work within a department which makes it fun. One day you might work on electrical and the next day it might be mechanical or both. All of the upper management are accessible to any employee so there's transparency of information. Very flexible work schedule around school or family emergencies.

    Cons

    Because things are fast paced you have to not let the small things bother you such as different management styles, antiquated software or equipment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Our management team has improved greatly over the past 5 years. They have a vision and goals to get there with results to show for. Please continue to reward those that produce product; like a well oiled machine, it will run smoother and continue to print profits if the incentives grow.


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