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Dead end job

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Process Technician II in Raleigh, NC
Current Employee - Process Technician II in Raleigh, NC

I have been working at Cree full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Benefits - The medical benefits are cheap if you don't have to pay for a family.
Exposure - You can quickly get some knowledge with semiconductor manufacturing.
Wont get fired / laid off - This company wont even fire the worst employees. You can do nothing and still get paid. This goes for engineers, techs and the operators.
Starting pay is decent for the jobs out there.

Cons

Need hip waders for the BS. There is a lot of it.
Overtime is mandatory 365 days a year. Double mandatory is very likely for 6 - 8 months a year.
Yearly raises don't even cover the year to year inflation rate.
No clear cut skill level matrix for advancement.
Movement within company is impossible. Have tried moving to a new division for the past 2 years. People I have spoken to have said it is easier to quit and then reapply later for the position you want.
Jobs are moving to China. Obama continues to give this company money but they continue to migrate overseas. I sit in meetings where people literally say "send it to china it's cheaper" when we have able american bodies and a division able to do it.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management doesn't lead by example. They often are in meetings all day and makes decision based on what they feel is in the best interest. No questions or feelers are sent to those affected by their decisions. Management does not spend time within the areas they actually manage.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    fast and furious

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    Former Employee - Operator in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Operator in Durham, NC

    I worked at Cree full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and ave pay. Surrounded by great people at the bottom of the ladder..

    Cons

    Management detached from workers and you seem to be tracked on every little thing and where you go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to show your face more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    very good company that is growing fast.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Morrisville, NC

    I have been working at Cree full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great and very relaxed work enviornment.

    Cons

    They rely more on education than experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers and supervisors, instead of using engineers who don't neccessarily have people skills

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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