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6 people found this helpful  

Don't work here!!!!

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC

I worked at Cree full-time

Pros

I do not think there are any pros to this company, they make you work long long hours, managers yell and scream at employees and make it seem like its normal (!!!????), the work you do here will not help you if you move into any other semiconductor industry

Cons

Managers are completely immature and do not know how to behave civilly, employees are not valued, their ideas are not valued, you're seen as being a "good" employee if you spend 14-15 hours working there everyday, no matter if you finish your work in 10 or 11 hours.
Their high turnover speaks for itself, this is not a place to waste your life in!!!!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

NONE, the culture there will never change, you might fit in if you fit the mould or if you're a YES MAN.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Dead end job

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    • 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
  2.  

    fast and furious

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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