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Helpful (5)

Great for a New Engineer - Difficult Balance

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Process Engineer in Durham, NC
Current Employee - Process Engineer in Durham, NC

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

-Incredible experience in a fast pace manufacturing environment
-Plenty of great minds to mentor you in first few years out of college
-Industry changing products
-Great bonuses and stock program which can lead to big bursts of income
-Great career paths are possible but extremely competitive, however lateral movement for better career fit is frowned upon and sometimes denied.

Cons

-In my experience, management is a direct reflection of their superior, this causes narrow mindedness and rushed reactions
-Very shortsighted for immediate revenue gain and stock movement
-I always get the same answer from management, "I want you to improve the process without changing the process."
-Extremely demanding. It is difficult to have the proper work life balance. Work late nights and weekends when needed.
-As a standard the practice the management tries to get as much production and development with as few resources as possible, this includes people and equipment

Advice to Management

Please, please, please stop micromanaging. There is a reason you pick the best engineers and brightest minds, USE THEM! I have heard of so many ideas get shot down without ever getting any real consideration.

This company will continue to grow despite itself. Incredible technologies in a growing field and some of the leading minds in their fields make this company something special.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Good Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Durham, NC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of hard work needed. Fast Growing place. Has potential to be an industry game changer.

    Cons

    Hard to get a life work balance. Lots of time and commitment needed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working at it.

  2. Helpful (5)

    You do not want to work here!

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Sales Position in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Position in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Cree full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work attire is extremely casual- as in, jeans and tshirts
    Gym and cafeteria

    Cons

    This place reminds me of high school- and not in a good way! Imagine all the socially awkward and nerdy kids you went to school with. This is the place for all of the nerds to gather and compare their vast knowledge of everything among each other. There are bullies and just very inappropriate people here. Very stressful environment. I actually have anxiety even thinking about this place.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the micro management. Hire people with some personality for a change! The atmosphere is awful...company morale is very, very low.

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