Cree
2.6 of 5 80 reviews
www.cree.com Durham, NC 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Great for a New Engineer - Difficult Balance

Process Engineer (Current Employee)
Durham, NC

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

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 Senior ManagementPlease, 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Company

Research Scientist (Current Employee)
Durham, NC

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


Pros: Lots of hard work needed. Fast Growing place. Has potential… Cons: Hard to get a life work balance. Lots of time… Advice to Senior Management: Keep working at it. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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You do not want to work here!

Sales Position (Current Employee)
Durham, NC

I have been working at Cree full-time for more than a year


Pros: Work attire is extremely casual- as in, jeans and tshirts Gym… 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… Advice to Senior Management: Stop the micro management. Hire people with some personality for… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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