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Increase shareholder value, no matter what.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Durham, NC

ProsFree gym and an on-site cafe.
Decent benefits including medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, stock purchase plan
Winter party every year for employees

Cons- Work/life balance does not exist.
- Do whatever it takes to achieve the goal is gospel.
- Some managers are abusive and demeaning to staff.
- Those that complain can and will be replaced.
- Executive level is set in their ways and have no interest in employee morale.
- Little chance of growth within company.
- Little communication from upper management with regard to organizational changes.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou will get more productivity from your employees if you didn't make them choose between the business and the family. Employees would have less of an issue working 60+ hours a week if they were allowed to leave to attend little Johnny's play at school during the day, or go to the doctor without fear of repercussions. Employees do not feel valued by management or respected yet are expected to respect management. Management do not follow their own value statements.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    10 people found this helpful  

    The "C" in Cree does not stand for Compassion

    Process Technician (Former Employee) Durham, NC

    I worked at Cree


    Pros: Cree has great benefits, great job security, a great product, and excellent market position that should allow them continued dominance and… Cons: For all of the great things about Cree and there are a lot, there are four major things that it does not handle well. … Advice to Senior Management: Put a stronger emphasis on developing the talent that you already have. You have hoarded a wealth of talent that almost every company would be… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    6 people found this helpful  

    Better than average benefits but no allowance for a work / family balanced life.

    Process Engineer (Current Employee) Durham, NC

    I have been working at Cree


    Pros: - Benefits not bad. At the salaried level stock options are offered which increased my net income this year by over 10% - Internal and… Cons: - 60 hrs/week is viewed as a minimum - The company's inclement weather policy is "we never close"; Even when there is 8" of snow… Advice to Senior Management: None to offer. Cree's culture is set by the CEO and his slogan is "whatever it takes to achieve the goal". This no… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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