FEI
3.2 of 5 22 reviews
www.fei.com Hillsboro, OR 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Chaotic and free

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Hillsboro, OR

I have been working at FEI

ProsIntellectually open and dynamic engineering company,It is possible to work and make a difference at this company, however don't expect to be rewarded for it,
A lot of possibilities for travel and encountering different cultures,

ConsHampered by horrendously bad communication and lack of investment in the tools required to share knowledge and improve operations.
A stated above there is no reward for performance at this company -- the inverse is true as well, doing nothing and keeping to yourself will net you the same payrise.
Unwieldy corporate culture -- departments are driven by people not processes, some of the people are incredibly intelligent, the majority are so so performers who would be better served working for the somebody like GE or Intel.
Email is the only system that reliably works so everything gets done on outlook -- there are other tools but the communication culture is so bad that nobody has the discipline to use them.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou will improve the bottom line by ranking and yanking -- with better information systems you can metric the performance better and drive the company in the right direction culturally rather than trying to drive the company to better numbers using treacherous processes -- huge potential for growth

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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R&D division is a great place to work

Postdoctoral (Current Employee)
Hillsboro, OR

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Pros: open and dynamic work environment, managers are fair and supportive,… Cons: no opening in R&D for now Advice to Senior Management: have some infrastructure to help the temporary employee to develop… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Good learning environment

Procurement (Current Employee)
Hillsboro, OR

I have been working at FEI


Pros: Exciting work, generally sharing and collaborative, good choices by senior… Cons: Conflicts with The Netherlands branch about who is in charge… Advice to Senior Management: Stay agile! Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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