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Chaotic and free

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR

I have been working at FEI

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Intellectually 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,

Cons

Hampered 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 Management

You 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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    R&D division is a great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Hillsboro, OR

    I have been working at FEI

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    open and dynamic work environment, managers are fair and supportive, staff are intelligent and collaborative

    Cons

    no opening in R&D for now

    Advice to Management

    have some infrastructure to help the temporary employee to develop career


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good learning environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Procurement in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Procurement in Hillsboro, OR

    I have been working at FEI

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting work, generally sharing and collaborative, good choices by senior management most years to stay competitive

    Cons

    Conflicts with The Netherlands branch about who is in charge of what resulted in untenable goals

    Advice to Management

    Stay agile!


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