FSI International

www.fsi-intl.com
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Smart about technology, less so about business

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at FSI International

Pros

Good exposure to a variety of engineering technologies. Some top-notch engineering talent in terms of both technical ability and customer orientation. Some sales people are actually technically knowledgeable about products. Relatively flat organization; company is small enough so that you can have substantial impact in a given area.

Cons

Internal loyality pursued to the point of cronyism. Lack of willingness to question whether people are being employed in appropriate areas of competence. Lack of respect shown between employees in high-pressure circumstances. Bureaucracy is out of proportion with the size of the company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Realize that process improvement and product development initiatives cannot be executed simultaneously with no impact on already strained resources. Don't ask for employee opinions unless you are willing to seriously consider the answers and act on them. Reform the product management function so that it maximizes the probability of building the right tool at the right time.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

4 Other Employee Reviews for FSI International (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    A warm work environment

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Fremont, CA

    I worked at FSI International

    Pros

    Good work/life balance
    Relatively low stress
    Interesting technology
    Good technical talent pool

    Cons

    Concerns about long term viability in such a competitive industry. Many of their competitors use cheap labor (India, Vietnam, China, H1 visas) and are willing to push employees to the breaking point.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to show your appreciation for your (good) employees and respect for their for personal lives. Don't be afraid to push them a little when the business needs it.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    8 years

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Chaska, MN
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Chaska, MN

    I have been working at FSI International full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Its a fun job. I can travel a lot. The office is very friendly,

    Cons

    Office at MN. It's a boring city.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good person

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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