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Exciting working place with lots of challenging R&D projects going at any one time

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Intermolecular

Pros

Challenging R&D projects from very different industries, such as semiconductor manufacturing, photovoltaics, LED, and glass coatings at any one time.
Team of talented people possessing rare combination of excellent technical and presentation skills, who are also dedicated to customer satisfaction.
Excellent opportunity for self-motivated brilliant young employees to establish themselves and gain project management, marketing, and customer management experiences within relatively short time.
Relatively less bureacratic than big established companies.

Cons

The R&D service business model makes it very difficult to know whether your work will really be used in customer's production, and how it will be used if it is being used.
Lack of manufacturing access will make it harder for fresh college graduates to gain the systematic training needed to understand customer's needs and concerns.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Streamline the command chain, reduce the overhead, focus on establishing core competency, be fair in promotion, and be open minded on criticism.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company with good concept but poor management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Intermolecular

    Pros

    1. It's an honor to work with such intellectuals.
    2. Company is very innovative
    3. Good place to work where you can harness lot of knowledge

    Cons

    1. Top heavy structure
    2. Extremely micromanagerial work environment.
    2. Poor management control
    3. Managers tend to abuse the power.
    4. Favoritism - Lot of times people are hired or promoted just based on their connections or closeness with some top guys.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Reduce no. of levels of management.
    2. Control mid and senior level managers who abuse the power.
    3. Promote healthy work environment by controling unnecessary micromanagement.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best place I have worked

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

    I have been working at Intermolecular

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with and everyone works together well

    Cons

    Lots of changing priorities and #1 priorities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to reduce the amount of #1 priorities

    Recommends
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