Micron Technology

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Terrific company for someone wanting a gratifying career in a fantastic place to live and raise a family (Idaho).

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Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Boise, ID
Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Boise, ID

I have been working at Micron Technology

Pros

Micron offers great careers for people wanting to work for a fortune 500 company in a city where family and community still mean something. Micron cares about its employees and layoffs are something done as an absolute last resort instead of what other companies are doing.

Micron is a place where I would recommend my kids working when they grow up and where I would be happy to retire if given the opportunity.

Cons

Micron is slow to adopt change. Working from home is discouraged and the management has poor leadership skills at a department level. For example, since a lot of the management has come up from production, many managers watch the clock for professionals on salary and they treat their people like production line employees.

Many of the Managers have also come up from technical positions, so their understanding of business is limited and their leadership skills are mediocre to poor. Micron tends to think that technical expertise is more important than business and/or leadership expertise so there isn't balance in the team skill sets. Once these individuals are promoted to these roles, many of them have an attitude that they are too busy or already know what they need. Many never pursue additional training and classes.

Micron still tends to have a manufacturing focused mindset. By this I mean "We will build what is most efficient for us and the customers can buy what we build".

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There should be no "good ole boys" or "untouchables" that are allowed to continue in their positions despite their poor leadership and human resource skills. When you hear several complaints about a senior manager/director and their leadership skills, please take action.

Also, if they are poor leaders then fire them instead of moving them to a more neutral position. If you don't feel anyone is telling you who these Manager/Directors are, then look at where you have the most attrition and department transfers.

At an executive level, the recommendation would be to continue doing a great job. We are well positioned to survive the economic crisis, and when the expenses were out of line last year the executive team did everything possible to cut costs without going straight to head count reductions that other executives in other companies do.

Also, continue to keep the employees in the loop as well as you have always done.

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    Does the right hand really know what the left hand is doing?

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    Current Employee - Production
    Current Employee - Production

    I have been working at Micron Technology

    Pros

    Shift work allows for longer weekends. Nice benefits package and reasonable timeoff allocations. Opportunity for advancing education. Opportunity for promotion from within. Internal classes to further a person's abilities, skills, and knowledge. Onsite health clinic and work out facility. Working for a large employer typically gives employees a sense of security.

    Cons

    Disparity of allocation of bonuses between higher level management and the production line workforce. Offshoring production facilities leads to reduction in stateside employment opportunties. Does not give employees much sense of a longterm employment opportunity, so employees see this company more as a launching point not a career employer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    May want to take a look at the middle managment personnel; their competencies and decision making abilities.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Work at Micron to live in Boise, not for its profitability -- since it does not have any.

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Engineer in Boise, ID

    I worked at Micron Technology

    Pros

    Boise. The only reason to work for Micron Technology is the community of Boise is an exceptional place to live with access to the beautiful foothills, fun and friendly downtown, and better than average cultural activities. Micron used to be a culture of promote from within and a 'go get 'em' attitude but this has changed as the business has steadily declined. Team-members for the most part are friendly and share a western hard-work ethic that is taken advantage of by senior management. Micron's non-Boise JV's and global partners continually outperform the Boise sites that are bogged down with senior managers from the 'good ole boy network' and are incapable of keeping up with industry trends.

    Cons

    The business is poorly run with few values that employees can cling to for direction. Micron as a whole undercuts its sharpest minds by requiring them to work extraordinary long hours with little praise and little hope of advancement. While a very diverse company, especially in R&D, it undercuts this with talk over the cubicle wall of the most right-wing ranting Idaho can produce, making its international employees feel less at home.

    The last few years stock price and productivity, where even in quarters where its competitors were making strategic advances and profits Micron continued to decline, show that it is mismanaged and requires new management to turn its profitability around before it cannot continue operations on credit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management has had a good long run, it is time to turn the company over to a team that can lead it against far more advanced strategic competition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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