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Decent place to work if you like compressed work weeks.

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Current Employee - Field Service Engineer III  in  Hillsboro, OR
Current Employee - Field Service Engineer III in Hillsboro, OR

I have been working at Novellus

Pros

Management is not overwhelmingly involved.

Cons

Communication throughout the company could be better.

No opinion of CEO

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    Work hard, expect to be ignored

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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Hillsboro, OR

    I have been working at Novellus

    Pros

    -Compressed work week can be great if overtime is avoided.
    -Co-workers can be great and fun to be around (only some of them though)

    Cons

    -There is a lot of "Mandatory" overtime that makes it very difficult to see the benefits of a compressed work week.
    -Management seemingly has no clue what is done on a daily basis unless something is done wrong, in which case they jump all over you.
    -We write our own performance reviews so that the management team can see, for the first time, what we have done that is good. Then they sign off on it as if they wrote it and hand it in to HR.
    -Advancement is difficult and blamed on the bureaucracy by saying that "we are only allowed to promote one person this year."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It seems like management is always busy doing something, but what that something is can be difficult to ascertain from the FSE point of view, so more transparency would be valuable. It is also hard to work a lot of overtime when the reward is only extra money. The company make me feel like a prostitute, paid to work and not appreciated. When the management asks for more work, they think that the extra pay will satisfy the extra work (and loss to personal life).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good company to work for...opportuities existed if you were willing

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Tualatin, OR
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Tualatin, OR

    I worked at Novellus

    Pros

    Interesting work
    Good benefits and pay
    Professional peers

    Cons

    Long hours
    Unpredictable and/or cyclical industry
    Siloed organizations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decisions are obvioulsy made with the bottom line in mind...maybe make it not so evident to the employees who feel like second fiddle

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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