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3.5 4 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

FSI International Chairman, President, and CEO Don Mitchell

Don Mitchell

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    A warm work environment

    Program Manager (Former Employee) Fremont, CA

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

    ConsConcerns 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 Senior ManagementContinue 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    8 years

    Process Engineer (Current Employee) Chaska, MN

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

    ConsOffice at MN. It's a boring city.

    Advice to Senior Managementgood person

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Silo walls are very high

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Chaska, MN

    ProsMajority of production staff are easy to get along with and will help out as needed. Decent schedule. Great 2nd shift production manager

    ConsThe most important thing for this company is the almighty dollar. Upper management is more interested in profits than of spending the appropriate amount of money to develop excellent tools. They want you to volunteer to help with field work, but you have to pay for all travel expenses and then submit a bill for reimbursement. Who's got that kind of credit line sitting around when you are working and having to pay bills for a family. No thanks!

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you continue to build upon a constantly shifting base, your business will not survive. Pay the money to develop the tools, so they will work the first time when they hit the field.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Smart about technology, less so about business

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood 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.

    ConsInternal 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 Senior ManagementRealize 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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