FormFactor
3.0 of 5 33 reviews
www.formfactor.com Livermore, CA 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Jun 10, 2014

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FormFactor CEO and Director Thomas (Tom) St. Dennis

Thomas (Tom) St. Dennis

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36% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Too many VPs for a small company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Livermore, CA

    ProsGood products, ok culture, benefits & compensation

    ConsIt's who you know and not what you know; Some PhD are useless, lack of industry experience and know how

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to implement employee survey; don't operate the company as if it's a large company

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    There's potential.. senior management is too busy to invest in their employees..

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Livermore, CA

    Prospeople are generally nice and helpful.. the lab is very well prepared.. the cafeteria and the gym are very cool..

    Conssenior management is too busy to invest in their employees.. and the company has no direction.. it's very reactive to the competition..

    Advice to Senior Managementpay attention to your employees.. invest in their learning.. share your vision with the engineering teams.. a little less politics would be nice..

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    Short, Exciting at Beginning, A complete let-down thereafter

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsExciting Technology and Great commercial potential.

    ConsInconsistent direction, ok strategies but bad follow-thru'. Significant issue with implementation

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay true to course. Be consistent - changing directions destroy creditbility and undermine morale

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    Senior Process Engineer (Former Employee)
    Livermore, CA

    ProsCompensation was average to above average and benefits were average to above average. Relatively laid back working environment. Very structured and efficient production environment.

    ConsNot the highest level of technical ability, there were some very good people and some very poor people technically. If you are competent you can advance. style valued over substance by management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on accomplishments and not activity or presentations. Value people of value, not people who sound like they have value. Eliminating dead weight will help with cost savings and efficiency.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It's ok

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSmall city, close to cafe.

    ConsFar away, traffic is bad.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMove it to Dublin.

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    Management needs to get it together

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Livermore, CA

    ProsPeer to peer relationship. Some excited young guys work here.

    ConsManagement doesn't really know where the company is heading

    Advice to Senior ManagementBudget smartly, keep the current people happy and continuously challenged.

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    So So

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExcellent technical staff, interesting technology

    Consunrealistic top down schedules from management, top heavy organization

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Intern (Former Employee)
    Livermore, CA

    ProsI worked on many projects. Being an intern kept me busy and my mentors treated me as an employee rather than an intern. And no there were no coffee or printing assignments.

    ConsWork was slow in the start ... you need to ask for more work

    Advice to Senior ManagementPeace!

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    Not the right place for everyone

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Livermore, CA

    ProsTechnically challenging if working on the right projects, smart colleagues, informal atmosphere

    ConsGrew big and successful too fast, Lack of systems and organization, frenzy of fast-paced development work instead of doing it right the first time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter organization and clearer communication on details (not just high level)

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    Good while it lasted

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Livermore, CA

    ProsGood benefits. Free fruit twice a week and snacks at employee meetings in good times. Middle management is good, allows employees lot of latitude without micro management.

    ConsUpper management is bloated. Too many VPs trying to run day to day operations instead of figuring out long term strategy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrim the fat in upper management for lean times. Lose non performing and revenue dissipating groups without playing favorites. Resist old boys club type think.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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