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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    Avoid FormFactor until most of the executive staff has been removed and replaced with professionals.

    Program Manager, New Products (Former Employee)
    Livermore, CA

    ProsClose to home, decent benefits and pay.

    ConsMany. Amateur management. Review meetings are usually spent finding a victim and publicly humiliating that individual. Promotions and advancements are based on cronie-ism.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote staff based on performance, not who sucks up to whom. Also, be professional. There is NO reason the publicly dress down any staff member. There are waaaaay too many VP's for a small company. Remove at least half of them. Finally, remove Mario, Igor, Ben Eldrige, and one or two more from the payroll. They are the primary reason that FormFactor stock is in the tank.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Politically Charged Environment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Livermore, CA

    ProsCool technology. Good equipment and process capabilities.

    ConsProducts are out of step with market needs. Lots of silos that don't work together.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Limited opportunity at FormFactor

    Director (Former Employee)
    Livermore, CA

    ProsTalented, intelligent employees who have an established track record of success

    ConsAlthough a quality product and talented leadership , the growth of the company has been limited due to underlying costs of operations.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReduce cost of operations.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall ok, need better strategic direction from management to direct the hardwork to meaningful results

    Process Engineer (Current Employee)
    Livermore, CA

    ProsIndependence and flexibility to work, opportunity to be involved in multiple areas, lot on learning in a quick time and more challenges

    ConsGood work not always gets credit, politics and finger pointing increased over years, used to have many good people, but mostly have left, talking skills dominate over actual output in career growth. Too many layoffs and company not making profit for last 5 years

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed better focus of goals from management and better channeling of efforts and appreciate good work on merit basis. The bureaucracy needs to be reduced. Business model needs to be reassessed.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Easy, non-challenging work and frequent lay-offs.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsEasy job and flexible working hours.

    ConsFrequent lay-offs, high turnover rate, too many redundant managers. Inadequate bonus, no career prospect.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more sensitive and intelligent.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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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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    Business is dying a slow death. Just burning cash.

    Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
    Livermore, CA

    ProsGreat location for those living out in East Bay/Tri-Valley, nice area. Lots of good people but most have already left.

    ConsThe company is permanently in downsizing mode. Management needs to realize they can't create demand for something that the industry doesn't need. It had a great run but needs to re-size the business, change strategy, go private. The recession really killed this place. Doing more with less. Everyone wears many hats

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake the company private.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Company may not be in business much longer. Just OK.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Livermore, CA

    ProsOne of the few high tech companies in the East Bay. Decent pay and benefits, however these are slowly being taken away due to the company not being profitable. Still some very good folks working there.

    ConsPoor management - they do not value long term employees and the skills they bring. Company has not been profitable for several years and it is an impact on company morale. There have been about 7 or 8 layoff's in the past 5 years. Jobs are not very secure as the company is always restructuring. Overtime is only paid after 10 hours for manufacturing personnel. Very poor engineering support of the manufacturing line.

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo many senior level managers. Layoff's always affect manufacturing and engineering. It would be better to keep the more senior manufacturing people than to bring in new folks and layoff the ones who have helped to build the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Company is not making profit

    Senior Principal Engineer (Current Employee)
    Livermore, CA

    ProsManagers are good, busy most of the time

    ConsCompany does not know how to make profit, low salary for post 2009 hires, <5K bonus even on offer letter they say 17%, no RSU, stocks are stagnant in past 2 years

    Advice to Senior Managementknow how to make profit and how to treat the cream engineers in the company

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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