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FormFactor Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
37 Reviews
3.2
37 Reviews
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  1.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA

    I worked at FormFactor full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    One 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.

    Cons

    Poor 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 ManagementAdvice

    Too 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Company is not making profit

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Livermore, CA

    I have been working at FormFactor full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Managers are good, busy most of the time

    Cons

    Company 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 ManagementAdvice

    know how to make profit and how to treat the cream engineers in the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    learning a new trade

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    Former Employee - Test in Livermore, CA
    Former Employee - Test in Livermore, CA

    I worked at FormFactor full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good conditions,matching 401k and cafeteria

    Cons

    long hours, need to change to 3 shift(24/7 production)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more skilled people with technical bcakrounds

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    what is going on?

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Livermore, CA

    I have been working at FormFactor full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    This is a decent company

    Cons

    this company is slowing down

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    good technology company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FormFactor

    Pros

    coworkers are very knowledgeable as they are mainly from big companies such as IBM, WD, Applied materials.

    Cons

    have been losing money and the morale is low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    explore new business to stay profitability

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Productive, lot of responsibility

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FormFactor

    Pros

    good manager at FFI. among other thigns

    Cons

    difficult team, among other things

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work if you don't want to commute to SF or SJ.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FormFactor as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive Salaries and excellent work environment

    Cons

    Not a place for people who don't take much initiative in their work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FormFactor

    Pros

    Good People and some managers are good

    Cons

    Too many lay offs. No security

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thin upper management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FormFactor full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Easy job and flexible working hours.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more sensitive and intelligent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    FFI is great company with lot of potential but market dynamics affect FFI profusely

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Livermore, CA
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Livermore, CA

    I worked at FormFactor full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    New cool technology to work with. Extensive matrix of technology including various inter-disciplinary work and technologies together.

    Cons

    Unstable environment with changing economy.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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