FormFactor Reviews

Updated June 19, 2015
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  1. Employee

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FormFactor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good People and some managers are good

    Cons

    Too many lay offs. No security

    Advice to Management

    Thin upper management


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    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 Management

    Be more sensitive and intelligent.


  3. Helpful (2)

    FFI is great company with lot of potential but market dynamics affect FFI profusely

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Livermore, CA
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Livermore, CA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


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  5. Good people, poor leadership

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Livermore, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Livermore, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Generally good people, good location. A lot of talented employees who have gone on to better places and more career growth

    Cons

    Management over the years did not adjust to changes in market. Company is just floating along burning cash. Needs to be both the market leader AND make a profit.

    Advice to Management

    Make the hard changes and thin out sr. management


  6. Vice President Engineering

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President Engineering in Livermore, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President Engineering in Livermore, CA

    I worked at FormFactor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hi Technology Company. A lot of hard working people, and in general do have a good team spirit

    Cons

    The company has been losing money for almost 5 years. There has been many layoffs, and the morale is low

    Advice to Management

    Need to fing a way to improve the morale, otherwise the non voluntary attrition will hurt really soon.


  7. Overview

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FormFactor

    Pros

    Good and motivated work circumstancs

    Cons

    Hard to make a decision


  8. Helpful (2)

    A roller coaster ride.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FormFactor

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some people are really smart and fun to work with.

    Cons

    Many management folks don't understand what they are managing.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of more Directors and Senior Directors and VP and the SVP


  9. Too many VPs for a small company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA

    I worked at FormFactor

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good products, ok culture, benefits & compensation

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA

    I worked at FormFactor

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FormFactor

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting Technology and Great commercial potential.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Stay true to course. Be consistent - changing directions destroy creditbility and undermine morale



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