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FormFactor Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
37 Reviews
3.2
37 Reviews
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FormFactor CEO and Director Thomas (Tom) St. Dennis
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  1.  

    Good people, poor leadership

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Make the hard changes and thin out sr. management

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

    Vice President Engineering

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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

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    A roller coaster ride.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FormFactor

    Pros

    Some people are really smart and fun to work with.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Too many VPs for a small company

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

    I worked at FormFactor

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

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

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

    I worked at FormFactor

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FormFactor

    Pros

    Exciting Technology and Great commercial potential.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    FormFactor

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

    I worked at FormFactor

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not 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 ManagementAdvice

    Focus 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It's ok

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FormFactor

    Pros

    Small city, close to cafe.

    Cons

    Far away, traffic is bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move it to Dublin.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Management needs to get it together

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA

    I have been working at FormFactor

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Management doesn't really know where the company is heading

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Budget smartly, keep the current people happy and continuously challenged.

    Disapproves of CEO

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