IM Flash Technologies Reviews

Updated July 19, 2015
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IM Flash Technologies Co-CEOs Keyvan Esfarjani & Guy Blalock
Keyvan Esfarjani & Guy Blalock
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Pros
  • Great work/ life balance with the 12 hour shifts (in 10 reviews)

  • The people are great and the economy in Utah seems very strong (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • IMFT is a joint venture by Intel and Micron (in 5 reviews)

  • Opportunities to interview for either of the parent companies (Intel and Micron) is almost non-existent (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Great Culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Supervisor
    Current Employee - Engineering Supervisor

    I have been working at IM Flash Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    IM Flash, like many companies I've worked for, has core values: Teamwork, Execution, Commitment, Integrity. Unlike most companies, however, IM Flash does a great job of embodying the values. You really get a sense that management lives and upholds those values in all interactions.

    Cons

    It is a high stress environment. For the most part, the coworkers are great to work with, but even the most pleasant individuals can be hard to work with occasionally in such a high stress, high throughput environment

    Advice to Management

    One of IM Flashes parent companies is Micron where there was historically a time based or milestone based approach to promotions. IM Flash says they don't adhere to those guidelines anymore. Promotions are given based on merit. However, there is still a lingering number of managers that keep grasping to the old ways. In order to become a manager you must work in the fab as a shift employee, work as a process or equipment owner on a M-F day shift, and work as a supervisor on shift. If you skip any of those steps at IM Flash, you will have a very difficult path to management. It doesn't matter if you have leadership positions at other companies and certainly doesn't matter if you have taken any classes or an MBA to improve your leadership skills.


  2. Good Company

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

    I have been working at IM Flash Technologies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, and time off.

    Cons

    Lots of things you are required to learn


  3. IM Flash - The company of the super NAND

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Lehi, UT
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Lehi, UT

    I worked at IM Flash Technologies (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working in the Fab you work four days one week and three days the next. This makes it great when you need to get things done in your personal life!

    Cons

    If you do get hired to work in the Fab, more than likely you will be scheduled to work graveyard - this is not fun, because you work 12 hr shifts. Makes it hard to adjust back to normal hours on your days off.

    Advice to Management

    Fab managers need to stop being so mean, people in the FAB are only human and have no control over how the machines run, we can only do what we can do. Previous CEO's loved their employees and treated them with respect! Now, management carry an invisible whip and crack it whenever something isn't going right! They need to lighten up and start treating employees with the same type of respect they want in return!


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  5. Manufacturing Engineer

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

    I have been working at IM Flash Technologies

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary for new grads

    Cons

    Old school, most managers are 40 plus males.

    Advice to Management

    Too local


  6. Fantastic company with lots of opportunities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Manager in Lehi, UT

    I have been working at IM Flash Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, fast paced, lots of great leaders, awesome coworkers, great facilities (open offices, large cafeteria, gym, medical center, fields, etc)

    Cons

    Can be stressful, in much smaller numbers but still some poor leaders, super bureaucratic - it takes a long time to change anything except on the actual product.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that you're not always communicating everything you think you are to employees. Small groups know and are excited about new technology but the majority are just waiting for something to happen.


  7. Great Place to Work

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

    I have been working at IM Flash Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay. Great benefits. Excellent team. Love the values. Love the mission of the company. A great history of success.

    Cons

    The dual CEO model of the Joint Venture makes alignment of priorities difficult at times, but something we just need to work extra hard at overcoming.


  8. Excellent Employer

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

    I worked at IM Flash Technologies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent place to work. Very well ran company.

    Cons

    There could be some long hours.


  9. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Capacity Modeling Engineer in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Capacity Modeling Engineer in Lehi, UT

    I have been working at IM Flash Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company culture is awesome, they are really involved in the community and many onsite perks like a gym and health clinic. The pay is good for Utah and benefits are adequate.

    Cons

    Has inherited some of the good ole boy mentality from Micron so promotions can get political, not based on merit alone.

    Advice to Management

    It is obvious that senior leadership knows more than they let on and it can be frustrating when everything is sugar coating. They need to be more transparent, buzz word I know.


  10. Helpful (3)

    It's who you know, not what you do

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lehi, UT

    I have been working at IM Flash Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    days off competitive wages tuition assistance (as long as it applies to your job)

    Cons

    You will NEVER get promoted to leadership here. They've paid for my 3 degrees (One an MBA) and I've been here 9 years and OPERATORS (read: entry level) makes within 10/hr of what I do...pretty ridiculous. Although on the plus side, they say it's easy to move up, but you'll notice that people are pre-selected, fairly obvious but management is blind. EOE requires them to open positions but that doesn't stop them from picking their good ol' boy regardless of qualifications.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at what your promotion system is like rather than being blinded by what you think works on paper. Good future leaders are leaving for "yes men"....bad habit to have.


  11. Helpful (3)

    A review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lehi, UT

    I have been working at IM Flash Technologies full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Values are awesome. People are great, well educated and demand the very best of themselves and their team. Inspirational work environment. There is a lot that someone can learn in this company. Safety is number one on the list and it's reinforced throughout the organization. Communication from CEOs is very good. They're in style with the push for female engineers.

    Cons

    Advancement is practically non existent. There's an "old boys club" in some groups sometimes driven by the LDS culture, sometimes coworkers from previous jobs and sometimes because they're friends outside of work.

    Advice to Management

    Great communication, great Core Values, great environment and great tools to get the job done. Keep those in place; they make a difference. Do something about the turnover; listen to what's making people want to leave and act on it. We're losing good people for the wrong reasons and current feedback methods don't allow for anonymous, honest input. A manager knows immediately who submitted what comments in the annual surveys.



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