IM Flash Technologies Reviews

Updated June 29, 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. Good Company

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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 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


  2. 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!


  3. Fantastic company with lots of opportunities

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    • 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.


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  5. 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.


  6. 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.


  7. 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.


  8. 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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    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.


  10. Manager

    • 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 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The leadership team regularly requests feedback and works to improve.
    Salary is competitive
    Great online tool to recognize other employees for teamwork and results
    Things like an on site gym and health clinic
    Challenging work

    Cons

    Small work spaces create a noisy environment that can be distraciting
    No benefit for maternity other than what is required by law
    Considerable pressure to exceed expectations with very small capability to reward like stock options or shares since the company is a joint venture.

    Advice to Management

    Look for ways to promote leadership vs simply managing and develop diversity through inclusion.
    Add some color to the walls and make the place feel more like a comfortable environment to work in


  11. Helpful (1)

    Long-time company employee

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good initial pay; good bonuses, holiday pay, and night shift differential; on-site gym facilities; good workplace safety culture; great employee base; fantastic location to live; great benefits.

    Cons

    Lackluster career ladder with stagnant future pay-scale growth; long hours and being on call 24/7; no over-time pay options for engineers; high-stress work environment; difficult and cumbersome promotion process; difficult becoming management track; sporadic and undependable annual pay raises.

    Advice to Management

    Seeking to have world-class technology/cost/output/safety/profits, etc. while requiring well-above average work hours on average pay is an unsustainable long-term business model.



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