IM Flash Technologies

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IM Flash Technologies Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
114 Reviews
3.9
114 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Attractive for new college graduates looking for work life balance in this area (in 10 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Opportunities to interview for either of the parent companies (Intel and Micron) is almost non-existent (in 9 reviews)

  • Joint Venture between Intel and Micron is a marriage made in purgatory, neither heaven nor hell but contracted for 10 years (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Depending on your aspirations it might not be a good place for some minorities.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Equipment Technician III in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Equipment Technician III in Lehi, UT

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

    Pros

    - Healthcare: Very good health benefits and on site clinic
    - Good retirement benefit plan, 100% match up to 5%.
    - Decent Education assistance program, there are better out there but also worst.

    Cons

    - “Good ole boy” system in place: politics run rampant.
    One has to adhere to their template in order move up or get promoted , there is disconnect between rhetoric and action. They say they encourage straight talk which is a fallacy. They say that they welcome diversity, which may be true as long as you adapt to their standard of thinking.

    - IMFT fails to train their managers to account for their own personal biases towards certain minorities.
    Promotions to position of influence are reserved to those whom they are familiar with and they perceive as capable based on the criteria of likeness and/or similarity. In other words, if I am manager and I think that I do a great job at what I do you, and you remind me of me, then you must be a good manager too. Blacks, Hispanics, Gays and other minorities are hardly bound to individual contributor; rarely do you see members of these groups in managerial positions. If you don't have these aspirations then, this is a good place to work.

    - Very Conservative: There are some members of the LGBT group working here but I think that they are only allowed to work here because IMFT has to comply with the law.
    Nevertheless, IMFT policy specifically says that in order for your domestic partner to receive benefits through you, you need to be married to a person of the opposite sex, which could be determined that they won't recognize gay marriage.

    - Philosophy: Although this is a successful company and it will continued to be a successful company, the company does not foster an environment of creativity, integrity nor teamwork, only productivity, this is good for some people, not for me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    why even bother? I spent 7 years trying, and that is my fault. my biggest regret, I didn't quit earlier.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    IM Flash Technologies Response

    Oct 10, 2014Marketing and Communications

    Thank you for taking the time to review IM Flash, and for your candor in telling us your experience. Please know that it is NEVER our intention for anyone to feel their contributions are valued less ... More

  2.  

    It's a job, but don't know about a career.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IM Flash Technologies

    Pros

    One of best paying employers in Utah.

    Cons

    Too much influence from Micron. It stymies creativity. Yes men preferred. The good intentions from the senior leadership team appears to be lost at the section managment level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    This is a great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wet Process Technician in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Wet Process Technician in Lehi, UT

    I have been working at IM Flash Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1) This is overall, a great company to work for and is much more stable than other semiconductors.
    2) Very important: During downturns the company has shown a history of not looking at layoffs as the first solution. Instead they find ways to cut costs but still let people keep their jobs.
    3) I love that everyone from the CEO to the janitorial staff are responsible for the success of the company and there is very little nose turning by upper management.
    4) When they ask for suggestions from employees they actually implement the suggestions given.
    5) Work is challenging enough to not get bored but not to the point of feeling frustrated every day. I actually feel like I accomplish things every day.

    Cons

    1) Working 4 12 hour shifts in a row and switching between day shift and night shift every 4 months can take a toll on you.

    2) Water bottles are not allowed so sometimes you have to walk all the way across the building to a cooler to get water. Because of that, it's really easy to get dehydrated.

    3) It's difficult to promote into higher engineering or leadership positions since most people stay in those positions for 5 years +. Since the positions are competitive, there's politics involved. People have to know you and like you. Sometimes people are hand picked and groomed for certain positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The promotion process at IM Flash is vague, subjective, and the paperwork for it is a pain. I believe if you are doing the job at a certain level, the promotion process should be easier.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    IM Flash Technologies Response

    Oct 10, 2014Marketing and Communications

    We're glad your experience has been positive! We actively look at Glassdoor to see how we're doing, so thanks for taking the time to review IM Flash.

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  5.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at IM Flash Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, work-life balance, location of site

    Cons

    Bonus structure can be affected by external factors (global semiconductor market). This is expected within this industry....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Exciting high tech company with competitive pay and benes

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Owner in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Process Owner in Lehi, UT

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

    Pros

    Vacation time is excellent. Start by accruing 11.5 hours per month and get up to 15 hours after 7 years. Bonuses are based on company performance so everyone contributes to the results. Being a joint venture of parent companies Intel and Micron guarantee a high tech atmosphere and the corporate support of both parents.

    Cons

    Micron is the dominant partner for employee relations. Although very successful as a technology developer and executing latest products to market, Micron's employee programs are always in a state of flux and company developed software for internal applications is tough to deal with. Opportunities for employment at Intel don't exist and opps for Micron are very limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IMFT compensation is great, don't let Micron mess with it. A few real employee perks will make IMFT a very desirable company in the area. The new gym will be great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A great place to work!

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility and ability to progress your career. Depending on your role, leadership can be flexible with work schedule and everyone has the ability to apply for job openings as they're posted; lots of room for advancement.

    Cons

    Team members are trained and quickly move to a certain level in their path and then it just stops. In my opinion, there are not satisfactory answers for why this occurs and is a high contributor to turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need to work on the turnover rate and truly find out why people are leaving. Much more is being said within the team than is being communicated to HR at the exit interviews.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    An Exhilarating and Fun Ride

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

    I have been working at IM Flash Technologies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The work culture is awesome. The people are very friendly. They really promote a good work/life balance here. They do a good job of training you and helping you to develop. The pay and compensation benefits are very good compared to most other companies.

    Cons

    Depending on where you are working in the company, there are sometimes quick changes in processes/tasks that you need to be keep up with. This is mainly due to the nature of this industry. It's always changing and evolving.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to build a career

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

    I have been working at IM Flash Technologies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There are opportunities to advance in the company and these opportunities are made readily available

    Cons

    Shift work, can be more of a "turn the crank" job rather than requiring creativity etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for

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

    I have been working at IM Flash Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The cross-team collaboration is excellent. I can work with people in any department to resolve issues.
    The technology is fascinating and the compensation is very good. I am consistently challenged in my job and am always learning more about the technology that we create. Boredom has never been an issue in my 7+ years of working here.
    Senior management does care about the people and works hard to help employees progress.

    Cons

    As a manager, I think work/life balance sometimes gets thrown off because there's always more work to do and there's a lot of pressure to deliver results quickly on many fronts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many WIG's. Each team/department needs 1-2 top priorities. Too many top priorities makes it tough to achieve any of them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A great place to work!

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

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

    Pros

    I love my job! I have a clear path to promotion. If a person is not getting promoted it is because they are not trying to get promotion. Very challenging and fast paced. Great work/ life balance with the 12 hour shifts.

    Cons

    Some areas still have supervisors that don't hold their people accountable. Meaning that they have people who do absolutely nothing and do nothing about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the dead weight. You have some very talented and motivated people at IM Flash and when you don't deal with the dead weight your superstars will lose motivation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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