IM Flash Technologies

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IM Flash Technologies Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
118 Reviews
3.8
118 Reviews
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IM Flash Technologies Co-CEOs Keyvan Esfarjani & Guy Blalock
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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
  • Joint Venture between Intel and Micron is a marriage made in purgatory, neither heaven nor hell but contracted for 10 years (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.  

    A great place to work!

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    • 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
  2.  

    This has been a solid company to work for as long as you keep in mind it is a big company and not a mom and pop business

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

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

    Pros

    I have half of the year off. I have great medical, dental and vision benefits. There is a good employee recognition program in place. They have a tuition reimbursement program going to help support the employees growth and personal development (as long as it is in line with company interests).

    Cons

    The shifts are 12 hours plus a little bit. Working inside the fabrication area requires wearing of a head to toe cleanroom jumpsuit and hood with a mask. There is sometimes a really big feel of being an unimportant cog in the machine. There is often a leadership by committee mentality and also a "big government" mentality where people who should be making decisions will not do it without full backing of a larger group or they will enforce programs even when they don't work just because "the boss said we have to so I am telling you to do it."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay open to input for improvements from the floor level and if you are going to shoot something down, at least give it consideration first and then tell the person making the suggestion why the idea was rejected.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Best company I have worked for in my 33 working years.

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

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

    Pros

    Time Off Plan
    Great Atmosphere
    Quality People
    Core Values

    Cons

    Difficulty adjusting to rotating schedule every 4 months.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great job, takes effort to make it a great career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Values based at all levels of the company.
    Highly committed fast-paced environment .
    Company is open to and actively looks for improvements. Lots of opportunity to tackle challenging projects and initiatives.
    Individual growth is expected and supported with a growing amount of structure and clarity.
    Benefits (medical, dental, 401k, short & long-term bonuses) can be very good

    Cons

    Bonuses are dependent on the macro-economics of the industry
    Shift-work can be difficult to adjust to and for families to manage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to develop leadership at all levels of the organization and drive more team member development accountability to the manager and supervisor levels in the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Overall Great Place to Work

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

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

    Pros

    Face paced work environment, good people to work with, good bonus system

    Cons

    rotating shifts, long hours, good old boys network for promotions into management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotions should not be based on the number of hours worked, but what the individual can contribute to the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Being the best at what we do is fulfilling and rewarding, we make the world mobile and smart!

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

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

    Pros

    The quality of the people who work here, and the ability to achieve difficult goals working together has to be one of the top benefits of working for IM Flash. The work ethic is probably unmatched anywhere else. And the chance to be at the forefront of technology development makes every workday worth it. Plenty of recreation activities in the surrounding mountains, canyons, lakes, and parks make the off days fun and relaxing.

    Cons

    The company by international standards is very small, with less than 2,000 employees. This has limited the opportunities to grow in experience of the various areas of manufacturing and has somewhat restricted the potential knowledge that could be gained of the vast scope of semiconductor manufacturing. Opportunities to interview for either of the parent companies (Intel and Micron) is almost non-existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more growth opportunities. One way to provide this is to allow more movement between departments. By understanding another area, I would be a better contributor to the companies overall success. Some team members are still in the same job they started in and I believe they stagnate without change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent Job, tough to build a Career

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, competitive pay, very generous time off, decent and mostly reliable bonuses. Work is challenging, fast paced, and varied/interesting. It is a great job and works well for work/life balance.

    Cons

    Advancement/raises are difficult to get -- requires employee to complete a cumbersome justification document and then justify it to their manager to get advanced within their current position (feels like it's intentionally made difficult to get advanced). There is not a lot of opportunity to advance upward into new positions and the advancement that does occur is often given to those that are insiders to the former Micron group. When times are tough for the parent companies, Micron pushes the same cost cutting measures on IM Flash employees that they enforce on their own people (freeze bonuses, reduce pay, freeze 401k matching) even though we are separate business units, but the upside of employee stock options is not there for IM Flash employees when times are good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-vamp the promotion/advancement process so that employees don't have to feel like they are writing and defending their doctoral dissertation to get a raise or promotion. Supervisors should have discretion to make advancements for high performers without having to go through this process or making it completely incumbent on the employee to make it happen. Work to open up more career advancement opportunities for people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the best companies to work for but still needs improvement

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

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

    Pros

    Core values based company (great core values), Utah offers great outdoor entertainment, pay is competitive for the area, good benefits including bonuses (unless the market is down) and the company is always trying to improve and create a better environment for the team members.

    Cons

    The company is people focused and, in my opinion, too people focused. From a Supervisor's view, it is difficult to manage when everything has to be documented and proven with the view that we will be sued for firing someone. It also makes it very difficult to talk to your directs and worry about hurting their feelings and being reported to your manager or to HR.
    Advancement opportunities into management (M1 or >) seem to be few and far between. And now, unless your current job is Process related, it is nearly impossible to get an M1 position.
    I don't like the fact that I have stayed at the same income level for multiple years without any raise.
    Management will sometimes create a mandate for the Supervisors to fulfill and when it is put into action on the floor, the reports get upset and complain to management and then management changes direction. This creates the impression that the Supervisors are going rogue and are not being supported. This has happened a few times to me personally.
    Salaried team members are expected to sacrifice their days off for the company too often. I understand having to make sacrifices sometimes but it has become the norm instead of the exception. Coming in on your days off for meetings or for classes has become a weekly expectation, at least for my department they have. If you don't and you skip and take your day off, then you are looked at as not being committed or caring about your job or the success of the team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

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

    • 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

    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

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