Infineon Technologies

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Infineon Technologies Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
166 Reviews
3.5
166 Reviews
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Infineon Technologies CEO Dr. Reinhard Ploss
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance , Nice and motivated teams (in 25 reviews)

  • The working environment is life balance promoting (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Limited positions to clime beyond middle management (in 5 reviews)

  • Difficult to advance on the technical ladder as there are already lots of people and too less vacant positions, crowded (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Very dangerous to join

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Munich (Germany)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Munich (Germany)

    I have been working at Infineon Technologies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very laid back, no work pressure, seems to have some processes in place

    Cons

    Seems to allow managers to change mind on people immediately on having someone join. I was hired in the central corporate function and the interview was hasty, I was told to come on my own expense. Just 2 months on joining I was told to find another position within the company or leave in 6 months. No compensation for having shifted countries to take up the offer. The HR was totally absent in the whole procedure and seems to have no power at all. As I learnt, a hasty hiring decision was made expecting a hiring freeze, but then later when there there turned out to be no hiring freeze, the manager wanted to bring in a more suitable candidate by background.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strengthen processes and HR to prevent abuse by managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Working life is not balanced. Production and process are the main targets. Always need to answer for everything.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer  in  Melaka (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Melaka (Malaysia)

    I have been working at Infineon Technologies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible working hours is the ONLY plus point.
    This applies ONLY if your in indirect department.
    Indirect will enjoy all this.

    Cons

    Too many racist managers.
    Too much politicking
    Promotion based on race.
    Too many hands in completing task given.
    Process engineers are paid less but required to run the company.
    Please do not join as process engineer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please step in asap before you lose ll the good employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Horrible to work as a contract employee.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Infineon Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    No respect. They behave contractors like baggers.

    Cons

    not a good place to work with. management is not at all good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn from Philips.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Be careful when joining

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Strategy Development  in  Munich (Germany)
    Former Employee - Strategy Development in Munich (Germany)

    I worked at Infineon Technologies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Does seem to have some processes and low work pressure, although the HR is non-existent as noted in the other reviews.

    Cons

    Non existent HR, as noted in the other reviews. I was hired in the corporate strategy team in a haphazard way, just one face to face interview paid for at my own expense and brought into Munich from another country. Just 2 months later I was told I do not fit into the level of seniority and asked to find another job till the end of the probationary period. HR just a passive bystander and not even prepared to help me get some compensation for having shifted family into a new country or any expenses for shifting back. In the end my previous employer rescued me, but I would caution anyone thinking of joining, especially from another country.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strengthen or train HR

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Everything is fine

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

    I have been working at Infineon Technologies

    Pros

    high level technical know-how of employee

    Cons

    bad business perspective, incompetitve in marketing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    x

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Should not be a first choice employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Engineer  in  Munich (Germany)
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Munich (Germany)

    I worked at Infineon Technologies

    Pros

    - Good work/life balance
    - Competitive pay
    - Chance to work on very advanced technology

    Cons

    - People very protective of their positions, reluctant to share information
    - Management can behave disgracefully towards employees
    - Promotion often not based on merit, nepotism rife

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and actually manage, rather than playing political games with employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    IFX is doomed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer  in  Munich (Germany)
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Munich (Germany)

    I have been working at Infineon Technologies

    Pros

    - exciting technologies
    - Infineon is the technology leader in a couple of market segments which could be the basis for a sustainable profitable company
    - and will probably evolve as a good company to work for once it's current trouble blow over

    Cons

    - the organizational setup of the company is an unlimited source of frustration
    - IFX managament is constantly a victim to it's own lies
    - Infineon has terrible corporate governance (it's supervisory board is controlled by SIEMENS which obviously does not have a clear idea how to setup a profitable compay
    - Infineon's way of management tends to ignore reality and is mostly surprised when they ultimately have to face it
    - the best CEO IFX ever had was recently ousted (W.Ziebart)
    - working for IFX is like banging your head against the wall 24/7
    - Infineon's technical ladder system is completely degraded and absolutely demotivating
    (in reality it creates 2nd class employees, which can be pushed around by whomever is not part of the technical ladder). There is no system in place which makes sure that grades on the technical ladder are awarded based on merits. It is rather driven by politics and proximity to the headquarter

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - face reality for once
    - merge with a company which knows how to run a company in that field, Infineon is a lost case
    - stop reorganizing the company on the paper only (usually the organization chart is not worth the paper it is printed on)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Interesting, but overall unsatisfying

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Employee - Intern in Bucharest (Romania)

    I worked at Infineon Technologies as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Senior engineers tend to forget about students or interns even if they were assigned as mentors to them.

    Cons

    Lack of mentors or people willing to make you feel comfortable and get to know all the aspects of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Working with Infineon and it's pros & cons

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

    I have been working at Infineon Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Employee recreational benefits are higher. Those who want to stay in service for a longer year Infineon is the right place

    Cons

    Increment and bonus payment are well below average of local market.
    Appraisal not been done in a fair manner

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    not a good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer  in  Graz (Austria)
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Graz (Austria)

    I have been working at Infineon Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I would put only flexibility in timing and all in pay contracts, rather than that i cannot see anything impressive here.

    Cons

    department manager has no idea about the his main responsibilities and employee work, no good salaries, no training's, forget about your career/technical ladder stuff :(

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try to replace department managers with somebody who has a sound knowledge about what he is responsible for atleast.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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