Intematix Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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  1. Quality place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Intematix full-time

    Pros

    This is the best place I've worked at so far. I had wonderful coworkers, decent pay, lots of projects to work on, and my boss helped to accommodate family life by allowing a flexible schedule. Not only that, but I had a certain degree of autonomy that I haven't seen allowed to someone at my level in other companies. The company provides a LOT of training opportunities, for which I am forever grateful. QC and Manufacturing teams worked very hard to help the company produce and test material on time for shipments.

    Cons

    Growing pains, just as with most companies. Employee retention was low due to lack of upward mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Please provide more career growth (upward) mobility to retain trained individuals. By providing responsibility, the necessary authority to do it should follow in time. Focus on intrinsic training & career path planning to reap benefits of improved employee satisfaction and/or retention. Slow down a tiny bit and thoroughly analyze safety, efficiency, yield, etc. and have the processes documented prior to starting a project. Market may be up and down, but organizing things upstream helps immensely to prevent delays that will sway a customer's mind.


  2. Fish rots from the head

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting technology. Some bright people.

    Cons

    Inept leadership. No communication from the top. CEO seems not to care about employees and hides in his office all day.

    Advice to Management

    Get new CEO.


  3. Senior Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Intematix full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with; Free breakfast on Friday; learn a lots because of multifunction work;

    Cons

    Work long hours, poor marketing and management to get right direction for company to grow fast

    Advice to Management

    Listen voice from normal engineer, and work together to grow company; give more opportunity to Engineers to grow themselves


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Poorly managed company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work, new and growing industry

    Cons

    Ad hoc management, poor planning, technology copycat


  6. Helpful (2)

    Disorganized and Unprofessional..

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Intematix full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1. Company are full of talented engineers to work with and readily offers a helping hands. 2. Great people to work with. 3. Challenging work and flexible schedules.

    Cons

    1. Focus on short versus long term goals, quick results, and the metrics for upper management center on accounting versus engineering. 2. Management is designed to serve themselves at the expense of engineers. Executives care more about their bonuses than employee benefits. 3. Meetings are extremely long sometimes up to 2 and 1/2 hours without focus. 4. Way too much favoritism for people from certain nationality especially Chinese. 5. The one thing that stands out the most was the overall unprofessional senior upper management. (CEO can't even say hello back to you when you greet him, no respect at all).

    Advice to Management

    1. If you want long term success you need to show more employee loyalty, eventually you will find out when it is too late that your best talent has gone somewhere else and you are no longer competitive. 2. Screwing people won't make the company more successful, by giving advanced notice for lay-off.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Phosphor materials company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The facility is nice but lots of empty cubicles and filled fancy offices. If you are a phosphor chemist or ex Philips Lumileds or BridgeLux you might be valued. Otherwise, apply at own risk.

    Cons

    Technically intelligent group but lots of in fighting within the fancy offices. Product introductions should be less shot gun approach and better lower quantity strategic introductions with higher probability of market success.

    Advice to Management

    Believe in who you hire, use and promote their talents, show them their worth don't use degrading sarcasm to inspire and drive success.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Intematix isn't the type of company one would want to pursue a future in.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Intematix full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Many friendly people. Nice break room and free breakfast on Fridays. Also every month entertainment, food, and wine is provided.

    Cons

    Most employees don't stay long. Very low salaries and ancient processes. Work load seems to trickle down the ladder when no one wants to take responsibility.

    Advice to Management

    When projects aren't getting done for months on end, hold the Manager responsible.


  9. Helpful (4)

    unprofesional

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - R&D Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - R&D Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Intematix full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Young company plenty of growth opportunity,

    Cons

    Young company making young company mistakes!

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the market!!!


  10. Helpful (2)

    Disorganized

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Materials Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Materials Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intematix full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice co-workers at lower levels 25 cent vending machine but who really cares Free breakfast on Fridays...mostly bagels and company picnic in summer.

    Cons

    Management This place is a sinking ship. Can't get its act together after all these years There are managers without people to manage and the ones that have people don't know what they're doing

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company


  11. Helpful (4)

    Unsatisfactory Place to Work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intematix full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are some really great people working at this company.

    Cons

    Too top heavy in management. You need to have been an employee at Bridgelux or Phillips Lumileds to be considered of value to management. The CEO clearly does not consider the employees important to the organization. He does not walk around and talk to them. He stays in his office. When he does come out, it's a 50/50 chance you will be acknowledged. He rarely communicates to the employees, even when important announcements come out. Benefits are the pits. You pay too much in co-insurance. No 401k match. No tuition reimbursement. This wouldn't be so bad, if it was a great place to work, but it's not. Workload is too heavy, need more workers to do the work.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring so many directors & VP, especially in sales & marketing. You need more workers to do the work, not directors. Pay attention to the business, not just the sales. Quality of the product is inconsistent. Sell on value, quality & relationship, not just price. Take the time to listen to the employees. Get all the facts before jumping into "fixing" things.



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