International Rectifier

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International Rectifier Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
74 Reviews
3.1
74 Reviews
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International Rectifier President, CEO, and Director Oleg Khaykin
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47 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • good work life balance, average benefits, (in 4 reviews)

  • Good company to start out with and get your feet wet before you move on (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Too many things to list company needs a complete rebuild with upper management (in 7 reviews)

  • This is the higher ups maintaining their salaries and stock options at the expense of everyone else (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Very Good Start

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Leominster, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Leominster, MA

    I have been working at International Rectifier full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity to get hands on experience with many processes.
    Management is typically very supportive of engineers who seek to improve themselves via classes, etc

    Cons

    Sometimes internal issues developed between coworkers who have worked together for extended periods of time can hinder progress on projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Could work for you...

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

    I have been working at International Rectifier full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly people, mutilcultural, global, nice environment

    Cons

    Too much politics at the top

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make people as a true asset of the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Lousy place to work at IR Temecula.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Temecula, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Temecula, CA

    I worked at International Rectifier full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay was fair. That's about all I can say for Pros.

    Cons

    Management was terrible. Lies, intimidation and threats from Management were commonplace. Every year the benefits decreased and medical costs increased.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees as people, not cogs to be replaced when they burn out from over-work, low pay, high stress, no recognition, decreasing benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company to start career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at International Rectifier full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good flexibility to learn from cross functional groups and technology know how
    Flexible work
    Family Environment

    Cons

    Poor communication between BU and Design groups
    Too many changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain better communiation with empliyees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Ok place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Leominster, MA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Leominster, MA

    I worked at International Rectifier full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very fast paced environment, good opportunity to learn and work in a high tech industry. Overall some really good people work at IR. But the negatives outweigh any positives.

    Cons

    Poor benefits, not a lot of vacation time or holidays. Management doesn't value its employees. They care ONLY about pushing as hard as they can to make the numbers. Constant firefighting (almost nonstop, always an emergency, rush) especially at the end of quarter. Extremely poor planning, balancing of work load. Mandatory overtime for most. Don't expect very many raises after being hired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up! and appreciate your employees, your poor management skills are causing you to loose employees at a high rate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Application Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at International Rectifier full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice peoples and environment, life balance. Due to small group, you might have a lot of opportunity to explore different areas.

    Cons

    Depends on your boss/supervisor, you can get no raise for 5 year or you might get promotion every year.Overall pay is not great but OK, benefit is not good.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It's okay.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Operator in Leominster, MA
    Current Employee - Test Operator in Leominster, MA

    I have been working at International Rectifier full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for cross-departmental problem resolutions. Nice social culture. Great locations with no long highway commute.

    Cons

    Micromanagers can slow down progress. Many people of value are overlooked while others that are mediocre excel due to politics.Managers vary from nearly useless to stellar.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on providing consistent communication. Let supervisors do their jobs rather than micromanaging. Stop giving people that fail to improve more chances. recognize milestones.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Nice place to work, pleasant environment. Salary and benefits are pretty good.

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

    I have been working at International Rectifier full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Mostly friendly and pleasant people at the company. Good company culture. Plenty of work to keep us all busy but not overloaded most of the time. Work is interesting and challenging.

    Cons

    Not enough focus on engineering or investment in new lab and office equipment. Too much politics and a lot of cronyism. Too much butt covering and not enough cooperation, typical office games. Compensation is decent but there have been no pay raises for several years, bonuses and stock options are sporadic.
    Not much recognition for long serving staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more incentives for engineers and encourage more creativity to retain talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    IT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at International Rectifier full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good team. Nice people to work with. Very good place to work.

    Cons

    Raise of salary dose not happen often.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    "You're lucky to have a Job"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leominster, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leominster, MA

    I worked at International Rectifier full-time

    Pros

    Only reason is relative Logistics.

    Cons

    Grossly underpaid. Upper management are like our Politicians. They have their hands in the till while the workers bust their butts. No cost of living increases. Raises if ever given are 1-3% at best (for the workers that is...) HR is on the side of the Company and always find the loop holes to screw the worker to whom they consider a disposable commodity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pray the economy doesn't get better as you'll have no one other than Managers doing your work.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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