International Rectifier Reviews

Updated April 18, 2015
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  1. IT

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    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Raise of salary dose not happen often.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Stepping Stone

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technician
    Current Employee - Technician

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers and work schedual.

    Cons

    Too many things to list company needs a complete rebuild with upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to pick up moral.

  3. Good Place To Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Rectifier full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Love the people I work with. Management believes in hands off approach and manages more by objective as long as results are there. Pay is well above average. Management has been very accessible when needed but let me do the job without micromanaging. Products are some of the best in our industry and getting better. It is an exciting time at IR and I think Oleg has the right skillset to take IR to next level.

    Cons

    Company 401K match is pitiful!! Some of our internal systems leave a lot to be desired and should be upgraded. Changing to SAP did not solve most of our system problems and in fact made some of them worse.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the 401K!! Consider looking at better internal systems, most of SAP systems are horrible!!

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Worst fab in California

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Equipment Maintenance Technician III in Temecula, CA
    Current Employee - Equipment Maintenance Technician III in Temecula, CA

    I have been working at International Rectifier full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Good co-workers at the lower levels.
    -not a bad College tuition reimbursement program.

    Cons

    -Upper management (top heavy)
    -6 years without a raise
    -Poor training of equipment techs
    -Condescending R&M supervisor on C shift.
    -Incompetent R&M supervisor on A shift.
    -Company does not pay for experience
    -Company rarely promotes from within.
    -Company just got sold
    -Promotions are not based on competence but on politics

    Advice to Management

    Fire each other.
    Listen to your employees.
    Stop disrespecting your people with extremely low pay.
    Focus on morale issues.
    Bring back quarterly bonuses
    Bring back company picnics
    Bring back RAISES!!!!

  6. Helpful (1)

    job experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at International Rectifier full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good work life balance, average benefits,

    Cons

    personal growth is limited, training is limited.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Its a job....

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Equipment Technician in Temecula, CA
    Current Employee - Equipment Technician in Temecula, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, overtime available if the demand for product is there. Pretty stable company to work for.

    Cons

    New management has a knee jerk reaction to any problem that may arise. There to quick to make what they think is the right decision when if they would give it more time and thought plus get input from the people that do the actual work things could run a little smoother.

  8. Helpful (2)

    It's a job.......but for how long?

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    401K match is OK, built in OT for shift workers, night shift diff of 10% and due to a shortage of technicians there is plenty of additional OT.

    Cons

    There are so many......
    -Management is out of touch with what is going on.
    -Engineers have no idea how to perform the jobs where they are supposed to be the experts. -Managers are appointed by the buddy that they were "pulled behind" since they have all been working together for years.
    -There is nearly ZERO chance of advancing your career within this location.
    -Technicians are treated poorly and are expected to be miracle workers on outdated equipment with nowhere near the resources available to rebuild/refurb what should have been decommissioned a decade ago.

    Even with the mass exodus of talent running out the door, there is no sign from the upper management that they know there is a problem. Too many people bury their heads in the sand to avoid looking for solutions to the problems and wonder why things don't change.

    If things don't turn around fairly quickly, the majority of the company's manufacturing will be done in foundry's or overseas and not at this location. Quality is suffering from years of mismanagement and employee neglect.

    Advice to Management

    The lack of actual leadership at this location is heartbreaking. When I started with this company it had a very bright future and I couldn't have asked for a better place to work. Over the last 3-4 years, the quality of personnel appointed to "leadership" positions has declined to such a low point that many of us are being pushed out by their sheer incompetence. Invest in the people that can make a positive difference. Train or replace "managers" that are out of touch with the people they are supposed to set an example for, mentor and lead. Stop allowing people to move from one position into another just because he's so-and-so's buddy and he's worked there forever. There is a larger pool of qualified people working here that are being held back because they are not in the "in crowd", haven't worked there 15+ years or worked with someone for years at other locations. Get rid of the mismanagers that are souring the workforce before it is too late to turn this site around. There are people that actually care about this location and could do a lot of good that are looking for employment elsewhere. Rather than continuing the current spiral downward, start replacing engineers and managers that are only interested in the ability to put a different title on their resume for the next job offer.

    Start actually enforcing site and company policy. There are a lot of good "rules" on the wall that are not enforced by the supervisors that could curb some of the resentment that is building.

  9. Don't work here.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leominster, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leominster, MA

    I worked at International Rectifier full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Honestly, the only pro is the free hot chocolate.

    Cons

    The managers are terrible humans and don't care about the quality of the work as long as they make their numbers, therefor hiring temps constantly and letting them go. No chance of growth within the company. If you're not constantly kissing someone's butt you're put on a naughty list and treated poorly.

  10. 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 International Rectifier

    Pros

    Flexibility, Great People and Culture

    Cons

    Requires more Systems and resources.

  11. Helpful (4)

    Lots of highs and lows with no end in sight.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Rectifier

    Pros

    Depending on the technology group you work in, OT is highly encouraged. 4-3, 3-4 work weeks with 12 hour shifts so you get a nice amount of built in OT.

    There are a lot of talented individuals in the ranks and most are willing share their knowledge if you know how to ask.

    Cons

    Required to take up to 4 days PTO per quarter due to lower than expected profits. Employees with less than 15 years at this company do not earn PTO fast enough to build a meaningful balance which would afford them the ability to take a real vacation.

    Raises are limited to your annual review cycle and some of the managers seem to feel like the money comes directly out of their pockets. Make sure any promise of a raise or promotion is in writing prior to acceptance, or you will never see it.

    Bonuses. First year with IR, objectives were met four quarters in a row. Next couple of years, no payouts to technicians, yet others in management were still rewarded, even though goals were not met. There is a new plan in place for this year so it could improve.

    Do not expect to move up. This site is all about who you know. If you haven't worked with someone in the inner circle before, you are very limited on ability to move up, even with 4-5 star revaluations and higher education.

    If you are a motivated and driven worker, you will be irritated by laziness and incompetence, especially with the way it is tolerated because an employee has "worked here forever". There has got to be a warehouse full of skeletons somewhere.....

    Advice to Management

    Realize that your employees are people. There are a lot of motivated individuals that enjoy working here that are planning their exits because you can't get it together. You keep promoting managers that bury problems and refuse to take action to ensure this site can reduce costs and increase profitability.

    30 year old equipment breaks. Spend the money to either overhaul what can be refurbished or replace it with better technology that can improve the bottom line. When scrap rates are high and not improving, it will save more money in the long run to spend a little more now. Sometimes a one year ROE just isn't a good business plan. This company will never hit it's ultimate cost per layer goals at this site if the techs have to continuously hold equipment together with paper clips, bubble gum and a prayer. (Figuratively of course)

    Stop "appointing" people to new positions when they fail at another one. Just because someone has been here forever, doesn't mean that they are the right person for the job. The "buddy hook-ups" are not good business practice and it's killing an already low morale. Unfortunately this practice is favored from the operator ranks to the director levels and there is no end in sight to the insanity.

    There is a complete disconnect in accountability preaching and practice. Some people are just not cutout to lead. They may be a great person, but the lack of consistent direction and ever changing priorities are driving talent away and costing the company money.

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