International Rectifier Reviews

Updated June 23, 2015
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  1. Good company to start career

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

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

    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 Management

    Maintain better communiation with empliyees


  2. Ok place to work

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  3. Application Engineer

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


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  5. It's okay.

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

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

    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 Management

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


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

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

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

    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 Management

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


  7. "You're lucky to have a Job"

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

    I worked at International Rectifier full-time

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  8. IT

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


  9. Helpful (1)

    Stepping Stone

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


  10. Good Place To Work

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


  11. Helpful (1)

    Worst fab in California

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



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