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Micron Technology Reviews in Boise, ID

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
189 Reviews
3.3
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Micron Technology CEO and Director D. Mark Durcan
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They overload you with work and never care about your work life balance (in 25 reviews)

  • Good people, good pay at higher levels, better if you're in an Engineering or Lead role (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • They will take whatever you give so it's up to you if you do not have a work-life balance (in 26 reviews)

  • Employees are recognized for time of service and long hours as much or more than their performance (in 16 reviews)

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  1.  

    Senior Failure Analysis Technician

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    Former Employee - Senior Failure Analyisis Technician in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Senior Failure Analyisis Technician in Boise, ID

    I worked at Micron Technology full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for, competitive salary, benefits and education benefits.

    Cons

    Only Con is working nights as a technician. Just didn't work with my family schedule.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work, but promotion path is rocky at best

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer II in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Process Engineer II in Boise, ID

    I have been working at Micron Technology full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great paid time off system, benefits are strong, and it is hard to beat the starting salaries in Boise, ID. Enjoy working on complex problems and see recommendations get a serious consideration.

    Cons

    Promotion path is not consistent between organizations within the company. In one area you can be told by management that you will not get a promotion to a certain level because of your degree. However, move to another department and the game totally changes and you can get promoted. This is two different areas in the same company! The yearly survey is also a joke. When you see a specific area review their experiences as poor year after year and having the lowest satisfaction scores compared to all other areas, management needs to take a step back and try to change that path. However, management seems to not take the data to heart and attribute the low scores the a few "grumpy"members.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to make the promotional process the same for all departments within the company. You can't have certain areas putting road block for promotion while other areas providing fast passes. Management needs to take the annual surveys more seriously our don't waste our time and company resources to conduct the survey.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    its amazing and love it

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    Current Employee - Technician in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Technician in Boise, ID

    I have been working at Micron Technology full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    friendly environment and its amazing

    Cons

    long hours but its worth it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Manager of Manufacturing

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    Current Employee - Manager of LED Product Manufacturing and Operations in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Manager of LED Product Manufacturing and Operations in Boise, ID

    I have been working at Micron Technology full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Brilliant people, Company cares about the employees. This is demonstrated through their open door policy. Each employee is welcome to approach any manager regardless of level and have a discussion concerning issues, decisions, changes and I never saw negative repercussions. Management typically get back to the employee with a follow-up and to provide additional information around the concern. I have seen decisions change when line level employees care enough to speak up and make management aware of the consequences of decisions or strategies.

    Cons

    Tough industry to make a profit in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tough industry to make a profit in. Micron needs to look to other markets with more vigor. They have the technology to led any industry that makes use of Fab production. Competition is tough in memory used in the traditional PC, computer, phone and game device markets. There are more and as large of markets that require chips and Micron need to aggressively go after these markets.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Uninspiring

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID

    I have been working at Micron Technology

    Pros

    Decent starting salary; time off plan (TOP) is fairly generous; most people seem down to earth and nice; cafeteria has decent food, and there are two Starbucks locations on site; fitness center and clinic (although, a very disorganized and at times unprofessional clinic) on site; medical insurance premiums are reasonable; Boise is a very nice city; it's nice to work at a headquarters that is also located on site at an R&D facility since you can actually see what is going on in operations.

    Cons

    Antiquated software that is unsupported and close to losing its functionality; very low emphasis on making progressive changes in environmental/sustainability practices; no cost of living raises; only extremely high performers get performance bonuses and I think managers find petty reasons to score people lower to avoid paying bonuses; very unclear promotion path that is subject to the whim of individual supervisors; Micron does not pay for professional associations, PE licenses (from what I've seen anyway), or classes from third party sources that would be beneficial; the interns I've interacted with were family members of current employees (not hired from a competitive pool of applicants); very hesitant to hire managers from outside the organization that would benefit Micron by bringing in new views; "cube world" with bullpens and a lot of noise; no repercussions for yelling at or demeaning other employees; frequent behavior by men that could easily be described as sexual harassment (yet female managers receiving this treatment seem to do nothing about it); criticism if you dare ask a lot of questions or question the way things have always been done; way too many meetings; too many people graduated from BSU, University of Idaho, or other Idaho colleges, and they badly need people who have attended other colleges; many team members don't seem very bright; no company car available to conduct business off site, so you pretty much have to use your own car or refuse to perform the task; you generally cannot work from home unless you're willing to explain exactly what you plan to do at home; many people have to keep complete time sheets of all tasks, even if they are salaried; you are expected to take an hour lunch even if you don't want to; and worst of all, site access is by key card, and you can be sure (despite what some might say) that someone is tracking when you leave and arrive and how much time you spend on site (which is not fair for salaried employees).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay for professional development. Value employees who are willing to speak up and question that way things are done. Do not track the whereabouts of salaried employees as if they are hourly. Address potential sexual harassment before you find it being addressed by a lawsuit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    I've loved the company for may years but things are changing.

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    Current Employee - Technician in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Technician in Boise, ID

    I have been working at Micron Technology full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Micron is not afraid to spend money on the latest technology to compete in the global marketplace. The amount of vacation time is pretty good especially if your area works holidays you can get 4 weeks off your first year. Pay is good for the Boise area. Overall we are treated very well.

    Cons

    Micron is in the process of changing it's CEO from Mark Durcan to Mark Adams. Mark Adams brilliant idea is to simply work everybody much harder. Management is now extremely concerned with numbers and not as concerned with quality as they used to be. Also Micron seems to have a lot of management who don't really do that much except go to meetings but not usually with the people they actually manage. You will defiantly experience layoffs if you stay at Micron more than a few years. I have seen four rounds of layoffs in my time there. Also one of the rounds was totally unnecessary. Micron was making money hand over fist yet still did a 5% layoff. Goals for promotion are extremely verge but promotions do happen especially to very top performers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be closed to suggestions. I have watched many employees with good ideas quickly shot down. Middle management is extremely resisted to change. Upper management seem much more open to change. Also don't push so hard for numbers. Quality is suffering and employee dissatisfaction is growing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Process engineer

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Boise, ID

    I have been working at Micron Technology

    Pros

    Good pay good benefit and good start for fresh graduate

    Cons

    Too much Politics, hard to get promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote good employee rather than those who talk more than they do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Red states are not great for women

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    Former Employee - Yield Enhancement Engineer in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Yield Enhancement Engineer in Boise, ID

    I worked at Micron Technology full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Top notch technology, good benefits, good general attitude. Boise Idaho is a great place for men

    Cons

    For women I would seriously reconsider moving to boise idaho. It is a small town that is stuck in the 1960s in terms of women's rights. Women are accepted as 4 things: stay at home wife, teacher, secretary, nurse. That's it. Much of this ideology is carried into the work place at micron. I had coworkers make remarks such as "I don't understand how people make a household work with two working parents, that could be bad for the kids". I also found that you get a lot of teasing and strange remarks that you don't get in larger, more liberal cities. It's also never a good idea to work for a company that is the "only game in town" but that's up to you.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    good company to start up and retire

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Quality Engineer in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Product Quality Engineer in Boise, ID

    I have been working at Micron Technology full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nice company to care people

    Cons

    not good for career development

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Process Engineer

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Boise, ID

    I have been working at Micron Technology full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good benefits and vacation. top notch process and technology (in some aspect). good resources and some co-workers are real exporters.

    Cons

    poor management and inefficient operation. Very limited career development. Little raise. Very hard to get promotion even you meet the basic conditions for promotion. Some leads/managers are very "push".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More career opportunity for employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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