Micron Technology
3.0 of 5 428 reviews
www.micron.com Boise, ID 5000+ Employees

Micron Technology Reviews

Updated Apr 9, 2014
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3.0 428 reviews

                             

78% Approve of the CEO

Micron Technology CEO and Director D. Mark Durcan

D. Mark Durcan

(158 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work life balance is decent depending on where you work"
    in 17 reviews
  • "Good people, good pay at higher levels, better if you're in an Engineering or Lead role"
    in 24 reviews
Cons:
  • "Bad work life balance, work long hours, expect call during night time or weekend"
    in 17 reviews
  • "High pressure/stress, under-staffed, low paying for the amount of work expected, long hours"
    in 13 reviews
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Process Engineer (Current Employee)
Manassas, VA

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

Pros3-4 days/ week of 12 hour shift, giving a lot time off

ConsShift engineers can get "free ride" because performance is based on the team, not individual performance

Advice to Senior ManagementAssess individual performance more seriously

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Software Engineer (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at Micron Technology as an intern for less than a year

ProsNice people. Developing cutting-edge technology.

ConsCompensation is between the avarage

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to build experience

Shift Engineer (Former Employee)
Manassas, VA

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

Pros-Friendly people
-Lots of opportunities for promotion
-People motivated huge HR department

Cons-12 hour shifts plus working overnight
-very simple tedious work
-working in a cleanroom even if unnecessary for engineering

Advice to Senior ManagementAdvance to modern day techniques and bring engineering off of shift and the floor to utilize employees talents most effectively

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great first job

Shift Lead Engineer (Current Employee)
Boise, ID

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

ProsGreat money, hard to find such a good paying job right out of college. Shift work allows for long 3 & 4 day weekends. Was able to move up considerably in my first 3 years (pay increased 30%!) but feels like I have now plateaued.

ConsA considerable amount of micro-managing. Only a select number of positions in each processing area (etch, litho, etc) in my department, making it challenging to continue moving up. A lot of promotion opportunities are based on attrition.

Advice to Senior ManagementTrust your engineering team to sustain themselves & make their own decisions.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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great opportunities to grow

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

Prosjob opportunities and health benefits

Consslow growth in career and salary

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great products, Terrifically Bad Corporate Culture

Lead RDA Engineer (Current Employee)
Manassas, VA

I have been working at Micron Technology full-time for more than 8 years

ProsLots of opportunity to grow in knowledge with challenging products and a lot of internal training resources. Plenty of internal opportunities for advancement at the individual contributor level. Compensation is quite good.

ConsVery poor culture. Almost all management are internal promotions for individuals who have been with the company for many years. Little to no fresh perspective is welcome from the outside and the culture is akin to a 1980s production factory which not coincidentally is when the company got its start. Employees are recognized for time of service and long hours as much or more than their performance. Work/Life balance is not encouraged and it is never acceptable to prioritize your family life over work (like leaving an hour early to see a child's play at school). All employees must "badge in" including salaried employees, being 15 minutes late will show up on your annual review which is quite silly for a salaried employee 2010 where performance should be the metric. Working remotely is not allowed. Employees are treated as expendable and individual contributions are expected to fit into the system at every turn, there is little to no change to drive improvements or demonstrate unique skill sets. You are very much a cog in the wheel as they say.... Very unhealthy corporate environment.

Advice to Senior ManagementBring in some outside perspectives at the management and executive level. Recognize that your employee base if your lifeblood. Update your management methodologies by 20+ years.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Money is alright, no growth opportunity unless you live in Boise

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Micron Technology full-time for more than 5 years

ProsExcellent benefits, fair pay. Company is growing and financials are stable.

ConsNo pay raises, only promote people in their Boise office. High pressure jobs. Senior Management has no loyalty to their employees. If profits are not what is expected they are very likely to lay off employees and will not hire the same employees back when profits return. No work life balance. Early morning and late night meetings due to international time zones. Managment does not allow conference calls from home and has a buts in seat mentality.

Advice to Senior ManagementReward your employees and treat them with respect. Instead of laying off your employees offer them other positions.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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good

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Micron Technology

Prosflexible hours, good people, global exposure

Consslow growth, lower level employees not aware of company strategy

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Good company to start career

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Micron Technology

ProsWork on cutting edge technology

ConsNot much recognition, career growth is really slow

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Overall, a positive place to work with competitive salaries and benefits.

Manager (Current Employee)

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

ProsSalary, fast-paced environment, challenging work, talented work force, high tech product, job advancement opportunity.

ConsThe "Good Ole Boy" network still exists, benefits are not what they used to be, top heavy in Information Systems department.

Advice to Senior ManagementPromote employees based on "what they know" not "who they know".

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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