Micron Technology
3.1 of 5 465 reviews
www.micron.com Boise, ID 5000+ Employees

Micron Technology Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2014
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3.1 465 reviews

                             

79% Approve of the CEO

Micron Technology CEO and Director D. Mark Durcan

D. Mark Durcan

(180 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "They overload you with work and never care about your work life balance"
    in 19 reviews
  • "Good people, good pay at higher levels, better if you're in an Engineering or Lead role"
    in 21 reviews
Cons:
  • "If you are embedded in operations or working in a global role, work-life balance is not guaranteed"
    in 21 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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    It's been good till now.

    Design Verification Engineer (Current Employee)
    Folsom, CA

    ProsWork/life balance is good, company growth rate has recently been great and is expected to continue.
    Wide portfolio of memory products.

    ConsIt still needs to establish itself in the NAND market which is critical for future growth.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork on improving Micron's position in the NAND market.

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

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    Great company to work for

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat people and good benefits.

    ConsThe is a large company culture with some bureaucracy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay for performance was definitely a motivator for some and a good way to reward already outstanding employees

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Process Engineer (Current Employee)
    Manassas, VA

    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)
    Boise, ID

    Prosgood management, good company and people

    ConsBoise is not a big city

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

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

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    One year in - looking good.

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Boise, ID

    ProsProfessional atmosphere; motivated coworkers; work/life balanced; promising outlook.

    ConsCareer advancement slow; compensation is low-average; some dead weight in the company; must commit to Boise (which has few other engineering options if something happens).

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove efficiency to reduce overhead; get rid of "lifers" who are just barely performing; work to bring in other tech companies to Boise to make it a new tech hub.

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

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    good

    Probe Engineer (Current Employee)
    Boise, ID

    Prosvery relaxed work environment. bosses are fun loving

    Consnot competitive for freshers, Not very flexible with timings

    Advice to Senior Managementits good

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

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    Great experience, I learned a lot.

    Product Engineer Intern (Current Employee)
    Boise, ID

    ProsMicron takes care of their employees. Competitive pay and great benefits. On-site medical clinic and gym. Possibility to travel the world. Promotions are not based on education but performance. Everyone works together and is willing to help you meet your goals

    ConsIt's in Boise, so it's not for everyone. Other than that I did not experience any other cons except the summer heat in Boise.

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

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    Great company with excellent benefits and flexible work environment.

    Subject Matter Expert (Former Employee)
    Boise, ID

    ProsI started my career as a software engineer and advanced to a subject matter expert when I left 10 years later. There was never a dull moment at Micron. Enabling automation for a 24x7 factory was challenging but exciting. The opportunities for advancement are numerous. As long as you are adding value to the organization, you get complete freedom to do what you like to do and prove yourself. The organization structure is informal and flexible. Company promotes a good work-life balance.

    ConsThe semi-conductor industry is highly competitive and requires constant upkeep with technological advancements. Failing to do so leads to loss of market share and eventually the company could be forced out of the market.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSome tension exists across different production facilities of the company. Some sites feel their needs are underrepresented. This could be overcome by promoting cross-site dialogue and communication.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It all depends on who you work for

    Principal Technician (Current Employee)
    Manassas, VA

    Pros-Good people, good pay at higher levels, better if you're in an Engineering or Lead role.
    -Almost all policies in the Team Member Handbook are guidelines that are enforced differently by different sups/leads, naturally.
    -Benefits are probably better than most, good vacation time accrual, gets better the longer you're with the company.
    -Work life balance is decent depending on where you work.
    -Spot bonuses at the discretion of dept. management.
    -Overall training program is decent when the company deems it important, most position training (outside of software) is on the job where there can be lots of tribal knowledge that get missed.
    -Makes the effort to reward (bagel parties, ice cream socials, company branded clothing) for company/site milestones or goals, although sometimes this is executed awkwardly ('collectible' magnets for one goal met) and without much consideration for the audience.

    Cons-Promotions are 'checklist' items; do your time and don't screw up too much, you'll get to the next level... puts a lot of people who can't do the job in key positions.
    -Raises are based on market reviews and management discretion; again, don't screw up and you'll get a raise if you're peers outside of the company are getting higher wages, but if there is no increase, no raise which doesn't reward those putting in extra effort.
    -Almost all items in the Team Member Handbook are guidelines that are enforced differently by different sups/leads, this leads to lots of confusion and frustration when leadership changes.
    -Even though this is a manufacturing company that runs 24-7, it is mostly geared toward the 8-5 crowd. Case in point, during the recent earthquake in VA, 1st shift was given the OK to go home out of safety concerns, while the fab teams were cleaning up broken wafers/recovering down equipment; should have been all hands on deck!
    -Almost all of the software used was developed in house, with most of those developers gone, and is being held together by a prayer. Buggy, bloated and slow, the software frequently hangs or crashes making quick decisions or data analysis very difficult.
    -Most problems are responded to reactively vs. proactively; an enormously vast amount of data is collected, but rarely used to spot trends or predicted future failures.
    -Penny wise, pound foolish; will spend 'small' amounts (cause we have to cut our spend every year!) on rebuilt parts that arrive DOA or fail early, not taking into account the cost of the downtime of the tool.
    -General lack of repercussions
    -Lots of 1st shift responsibilities push onto shift workers; Equipment Owners are mainly tasked with tracking the metrics of their workstations vs. improving documentation, procedures, parts availability/reliability, mentoring more junior technicians. Process Owners are oblivious to what happens on the floor, they are in meetings all day and will page/IM the fab with requests in stead of carrying their lazy selfs up the to fab and doing it. Documentation, SPC chart names, recipe names, recipe travelers can be months out of date. Years old recipes can reside on the tools, leading to scrap.
    -LOTS of department hoping, many people work in an area for a year and get bored, thinking the know everything, and start looking for opportunities in other area. This is the semiconductor industry, you won't ever know everything get over yourself.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep your transformation commitment, the recent changes have had a positive impact on morale so stick to it. Spend some time with the grunts on the front line, find out how things really are. Continue to cull the ranks of the ineffective or those just doing enough to get by.

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

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    A great career development and learning experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsMany good leaders. Most are great mentors and focus on developing the next generation of leadership for the company. Micron has a very positive culture with many team members clearly invested in continuing the success of the company

    ConsIt is a large company. Consequently, it has the overhead associated with a larger organization. This includes some internal processes taking a lot of time.

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

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