Micron Technology Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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  1. Helpful (4)

    Uninspiring

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID

    I have been working at Micron Technology

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

    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 Management

    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.

  2. Fun place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator

    I worked at Micron Technology full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible work hours for family life.

    Cons

    Market instability and prone to layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    No layoffs

  3. Helpful (1)

    Working at Micron

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    If you do your job they will take care of you in general. You still might be subject to a layoff. If you are one of the top performers (excel in your job, have the right education), of course you have a better chance of getting laid off.

    Cons

    Can get some managers that are a little off. Just do your best and look for opportunities.

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  5. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  6. summer intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Micron Technology

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    friendly environment, regular hours, ok food

    Cons

    as an intern didn't get many perks,

  7. Helpful (1)

    Process engineer

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    • Senior Management
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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

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

    Pros

    Good pay good benefit and good start for fresh graduate

    Cons

    Too much Politics, hard to get promotion

    Advice to Management

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

  8. Do more with less seems to be the motto...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Micron Technology

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

    Pros

    Pay, career opportunities, options for travel.

    Cons

    Vague expectations, diminishing equity benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Don't wait until the needs are so large that reaction is the only way out, be proactive...

  9. review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Micron Technology full-time (more than 3 years)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is forward looking company that has traditional roots where there is some sense of emphasis on employees and they try to tough out the storm rather than rolling heads at first sign of economic problems

    Cons

    The problem is when an employee is working in a remote location near customer. At the headquarter employees are well taken care of.

  10. Solid place to start a career but it is easy to get stalled regardless of performance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Yield Enhancement Engineer in Manassas, VA
    Current Employee - Yield Enhancement Engineer in Manassas, VA

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

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance with decent compensation. Great if you want to settle down and have a nice stable job with no travel and not make waves. It can be very interesting to work with cutting edge DRAM and NAND technology.

    Cons

    Very vague and loosely defined promotion path. Since there are so many employees, much of the work is compartmentalized compared to smaller semiconductor companies. This leaves you a lot more focused in your area, but it is more difficult to migrate to other companies since you have such a fixed role.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to improve efficiency by reducing meetings and create a more reproducible business process for integrating data from various departments. Create a better path forward for individual development.

  11. Helpful (4)

    Red states are not great for women

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.

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