Micron Technology Reviews

Updated March 9, 2015
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Micron Technology CEO and Director D. Mark Durcan
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Pros
  • They overload you with work and never care about your work life balance (in 25 reviews)

  • Good pay, benefits and atmosphere (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • This position is really difficult having 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. Helpful (1)

    Reasonable place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Level Design Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Level Design Engineer in Milpitas, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company is doing well recently. Profit sharing is good. 401K matching is good. Career opportunities are available for those willing to grab them.

    Cons

    The business sector that Micron is in is rather limiting. If you are a new grad, I would advise you to stay away. Memory is a commodity product. It's like apples, oranges or jelly beans. If you craves something more cutting edge and exciting, go into a different high tech sector.

    Advice to Management

    Management is doing good, but not excellent compared to others in the same sector. Everyone, management and employees alike need to up their game.


  2. Helpful (5)

    Terrible, be aware this is not your typical Bay Area company!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA

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

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

    Pros

    - Decent pay but still lagging behind in comparison to other Bay Area companies
    - The company has a decent annual bonus structure which is a little extra cash in your pocket in the middle of the year. Be sure to read the program guidelines carefully as this may not be too much money when split within the year and after paying taxes.
    - If you like being on the road and travelling then this might be a good option. Micron believes in face time and promotes a lot of travel.

    Cons

    Micron offers zero work life balance. This company will take everything out of you and give you very little to nothing in return. Early mornings, working through lunches, late nights and constant travelling are the culture of Micron. Expect to be face time a lot. Micron does not believe in Work from Home and Telecommuting.
    All the control sits at Corporate in Boise, Idaho and there is little empowerment and decision making capabilities at other remote sites. There is no employee appreciation and recognition. It's all based on who likes you and how well you play the politics. Micron rewards the talkers and not the doers. Creative ideas and people who question the status quo are not welcome here. You will not last too long if you plan to innovate and question the status quo. Constantly walking on egg shells to speak up and give ideas. This is the place for you if you wish to be a follower, follow others and do not want to reinvent and innovate.

    Decent salaries but still lagging behind in comparison to other Bay Area companies and competitors. Stock awards are not worth much either. For the amount of work and zero work life balance it is not worth it. There is a lack of culture at Micron and too many silo's. There are too many levels and redundancy in roles and responsibilities. Growth and promotion opportunities mainly exist in Boise, Idaho. Growth comes very slow at Micron and mainly comes to those who play the game and have been at Micron, Idaho for a long time.

    Very heavy meeting intensive culture, you may find yourself in meetings all day and getting very little done. Even basic processes are not set up and you will find yourself scrambling and constantly calling folks for help and just to get by on a daily basis. Be prepared to spend tons of time on just figuring out the basics. For remote sites outside of Idaho there is very little to no training and development opportunities available. Micron invests very little to none in Culture, Engagement, Morale, Rewards and Work life Balance. They do not care about how they treat their employees and operate in a box. Micron does not live and breathe Creativity.

    Outside of Idaho Micron does not care about New College Grads and Intern opportunities. They operate in a box that only focuses on Boise, Idaho. Unless you are looking to or are motivated to move to Idaho this might not be the most impressive work environment that will offer you great skills, learning or growth opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    - Stop canceling projects over and over again. Make a decision once and for all and deliver
    - Reward the doers and not the talkers
    - Don't just talk about Change and innovation, actually do it and be comfortable with it
    - Create an environment that doesn't just rewards the one's who play the political game
    - Be comfortable with Change and strong innovators who actually want to show you different ways of doing things and reinvent. Don't be threatened and intimidated by them.
    - Micron has been around too long to not have a Culture, create one that focuses on meaningful rewards, empowerment and flexibility; one that is Employee focused and led


  3. review

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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    overview of design career

    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    Working load is acceptable. A lot of paid-off time.

    Cons

    Not very good job security. Almost a layout-off every 2~3 years. Difficult to get promoted


  6. About Micron Technology

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director Design Engineering in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Director Design Engineering in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Micron Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great working environment. Very good teamwork.

    Cons

    Job growth prospects are a bit limited.


  7. Software Engineer Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Micron Technology as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Nice people. Developing cutting-edge technology.

    Cons

    Compensation is between the avarage


  8. A great company to work for, good for starters

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

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

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

    Pros

    Very organized company, well-documented, good training for people who want to learn from the industry; great working environment and good team.

    Cons

    Problem with the marketing & business development strategy with the big industrial environment... product is difficult to expand due to commoditized by other competitors.

    Advice to Management

    be more flexible, be more proactive with the business, should focus more on cost-down of the sourcing and marketing strategy, not focus on employee reduction.


  9. You get out of Micron what you put in

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Micron Technology full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Dynamic environment. Capable people. Forward thinking management.

    Cons

    Stale business. Product is not all that exciting.


  10. Love the company but hate the amount of work that has to be done

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

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

    Pros

    They recognize employee efforts and provide decent compensation.

    Cons

    Long hours, no raises for the last 2 years.

    Advice to Management

    Please hire more help this job is killing me!


  11. DRAM Centric Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Micron Technology

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

    Pros

    Great Component Tecnology company. Too much effort into DRAM.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional highly matrix organization creates confusion

    Advice to Management

    BU management still stuck in the 1990's



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