Micron Technology

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Micron Technology Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated September 20, 2014
Updated September 20, 2014
487 Reviews
3.2
487 Reviews
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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 23 reviews)

  • The company is experiencing a change in policy thus creating a better work environment i (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • They will take whatever you give so it's up to you if you do not have a work-life balance (in 25 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.  

    Improving company improving its business outlook as well as it's corporate culture.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer II  in  Manassas, VA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer II in Manassas, VA

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

    Pros

    Challenging work that invites contributions from all members. Senior management very good at recognizing talent. Excellent HR development staff at the company.

    Cons

    High stress. Limited career advancement job openings at many sites. Night shift can be draining mentally and physically. Company culture still lacking although it is improving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to improve company culture and recognize contributions from high performing individuals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    good starting pay, be ready to work for it

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - TEM Technician  in  Manassas, VA
    Former Employee - TEM Technician in Manassas, VA

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

    Pros

    good starting pay, benefits, vacation time, and work environment. close to Washington DC

    Cons

    work/life balance, 12 hour shifts, with three month day/nights cycle. located in a very dull city.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Company going through many changes.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Manassas, VA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Manassas, VA

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

    Pros

    State of the Art High Tech Facilities
    Many oportunities to learn new skills
    Benefit package

    Cons

    Major problems with bureaucracy, many decisions made at the much higher levels, very little to do with reality. People leaving all the time, nothing done to keep key players, company treats employees as if it was a different decade.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower your middle and lower management to adjust to the individual needs of their teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fair workplace and good salary

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    Current Employee - Product Engineer  in  Manassas, VA
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Manassas, VA

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

    Pros

    Challenging environment with new opportunities coming from new company acquisitions. Good salary and benefits

    Cons

    Not so many opportunities for career growth,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more opened to maximize and optimize employees' skills.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    One of a Kind Opportunity in VA

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    Former Employee - Technical Writer  in  Manassas, VA
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Manassas, VA

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

    Pros

    In a state saturated with acronym soup (government contracting and software development), this manufacturing facility is a rare find. Technicians walk around in hard hats and clean room gowns; machine components sit half-constructed on desks; people actually build real technology - not all that bland, virtual crap that passes these days for engineering.

    People there are enthusiastic about what they build, and it was a pleasure being a tech writer at such a company.

    Cons

    Maybe this is part of working in manufacturing, but there's a definite resistance to doing anything differently. Tribal knowledge makes change frustrating. Also, the cyclical nature of the industry means occasional forced vacations or layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    White collar workers don't and shouldn't subscribe to the same shift mindset as the clean room. Our work is qualitative and our productivity is rarely flat enough to measure in cycle time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good OverallCompany

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    Current Employee - Equipment Technician  in  Manassas, VA
    Current Employee - Equipment Technician in Manassas, VA

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

    Pros

    The hours are good and the salary is good for the area. Co workers are great to work with and the clean room environment is great.

    Cons

    Promotions and trust among management. The bonus and ok but could be better. The advancement opportunities have slowed down

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Limited growth opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Buyer  in  Manassas, VA
    Former Employee - Buyer in Manassas, VA

    I worked at Micron Technology full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Stable work environment, benefits acceptable,, good training environment for engineers and support groups.

    Cons

    If you would like to advance be prepared to move to Boise or Singapore. There is little growth opportunity in Virginia.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce Amount of managers/supervisors -very top heavy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Overworked, underpaid, poorly managed, lacking in opportunities

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Manassas, VA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Manassas, VA

    I have been working at Micron Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Location - close to Washington DC

    Cons

    Workload - a typical team is understaffed and overloaded with work. Typical complain is being unable to be on top of things. Shift personnel are untrained or lacking in ownership so they always seek first shift support or 'nod'.
    Management - or lack of it. Top-heavy, mostly white male. Some got their degrees from Phoenix, de Vry or some online 'school'. Management and leadership skills are acquired thru trial and error at the expense of employees.
    Promotion - very minimal. Needs attrition or know someone in upper management a 'la ole boys network
    Salary - not enough considering the cost of living here in Northern VA. Some companies in AZ offer the same salary despite lower cost of living.
    Business prospect - looks good ... for now. Samsung seems to be winning the business long term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your workers are your lifeblood. Treat them well and learn to keep them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Process Engineer

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer  in  Manassas, VA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Manassas, VA

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

    Pros

    3-4 days/ week of 12 hour shift, giving a lot time off

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Assess individual performance more seriously

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to build experience

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    Former Employee - Shift Engineer  in  Manassas, VA
    Former Employee - Shift Engineer in 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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