Micron Technology

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Micron Technology Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
518 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They overload you with work and never care about your work life balance (in 25 reviews)

  • Good people, good pay at higher levels, better if you're in an Engineering or Lead role (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • They will take whatever you give so it's up to you if you do not have 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.  

    Great company to work

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

    I have been working at Micron Technology full-time

    Pros

    Challenging environment. There us always something to learn. You work with many smart people. Anagment really cares what the employees think. Fair and professional recruiting process

    Cons

    Instable industry, you never know if the company will make money or lose. It all depends on the industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick with the transformation, it is well received by the team members

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

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

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    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very descent place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Tech in Manassas, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Tech in Manassas, VA

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

    Pros

    It is a mature company with systems and a culture in place. Good work-life balance, competitive benefits and lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    You have to know your ins and outs for you to excel.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to start a career but leave quickly once things get stale....

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Manassas, VA
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Manassas, VA

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

    Pros

    The pros I list here are for Micron's Virginia site. The site had an excellent employee training program for new hires and employees with a few years of experience. The yearly review was very structured and I would venture to say it was fair. There is a career ladder which lists the requirements for promotions and so on. Basically, the site was very orderly and structured. I feel that employee development was very good, up to a certain point.

    I think the benefits are good. I was an above average employee and I got promotions every 2 - 3 years. But if you're not getting promotions, the salary increase will certainly stagnate. The promotions also use to be very difficult, but it seemed to have relaxed in the last few years.

    Cons

    The cons I list here are for Micron's Virginia site. Some of these cons might apply to any semiconductor fab and not just to Micron's Virginia fab. This is a fab environment, so everyone is expected to be on site by 8am. There is a daily morning meeting to discuss what happened the day before. For some people, there is also a daily tactical meeting where a representative from every team in the fab meets to discuss the issue. There always seems to be too many meetings.

    This site is Micron's only wholly owned fab in the US. It is has become a legacy fab and I don't expect there to be any new technologies to be coming to this site.

    The culture seems to be focused on how much time you spend at work and not about results. I think the strongest argument for this point of view is that one of the metrics for promotions is starting/ending times at the site for a 3 - 6 month period. If the person about to be promoted didn't spend enough hours at work, their promotion would be delayed.

    The last con I can think of is that this site is the only semiconductor site in the northern VA area. This leads to a lack of competition for Micron. Employees can't negotiate very well in this kind of environment and management doesn't see any need to offer any sort of perks for their employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    good starting pay, be ready to work for it

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - TEM Technician in Manassas, VA
    Former Employee - TEM Technician in Manassas, VA

    I worked at Micron Technology full-time (more than an 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
  7.  

    Company going through many changes.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Manassas, VA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Manassas, VA

    I have been working at Micron Technology full-time (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
  8.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than an 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
  9.  

    Fair workplace and good salary

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

    I have been working at Micron Technology full-time (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
  10.  

    One of a Kind Opportunity in VA

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Manassas, VA
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Manassas, VA

    I worked at Micron Technology full-time (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
  11.  

    Overworked, underpaid, poorly managed, lacking in opportunities

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

    I have been working at Micron Technology full-time (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

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