Nanometrics

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Nanometrics Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
16 Reviews
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16 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good People, Very stressfull environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very good people to work with and good benefits.

    Cons

    Not much growth in California. So, little opportunity for advancement. Very poor work life balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    You are better off flipping burger than working here!!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nanometrics

    Pros

    None other than having a job. If you survive you will be doing the same thing every day till you move out. No career growth whatsoever

    Cons

    You will be treated as a slave, used and discarded. Few old timers say it all. You have 0 chance of making any decision good or bad. If you try anything innovative, then you can kiss your career a sweet goodbye. If you suck up to old timers and nod your head yo everything then maybe you will survive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Like others have said in their review treat employees as humans and keep things professional

  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Horrible work place, (most) people are incompetent, worst culture ever

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nanometrics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Other than having a job? None. And, that is a job that would take a toll on your mental health.

    Cons

    Company has been around for a long time. It is definitely a case study for "What is wrong with the company's culture?" Everything. People who work there either have been there for a long time (10+years) or joined recently. Well qualified people wouldn't stay long because those "long time veteran" don't know what they are doing and make it worse everyday. Anything you do to try to improve makes you the enemy. Some of the previous reviews are totally correct. People work under the threat of being fired. Career growth? what is that? Do yourself a favor and stay away from this company. If there is someone you hate, help them a job at this place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire those that are not qualified regardless of how long they have been with the company. Then, let's talk about improvement and business strategy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior management sucks, workers are great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    Good products, smart people work there.

    Cons

    COO is a bully. Go along keep your head down don't question anything,you are fine. Have a difference of opinion, your dead. You will be publicly humiliated and the CEO can't make a move or decision without the COO approving it. Very weak management. It is run like a prison camp.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to retire. Let somebody else run it who isn't just looking to sell us off to the highest bidder and who actually cares about human beings and how hard they work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible and torturing place to work. Always under the threat of firing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - BSA in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - BSA in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at Nanometrics full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Products are good. Sound like there are some brilliant engineers. However

    Cons

    Most unethical place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix G&A by replacing all unethical people at the top

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't work here

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Too Visible in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Too Visible in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    Not much to say here.

    Cons

    Command and control. Very little value attributed to employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great

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

    I worked at Nanometrics as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    One the best group of people i've every worked with

    Cons

    upper management somewhat snooty and don't seem to care about employees needs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your employees; the real people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior Applications Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at Nanometrics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Oppurtunity to learn at work

    Cons

    No hike and hard to get promotion

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Well protected and consistent work, but not much opportunity for promotion or advancement

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

    I have been working at Nanometrics

    Pros

    Dynamic environment.
    Get to move from project to project often and learn new things.
    Get to work with people from multiple departments, easy to see "the large picture".
    Decent amount of independence. Can take on and handle projects as I see fit.
    Decent health plan.

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted or get a raise.
    Gaining visibility at the lower levels is difficult.
    Besides health plan, no real perks for employees. No food provided, no transportation deals provided.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nanometrics is more of a "place to work". Not a place to have a career. Need to focus on bringing the people at the bottom up, and maintaining competitive wages, benefits, and perks.

    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    This is a company with good products and growth opportunities, but....

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

    I have been working at Nanometrics

    Pros

    company growth opportunities, most of people are great.

    Cons

    not collaborative environment in general.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    respect employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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