Nanometrics
2.0 of 5 15 reviews
www.nanometrics.com Milpitas, CA 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Apr 11, 2014

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Nanometrics President, CEO, and Director Tim Stultz

Tim Stultz

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25% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good People, Very stressfull environment

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Nanometrics full-time for more than 3 years

ProsVery good people to work with and good benefits.

ConsNot much growth in California. So, little opportunity for advancement. Very poor work life balance.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Senior management sucks, workers are great

Engineer (Former Employee)
Milpitas, CA

I worked at Nanometrics full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood products, smart people work there.

ConsCOO 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 Senior ManagementTime 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

BSA (Current Employee)
Milpitas, CA

I have been working at Nanometrics full-time for less than a year

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

ConsMost unethical place to work

Advice to Senior ManagementFix G&A by replacing all unethical people at the top

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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What can I say that others have not? Well, a lot!!!

Senior Applications Scientist (Former Employee)
Milpitas, CA

I worked at Nanometrics full-time for more than 5 years

ProsNot impressed at all and nothing good to add

ConsMost of upper management are self-delusional - jostling for kudos for feats that never happened.
Many airs on past achievements which no longer hold water nor sell.
Failures after failure in every way you can imagine & every step in all direction & location.

Lack of know-how due to zero investment & severe misdirection of resources & priorities.
Poor leadership & management from top down due to poor grasp of business model & technology.
Poor deliverables execution by everyone from bottoms up.

Getting killed in pricing & technology, which means everything.

Scapegoat being crucified in key local accounts when objectives were not achieved.
Power hungry management repeatedly over-hire redundant headcounts just to consolidate & jostle for power.
Wrong people were hired.
Worst, wrong people are promoted to wrong jobs.

Everyone only cares about the share price.
There are people who never show up for work for years and did nothing and still at it.

Sales & marketing that spend more time trying to sell the company to others than selling actual product.

Losing good people rapidly.
Makes me wonder when the shareholders will lose the faith

Advice to Senior ManagementCome next downturn, when cashflow run dry......you fill in the blanks
And there's nothing anyone can do

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Don't work here

Too Visible (Current Employee)
Milpitas, CA

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

ProsNot much to say here.

ConsCommand and control. Very little value attributed to employees

Advice to Senior ManagementChange it.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Poorly managed & misallocated resource. Poor leadership that lack of skill & knowledge. No drive & not motivated workers

Applications Engineer (Current Employee)
Chandler, AZ

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

ProsSweet promises of learning culture, good training, good career advancement

ConsNone of the promised will be delivered to anyone, no matter how hard you try.
No training will be provided. You will be on your own.
Abusive manager who will overstep their boundaries to interfere with your role, responsibility even if you don't work for them.
Abusive management who has no care whatsover if you are healthy or well enough to do your job. They put an severely knee-injured worker into cleanroom to walk hundreds of yards everyday.
Ethics issues like physical sexual harassments against women employee are tolerated by management.
Smart accounting to make quarterly results good are rampant.
Abuse of work visa & tax fraud are by employees are encouraged.
Leadership & management who don't have clue about the technology, business, competition, customer & suppliers & worst, their role, function and responsibilities.
Poorly managed, overstaffed org where no one is working & bosses who disappears along with all ya colleagues.
No one want to do anything but just draw their salaries. Nothing is happening.
Poor compensation. No promotion, no increment, no promotion, no bonus.
Everyone is more busy punting stocks than anything else.
Loosing mart share in top 2 customer since 2010. Zero mart share in Logic. Highly dependent on just 2 customers for revenue.
Laid off 50% of service personnel without batting an eyelid.
Poor technology leadership. Just a company who assembly high-school lab parts to pass it off as cutting edge leading metrology tool

Advice to Senior ManagementNo advise

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Milpitas, CA

I worked at Nanometrics as a contractor for more than a year

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

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

Advice to Senior Managementlisten to your employees; the real people

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Senior Applications Engineer (Current Employee)
Milpitas, CA

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

ProsOppurtunity to learn at work

ConsNo hike and hard to get promotion

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

Applications Engineer (Current Employee)
Milpitas, CA

I have been working at Nanometrics

ProsDynamic 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.

ConsHard 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 Senior ManagementNanometrics 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.

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

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Milpitas, CA

I have been working at Nanometrics

Proscompany growth opportunities, most of people are great.

Consnot collaborative environment in general.

Advice to Senior Managementrespect employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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