Nanometrics Reviews

Updated August 5, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Great Technology

    Current Employee - Senior Applications/Quality Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Applications/Quality Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Nanometrics (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Leader in metrology tools around the globe with highky desirable optical capabilities.

    Cons

    Meeting shipment schedules, as always, is a push at the end of each quarter - but nothing unusual for this industry.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and produce!

    Nanometrics Response

    Aug 27, 2015 – VP, Global HR

    Thank you for your feedback and review. The leadership team continually strives to improve internal processes and communications to ensure an accurate build plan. We encourage continual feedback ... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    Extremely negative work environment with no place for growth

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nanometrics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is nothing I can say positive about the company. If you would like to maintain your emotional well-being I suggest to keep searching for jobs or choose KLA-Tencor which is clearly the market leader in Semiconductor metrology tool technology.

    Cons

    1. Negative Employees - Employees do not like company. Most are here because no one else would hire them or because they need a company to sponsor them for a work visa. 2. Negative Management - Most of management is abusive to employees. They have a chip on their shoulder that seriously needs to be knocked off. If this company was located in a country such as Russia that chip would have been quickly knocked off. 3. Low or non existing bonus - When hired they mention the great profit sharing that you will be able to partake in. If you look at the history of the company in the last few years they rarely make a quarterly profit. When they do make a profit you will be lucky to receive anything significant. 4. No opportunity for advancement 5. The products are low quality - Tools are shipped to customers either unclean or with noticeable defects just to meet deadlines which typically are never met.

    Advice to Management

    Resign and let someone who respects and admires employees take your position.

    Nanometrics Response

    Aug 27, 2015 – VP, Global HR

    The management team at Nanometrics is working hard to build a culture and environment where employees are valued and encouraged to succeed. We have made changes in organizational structure and in ... More


  3. Helpful (5)

    You are better off flipping burger than working here!!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 Management

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

    Nanometrics Response

    Aug 27, 2015 – VP, Global HR

    As the company has grown, sometimes it is easy to become driven by the deliverables and lose focus on the great work being done by our employees. We have worked hard to improve in this area and feel ... More


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  5. Helpful (7)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nanometrics full-time (More than a 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 Management

    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.


  6. Helpful (4)

    Senior management sucks, workers are great

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  7. Good People, Very stressfull environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  8. Helpful (3)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - BSA in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - BSA in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nanometrics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Most unethical place to work

    Advice to Management

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


  9. Helpful (2)

    Don't work here

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Too Visible in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Too Visible in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Change it.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Senior Applications Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nanometrics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Oppurtunity to learn at work

    Cons

    No hike and hard to get promotion


  11. Helpful (2)

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

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

    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 Management

    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.



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