Nikon Precision Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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  1. A good company for long term employment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer

    I have been working at Nikon Precision

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable company, good work schedule, good employees, some times good leadership, good amount of paid vacation days, and good sick time accrual

    Cons

    Note much advancement to management levels, needs a better work-life balance, not much support on furthering education, accountability is a issue

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people better, more incentives are needed, more communication.


  2. Great products with poor company management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belmont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belmont, CA

    I worked at Nikon Precision (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nikon makes the most sophisticated Semiconductor products for next generation ICs. Company has some very good people to work with. Great people and work environment. A culture all its own. Good benefits package.

    Cons

    Depending on which department you are in, career growth and development can be hard to non-existent specially in the service group. Company operates in crisis/reaction management, american managers always need approval from Japanese management. Too much micro management for issues, no systems and processes in place. Long term old management, no fresh faces over all have been 20 years in management doing the same thing.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that those in operations in the field are just as important as those that are in Belmont. Also to embrace those within the company that are passionate and help foster their careers instead of losing them to other companies


  3. Field service engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nikon Precision

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Nice technology, great co-workers, and good pay

    Cons

    In the U.S. the field engineers are outsiders, who cannot be trusted with too knowledge of the tools


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  5. A great team to grow and work with.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer IV
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer IV

    I have been working at Nikon Precision full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    A great team to grow and work with. There has always been a very good benefit package.

    Cons

    I am neutral on the cons.


  6. Working at Nikon Precision is a good job but a terrible career.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Chandler, AZ

    I worked at Nikon Precision full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Relatively relaxed
    - Diverse and fun coworkers
    - Pay is okay
    - Non strict dress code
    - Benefits are competitive
    - Compressed shifts allow for 3 and 4 day weekends

    Cons

    - Annual raises are a joke
    - Almost no room for advancement
    - No real career path
    - Long hours in a clean room environment
    - Very little recognition
    - Management doesn't have a clue what's really going on in the fab
    - Big mistakes have lead to micromanaging
    - Compressed shifts are long and dreaded

    Advice to Management

    Create a structure that tracks and rewards employees good work. Right now there is little way to distinguish between somebody who works all day in the fab and somebody who just sits in the cubicles all day and marks their hours however they want.


  7. One of the best job's for anyone who good working on electrical and mechanical issue with Nikon Scanners.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer III in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer III in Albuquerque, NM

    I worked at Nikon Precision full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nikon has one of the best hearth care plans for a company

    Cons

    There is always a new tool set being introduced.

    Advice to Management

    None


  8. Good job to pay the bills, Bad long term career.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - FSE
    Current Employee - FSE

    I have been working at Nikon Precision full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is fair at best. Work itself is not physically intensive.. clean working environment! Working shift is nice, long weekends. Medical insurance is good, dental is standard.

    Cons

    Pay raises are terrible, if you want a salary increase...work more hours. Lucky if you get cost of living raises.

    Advice to Management

    Pay raises for effort and contribution not just seniority. Maybe management should actually see what work is being done by who, to see who carries the shifts.


  9. NPI is a great place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer IV in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer IV in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Nikon Precision full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working in high-tech is exciting. The scanners NPI sells and services are some of the most technologically dense spaces on earth. The job is a constant challenge.

    Cons

    The semiconductor industry is full of highs and lows. The sense of foreboding, from time to time, that ones' job was at risk was like a spectre.

    Advice to Management

    I had great bosses. I thought everyone I worked for did a great job. My advice, keep doing what you're doing.


  10. Great Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer

    I have been working at Nikon Precision full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, good salary. Good work/life balance, relocation assistance

    Cons

    Documentation is not good. Sometime is difficult troubleshoot problems without the right documents


  11. Excellent Employer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer IV
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer IV

    I have been working at Nikon Precision full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, competitive, takes care of their employees

    Cons

    A bit slow to respond to global changes and keep up with the rest of the world.



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