Qimonda *
2.8 of 5 80 reviews
www.qimonda.com Munich, Germany 5000+ Employees

Qimonda * Reviews

Updated Mar 5, 2014
Qimonda * – Dresden – “Qimonda Dresden”

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2.8 80 reviews

                             

31% Approve of the CEO

Qimonda * CEO Kin Wah Loh

Kin Wah Loh

(16 ratings)

25% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Pay and benefits were competitive/better than average"
    in 4 reviews
  • "The work environment was very nice - technical tools supplied - allowed you to get the job done"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "If you are a hard worker, the management team will utilize your talents"
    in 4 reviews
  • "The NA senior management team drove this company down"
    in 4 reviews
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    Tradeoff

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee)
    Richmond, VA

    ProsPeople- I have seen some very dynamic /friendly people at work who make it easy working for Qimonda. Qimonda, like other DRAM companies is facing plenty of challenges in this environment, but their benefits and work culture are much better than their competitors

    ConsLack of clear focus/strategy. Qimonda relies too much on the market conditions. Compared to its competitors, Qimonda is slow to react to market changes

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo many people at the management level doesn't improve the efficiency of the factory. Management should set a clear consistent strategy and provide the engineers with the resources they need to get the job done.

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    OK place to work for a year or two, but not for 5+ years.

    Process Engineer (Current Employee)
    Richmond, VA

    ProsThe salary is good for the area. The benefits and vacation (5 weeks per year) are also good. The people are alright for the most part. The hours for salary employees are flexible and 40 hour work weeks are the norm.

    ConsThere are too many managers and engineers for the size of the site. There are also too many levels of management. Several years ago there used to be company wide communications meetings monthly or bimonthly. Now we are lucky to have these meetings once per quarter. Everything is passed down through the management.
    All of the process engineers are expected to work on process improvement projects. However, there are large areas that run well and do not need to be improved upon.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore communication directly from Senior Management, instead of through the department heads.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It takes two pigeons to make an eagle?

    Process Engineer (Current Employee)
    Sandston, VA

    ProsQimonda/Infineon/Whiteoak has been a very good place to work but unfortunately semiconductor jobs are going oversees and there is nothing that we can do about it. Qimonda just seems to be a couple years behind everone and a little to late to get new products to market.

    ConsJob recognition is not paramount here. Too many bosses looking out for their own interests. Unfortunately some of the decisions that were made at this site seem to set the site up to fail.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt takes a team in order to make an eagle fly... How many bosses are needed to ensure that the company is running correctly. We spend more time updating MTA's than actually doing the projects. This company is at the point where I do not feel that management trusts their employees- because if they did then the focus would be on the project instead of keeping management abreast on project status.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Qimonda.......seek employment at your own risk!

    Equipment Technician (Current Employee)
    Richmond, VA

    ProsThe pay and time off are good if you have been here for over 5 years. The benefits package continues to be good because it has not been changed much since the company started as Whiteoak Semiconductor.This is the saving grace about employment here.

    ConsThere is a complete vacuum of leadership in middle management. This is coupled with upper management being completely isolated from the general employee population. There is a total disconnect between what managment thinks motivates the employee's and what the reality of peoples motivation. There is a complete lack of motivation with many different groups of employee's.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart talking honestly with the employee's and begin to have 2 way communication. There are many managers who have know idea what they are doing, who the people that work for them are, or what it takes to do the jobs they are suppose to be supervising. Wake up !!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good in the beginning, falling apart over time due to poor management

    Process Engineer (Former Employee)
    Sandston, VA

    ProsCompany was fantastic to work for during initial startup and ramp, but as company matured, the good people left. Open positions in management team were filled with inexperienced engineers often more interested in getting promoted than working for the companies success.

    ConsManagement team is very inexperienced and immature. Money was very tight as memory market declined. My original compensation almost 10 years ago was more than what I was making when I left. Pay raises were weak and bonus payouts dropped from 30% to <10%.

    Advice to Senior ManagementClean out middle management, or at least make sure they know what their teams are working on. Give the engineers the tools, and resources to get their jobs done and them them do it on their own without micromanaging.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company

    Process Engineer (Current Employee)
    Richmond, VA

    ProsBenefits excellent and European comany.

    ConsStability of company not sure by anyone.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter look after their employees and guide them.

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    Working experience

    Quality Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsA good learning place, many training opportunity given to us to upgrade our job knowledge

    ConsSpending too much time in learning set up

    Advice to Senior Managementwell done

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    Great People

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat people to work with, open minded, can-do attitude

    ConsUnfortunately the company closed it's operations

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great environment to learn survival

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Johor Bahru (Malaysia)

    ProsWilling to invest in high-tech

    ConsNo work-life balance, gone bust

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo late

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

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    nice place to work

    Engineer (Former Employee)
    Munich (Germany)

    ProsIt is an employee friendly company

    ConsIt is operating in a wrong industry given the country

    Advice to Senior Managementbe creative

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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