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Qimonda * Reviews

Updated March 5, 2014
Updated March 5, 2014
80 Reviews

2.8
80 Reviews
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Qimonda * CEO Kin Wah Loh
Kin Wah Loh
16 Ratings

Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A real mixed bag

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer  in  Sandston, VA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Sandston, VA

    Pros

    Experience with contemporary technology. Central Virginia is a GREAT location. A diverse workforce. The high production volume is a great environment to practice statistical process control techniques, run to run control, and other process optimization tools.

    Cons

    Pure manufacturing site, with little development engineering content. Smaller industry player with uncertain future. Lots of content experts, but not a lot of sharing of the info. A real hodge-podge of systems due to the multiple past owners of the site.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop thinking like an East German organization and start thinking like Samsung! Reduce layers of management. Reduce paperwork and approvals needed to implement process changes. Share more financial details with employees, such as orders, sales, overhead, on a site by site basis. We have no idea how profitable or how costly our site is to the full cluster.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Tradeoff

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Richmond, VA

    Pros

    People- 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

    Cons

    Lack 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 ManagementAdvice

    Too 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.

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It takes two pigeons to make an eagle?

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer  in  Sandston, VA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Sandston, VA

    Pros

    Qimonda/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.

    Cons

    Job 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 ManagementAdvice

    It 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Equipment Technician  in  Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Equipment Technician in Richmond, VA

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

    Start 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 !!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer  in  Sandston, VA
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Sandston, VA

    Pros

    Company 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.

    Cons

    Management 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 ManagementAdvice

    Clean 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer  in  Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Richmond, VA

    Pros

    Benefits excellent and European comany.

    Cons

    Stability of company not sure by anyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better look after their employees and guide them.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Working experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Manager
    Former Employee - Quality Manager

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Spending too much time in learning set up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    well done

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great People

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Unfortunately the company closed it's operations

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    nice place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Munich (Germany)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Munich (Germany)

    Pros

    It is an employee friendly company

    Cons

    It is operating in a wrong industry given the country

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be creative

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great environment to learn survival

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Johor Bahru (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Manager in Johor Bahru (Malaysia)

    Pros

    Willing to invest in high-tech

    Cons

    No work-life balance, gone bust

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too late

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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