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Qimonda * Reviews in Richmond, VA

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

2.8
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Qimonda * CEO Kin Wah Loh
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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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  1.  

    good work place

    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Richmond, VA

    Pros

    friendly work environment, both coworkers and managers were nice

    Cons

    company shutdown without 60 days notice

  2.  

    A death-spiral crashing into the ground

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer  in  Sandston, VA
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Sandston, VA

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology in 300mm facility, excellent health benefits and PTO policy. A fair amount of movement was possible for most employees.

    Cons

    Other than bankruptcy, um... oh wait, the successes we had in 300mm factory were not because of the MES system, the successes were in SPITE of the Qimonda/Infineon built MES system. It was terrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck with your next train wreck - wherever it may be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work. To bad they went out of business.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    Pros

    Everyone was allowed to contribute up to their potential.

    Cons

    When they went bankrupt, they didn't pay out the promised severance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Company offered longevity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Technician  in  Sandston, VA
    Former Employee - Process Technician in Sandston, VA

    Pros

    Longevity, pay, great people to work with. Giving the opportunity to learn new skills and advance to higher positions.

    Cons

    Compressed schedule was stressful. Felt like I was at work all the time.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good while it lasted

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

    Pros

    Very good salary
    Very good bonus
    Very good benefits

    Cons

    Terrible management, partly because nepotism promoted people that ended up being unsatisfactory managers with no knowledge of good business practice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are the only ones accountable for the fall of Qimonda

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great people, good place to work for a while

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, 401K matching, etc.
    Best paying job I've had so far
    Opportunities for advancement when you start at the bottom

    Cons

    A lot of the opportunities for advancement depended on who you knew.
    Bad communication as far as the shutdown went.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication and honesty would have helped.
    Advancement opportunities should be based more on ability and job performance instead of who you know.

    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    It was great while it lasted. Unfortunately shut down.

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    Former Employee - Engineering Equipment Technician  in  Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Engineering Equipment Technician in Richmond, VA

    Pros

    It was satisfying work with a sense of accomplishment. Great team members. Great pay and benefits. Unfortunately the company went bankrupt in 2009.

    Cons

    The only downside to my specific job was working on the GPD tools and having to clean the inorganic arsenic material. Was hazardous, but always approached it with a safe mindset.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Well, I suppose there is no advice to give the management of Qimonda now since they have shut down and laid off 4000 employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    Pros

    Great lower cost location, very good working atmosphere

    Cons

    Brutal industry and very cost sensitive, no financial backing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should have sought a financial partner much earlier

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Hated this job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Etch Technician  in  Sandston, VA
    Former Employee - Etch Technician in Sandston, VA

    Pros

    Free food(the covered the cafeteria cost)
    Cool people to work with.
    Layed back attitude.

    Cons

    Red tape(can't accomplish anything).
    Managers do not communicate
    Long hours

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Enjoyable atmosphere, fun place to work. Attire was extremely casual.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    Pros

    Great group team work, they were very goal oriented. Goals were clearly posted weekly for all employees to see what they were working towards.

    Cons

    Laidoff wothout notice when I arrived at work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am not sure what management style was in place but it did not work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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