RFMD

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RFMD Reviews

Updated September 27, 2014
Updated September 27, 2014
85 Reviews
3.3
85 Reviews
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RFMD President and CEO Bob Bruggeworth
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • good work/life balance, great bunch of people (in 7 reviews)

  • Work environment is comfortable and not overtaxing physically (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management does not communicate clearly (or at all) to those further down the chain (in 8 reviews)

  • Stability is going down hill with senior management (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RFMD

    Pros

    Good people, good work, good pay, good culture

    Cons

    this company has lost really competent engineers

  2.  

    Good company to start career

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RFMD

    Pros

    Good company to start career

    Cons

    A little bit slow

  3.  

    Great place to work!

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

    I have been working at RFMD

    Pros

    Family atmosphere. Direct access to management.

    Cons

    Merger could mean some layoffs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    The last sane company in an insane industry?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at RFMD full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to work with lots of great people. I feel that my contributions are genuinely appreciated and that I'm actually being allowed to make a real difference.

    Cons

    Salaries are not particularly good but OK. Health care plan is somewhat underwhelming. The bureaucracy can be a bit of a pain but overall there's really not very much to complain about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are some people in administrative positions who should not be trusted with the power that comes with their positions. Get rid of these people before the cause the company some real damage...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Two Different Companies In One

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at RFMD (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    RFMD has decent benefits for a company its size. There are some dedicated, hardworking people who want to see the company continue to be successful. The cafeteria in the corporate building is ok.

    Cons

    It feels like there are two different companies....Corporate and everybody else. The culture that Corporate talks about is NOT the culture that exists in the rest of the company. There are no opportunities to move into other roles unless you are "connected" with the right people. It seems like the same people get promoted. Several managers in the Manufacturing area are terrible leaders, and only hear their own voices. This continues to kill morale, and causes employees not to do their best work. The multiple layoffs over the years has created a level of distrust.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote employees based on talent, skill, and contribution, and not on friendship, or if the person "looks like you".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Mostly positives, everyone is trying to do the right thing. But its often chaotic and lacking good communication.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at RFMD full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    NC has good weather, RFMD is a growing company with opportunity

    Cons

    Poor comunication from mid managers and below. Priorities are not well documented (written goals) and shift frequently. Little face time with your manager. Communication tends to be email centric. Reviews are not based on goals and results but your managers opinion. Decisions rarely have significant input from the people who have to implement the decision and tends to be made by managers who are without expertise for that area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus and prioritize on the truly important. Written goals that connect all the way up from individual to group to department to business group to corporate would help as would more hands on communication with direct reports. Management spends way too much time in meetings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Low moral

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Greensboro, NC

    I worked at RFMD full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Less pressure and loose deadlines

    Cons

    No rewarding for hardworking, lack of innovation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    A RF component company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RFMD full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Frequent restructure to keep alive. Has Bonus, 401k, espp, and free handset for engineer.

    Cons

    The profit margin is too small. Hiring the same position job during the layoff. Easily got lawsuit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Quite satisfied and learnt a lot.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineering Intern in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineering Intern in Greensboro, NC

    I worked at RFMD as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Hand on work and a very helpful team. A very relaxed work environment.

    Cons

    Not a lot of interaction with other interns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A more structured internship program will prove to be very helpful for incoming entry level engineers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    watch out for new opportunities at any time while you work in RFMD or RFMD acquires/merges with new companies

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

    I worked at RFMD full-time

    Pros

    It's a nice place to work with talented and experiences people. The working environment encourages you to learn and contribute to projects. My boss and colleagues are very nice and helpful in projects and discussions, and share lots of ideas and experiences.

    Cons

    Higher management levels do not have clear pictures. They keep on changing directions and orders all the time. When they make mistakes in business decisions, they lay off people from time to time in order to save costs and give excuses to their bosses/stock shareholders temporarily. Watch out and start to look for new jobs whenever they buy / merge new companies. Even you make much money/successful products for RFMD, they won't show any appreciations at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't use layoff as the only way when higher management levels make mistakes in managements/decision making. Rolling stones (layoff) gather no moss (or talents or morale).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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