SUMCO Reviews

Updated April 8, 2014
Updated April 8, 2014
4 Reviews
3.8
4 Reviews

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Kenjiro Shigematsu
2 Ratings

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    Stable manufacturing company

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at SUMCO full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Small environment with good relations between employees

    Cons

    Cyclic industry. Frequent layoffs in shop floor personnel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value employees better. Reduce layoffs to minimum required.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    company closed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SUMCO full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    pay was good for this type of work

    Cons

    hours were bad worked long nights 12 midnight to 12 noon

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better hours for employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Loved my job, but was very demanding.

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    Former Employee - Crystal Technician  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Crystal Technician in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at SUMCO full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I loved 12 hours. Pay was good and I got along well with my supervisor. I loved to learn new
    positions within my department.

    Cons

    Working with Arsenic and wearing Hazmat suit.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Neutral

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at SUMCO full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    employees encouraged to identify problems and fix them

    Cons

    demand for 8" silicon wafers is going down with out capability to do 12" in USA, remaining US operations will eventually be obsolete

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve communications to employees on the status of the business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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